What You Need to Know About SellingWhen it comes time to sell your static caravan you will need to look at all the options available to you and decide which one suits your requirements the best. Maybe you want a very quick sale or maybe you want to achieve the best price possible, each of the options below offer both advantages and disadvantages.
Sell Back to Holiday Park
This is by far the easiest and quickest method of selling your holiday home, this comes at a price though. The amount of money you get offered by the holiday park is likely to be the very minimum trade value, this could easily be thousands of pounds less than what you think your caravan is worth. Unless you urgently need a quick sale then this option isn’t the best method of getting a fair price.
The only exception to this rule is if you are looking to upgrade to a newer model. If you buy the newer holiday home from the same holiday park then they may be willing to offer you much more money as part-exchange value for your old holiday home.
Sell to Caravan Dealer
A caravan dealer may be able to offer you a better price than a holiday park as they usually work on smaller profit margins as they generally have a higher level of stock turnover. You could contact multiple caravan dealers and see which one is willing to offer you the best price before agreeing to any sale to make sure you really are getting the best price possible.
This option does allow for a quick sale although there may be a little more effort on your part with regards to arranging for the holiday park to move the caravan to the site gates so that the caravan dealer can pick it up.
Sell Privately to New Owner
This option is for those people who are looking to get a fair price for their holiday home. By taking out the profit margins of caravan dealers and holiday parks you can get a better price for your holiday home while the buyer still pays less than they otherwise would.
The downside is that it can take anything from a few days to few months to find a buyer, plus there is a little extra effort involved having to market it to potential buyers. Our website helps to take the effort out of marketing the caravan but unfortunately we can’t give guarantees on how long a sale will take.
If you have a few months before you have to sell your holiday home you could always try this option first, then closer to the date that a sale has to be completed by only then try one of the other two options above.
Please Note: Before proceeding with selling to a caravan dealer or selling privately please check your contract to see if the holiday park is entitled to first refusal of the caravan. Also please be aware that many holiday parks have it written in to the contract that they are entitled to a percentage of the sale as a commission - even if they have nothing to do with the actual sale.