What Chances Do I Have When Selling My Mobile Home on Craigslist in Daytona Beach

When we have something we need to sell, where’s the first place we usually turn? It’s Craigslist, of course. But in this case, you have a pretty big item you are wanting to sell, your mobile home. So you’re most likely asking this question: “What chances do I have when selling my mobile home on Craigslist in Daytona Beach?”

If you are asking what your chances is of selling your mobile home in Daytona Beach using Craigslist, well, they can be pretty good actually. After all, Craigslist gets 50 billion page views every single month. But here’s the catch…you have to get some critical elements of your ad exactly right.

What Chances Do I Have When Selling My Mobile Home on Craigslist in Daytona Beach

Did you know that eight out of 10 people will read the headline of website content, but only two of those 10 people will go on to read the rest? Also, funny enough, six of 10 people who share a link to something on social media never actually read the article whose link they shared themselves. The point? You simply have to get the headline of your Craigslist ad exactly right.

It’s really important that you write a compelling headline, but you should never lie about your mobile home or exaggerate its features. One effective tactic is to use numbers, especially odd numbers. Here’s an example: “5 Reasons You Should Check Out My Ranch-Style Home in Daytona Beach (Hint: Number 3 Is Five Minutes From Shopping and Schools)”  Just make sure. whatever headline you craft, you give them a reason to take the next step and click on your ad.

Body of Listing

Now, in the body of your mobile home listing, you have to make good on the promises you hinted at or made in the headline. This part is important obviously, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Just keep it simple, using brief paragraphs, lots of space, and also use lists where appropriate.  And, be careful not to make the mistake of using poor grammar or run-on sentences or misspellings. Fair or not, people often equate the quality of the ad copy with the quality of the item for sale.

Also, when writing the body of your post, make sure you include all the relevant keywords your target shoppers might be searching for. Craigslist serves up ads based on what people type into the search bar. If you feel that your ad isn’t getting the traffic it should, try experimenting. Change the text and try some different keywords in different places.

Mobile Home Pictures

Pictures are just as important as the actual ad copy for selling a mobile home on Craigslist. Because they are so important, it’s important to get them right. Most people, though, make the images too large, which not only looks unprofessional but makes the page take longer to load. Most people just hit the back button if a page’s loading time is too long and then never see the ad!

When you take picture of your mobile home, take pictures of entire rooms or areas, not of single items or appliances. If an appliance, say, a refrigerator, has been recently updated, you can include that fact in the body of the ad copy.

If you use a digital camera, make sure not to leave the date and time stamp in the bottom right corner of the image. Besides giving it a slipshod, amateurish look, it also dates the picture, which can be a drawback if the house sits on the market for any length of time.

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The Best Time to Post your Mobile Home

Many of the Craigslist experts advise posting an ad between 10:00 am and noon on weekdays. After 5:00 pm on weekdays also works well (which is what I would do if I were selling my mobile home in Daytona Beach on Craiglist – in order to present a fresh ad to all those shoppers browsing Craigslist right after they get home from work.) If you wait until the weekend to post, morning is the recommended posting time.

Selling your mobile home in Daytona Beach on Craigslist? It’s a real possibility if done right. But if on the other hand, you don’t want to bother with all the work that comes with that, we have a much easier solution for you.


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