Mobile Home 101: Taking a Mobile Home Back (After Video Walk-Thru)

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(Note: I’ve decided to start this new series, “Mobile Home 101″ to highlight some of the important aspects of mobile homes in general).

Hi all!

Hope you’re all doing well. Been pretty busy lately managing contractors getting another one ready for the market. Plus, trying to get all my shopping done in time for the holidays — this Christmas season really came by fast this year!

In any case, I wanted to share with you the second part, the after video, of the mobile home walk-thru video series I made a few weeks back. This is a walk-thru of an actual mobile home I recently took back.

(Note: If you’d like to hear the story of how I came to take this home back, feel free to check out this link).

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Hope you enjoy it, happy holidays!

(Note: For those who have asked about my upcoming book, we’re running a bit behind with the production schedule. Though, I’ll have an update for you all after the first of the year. Thanks for your patience!)


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  1. Hey Rachel,
    Nothing much to add – just wanted to say hello and let you know I love the fresh new look of your site!! WOOHOO!!
    And as always, so much GREAT content on here!!
    Take care,

    • Thanks Julie, I’m glad you like the new look!!

      At first, I was a bit scared about the move to WordPress. I took a whole weekend and immersed myself with the books I bought on the subject. To my surprise, it wasn’t as complicated as I thought it would be. And, I’m glad I took yours and Shae’s advice – I can definitely see how useful it is for us bloggers (even though I thought Tumblr looked pretty fun!). Thanks for stopping by! :)

      p.s. I’m working on a new video for my little project; I’m pretty excited about it. I’ll definitely be sharing it with you gals once it’s finished!!

  2. Leann

    Hi! Great video. I really enjoyed it!

    One question: Do you clean the homes yourself or hire a cleaning company to do that? If you hire them, what amount do you usually pay?

    I was just wondering for my own MH investing.

    Thanks so much!

    • Thanks for the note Leann, I’m glad you enjoyed the video!

      Regarding your question, in the beginning I used to clean the homes myself. Though, I found that the experts cleaned them a bit better than me which was definitely needed with the types of clientele I was working with. Now, I do have a few cleaning crews that I work with on a regular basis.

      About the amount paid, it really depends on the job – some jobs are tougher than others. For me, it’s very important to work with folks who are really good at what they do, honest and charge a fair price. The rate you pay will differ from area to area and with each potential contractor. It’s best to interview potential candidates comparing what each has to say and offer. Then, go from there. What has really paid off for me is the knowledge gained from these experts – the education alone is priceless.

      Before doing anything, it’s very important to know what types of clientele you’re working with (or want to work with) and get to know what they’re looking for. I do things a bit differently from others – I know of some investors that put homes on the market “as-is” and don’t do any fix-up work. Though, they work with a much different type of clientele than I do.

      Hope that helps, thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. I don’t know what part of the country you are in, but it looks like if you hired all the work out, it would run several thousand dollars which would cut into your profits rather severely. How much can a 20 year old trailer be worth on the market? I do mainly houses but do have some mobiles.