Caravans in the Sun have a dedicated sales team and a large database of customers wanting to purchase a mobile home in the sun. Our main aims are to match customers already on our database to the homes that come available and then to convert general phone and email enquiries into park visits / viewing trips. Sometimes the homes for sale don’t even make it on to our website; in a number of cases we can match the home for sale with a customer already on our database and complete a sale very quickly.
Caravans in the Sun have use one of the largest marketing budgets to help sell your home for you, we advertise on various online property portals, we are present at multiple exhibitions for both property and mobile homes, we have our very own Radio and TV adverts (as displayed below), even being featured on ‘Channel 4 – A Place in the Sun : Winter Sun’ twice, the most recent in January 2017 featuring our park in Crete – Creta Camping and we also advertise in relevant magazines and sporadically national newspapers. All of the above will help to encourage potential customers to visit our parks and view your home.
Our website is highly ranked with search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, it receives approximately 5 million page views each year and is consistently receiving more visits year on year averaging over 50,000 sessions per month. We also offer a ‘Freephone’ service for customers looking to buy in the UK and Europe to encourage them to contact us, this is in addition to our standard email service and new ‘Live Chat’.
When you place your home up for sale with us our aim is to sell your home with limited input required from the owner. By fully completing our authorisation forms we collect the majority of the information needed to enable us to deal with the majority of enquiries, we may only need to contact you from time to time. You will have a dedicated staff member who will look after your account, makes any changes you require, suggest ways to encourage a sale and be available for any updates you would like.
How we work… We aim to provide a stress free and time conscious solution to finding a buyer for your home.
The package that we offer includes the following:
- Free valuation and advice service to ensure the home is the best position to attract a buyer
- Transparent fixed fee service, no fee due until sale completion and this fee is added on top of the figure you wish to receive.
- Photographing the home and plot
- Preparing the advert content/ description
- Listing the home on a selection of carefully chosen websites including our own www.caravansinthesun.com to ensure maximum exposure
- UK based sales team and onsite representative team working to arrange client visits
- Key holding to allow us to carryout accompanied client visits (owners not required to be present)
- Negotiations (both buyer/seller)
- Fund handling (both buyer/seller)
- Relevant paperwork/ legalities (both buyer/seller)
To enable us to create an informative and attractive listing from the start, it is imperative that we collect as much information about the home and plot as we can. This helps the team promote your home both verbally and online in the best possible way to attract a buyer.
To get started and to accept a home for sale, both the home and the plot need to be in a clean, tidy condition and ready to be photographed and suitable to show clients. We recommend that only minimal personal items are displayed in the home during the period the home is up for sale. Unfortunately we don’t offer a housekeeping service so it is important that the home and plot are regularly cleaned and maintained or arrangements are made to do so during the entire time the home is for sale. Homes that do fall below this standard will be removed from our website until rectified, it is detrimental to achieve a smooth sale that all major appliances and the heating systems are in a fully working order and good condition. We highly recommend that any faulty appliances are rectified or disposed of prior to placing the home up for sale.
For our service, our charges are as follows, please note park charges (if applicable) are additional to this cost please ask for further information:
From January 1st 2019 our new pricing structure will be:
|Retail price of home listed on our website||Fee charged by Caravans in the Sun|
|£0,000 – £19,999||£2,495|
|£20,000 – £29,999||£2,995|
|£30,000 – £39,999||£3,495|
As part of the negotiation with a buyer we establish a completion date, so you’ll be aware from the beginning when your funds will be transferred.
As part of our due diligence and for the peace of mind of the purchaser, Mobile Homes Abroad Ltd offer a 3 month boiler warranty for the parts, labour or replacement of the boilers in each home to the buyer and because of this we instruct a gas engineer to carry out a boiler check prior to sale completion. Any problems found will be rectified and the charge deducted from the sale proceeds.