A static caravan can be a great financial investment, but for many people there comes a time when they simply don’t have the time to stay in their caravan or perform the upkeep on it. Selling a static caravan is actually a little more involved than the buying process, and there are some things you need to be aware of before you go looking for a static caravan buyer who will offer you the best price possible.
The first thing you need to be aware of is that the caravan park will have to be informed of you decision to sell. While the static caravan is yours to sell and do with as you please, the land that it sits on is not. Park rules usually dictate that you make them aware of an impending sale, as the park itself may be in the market to purchase your caravan. This may save you a lot of stress, but it may not necessarily guarantee you the very best price.
One thing that you will need to remember is that the park will take a commission on the sale, regardless of whether you sell to them or go private. The rule of thumb is that the commission will come in at around 15%, but this may be something that you can negotiate with the park if you want them to be the ones buying your static caravan. If you opt to go the private sale route, just keep that commission percentage in mind when setting the selling price.
Make sure that when you are setting the price, you are not selling yourself short. There is often a need to go with a lower price to make a quick sale, but you are only hurting your own bottom line by doing that. Do a little research to see what the average price is on your make and model, taking into account the current condition of your static caravan. A well maintained, clean model will obviously fetch more than a similar model that has not stood up well to the test of time.
When you put the ad together for your caravan, be as specific as possible about the condition, location, and what the money will get the buyer. For example, you might consider leaving in all the accessories, as this will help boost the selling price and get your more money. Cleaning out all of your stuff and shifting it can be a hassle that is easily avoided by including it in the price. The average static caravan buyer will be looking for a fully loaded model so that they can simply move right in once the sale has been completed.
There is a better than average chance that people are going to want to come and take a look at your static caravan, or at least see lots of images, so do a bit of spring cleaning and replace or repair parts that might hinder a quick sale and affect the price.
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