Do as the others suggested. I know the following example isn’t your situation but you can feel the motivation in it too:
Seven weeks ago I had a cash buyer who wanted to trade her old 1973 double wide from another park as part of the cash payment on my $21,000 totally updated double wide in a 5-star-beautiful park. Three(3) years ago her father paid $15,000 for her home. They said they’d like to get at least $6000 for it, knowing they would be “losing money”.
I didn’t even get out of the truck, I just said I wasn’t interested. I said just pay the $277 lot rent on it 'till you sell it. They said no way! Not two lot rents! Then suddenly they only wanted $1000 for the home… I went in. The plumbing & kitchen were updated. It had a fireplace, hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining room, two baths, brand new elec furnace and working central air. It also came with all appliances which were less than 5 yrs old. It needed $800 of carpet to fetch a realistic price of $6000. They paid the current month’s lot rent.
I took the deal at that point. She moved into my place two weeks later. I put a sign in the window a week later (I was busy) for $3500 OBO. Got 5 calls, I sold it to a park-approved buyer for $3000 1 day before lot rent was due.
The dynamics between a motivated seller and an unmotivated buyer with cash are amazing!
One more story if you wish:
A PM called and told me a woman had moved out and wanted to get out from paying the lot rent on an empty home. I walked around it thinking $2500 would be a good wholesale price for me. She absolutely refused to name a price saying, I was in the business, I should know what to offer. This was about my 5th deal.
I said: "my colleagues and I get these anywhere from zero to $500."
She said: "Is that good enough?"
I said: (Nothing. I was so dumbfounded by her answer)
She said: "$400?"
I said: (Nothing again.I hadn’t recovered from the previous moment)
She said: "$300?"
At this point I recovered and didn’t let her embarrass me in front of the PM
I said: "OK"
She said: "Good I’ll go up and pay the $72 taxes and meet you here tomorrow."
I put in a $110 fan in the CAC unit and sold it 2 weeks later for $5600 with $750 down and $225.mo That was 7 yrs. ago.
Mary, This 1970 wreck you are looking at sounds like a true $0-500 home plus $3000 and 3 months work likely to sell for $3500 in my area. Check out other homes in the area. Do they sell for this kind of $$ when fixed up? I know in California they do (or even more) but not here and not in most places.