Deciding to move on from your holiday home is a big decision. The last thing you need is a long, drawn out process that costs you money and causes you stress.
To make the process easier, we’ve evaluated the different options for selling your caravan so you can make an informed decision about which route is right for you.
Selling your caravan privately
Step one: Check the agreement you have with the holiday park. They might have restrictions or charges that you’ll need to take into account before you sell, plus you’ll find out what they’ll need from you before you can complete the sale.
Step two: Notify your holiday park that you’re planning to sell up. Your agreement should tell you how you need to do this, if not, you’ll need to get in touch to clarify.
Step three: Establish the asking price for your static caravan. There are lots of things to consider when deciding your asking price, from the value of the caravan, the costs of the pitch, any finance you’ve got left on your caravan etc. You’ll need to find out if you can sell your static on pitch, or whether it will be relocated – all of this will affect what you’re able to realistically ask for.
Step four: Place an advert. You might be able to sell through your park, but the chances are they’ll be promoting their own units first, before any private sellers. For your advert, you’ll need to take photographs of the caravan, and write an accurate and persuasive description for your potential buyers. You’ll need to find the right place to promote it, plus pay to place the advert for as long as it takes to sell.
Step five: Wait for the phone to ring. Hope someone is interested. There’s no guide to how long this will take – how desirable is your caravan? Is it priced right? Is anyone actually looking to buy in the area right now?
Step six: Deal with your enquiries. It’s time to take a trip down to the holiday park to show potential buyers around. This may mean multiple trips for you, if it’s not what your potential buyers are looking for or they’re not serious about making a purchase.
Step seven: Making the sale. After multiple trips and negotiations, you may have been lucky enough to agree the sale. Now you’ve got to deal with the paperwork, both for the caravan ownership and the holiday park, arrange transportation if you haven’t sold it on pitch, pay for disconnection, maybe pay commission if you’ve used a third party to help you sell and arrange for the funds to be transferred. Congratulations! You’ve sold your caravan!
Selling to I Buy Caravans
Step one: Enter your details into the contact form, or call us on 01394 825 925. You’ll speak to your local agent, who will arrange to complete a valuation.
Step two: The agent will value your static caravan, giving you a true indication of the book price. There’s no guesswork on your part.
Step three: You agree to sell your static caravan to I Buy Caravans. You’ll sign some paperwork, and the agent will arrange the rest. They’ll deal directly with the holiday park, so you don’t have to, plus they’ll arrange disconnection and transportation without charging you a penny.
Step four: We pay you the agreed sum directly into your bank account when we collect your caravan. Quick, easy and painless. Congratulations! You’ve sold your caravan!
It’s true that you might be able to negotiate a higher price for your caravan if you manage to sell it privately, but it’s still the clear loser in this battle. For speed, ease and a guaranteed sale for the full book price, selling your static caravan to I Buy Caravans is the only way to go.