Updated on August 15th, 2023
A mobile home bill of sale is a legal document between a buyer that purchases a manufactured home from a seller for an agreed-upon price. It can be used for new or used mobile homes, with the cost of taking over a lease or transportation to be agreed upon separately.
If being moved, careful planning is required as most homes are over the 8.5 feet width limitation and considered a wide or oversize load.
How to Sell a Mobile Home
When selling a mobile home, the most important factor is the land the mobile home is resting on. If the owner also owns the land, the transaction is more straightforward and takes place much like a standard home selling process. On the other hand, if the mobile home is on leased land (such as a trailer park community), the owner of the land must be involved prior to the sale, as they have the power to permit or deny certain people from staying on their land.
How much does it cost to move a mobile home?
Transporting a mobile home is a costly endeavor. As moving.com points out, out, a full-service move can cost upwards of $13k. Of course, there are many factors that go into the final price for moving the home, including the following components:
- Size and Weight – Mobile homes that are built with dense materials, as well as those that are are exceptionally long or wide, will require more manpower to transport from one spot to the next. If the home is double-wide, the transport will need to take the form of a convoy, in which spotter vehicles (and potential road closures) will need to be arranged.
- Permits – If a professional moving company is used, permits will most likely be taken care of ahead of time. However, additional feels may be added to the total bill paid by the buyer. If the mobile home is being moved to another state, the structure may need to be inspected prior to arrival.
- Distance – To state the obvious, the farther the distance between current location and the new location, the higher the price of the move. Gas and wear and tear are the primary factors that go into the distance involved.
- Preparation – If the home has been stationary for a long period of time, it may need repairs prior to the move. This is to reduce the chance of an accident occurring during the trip.
While the upfront costs may seem steep, putting the move in the hands of professionals often justifies the cost. Renting the necessary equipment and handling all of the small details leaves significant room for errors, and can result in a destroyed home and unnecessary risk to those using public roads.