So you are looking for mobile homes for sale? Are you searching for homes in your area? Regardless of your location there are a couple of places you can always look to make sure you get the best deal possible.

How to search for mobile homes for sale

It can be overwhelming when you are starting your search for mobile homes for sale. There are many online sites where homeowners are posting their homes for sale.

Depending on your timeframe and budget you can choose to either go through a private seller or a realtor. Each of these options have their pros and cons.

As with any financial transactions you are planning to do online and in person make sure to follow best practices.

1. Craigslist

Craigslist is probably the most common place for private homeowners to place their homes for sale. It has become very popular for local transactions. The ability to meet up with a local seller is a preferred choice by many.

It is no mystery that for local mobile home transactions Cragslist is a very popular choice. There are many categories that sellers usually place their ads under. You can find mobile homes for sale under the “trailers - by owner” and even under “general for sale - by owner”.

A global search on the Craigslist website is sure to find the most posts. You can then refine your search to “by owner” or “by dealer”.

2. Homes is all about homes. They provide listings and information about homes from the US and Canada.

They mostly focus on traditional homes, but do have a section dedicated to mobile homes. They also try to help new home buyers with various guides and a section dedicated to buying a home. A good option if you are located in the US or Canada.

3. Google

Google is the most used tool for searching. Of course it makes sense that it would also be a perfect tool for searching for a home.

Depending on where you live or where you are looking for a mobile home, you may have more luck searching on Google. There are ways to refine your results when searching on Google.

When searching you can wrap your terms in double quotes to signal to Google to match exact characters. For example a search for “mobile homes los angeles” will make sure that the full search phrase is matched.

A plus sign adds matches that should also be present. For example “mobile homes” + “florida” will look for results that include any combination of those 2 search phrases. A very powerful way to narrow your search results.

4. Local newspaper classifieds

Local newspapers are greatly underestimated when it comes to finding deals. There are many home sellers that do not know how to use computers, prefer not to post their personal information online or just want to exclusively deal locally.

It is always smart to keep an eye out for local listings in local newspapers. You never know when you will find a gem.


These are just a couple of options to increase your chances of finding your perfect home.

Now I’d like to hear from you. Did you have success looking for homes in any of the options listed? Or did you have success with any other places worth mentioning? Let me know in the comments.