Below is a repost from Greg Meades original post in June for the upcoming MOM meeting in Athens Georgia. All the meeting and hotel information is below. We all need to get signed up. IT IS FREE just get there.
I am one of the speakers this year and cant wait to share information about the lessons learned from the mistakes I have made. I will also be talking about what it is like to manage a 150 space turn around park from 2400 miles away. It can be done and it can be successful. Ryan Needler mentioned today that it is time to get off the fence if you are considering getting in this business. There are deals out there to be made. Look at the volume of price reductions on parks for sale. Reality is setting in for people who want out of the business. Now is the time to move in and make those sellers happy. I have a lot more to share and it is not all about success. I will talk more about the road to get there. I will provide all the research web sites I use and the educational path I followed to get into this business successfully.
There will be several other speakers giving real life examples of what this business is about and what we are doing in these odd economic times to be successful.
Alexander (My hero) L/H packages/ IT Guy, 17 years old (any questions?)
Rolf Jacobs (Park Owner) and landscaper
Rick Ewens Park Owner, mod on MHU
Jamie and Paul Richardson Park Owners ( father and daughter and very cool)
Clayton bank rep (Rusty
David Protiva ( Broker and park owner ) David has been in this business a long time.
MOMVIII will be held this year in Athens, GA. The date will be November 7th and 8th and we have a very cool format this year. We are going to tour TWO parks and this will be a great time for all. The price is…FREE.
We will be viewing John and Daph’s Park Madison Woods and David Protiva and partner’s Park Las Casitas MHC. The tentative schedule is as follows:
Friday 9 AM we depart from the hotel on a chartered bus (or two) and will first tour Madison Woods, grab a quick lunch, and then we will tour Las Casitas. After returning to the hotel, we will have John and Daph have a short answer and question session about some of the things we saw at their MHC that day. This can include financing, bringing in homes, landscaping (you are welcome Rolf), anything at all. David and his business partner will do the same with their new community. There will be a fully stocked bar there where drinks can be purchased by any and all and a full time bartender (not me).
I ask Tony and Scott, Steve Case and family, Fred Balke, Ryan, Lonnie and Joanne, Lin, Jim and Ellen and ALL the regulars to please make the trip…this is gonna be a GREAT MOM.
As some of you may note, this is a much more expensive format from years past. I’m here to tell you I could not foot thi$ on my own and John, Daph, David are stepping up to make this happen. Years past we would all pack in the largest vehicles and car pool, and some of the meets were so small everyone got to speak