Posted by Pam WA on May 23, 2000 at 12:00:36:
In truth, I have only bought the one I’m living in (and it came with the house on the property, which I’m renting out for enough to cover the mortgage payment).
The prices in the ads seem high but remember, you are looking for motivated sellers who will take half retail or so. “Due diligence” means to find out retail prices before you make offers.
I would talk with park managers. They may know someone who is leaving beofre anyone else does. Also remember circumstances change and someone not interested now may be desperate in a month.
Do you have a business card printed yet? Kinko’s does them cheap. It’s hard for people to contact you back, if they can’t find your number. Give them at least two cards (and some for the park manager).
Do you have a seasonal market in Walla Walla with the community college there? Can you get the graduating school crowd to sell low, hold for the summer and resell to next group of students? May want to prepare a handout for the students, so they can present information to their parents on why this is a good idea. Don’t forget to include words like “responsibility” and “home ownership”.