Wanna Laugh? - Posted by Kevin (OK)
Posted by Kevin (OK) on April 24, 1999 at 15:58:05:
You may enjoy this. I was negotiating to buy a used mobile home, and was doing it sight unseen, but face-to-face with the owner. After getting his description of the condition, etc., and having a gut feeling for what we could flip it for, I asked him what he wanted for it. Seems he had heard about those official value books for mh’s, and wanted to know what “the guide” would say it was worth.
So…I walked over to my partner, about 30 feet away, and asked him to look up the value in his guide. Steve thumbs through his book, looks carefully up and down the columns, flips pages a couple of times, and points to the magic number.
I went back and told the man, and the deal was then made. Funny part was, the “mobile home price guide” Steve was using was actually a book on golf! The seller never knew otherwise, but was still happy to get the “official” price!
You just have to know your market.