Posted by Dr B (OH) on July 12, 2003 at 22:32:03:
I’ve been trying to sell a 2/1 for a week or so. I put up a sign and start working on the most obvious things first. Or the least likely a buyer can afford to fix.
Example: Problems with this '87 2/1 were mainly nicotine and grease ceiling and walls. CAC supposedly not working, crummy floor tiles in bathroom, worthless carpet in 1 bedroom. Most of my buyers are not going to buy a MH with $1000 down and THEN do the big ticket stuff. I discovered I only needed a fan motor for the CAC (compressor works). Took it out myself got a new one at the local elec. motor repair shop $116. I did spend about 4 hrs. on the project including the trip to the shop. Beats a $700 new unit uninstalled.
I then started to paint (with KILZ) the ceilings and walls. Two lookers. The second couple have called me three times and have a downpayment. THey will take it tomorrow as is (no more painting or anything else) as long as I provide a stove (have one) and fridge (will get one).
P.S. bought it for $300.00 selling for $600 down, $300/mo X 18 mo.