Posted by Mr. C on July 22, 2003 at 01:00:26:
It’s not a mobile home… it’s a “park model”.
A “park model” is best defined as a “mobile home like” structure of less than 40 feet in length, and is generally designed to be used as senior-citizen housing.
The older models resemble travel trailers, while the newer versions have pitched roofs and look like down-sized manufactured homes.
The fact that you didn’t understand this differance (and thus the market for it) is what has lead to your current situtation.
I’ll make a leap of logic and assume that it’s in a 55+ park at this point… if this assumption is correct, then your target buyer is limited to the 55+ age group and these folks will typically want to pay in cash.
If it’s not in a 55+ park, then your target market is a single person seeking cheap housing. Moving it will likely serve no useful purpose either way.
The 55+ market is rather seasonal in Arizona… the Phoenix and Yuma area’s especially so, due to the “snowbirds” that come and go with the weather changes.
This age group creates a niche aspect of the mobile home business, but a lucurative one if you know how to work it properly.
Chalk this one up to jumping in before you knew what you were doing.