Re: Mobile Home Investing Methods - Posted by ScottS(NC)
Posted by ScottS(NC) on August 15, 2003 at 07:59:46:
I am what I like to call an opportunist in other words I go where the market is selling and try to buy and when everyone wants a certain thing mobile,land,park ect… I sell. Here in my area of NC right now for example Doublewides on land are selling cheaply the market is flooded with people trying to sell. I am in the process of closing on a repo DW on one third of an acre that I am very excited about. As you watch your market you will notice the lemming effect. It seems everyone runs in one direction. Mobiles in my park for example, this month when I ran an add to rent, it recieved 20-30 calls. I actually had 3 diffrent people lined up physically waiting with $700 in hand when I arrived to show my oldest junkiest rental in my park. I thought there was going to be a brawl over it. Six months ago when I ran an add I got a bunch of lookers but it took two weeks to fill it.
This is no diffrent then Warren Buffet playing the stock market, watch whats being dumped in your market and buy it cheap. I have months where in the papers there are NO deals whatsoever than the next month there will be several. Each time the type of deal varies, could be Lonnie deals or land home’s but they alway seem to come in waves. I have a partner to throw my excess to. He does the same for me, we have other investors we give leads and get leads from.
Remember to think in the way of abundance, give up what you can’t do. Don’t try to make money on deals that you can’t close just give them to another for a small fee $500 or so if you have time in them. They will see you can “share the ball” and will give it back when they have excess, you will get more deals overall this way trust me. To many folks out there think they must hoard every deal. That’s ashame because you will never recieve if you don’t give first.
Ryan, start with Lonnie deals these are cheap easy and a great starter program. After 4-5 of these pick-up a land home deal, play around with renting the whole package for awhile. Then go on to doublewides and parks/commercial. This way you learn each segment of the industry. But be like the Crocodile lying in wait for opportunity then striking with speed and well practiced efficiency. Croc’s don’t go out looking for a certain type of dinner. They lay under the surface waiting for whatever opportunity brings them. Then they deal with it, thats how you should be striking where opportunity knocks whatever that may be. We must go against the crowd to reap rewards that are better than average. Take Care ScottS(NC)