4 Spinoffs from Selling My Mobile Home

© Andrea Reynolds, From the archives: July 29, 2010

Eight years ago, when I needed to sell my second mobile home and realtors were only complicating my life, I created
a website to advertise it myself. I found a domain name that clearly defined the site’s purpose. I’d already sold my first mobile home without a realtor in 6 days, so I had some credibility.

On the website I posted a long, bulleted description of my home, a list of contents I could include in the sale, a dozen color photos of the interior and exterior, a map of the area, directions to the front door, the price, and what it would cost to live there.

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To add more content I posted other mobile homes for-sale-by-owner in my neighborhood for a small fee. If someone wanted to buy nearby, but didn’t want my home, I figured I’d help others who wanted to sell their mobile homes. Then I started receiving payments from mobile home owners in other states who wanted me to advertise their homes. Suddenly I was operating a business.

I discovered most sellers didn’t know how to market their homes as well as I did to entice buyers to make an offer. How could I help them? I created two digital products to sell: a
booklet of 120 tips I used to sell my first mobile home in 6 days, and a set of purchase agreement forms to sign when a verbal offer came in. People started buying them.

Once my home sold and I didn’t need the website, I decided to sell it. I held out a year for a reasonable price and received an offer for more than I expected. This turnkey operation included the right to sell my two digital products for the life of the website, but I kept affiliate and resell rights for myself. I won’t say what the selling price was, but it was enough to cover my truck payments for 18 months.

Do you have a no-longer-needed web site you could sell?

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Money blogger Andrea Reynolds took back the website she sold (BuyMyMobileHome.org) and is offering it for sale again along with licensing rights to her booklet, Sell Your Mobile Home in Fewer Than 60 Days. Make her an offer: crisiswriter@gmail.com

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