- “If you own a Mobile Home Park and you rent out your Park Owned Homes, what is your process once you get multiple Prospective Tenants?”
- “How could we communicate to the Prospective Tenants the supply / demand equation (low supply / high demand)?”
We have a specific process that we use to obtain Prospective Tenants.
Our process is as followings (We do not have an onsite office.):
1.) Advertise On Craigslist With Lots Of Pictures & Lots Of Text / Ask Prospective Tenants To Respond Via Craigslist Email
2.) Respond Via Email To Prospective Tenants With Specific Initial Questions (NOT An Application) To Answer
3.) Once Prospective Tenant Answers Initial Questions Respond Via Email With MHP & Mobile Home Lot Address / Ask Prospective Tenant To View The Area, The MHP & The Outside Of The Mobile Home
4.) If After Viewing The Area, The MHP & The Outside Of The Mobile Home, The Prospective Tenant Is Still Interested We Then Schedule An Inside Viewing
5.) Only After The Prospective Tenant Has Viewed The Area, The MHP, The Outside Of The MH & The Inside MH Do We Provide An Application To A Prospective Tenant With A $25 Application Fee (Non-Refundable)
6.) We Only Process One Application @ One Time Per Mobile Home
The issue is during Step #6.
We have a huge demand. Hundreds of people will inquire about one MH Rental.
The Prospective Tenants do not understand how much of a demand is out there. They do not understand how the supply is low and demand is high.
My Husband just went to MHISC (Manufactured Housing Institute Of South Carolina) conference where they discussed Fair Housing.
We desire to follow the law.
How could we communicate to the Prospective Tenants the supply / demand equation?
Many Prospective Tenants feel like they are being put off.
However, in reality we can only rent what we have.
Thanks in advance for your help!