Posted by Blane (MI) on March 30, 2000 at 08:30:24:
As I said to Blake, each park has it’s own set of circumstances, so should be viewed as it’s own business system. I also think some parks are concerned (maybe overly obsessed) with their “image.” One park I was at doesn’t let dealers buy at all, only people who will live there. I could finance a deal, but who only wants to make 15%? Another park won’t even let sellers put For Sale signs in their windows. Yet another park is now requiring all metal-metal homes have a roof and siding put on them by buyers, otherwise the home has to be moved. This I think automatically eliminates Lonnie deals in this park. I understand the desire for nice parks, but sometimes I want to say to them come on, this isn’t Aspen, Colorado, you’re downriver from Detroit!
But as I said, these are just hurdles to overcome. There’s parks out there where we can do business and do well, we just have to find them.
Hope this helps,