If you’re trying to find a buyer or renter for your mobile home, hosting a mobile home open house is just the thing to catch their attention. You don’t have to be a real estate guru to host an open house. And it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to pull one off.

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Benefits of a mobile home open house for potential buyers and renters

There are several benefits towards taking the time to set up an open house for your mobile home. Let’s look at a few ways it will benefit you and your park.

A spruced up, first impression

If you do things right, your open house visitors will gain an excellent impression of the home. You’ve worked hard to spruce up the home. Additionally, you’ve staged it in such a way as to let the renter or buyer see the potential.

Word gets around

Giving your open house visitors a good impression will spark conversation between them and their circles. Your open house guests may not purchase or rent the mobile home. However, one of their friends just might be intrigued by your guests’ stellar remarks. It could create a new sales lead.

There’s nothing like the wildfire-like reach that comes from word of mouth marketing. So what’s holding you back from that mobile home open house?

Visibility for your mobile home and/or mobile home park

In a world rife with competition, an open house is going to put your place in the spotlight. Visibility is important — you want your home to be noticed. Obviously, if you’ve spruced it up for that good impression, the time to soak in the visibility is now.

Relaxed buyers in a social environment

There’s no better way to get potential buyers relaxed. As multiple people will drop in for the open house, everyone will feel able to talk and ask questions in a more casual atmosphere. It’s a setup with less pressure to see what’s being offered and make inquiries.

A group of people toasting with glasses of wine

Bring down the cost of marketing

In one swoop, you can show off the house to several families. This can save you time and the financial involvement that comes with showing a house across a long span of time (housekeeping, fuel, etc.)

Chiefly, you should invest in staging things for your open house day. Advertise your open house across multiple platforms and watch potential buyers/renters come to you.

Introduce potential buyers to your community

In addition to selling your house, you have to realize that an open house can sell potential buyers or renters to your community. So why not invite the neighbors to pop in? This will give visitors a chance to ask questions about the park. In fact, they’ll get a clearer picture of what the neighborhood is like.

Showings catered to your schedule

Because you’re putting on the open house, it’s up to you to pick out a good day. This means you don’t have to worry about shuffling your schedule to accommodate private showings. People who want to see your mobile home will come to see it on the day of your choosing. That’s a win!

It’s not complicated

Another benefit to hosting a mobile home open house is that it’s not complicated. It’s a simple way to show off your mobile home. Potential buyer or renters can be impressed either way.

You don’t have to stage the home, but we do recommend it. There are lots of tricks and tips to showing a home. You can go all out or keep it simple by just ensuring the place is clean and tidy. Whatever you do, hosting an open house is a big move in your marketing game.

Pulling it together

So to get this mobile home open house on, you’ll need to get that house cleaned up. This is “Open House Showing 101”. Take care that pet hair and stains are removed. Moreover, try to use cleaning products that don’t leave behind a strong odor.

Living room with red couches and patterned pillows

Having furniture is going to be a huge plus. Dust everything and arrange it in such a way that provides a positive aesthetic.

Additionally, set out some snacks and beverages for guests. We’d say this is a must to add to the low key feel of an open house. Go for snacks that smell good, like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

Welcome your guests into the home with warmth and offer to give them a tour.

Throw the best open house that you can!

Now that you know what it takes to set up an open house for potential buyers and renters, we hope it proves successful. If you’re running a mobile home park, have you considered taking a hard look at your monthly fees? There are different options you should consider for your fee collection methods.

About Dan Paton

Dan Paton has been working full-time in this field for over a decade. Both him and his partner, Dan Leighton, formed EZ Homes back in 2006 and have seen explosive growth ever since. Dan works heavily in the administrative role within the organization. He is a jack of all trades type of guy. Dan and his wife have 4 children.