Re: Corp. parks - Posted by Glen SoCal
Posted by Glen SoCal on October 04, 2003 at 16:01:34:
Thanks again for your response.
You wrote: “”"So “you bust your a$$ with the problems that he’d rather not handle… and he keeps his job without any extra work load”.
Makes one wonder who’s the smarter fellow, doesn’t it?"""
Yes, the General Manager seems like a smart guy. At least smarter than I am at the moment!
“”“It’s not in their best interest to let her play in their mud… a (corporate) park that large (typically anything over 300-spaces) usually has it’s own internal sales force… in other words, they do their own “lonnie-deals”.”""
That doesn’t seem right to me. The sales coordinator only handles the MHs they take for delinquencies, MHs that are offered to the park for purchase, and purchases outside the park where the MH are moved to their in-park vacancies. That seems to cover it.
But I would be buying units that ‘I solicited’. The park sales coordinator says that the park could do the same, but they have ‘bigger fish to fry’. read: insult. Geeeezz. She mentioned that they would make money on the paper, but it wasn’t their focus. They were primarily concerned with lot rent.
The General Manager probably thinks, ‘more the merrier’. I told him exactly what I was planning to do with Lonnie Deals. He was all for it as long as I didn’t pull any units out. He said he just wanted the place performing at 100% if possible.
And wouldn’t the word get out to the rest of the park residents about shutting out competition? Goes something like this…: “What? You can ONLY sell your MH to the park sales-coordinator!!? You mean, they won’t approve a buyer if the Park doesn’t sell it!? Get my lantern! Where’s my pitchfork!?”
This park has about 350 spaces, plus there are 4 more parks in the group. I think that the General PM sees that I would be an asset. A, busting his A$$, asset", that can keep the lots paying rent in his park, all without a conflict of interest to him, or the park.
I know this thread is getting long, but I’d appreciate your thoughts on this again. Why would the General Manager allow me to work in his park if it seems like it would be against their best intere$t? It seems like they would be leaving money on the table, doesn’t it?
Thanks again, Glen