How do I Sell my static caravan
The day has arrived when you have thought.. “I need to sell my static caravan“. Like most people, this would have been the last thing you thought of when you first purchased. There are many things you now need to consider and steps you need to take. Each holiday park have their own selling rules and park policy’s so we advise to always check with your park operator to discuss your options.
Read on to discover a general guide to help you sell your static caravan
Make an appointment to discuss with the park office
When you contact your holiday park office and explain to them you want to “Sell my static caravan”, the first thing they may ask you to do is fill out a private sale agreement form. This is so they have a record that you would like to sell.
It will usually not be a priority or obligation for the park to sell your static caravan for you as can be assumed by many caravan owners.
It is your property, so you will be expected to take most of the responsibility although the caravan sale will be facilitated through the Park office.
Will the company buy my caravan back?
You may be wondering “Can I sell my static caravan back to the company I bought from? There is every possibility the park will buy your caravan back however it could be a lower price than you would expect. The offer they give you will depend on demand as well as being close to a trade valuation.
Please bear in mind that caravans and lodges are depreciating assets and rarely hold their value. The park will be hoping to buy from you at a good price so they are able to sell on and make a profit.
How much should I Sell my static caravan for?
As the owner of the static caravan, you determine the final selling price. Your park operators may be able to give you some indication of the selling price as they are dealing with buyers and sellers daily. The selling price should be a fair price which is in line with other recently sold static caravans.
Valuing your static caravan
- Are static caravans and lodges selling well on park and are their many empty plots?
- Has your static caravan got many years left on the pitch licence? This will be a big factor to the buyer.
- How much are similar models selling for? A private sale will usually sell for less than company models as they do not come with the same benefits i.e. extra warranty, consumer protection.
- The price you paid. How much did you pay and how long have you owned. A simple equation is to deduct £1000 per year for depreciation.
- Supply & demand
Take all these factors in consideration and come up with a fair selling price you can be confident in. Here at Parklink we will be happy to help you decide a fair selling price to sell your static caravan for.
Can I put a sales notice up in my static caravan?
Most holiday parks have a policy where you are not able to put a ‘for sale’ sign in your static caravan window. This is for the good of the park as holiday parks with too many ‘for sale’ signs does not look good to potential buyers. Check with your park as they may let you put one of their branded ‘for sale’ signs in the window as a compromise.
Work with the park and together you should be able to achieve a private sale which suits all parties.
How to prepare my static caravan to sell?
Getting the ‘show-home’ look can be challenging especially if you are planning to continue to use your static caravan. Clear out as much clutter as you can and make the place as neutral as possible. Bear in mind that your tastes will not be the same as a potential buyers. Buyers need to imagine themselves being in, and owning your static caravan. Keep the place as clean as possible and welcoming at all times. When selling your caravan it is always best to open the curtains wide, letting in the natural light. Perhaps even open the windows as this will all help give your holiday home a welcoming natural ‘buy me’ vibe. Ensure the outside of your holiday home is clear and welcoming.
Where to advertise my static caravan
There are many places you can advertise your static caravan for sale. Advertising portals such as Gumtree or Ebay are popular for people selling static caravans and lodges. One of the downfalls of these kind of websites is they cater for many sellers and your static caravan can sometimes get lost in the system.
Here at Parklink we are experts in holiday home sale with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Advertising your static caravan or lodge on Parklink gives you access to this specialist market.
Other benefits of advertising with Parklink
- Advertising for you in all the best places
- Option to list on Rightmove & Zoopla & Prime Location
- The leading holiday home sales portal
- Listed on Parklink until SOLD!
- Access to list and manage your own listing or simply email over.
With your holiday home on Parklink your chances of selling will increase!
We have many years of experience selling static caravans at all levels and have dealt with thousands of different buyers and sellers. We can advise you on the correct selling price and give you helpful selling advice at no further charge. Just give us a call!
What can Parklink offer me?
- A page on the specialist Parklink website showing images, description, location and features.
- Listing on Rightmove, Zoopla & Prime location to really boost advertising
- Direct messenger for people to enquire direct with you
- Listing on other classified portals
- Social media advertising including Facebook, Instagram etc
- Sell my static caravan free advice
Click HERE to contact us at Parklink to see how we can help you today! We would love to help you get the best price for your static caravan in the quickest time possible.
Dealing with viewings
When people enquire and want to view your static caravan, It could be that they are viewing a selection. Viewings should be handled in a fluent business like manner giving people the time they need.
People are looking for a general overview and are not usually interested in the minor details e.g. How the washing machine.
Just talk naturally and be yourself! If they want to buy, they may tell you straight away or they may want to discuss privately. Under no circumstance should you pressure the buyer for a quick decision as this can be off putting for them.
Finishing your viewing
Ensure you leave on good terms and you have all contact details. We would recommend you call them the day after to see if they have further questions to help move the sale forward.
What do I do when they say YES!
Brilliant. You have a YES!
The sale paperwork has to go through the holiday park office where they will ensure all parties are happy & informed.
You and the buyer will need to agree a date they will take possession of the holiday home and ensure it is safe and ready.
All funds must be paid the holiday park where the company will take anything outstanding on your account as well as the private sale commission (usually 15% + VAT).
You will receive the rest into your personal bank account once processed.
Who completes the paperwork
The holiday park will ensure the buyers are fully aware of park rules and run through all the relevant paperwork. Once this is all complete and they have paid the balance, the last task is for you to remove all personal items from your holiday home ready for your buyers to move in.
What happens now?
That’s it! You sit back and wait for the selling funds to go into your bank account and all finished.
Selling your static caravan?
Here at Parklink we have over 20 years of experience selling static caravans and lodges so are qualifies to offer you sound advice to help you achieve a sales. We guarantee to advertise your holiday home until SOLD! Contact us today for an informal chat and lets get your caravan or lodge advertised to sell.
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