Interesting angle; thought I'd share - Posted by Steve W (WA)

Posted by Steve W (WA) on November 14, 2002 at 13:55:44:

my guy has spaces - wants homes moved in.

It’s good that you can trade referrals with the PM

Interesting angle; thought I’d share - Posted by Steve W (WA)

Posted by Steve W (WA) on November 13, 2002 at 20:47:42:

A new PM (park I haven’t worked) called me today.

Asked me, “For a fee, do you send people with their MHs to communities? Would you do that for mine?”

I may have missed a big opportunity, but I’ll consider my advice to him as a deposit in the “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” bank.

I advised that he offer free rental time to the tenants for moving a home in, and a cash incentive to dealers for moving a home in. I had a park offer me this incentive, and 3 months free time - just enough (barely!) to get a buyer in. It made the difference in where I put the MH.

The PM was grateful, and agreed that incentives may work.

Anyone do any of this “tenant brokering”? While I easily lull myself into being a strict Lonnie dealer, I want to consider myself in a more broad sense, an entrepreneur. Is this an angle that anyone has exploited?

Pros & cons, anyone?

Re: Interesting angle; thought I’d share - Posted by Gary Baird

Posted by Gary Baird on November 14, 2002 at 10:59:07:


I have a park owner who I deal with, and he pays me $300 if I send him a buyer for one of his homes. I do this if I think they are looking for something I don’t have and can’t get right away, and he appreciates it, so it keeps everything running smoothly. Oh, and he will send me buyers who might not have enough down payment for his taste.