I bought John’s KISS system many years ago when we started investing. It was helpful because he really looks at things from an investor point of view and explains his methods thoroughly.
I personally use QuickBooks to run a 75-space park which includes rent-to-own homes as well as for other businesses. It is really important that each park be set up properly or you are over- or under-valuing it in the long run. I just heard someone talking about rent-to-own accounting that was not properly done in a park he is buying while at MHM. Although QuickBooks markets itself to the non-accountant, it is really not that simple. I have seen park records that are in absolutely horrible shape and take an incredible amount of time to fix, if they can be fixed at all, since the managers added entries but did not know where they came from. If you do NOT know accounting, I suggest to you that it is not a do-it-yourself endeavor when you get to the MHP level.
Even though I own John’s add-on, which gives you the proper accounts to get started, I still attend his talks when he is in the area. You will either love or hate what he says politically, but he presents a dry subject in a humorous way.
After listening to Blake’s presentation I am going to do some investigation of Rent Manager. We are currently looking for a several hundred space park and I am for any tool that will make management easier!