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 is in business so 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.
Factors that can affect selling prices include:
*Supply and demand
- How well are the static caravans selling on park and are there many empty plots available?
- How many years has your static caravan got left on 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.
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 are likely to 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 office 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. There are many other classified websites where you can list which you can find with a simple Google search!
Here at Parklink we are experts at selling static caravans with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Listing your static caravan with Parklink means we will take the reigns for you including:
- Advertising for you in all the best places
- Option to list on Rightmove & Zoopla
- The leading holiday home sales portal
- Dedicated sale service
- Listed on Parklink until SOLD!
With Parklink helping you sell your static caravan, your chances of selling will increase significantly.
We have many years of experience selling static caravans at all levels and have dealt with thousands of different buyers and sellers. We are able to help people at the right stages and we can advise you on the correct selling price and give you helpful selling advice at no further charge.
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
- Enquiry button so people can show interest in your static caravan
- We will deal with all enquiries and pass viewings onto you
- We can list for you on other leading classified sales 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
If you have advertised through Parklink, the chances are your people will be well informed and already a great match for your static caravan. It could be that they are viewing a few different static caravans so handle the viewing in a fluent business like manner. People are looking for a general overview. Just talk naturally and be yourselves! 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 to follow up later on. Parklink will also be there as a 3rd party to ask them how they found and help you get the sale!
What do I do when they say YES!
Brilliant. You have a YES! The transaction has to go through the park office. Between you and the buyer, you will agree a date they will take possession of the holiday home. All funds must be paid the park office where the company will take anything you owe on your account as well as their park private sale commission (usually 15% + VAT). You will receive the rest into your personal bank account once processed.
Who completes the paperwork
The park operators 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 the static caravan ready for the new owners 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.
Comments or selling tips of your own?
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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.
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