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Rarely do investors jump to the idea of investing in mobile home parks.
The thing is, mobile home parks can be a great asset class for investors to consider. They tend to have a low barrier to entry, and come with many unique perks.
Additionally, mobile home parks align heavily with a large demographic of Florida residents. With that, we decided to dive into the best resources for finding a targeted investment park.
How to Find Mobile Home Parks for Sale in Florida
Unlike investing in other asset classes where you own a land parcel and its buildings, when you buy a mobile home park, you only own the land, not the actually RV’s or trailers.
A mobile home park unit, otherwise known as a pad, is simply a small piece of land within the park. Tenants own their trailers, and rent out pads for a place to park that trailer. From an ownership perspective, maintenance is minimal.
The asset class is also largely recession-proof, given it’s affordability for renters.
Mobile home parks in the U.S. often attract an older demographic, such as those who have recently retired and/or want to downsize.
Likewise, Florida is a destination for “snowbirds” and retirees in search of year-round sunny weather.
Older residents can downsize and save on costs, while others can have a mobile home as their second residence. Given the affordability, many snowbirds will pay rent year-round, only to occupy the space periodically.
This makes—or at least should make—mobile home parks for sale in Florida a particularly attractive search item.
While it seems as though investors are beginning to see the true value in mobile home and RV parks, being able to pinpoint the right investment online can still be a little tricky, given the uniqueness of the asset class.
Below, we’ll take a look at the most useful tools and some tips for investors and brokers to use to find targeted, favorable deals on mobile home parks for sale in Florida.
Commercial Real Estate Listings
To find targeted mobile home parks for sale, you’ll have to scour the commercial real estate listing platforms or work with a local commercial real estate broker based in the Florida area.
Here are a few of the online platforms and local brokerage shops that can help investors find mobile home parks throughout the state of Florida.
The website has national coverage, and therefore, features mobile home parks and RV parks for sale in all parts of the state – ranging from Jacksonville to Tampa, from Fort Myers to Pensacola.
Few communities will have multiple mobile home or RV parks for sale at any given point in time, so it’s helpful to broaden your search by looking across municipal boundaries and in that regard, LoopNet is especially helpful.
CREXi is another popular online database for commercial real estate listings. The website features over 65,000 commercial property listings nationwide, including several mobile home parks for sale in Florida.
Users can sign up for a free account to obtain basic information about the properties listed here. Listings are updated daily for investors who want to have instant access to mobile home parks for sale in Florida right as they hit the market.
MobileHomeParkStore.com, as the name implies, is an online portal that is exclusively tailored to helping people buy and sell mobile home parks for sale.
This website will be beneficial for those exploring the asset class for the first time, as the website has a robust “Resources” section to help teach people about mobile home park investing – from learning about how to finance mobile home parks in Florida to landlord and tenant laws by state that may pertain to mobile home park operators.
ComReal is a commercial brokerage firm founded in South Florida back in 1979.
The firm has since expanded its reach to cover the broader Florida market, making the ComReal brokerage team a great resource for those in search of mobile home parks for sale in Florida.
ComReal boasts an international client base, which proves beneficial for local owners when it comes time to sell their Florida real estate.
TotalCommercial.com is an online platform used to help people find commercial real estate investment opportunities across the country.
Occasionally, the website features commercial properties for lease as well.
Mobile Home Parks For Sale by Owner Listings
Mobile home parks are a unique asset class, and typically require a broker to help owners reach the largest pool of potential investors.
However, some owners will occasionally try to sell their properties themselves.
These Florida mobile home parks for sale by owner are hard—but not impossible—to uncover. Here are a few different for sale by owner (FSBO) listings websites to try.
Craigslist is a popular website for selling anything by owner, and occasionally, people list Florida mobile home parks for sale by owner on the platform as well.
The challenge is that Craigslist is not set up to search for Florida real estate easily. You cannot search for mobile home parks across the state at the same time.
Instead, you must search the Florida Craigslist site closest to the geography you’re targeting – such as Daytona Beach or Pensacola. This can make searching for mobile home parks in Florida FSBO rather time consuming as there are 20 separate “Florida” Craigslist sites to choose from.
That said, for those who have the patience, this is a great resource for those in search of Florida property for sale by owner.
We’ve already touched upon MobileHomeParkStore.com briefly, but here’s what we didn’t mention above – the website is also a great way for people to locate Florida mobile home parks for sale by owner!
On the homepage, you’ll be tempted to type “Florida” into the search bar on the main page. Instead, look for the button that says “Mobile Home Parks for Sale by Owner” just beneath the main search bar.
This is the easiest way to find Florida mobile home parks FSBO using this website. Occasionally, Florida mobile home parks FSBO are listed on this page, as shown below.
Examples of How to Search Top Platforms
Let’s run through a few specific examples of how you find the right mobile home park for sale in Florida using some of the top available websites.
Florida Mobile Home Park Search with LoopNet
When searching LoopNet for mobile home parks for sale in Florida, you’ll want to begin by narrowing down the property type. The default is to search for “All properties for sale,” but users will want to refine their search.
The challenge with LoopNet is that mobile home parks for sale in Florida will often fall under several categories, depending on how the broker classifies the property. For instance, some mobile home parks are classified as “Specialty” property, others are listed as “Multifamily.”
In order to search comprehensively, you’ll want to select both categories (Specialty/Multifamily).
Within the drop down menu for Specialty, select “Other Specialty” and within the drop down menu for Multifamily, select “Manufactured Housing/Mobile Home” as the options (as shown below). This will refine the results to include both categories.
This is not the most intuitive way to search for mobile home parks for sale (it would be easier if that was a standalone category), but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier to find these investment opportunities using LoopNet.
Once you’ve filtered the results, you’ll see that there are still significant options to choose from when searching for mobile home parks for sale Florida. Each listing has detailed investment information.
For instance, as seen in the screen shot below, the LoopNet listings typically include information about the cap rate, building class, and more specifics in terms of how many spaces are reserved for mobile homes vs. cottages, bungalows or motel rooms for rental.
Most LoopNet listings also include a more formal marketing brochure to download.
Florida Mobile Home Park Search with MobileHomeParkStore.com
To find a Florida mobile home park for sale with MobileHomeParkStore.com, you’ll want to begin by typing Florida into the search bar on the homepage.
This will bring up any mobile home park, mobile home community or manufactured home community for sale in Florida. You can sort based on the lowest/highest price or the newest/oldest listings.
Each listing will then contain pertinent investment information, such as the number of trailer spaces, occupancy rate, and type of water and sewer servicing the property (if any).
Florida Mobile Home Park Search with TotalCommercial.com
One of the challenges with finding Florida mobile home parks for sale with TotalCommercial.com is that the website is somewhat difficult to navigate.
For starters, you cannot search by property location and asset class simultaneously from the beginning. Instead, you must navigate through multiple options first.
In this case, you’d begin by selecting Florida as the state. Once you select Florida, you’re required to search by a specific territory, such as “Central Florida” or “Florida Panhandle” as shown below.
Say you select “Florida Panhandle” as your preferred territory. You must then select what type of property you’re looking for based on very narrow criteria, such as “Improve Property,” “Vacant Land,” “Land Leases,” and “Residential Investment,” to name a few.
In this case, we see that RV and mobile home parks for sale in Florida are considered “Residential Investment.” Once you select that category, you have to further narrow the search to select “MV/RV Parks” in order to find the information you’re actually looking for – mobile home parks for sale in Florida.
Mind you, though, this search will only feature those for sale in the Florida Panhandle.
If you want to find Florida mobile home parks for sale in other parts of the state, you’ll have to begin the search all over again.