My Best Investment - Posted by Sailor

Posted by steve on March 31, 2008 at 07:42:36:

I wanted Tye to tell us all what exactly it was that saved his deal. He just hyped the camp, saying something saved his deal.


My Best Investment - Posted by Sailor

Posted by Sailor on March 26, 2008 at 15:09:46:

Tony & Scott taught me something @ Boot Camp in 2005 that saved a L/H deal for me this week. All of a sudden Tuesday I found myself stranded on what is going to be a very sweet deal, & if it hadn’t been for Boot Camp I’d have spun my wheels & ended up losing the whole thing. I simply followed Tony & Scott’s good advice & w/in 48 hours I secured 100% financing, including rehab. Thanks, guys!

Folks, the best investment you can make is in your education & Boot Camp has made me a lot more $$$ than it cost me (& I’ve attended 3 times). One thing I learned there totally changed my investment strategy & this week my deal was saved. Last week I conquered refrigerator mold using Tony’s technique.

I guess the most important thing I ever learned @ Boot Camp was that I’d have $aved myself THOUSANDS if I had attended before buying my park. I don’t care what they charge (though it is always the cheapest event), NOT going to Boot Camp is very expensive! Boot Camp has been one of my best investments ever, & it keeps paying me dividends. (Yes, I’ve done deals there, too.)

Tony, have you scheduled for this year yet?


tell us details - Posted by steve

Posted by steve on March 28, 2008 at 16:59:35:

please share the details of what you learned that saved your deal and other details of what is learned at camp, instead of just promoting the camp.
share with the group.
anyone can say I learned something at a “camp” (seminar) that saved my deal.
Many posters to the main board seem much more willing to share actual information.

Re: My Best Investment - Posted by Tony Colella

Posted by Tony Colella on March 26, 2008 at 15:24:28:

That’s great news Tye but the credit is all yours for putting new ideas into action.

We will have our next Small Park Boot Camp in August again this year. We typically shoot for the first week of August and are working with the hotel to get the registrations all worked out. The hotel is completing quite a big addition.

We will post the info here when we are ready to begin accepting registrations.

We will keep the boot camp small as always.

Thanks for the kind words.


ps. The fridge cleanup tip was Scott’s idea.

huh? - Posted by Anne_ND

Posted by Anne_ND on March 31, 2008 at 07:31:54:

Ask a specific question if you need an answer.

The things that one takes away from these events will be specific to your business model. That’s why people go back- for the networking, but also, hopefully your business has grown and changed in the previous year, so you are more open to hearing something new that now applies to your business model.

The kinds of deals that happen at these meetings are when you are sitting next to someone you know, who says “I just got the opportunity to buy two late-model MHs for $10K, and I know I can sell them for $30K each, I just need the money” and the person next to them says “I have $10K in my self-directed IRA and I’d like to get X%, let’s talk”. Or “gee, I could do all the deals I need if I just had the right paperwork”, and someone else will say, “here’s a copy of my lease/sales agreement/note”.

If you want the nuts and bolts of MHs and small parks, the bootcamp is really a great source of info. You will do best to have tried a few deals before you go, so you can join in on the fun (fun= having your own hair-raising story about a repair/tenant/PM to tell at the bar).

Networking at these events has propelled my business far beyond what I could have imagined just 3 years ago. It’s fun and profitable.

Tell us something about what you want to do, and where you are, and lots of advice will come out of the woodwork.