I am selling used (late 90's or later) homes on a kind of unique RTO basis. Wholesalers are a tough lot to deal with, so I want to start buying new homes and selling them the same way w/o any dealer markup. I am more concerned about getting good people in and owning their homes outright than I am about immediate cash flow. We have had really good luck with selling the used homes and getting the type of people I want as residents. I just hope that luck carries over into the new homes.
One reason for the new homes is that my lots are wide, but not as deep as I want. Others have mentioned using shorter 16' wide models and this would make great sense for me.
As far as marketing, is concerned, the managers tell me they get a steady stream of walk-ins looking to live in the park in addition to what comes off the ad and mhvillage.com. I really don't think there is any need to use CL any longer.