Oops, I forgot to mention… - Posted by Dr. Craig Whisler CA NV
Posted by Dr. Craig Whisler CA NV on September 27, 2003 at 11:27:29:
…if $2k was the asking price, I would offer $500-$1,000 first to see what happens, especially if local parks won’t accept something that old, as Mr Tew indicates in his post. Always try to negotiate.
You might have to go to private land. Even then, there could be some age restrictions so check that too if you think you may having a problem getting it ito a park.
If you plan to move it into a park, ask the park OWNER for a $1,200 move-in allowance for filling one of his empty spaces. You must do this carefully though. You don’t say "I have a mobile home and I NEED to put it in your park, will you pay moving costs’? Once the PM or owner knows YOU have a problem he will make YOU pay for it. If you approach him more carefully, you could comment about his vacant spaces and ask him how much it might be worth if you could find a mobile and move it into his park, so he could get the space rent going. Many parks will give you this allowance if they feel that they need to, to get their empty spaces filled quickly. It all depends on how you talk to the owner (or the one who can make this decision).
You deal is excellent now. If you could negotile a grand off the purchase price and get $1,200 more for the move in allowance, you would be $2,200 ahead of someone who doesn’t read CREonline.
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress, especially if you have any problems. Maybe we can help solve them. If you don’t have any problems maybe we could supply some.