Re: MH ? for Dirk, David, Greg NE & others - Posted by Greg (NE)
Posted by Greg (NE) on January 24, 1999 at 22:14:40:
I had the same thing happen to me on one of the first MHs I called on. I was “driving the speed bumps” and found a vacant mobile home in a 500 pad park (Park Meadow Estates) with a sign in the window (the window was broken so I figured I was probably dealing with a motivated seller).
I called the MH owner and she said she was asking a $1,000 for the home. Following the advice of many of the members of this board, I just sat on the phone and said nothing. After 10+ seconds (seemed like a minute) she said she’d consider $700. Again I didn’t respond, then she said “H*ll, I’ll take $300”.
Now for the bad part, she then told me it had to be moved. You think this was the reason for her motivation?
Not to give up, I decided to approach the park manager and see how firm she was on the MH being moved. She said the owner wanted it moved to put a newer double-wide on the pad (I expect this will be a problem with some of the older homes). I have decided not to consider a MH that has to be moved (why deal with the hassel), so I passed on the deal.
I have found, for me, it’s easier not to get caught up in the excitement of a deal if I map out the process ahead of time (i.e., the Visio file I sent you) and then stick to it. The right deal will come along if you keep trying.
P.S. If you e-mail me your criteria, I’ll keep my eyes and ears open and let you know if I come across any opportunities that might interest you.