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May 3, 2023

How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Mobile Home

If your family is planning a move, you may be wondering how to increase the resale value of your mobile home.

Just like a traditional site-built home, a mobile home can increase in value with the right upgrades. Now, this doesn’t mean blowing money on any updates you can think of all throughout your home. No, we’re talking about a methodical approach that will be worth your while, and ensure your hard-earned money isn’t going to waste! 

If you want your time and money to count, stick around. We’ve got some tips on how to increase the resale value of your mobile home! Let’s begin!

Replace Old Mobile Home Skirting

Everyone has seen a mobile home with old skirting. We’re talking holes, tattered edges, missing sections, the list goes on! Nothing is more unattractive! So, a smart move you can take right off the bat is to replace your mobile home’s skirting

Brand-new skirting around your mobile home increases the resale value and will ensure it is more aesthetically appealing to potential buyers. It will also make them feel better about the condition of the underbelly of the mobile home, knowing it has been protected from critters and the elements.

Reassurance is priceless! 

If your skirting is still in decent condition, just repair any problem areas and give it a good power washing. After all, there’s no need to spend the extra money if you don’t have to! 

A Fresh Coat of Paint Does Wonders

The walls of your mobile home have probably endured some scuffs and scratches, especially if you have children. Applying a fresh coat of paint will both take care of them and increase the resale value of your home. 

If your mobile home has vinyl-over-gypsum (VOG) wall panels, make sure the paint coat adheres well to those surfaces. But bear in mind that more preparation is required. It’s essential to use a primer and the right paint. There is always the option of hiring a professional painter if you simply aren’t feeling up to the job.

Painting tip: Stick with neutrals throughout the home! You want the buyer to be able to envision their belongings in the space, and not be hindered by colors that could clash!

Upgrade Old Appliances in Your Mobile Home to Increase Resale Value

Since older mobile homes were not designed with energy efficiency in mind, adding upgrades that reduce energy loss can be a desirable feature to buyers and increase the resale value. This means upgrading to any energy-efficient appliance within your budget. 

If you want to go a step further, consider replacing doors and windows with more energy-efficient options, as well as adding additional insulation to keep temperature-controlled air indoors.

Transform Your Mobile Home With New Hardware & Light Fixtures

Some of the most transformative upgrades you can make will also be the most cost-effective. Cabinet hardware, faucets, and shower heads, to name a few.

Changing out light fixtures can instantly transform any space and increase resale value. In kitchens and bathrooms, replace light fixtures with something tasteful that anyone would love. If you don’t already have ceiling fans, consider installing those as well. 

Little Changes, Huge Impact

While many home improvements can be costly and time-consuming, the most impactful ones you can make won’t necessarily fall under that category. One thing to keep in mind though is that choosing the right upgrades will increase the value of your mobile home while also making it more energy-efficient and enjoyable for you and your family in the meantime! 

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