I am glad you replied buddy.
To this day I can still picture you in Asheville, outside the hotel talking with such confidence about your business. There is a reason I remember this. Your demeanor or “outward manner” impressed me. It got me thinking about how my demeanor effects my deals.
Ryan many people in our business are not really sure of much in life. I think you realize this.
They may say “I think my mobile home is worth XXXX because this is what my neighbor is asking for his.”
Or, “I think my mobile home is worth XXXX because that is what I paid for it.”
Or they may say “I want XXXX for my mobile home” and they may have no real reason for that price. In fact they very well may be addicted to something. Drugs, food, video games, sex, sin in general, heck anything. My point is their mind may be totally baked or in a different world in general.
Folks the confidence you display when you make offers makes a HUGE difference. Many of these mobile home owners are like children, they are unsure of most things deep down. If you come along and act totally 100% sure that their mobile is only worth half of what they are asking. They very well may believe you. Don’t be so confident that you are being arrogant. Be kind and loving. BUT SHOW STRONG CONFIDENCE.
After you know your market and the general things to look for in mobile homes this business becomes a PEOPLE biz. You must be honest and treat people fair, and I believe you must come across very confident of yourself to get the best deals.
To this day I think of these things as I am making decisions, making deals, and just being a landlord.
I thank Ryan for several of the deals I have made and he prolly does not even know it.
God himself put something in some of us Hoosiers who are crazy enough to enjoy winter.
It gives me some time to reflect on life and its true meanings. I actually enjoy getting out with the snow blower and helping my grandparents and parents have a clean driveway. Then usually I will stop in and talk to them for a while.
After a good workout the cold air feels refreshing as well.
I am just flat our ranting now and my wife is on me to get off the computer to each lunch.
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