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Q: I have a friend that wants me to help sell a mobile home. It’s not attached to a foundation and still has the wheels on it. Can I handle the sale as a real estate salesperson?

 A: Under Virginia law, if a mobile home is not attached to the land in some way (like a foundation) it is not considered real property. Therefore, you could not market it as a real estate agent without having a manufactured home license. In order to convert the mobile home from personal property to real property it would need to be affixed to the land and the title would have to be surrendered to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Once the owner submits an affidavit affirming those items, it would be considered real estate and you could be involved in the transaction as a licensee.   

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