Posted by Tony-VA on April 28, 2000 at 16:17:23:
Park Manager first, otherwise you may well be wasting your time. If you negotiate with the seller and the PM tells you that you cannot deal in that park, you wasted your time.
Starting with the PM has many advantages. First you need time to get a good rapport going with the PM to get permission to deal in the park. Next, when you do find a deal, you can get the important info from the PM. They can tell you if the seller owes back lot rent. If the home can stay in the park. Why the seller is selling and how motivated.
These factors will greatly assist you in negotiation. I have found no better source for locating motivated sellers than the park managers.