I have had several calls and one e-mail about what MOM is about so for the newcomer here are some quick facts:
On the advice of Ernest Tew I started a Meeting of the Minds meeting in Gainesville several years ago. Ernest was gracious enough to help me co-host the first one and it was predicated on a simple concept…bring mobile home folks together and share experiences, dreams and hopes. Anyone who knows Ernest knows he has spent his entire life helping others make money in mobile home ventures( same as Lonnie).
This was my small way to contribute to others as so many helped me get started. The first one was smallish and they have grown steadily since.
Last year was in Albany, GA and we spent one day touring Fred Balke and Steve Case’s MHP there and one day of meetings…it was soooo cool that I am following this format this year with a tour of Karl Warner’s new Park, Terramar. on Friday January 26 and the MOM meeting Saturday. Karl has a very HUGE Park with a few unique twists…I can truly say unique as you will see.
I have asked the following to speak in 50 minute segments:
Steve Case - The Man in MHP development period ( he co-hosts this forum)
Ryan Needler- The how to get rich with OPM success story.
AnneND( now GA) Of CRE fame and an amazing story ( plus a great person)
Jim and Ellen Brenn- new Park owners and very savvy (and cool)
Karl Warner- Amazing person B4 Terramar, co host of this meet.
Daphne and John Lowe-Turnaround Park owners in GA (Great folks)
Left 2 slots open because i like to give folks from this forum a chance to share if they have a service or idea that will enhance the network we try to achieve.
The price of admission? A desire to learn and share. This is a free event and I have been contacted by two posters wanting to sell seminars or books and I had to decline. The only two groups that are always welcome to advertise at these meets are Steve Case and Corey Donaldson from this site, and Sandra Dooley (Ernest’s daughter) from Geneva Financial.
These two groups can promote, sell, advertise at will because I believe in their programs, bootcamps, seminars, and books.
To the newcomer these meetings are a way to meet the “real deal” people doing deals. MHP’s, Lonnies, land homes, repos, retail, wholesale, hard money, note buying and selling, financing, insurance. The contacts you can make are priceless. The one common thread all attendees seem to have in common at these meets is they are doers. Right ,wrong, or indifferent they GOTC and do real deals. Bring MHP deals to this meeting…good things happen here for financing the right Park deal.
Hope to see a crowd, please RSVP so I know how many chairs, tables, etc. If you would like to speak please e-mail me, I have 2 slots open for anyone to talk. Would really like to hear from a finance person and an insurance type person, cuz in FL we are having a crisis with these two issues.