Frequently asked questions
Not unless the listing specifically states that it is included. Usually buyer and seller have to work out how to handle any deposits or payments made by seller on the site.
No. The seller’s site lease terminates when the RV is sold. The buyer must sign a new seasonal site lease contract at the time of purchase. Since all seasonal campers need to be approved by Shady Shores, it is important for buyers to pre-qualify with us before the sale is completed.
Yes. You should contact Shady Shores management to confirm the moving date and how the RV will be pulled off the site. Seller is responsible for ensuring that all decks, storage sheds and other property on the site are removed. All that should be left is the campground’s picnic table and fire ring (which belong to Shady Shores).
The process is simple and straightforward:
- Call the Seller to get more information on the unit and arrange a showing.
- Negotiate the terms of sale with Seller.
- Contact Shady Shores management. We will have the buyer complete a camper application.
- Shady Shores will do a pre-sale inspection to confirm the condition of the RV is acceptable and that any structures being left on the site meet current building codes.
- Once Shady Shores has approved buyer as a seasonal camper and completed the inspection process, buyer and seller are free to complete the sale.
Yes, under our Seasonal Lease Contract a commission of 10% of the sale price is due to Shady Shores in the event of a sale. It is seller’s responsibility to pay the commission at the time of sale. Buyer’s new site lease is not effective until the commission has been paid in full so Buyer and Seller should be sure this payment is made at closing.
The commission compensates us for the time and effort we put in assisting seller with the sale which includes putting a listing together on our website, doing a pre-sale inspection and supervising the sale which may include removal or modification of structures on the site.
We also are providing the seller with marketing support. We have a waiting list of people who are looking for seasonal sites and we are often able to connect the seller with someone on the list. And our website is an effective marketing tool for sellers. If the RV is priced right, we are usually able to find a buyer much more quickly than having the RV listed on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc.
The commission only applies to RVs on our property that are being sold to a buyer who intends to keep a seasonal site with us. Seller is free to remove his RV from our property and sell the RV on his own without paying a commission to us.