got dissed by park manager - Posted by Karl
Posted by Karl on January 27, 2000 at 16:53:37:
I found a real nice park out in the country with about 200 homes, really nice area. I spoke with the PM about 2 weeks ago, told her I was trying to find a nice home for a young couple, I’d buy it, maybe fix it up, guarantee lot rent, owners would hold title. She didn’t quite understand what I was doing, but said as long as it was owner occupied and the park approves them, she didn’t care. She was more worried about the home being vandalized while it was empty, looking out for me.
So I been looking at some FSBO homes, found several motivated sellers, ready to buy a couple of them, got buyers lined up, etc. I even found a nice home I wanted to move into that park.
I call the PM today, she says she talked to the owner, he doesn’t like the idea, I can’t work that park. OUCH! He had a whole list of reasons why it would cause problems, he just wants to do it the old fashion way.
So I ask her if it would be okay for me to send some buyers out to look at the homes, I wouldn’t ever own the home. I’d just collect a finders fee. (I didn’t tell her that). That would be okay. (Gee, thanks!)
I would like to show my face in this park, try to get to know the owner, eventually get him to come around to working with me, build some trust, if possible.
In the mean time, I’ve got a few cash buyers (supposedly) who like that area, if I can’t Lonnie Deal them, I want to at least collect a finders fee.
Dirk, was that you who said the other day that buying them and selling them was the easy part? Working with the PM was where the trick was. I see what you mean. I thought this was looking too good to be true! I wanted to bring the PM along slowly, didn’t want to lay it all out the first time I met, but this time it didn’t work.
Any advice on trying to win the owner over? He shows up at the park now and then, would be tough to know when to catch him.
I’ll move on to other parks, but boy I liked this one!