MHP company turned me down! - Posted by Greg
Posted by Greg on September 25, 2003 at 15:36:55:
Bought Lonnie’s books, and went driving thru a park a couple of weekends ago. Found a couple who wanted to move and would sell me their older trailer for $1,000. Thought I was good to go.
Contacted the park management. Apparently it’s a large corporation, with dozens of parks across 3 states. I got thru to the CEO, who seemed skeptical. I sent her a two-page letter explaining what I wanted to do, a resume, and a bank statement showing lots of $ (which I have borrowed from credit cards at 0% and am earning 2% on). These were in response to the concerns she expressed in our conversation, like “how do I know who you are?” “How do I know you’ll pay lot rent when it’s due”, etc.
She just called back and said that, due to their past experiences with people who have wanted to do similar things, they wouldn’t agree to let me buy and sell in their parks. Since she wasn’t expressing any objection to ME, but because of what others have done, I just said ok and dropped it.
Question: Anyone else run into this? Did I just get unlucky on my first attempt or are a lot of parks this way?
Also: If anyone has been going around, selling people overpriced homes at usurious rates so that they never get out of under the debt, you’re screwing things up for the rest of us. This company owns several parks in my area, and we’re all “persona non grata” in all of them now.