Manufactured home dealers sell new and used buildings, as well as prefabricated, log, modular, or trailer homes. Most new manufactured homes are built in a factory and delivered to a mobile home community or plot of land that the consumer owns. Dealers will be able to answer questions regarding the type of materials the modular homes were made out of, what floor plans are available with their houses, and where customers can get affordable loans.
Manufactured houses are available through retail and wholesale dealers. While some of the interior will be installed off-site while the house is still in the factory, dealers will speak to the owners to customize some features, such as what type of appliances they want installed and what color carpet and paint they want to use.
Customers will need to look for insurance, as well as land where the home can be parked on. Some choices include mobile home communities that have open space or private plots of land. Residents of a park will often have certain rules to follow regarding how the exterior of their house can look like. Dealers may be able to answer some questions depending on where their customers plan to park their home.
Dealers need to be licensed in order to sell new manufactured houses. Realtors also need to have a valid license if they are selling used homes. Dealers offer different floor plans, including 2-story homes, so customers can find the right sized house for their family. Dealers can place the order so the manufacturer can begin building the home in their factory. Some dealers may offer sales prices for demo homes they have at their retail location that they're trying to sell.