newbie in the mobile home market has a question. - Posted by Douglas Hooper

Posted by Dirk Roach on November 08, 1998 at 11:41:16:

Hi Dave, everybody,
I received the CA dealers packet about 2 weeks ago. Needless-to-say it is like 18 pages of requirements and such. A whole bunch of forms. Really too lengthy to get into here in this forum.
Base clases are one of the requirments, I believe the longest is only like 8 hours.
Anyhow HCD was very prompt in getting the packet to me.
Sorry I couldn’t be more thouogh here, but really it would just be too long.
Dirk Roach

newbie in the mobile home market has a question. - Posted by Douglas Hooper

Posted by Douglas Hooper on November 04, 1998 at 08:00:11:

I am a newbie to the real estate “game”. I want to study Lonnie Scruggs’ mobile home info, but have been told that I can’t do what he is talking about in California without a Real Estate License. Has anyone else in California used the program? Does anyone have a comment about the program?

Re: Hope this helps - Posted by Dirk Roach

Posted by Dirk Roach on November 04, 1998 at 20:02:18:

Hi Doug,

I’m in CA and have researched the classic Lonnie method quite extensively. You DO NOT need a real eastate license in the CA, however you will want to contact HCD (Housing and coummity development) and get what they call a dealer packet. This packet contains all of the state requirements and information that you are most likely thinking about. I unfortionately do not have the mobile home dept. phone number in front of me, but there address is:

HCD Ocupational Licensing

P.O. Box 31

Sacramento CA 95812

Also here a couple of other good resource addresses and phone numbers to have if you are planning on dealling in CA.

CA Manufactured Housing Institute

10630 Town Center Drive

Suite 120

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730


Western Mobilehome Parkowners Association

1007 7th Street, Suite 300

Sacramenyo, CA 95814


I hope those help. Also what area of CA are you in? I’m in the San Diego area.

A fellow Lonnie Student,

Dirk Roach

Re: newbie in the mobile home market - Posted by Michael

Posted by Michael on November 04, 1998 at 09:12:26:

They are prob. talking about a “dealer” requirement.

There are ways around this. Legal ways that fit right into doing “Lonnie” deals.

Email me for details. I’ll be glad to tell you more.


Re: newbie in the mobile home market - Posted by PBoone

Posted by PBoone on November 04, 1998 at 08:52:39:

Sounds like you have been talking to the “Experts” of your state. If the statement came from a realtor get a second opinion. There are some people on this site that talk about doing “Lonnie Deals” in CA. with that in mind talk to your attorney about the legal requirements.

Re: What’s involved - Posted by Dave (CA)

Posted by Dave (CA) on November 05, 1998 at 14:26:20:

Hi Dirk,

Can you tell us what’s required in order to get the dealer license?