Posted by Dirk Roach on November 14, 2000 at 18:03:39:
In my experience dealing with a park that has an in house sales office can be somewhat of a pain. Mainly because you are going into this park and competing with them. Most often leads get stolen, people don’t get approved and all sorts of shanagins can happen.
I like to deal in parks were I am the only game in town selling with owner financing. Deals just get done quicker and not only can you maneuver better, you can do it much more efficiently.
If you do plan on dealing in this park (Myself I never deal in parks like this) just remember if the space rent is 476 month, it is going to cost you close to 16 bucks a day until this home is sold.
Doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up quickly.
Anyhow look at the risk vs. reward. Also keep in mind this is really only your first park that you are even having any dealings in at all. Never fall in love with a deal. If the cards just aren’t what you want, then fold and get a new hand (a different park). Also remember the real nice parks are going to be a pain, just like the opposite end of the spectrum and real bad parks are an equal pain. Find a nice mid grade park.
Anyhow that’s my thoughts, just off the top of my head on it.