Posted by investorrob on February 25, 2002 at 11:35:35:
If this is the first meeting with that seller that says give me a price. Let them know that you do not care if they sell to you by stating Well I have some other mobiles I am looking at today. From what I have seen so far this mobile home does need some work. I will look at the others to see how they compare. However I do buy all cash, if that price fits my guide lines we can come to a deal quickly. Show them you don’t care by saying. Why not try to sell it at your price. but if you want all cash and can’t sell please call me back. Then give them your card with your ph number. Then start to leave and as you open the car door say. What would be your lowest price if I paid you all cash today. And if they still will not move by stating a price, tell them I do have to look at the other mobiles now. The best of luck to you folks. Then leave
I know it is tempting to give a price, but instead do not give a reply with a price. Reply by skirting around that price and show them you can wait you have others you need to see and they are the ones that need to sell. Then if they call back or you stop by in a week. Keeping in touch and using this same basic idea. You will find a Lonnie deal in the target price range. Expect to see them in the home at 3 to 5 times before you get your target price.
The very best if investing to you.