The closer you get to the day you’re going to put your mobile home on the market, the more you wonder: How will I know a potential buyer is an upstanding person? How do I identify a person or company as trustworthy? How do I spot integrity versus dishonesty? These are a few questions you may have asked yourself.
We know how important it is to find a buyer who is willing to abide by a contract, work with you, and do so in a professional and timely manner. That’s why we’ve put together these top tips for finding a buyer with integrity.
Ready to sell?
After you decide to sell your mobile home, you have a few options. These options are important to our topic because we are going to discuss not just finding individual buyers with integrity, but also finding mobile home buying companies that are trustworthy.
So what are the options on the table? Well, option number one is to hire a real estate agent. In this case, your buyer will probably be an individual. Option number two is to sell your home yourself by advertising on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or your local paper. If you do this, you’ll up your chances of being contacted by buying companies as well as individuals.
And option number three is to go ahead and contact a mobile home buying company in your area, sell your home quickly, and move on.
What is a buying company?
As a buying company ourselves, we at EZ Homes know how important it is for a buying company to have integrity. A company like ours buys used mobile homes, usually for cash. Then they turn right around and sell those same mobile homes for a profit in a short amount of time. The arrangement works well for all parties involved. You, as the seller, can get your mobile home off your hands in short order. You won’t have to move it or junk it yourself – whoever buys it will take care of that. And at the same time that you’re getting quickly out from under, the buying company is getting a deal that’s good for them as well.
The great news is that home buying companies like EZ Homes aren’t picky. We’re always on the lookout for fantastic used mobile home deals and we’re willing to work with you whether you’re an individual seller or a park owner.
Why company integrity is important
Now that you know what buying companies do, you can see how important finding one with integrity can be. Companies like ours buy hundreds of used mobile homes every year, so focusing on the individual seller and keeping transparency at the forefront in every transaction is vital.
Your interests as a seller should be front and center when working with a buying company, and we want you to be able to find a company that will live up to your expectations in that area.
Characteristics of a buyer with integrity
There are certain universal characteristics of people and businesses with integrity, so let’s take a look at those.
This first characteristic we’re going to talk about is especially important in a buying company. Having a transparent framework allows you, the seller, to have a hand in every part of the process. If the buying company is willing and eager to work closely with you, that’s a great sign.
After your buyer does a walkthrough of the mobile home, listen to what they say. They should be transparent about what they like or dislike. Negotiation and discussion isn’t a bad thing (unless the buyer is being dishonest). Try to understand things from their point of view. Before you enter into a contract with this person or company, you should understand what their honest thoughts are and be confident they’ll give you the transparency you desire.
#2 Saying and doing are the same thing
When a person exaggerates the truth, then backtracks later, that can be a sign of dishonesty. Try to find individual buyers who are actually interested in buying your house and are able to afford it. Some buyers are looking for a steal, and they won’t hesitate to attempt to manipulate you into lowering your price. That’s not acceptable. Instead, what they say and what they do should be congruent.
This goes for buying companies, too. In fact, it especially goes for buying companies. Don’t fall for their claims to be professional and fair if you notice that they are very intent on bringing the price down. A representative should be honest about whether they think your price is too high if, in fact, it is. But they shouldn’t try to lower the price in a shady or dishonest way.
It’s a fact of life that individuals who represent a larger company often don’t care about authenticity. They’re more interested in making money. Hopefully, you won’t run into an individual buyer who’s inauthentic. Individual buyers are more likely to be just sincerely trying to find their family a nice used mobile home to live in.
But there’s always the dishonest salesman types. To find a buyer who is authentic, look for some proof that they are who they say they are. If you’re working with a buying company, do some research, either on the internet or among neighbors or friends who have used their service. If they’re from a well-established company and have good feedback, that’s the time to proceed with the deal!
Sell your mobile home with peace of mind
When you find a buyer with integrity, it’s like getting a load taken off your shoulders. Now you can enter into an agreement with this person or company with peace of mind. You can sell your home with confidence. You’re sure that your mobile home is in good hands and you can move on in your life. There’s no better feeling.