First MH Offer – Seller Angry! Funny - Posted by AdamFL
Posted by AdamFL on July 08, 2002 at 15:42:51:
Today I made my first foray into the lovely world of MH investing (I own other properties). 20 year old seller called from one of my signs and has a '81 14x56 and wants $3000 (although yesterday he said $2500). Seller is very motivated and needs to leave next week because he hates this town. Went to look at it and it was a DUMP – holes in floor, holes in drywall, garbage everywhere, a/c broken, carpet ruined, etc. I knew I wouldn’t pay more than $1500 for the place. I told him I’d speak with the PM about working with me and I’d get back to him. Also owes $650 in back rent.
So I called him this afternoon to tell him that I won’t be able to give him his asking price and that he’ll have to do better than that for a quick cash sale. Seller claims that my bandit sign says that I buy houses “any condition” (which incidentally my sign does NOT say) and that I should buy it at his asking price – he is “giving it away”. The seller then starts cursing at me, threatening me, etc. The funniest thing is that I remained totally calm so it made him sound that much crazier. I told him to call me if he decides he can lower his price. He claimed that he would never call.
Who here says he’ll call back?? Cast your vote!
Welcome to the wonderful world of MH investing…