Posted by Blane (MI) on May 02, 2000 at 06:11:29:
The only way to get the ball rolling w/PM’s is to get in front of them. It takes time and patience to get them acquainted with you and understand what you want to accomplish. For example, I tried approaching them as an individual and got nowhere; now I’m an employee of a company and things are going better. They’ll be cautious at first, but that’s the nature of the business. It may take several visits to get them comfortable with you.
Many others, including myself, have had the same issue. Had no luck getting referrals from PM’s, but now have a couple that are going to at least identify for me homes where folks are getting notices, evictions, writs etc. That way I can go to them directly or to the lienholders to see what I can do.
If you encounter a jerk, move on. There’s plenty more parks where people will be more cooperative. Keep plugging away and you’ll see results.