When selling your mobile home, you should do some homework and get an idea what homes like yours have been selling for within the last 6 months (not the asking price, the sold price). You can get this information at your local government tax office. Price your home properly, not too high and not too low. The mistake most people make is to price the home on what they think they need to take out as a profit. Then your home just sits there with no buyers. Next, prepare the home for sale. Curb appeal is extremely essential. Approach your home and see what you can do to make it look more appealing from the street. Landscaping, window treatments, front door are all eye catching areas. Inside, make sure the home smells nice, particularly no animal smells. Carpets should be freshly cleaned, walls cleaned or freshly painted and bathrooms and kitchen should be spotless. Put in the brightest light bulbs your fixtures allow, people love bright, well lit homes. Lastly, no clutter. If you have too much furniture, put in a friend's garage or store it somewhere. People try to imagine how their furniture will fit in your home and will have a hard time if it is wall to wall clutter.
There are several variables that may impact your situation:
Make sure the manufactured home is considered "permanently attached", according to your state regulations. Someone in your county tax assessor's or building permits areas should be able to direct you to this information. Once you make sure it is permanently attached, if you do not intend to keep the land with hopes of someday returning, building, etc., you should have the tax assessor come out and assess the home and land together, assuming you are now being taxed separately. This will open up the mortgagable market to which you may sell, making your home pass the first step to qualify for FHA mortgaging. Other factors will involve appropriate skirting, distance from property lines, accessible by publicly maintained roads, water and sewage system availability and proximity.
Research a lender online who handles manufactured housing, or contact a licensed mortgage broker to assist you. If you advertise your home with the offer for "financing preapproval available", it will be more attractive. Arrange with the broker to do prequalifications for you, perhaps even to send you copies of applications you can provide interested prospective buyers. Good brokers will help you because it provides prospective business to them. If your prospects are prequalified, it protects you from having lots of totally unqualified buyers tramping through your house and taking time away from prospects who are actually able to purchase.
Do not neglect to advertise in Shopper Guide-type publications. Your market for manufactured home buyers can be reached to a greater extent, generally, and is more economical than the local newspaper, depending upon the location of your home being in a suburban manufactured subdivision or in a more rural setting. Also, check about listing online. There are probably For-Sale-By-Owner sites which serve your area and may cost you nothing to advertise.
If you are able, be prepared to help out with creative financing. Perhaps you have a prospective buyer who can only get qualified through the financial institution for 85% of the amount needed for the loan, and only have 10% down. Could you possibly carry a "seller second" behind the first mortgage if the buyer income-qualifies to make the second mortgage payments to you for the remaining 5%? Again, a broker can direct you in how to draw up the separate contract if the lender agrees also to allow a seller second--- something which would be known upfront when first choosing an appropriate lender for that buyer. These contracts are recordable and enforceable, and in certain instances, if your financial situation allows, will enable a buyer to qualify and close on your mobile home.