Steve, we could not have accomplished this without your assistance! Life has already gotten more interesting, because Jim is now in Alabama and I am still in Florida!
Therefore, Jim is doing some of the stuff I would do if I was up there, and I am doing some of the stuff he did here…I have already had tenant problems in the week he has been gone, which we have never had here. He, of course, has found that most of the tenants in the park we bought don’t know how to pay regular rent, so there will be a learning curve for them, I think.
We have totally confused people because we switched cell phones. He always used his for business, but few people had my number. I am now answering “his” phone and he has changed my number to an Alabama one for business up there. We intend to keep one Florida and one Alabama number, because we now have business interests both places.
He found a home in the park that is owned by a major company that has over $4,000 due in back rent. Needless to say, it has been empty a long time. It is a 2000 General, so he is trying to work a deal so we buy it. They, apparently, did not know it was there!
We do not have computer access there yet, so Jim can’t read any posts. (I, however, have plenty of access!)
There will be a tenant meeting tomorrow evening, and they will all get a set of the rules for the park. Most of them are rules that were there before, but none of them have been enforced. He counted 35 problem vehicles on a tour through the park the day before closing. All of them park on the grass.
I am looking forward to see how much he gets done by the time I go up for a week in mid-August. I have only been there once, but was really impressed with the appearance for an underperforming park. The wide streets and curbs have a lot to do with that.
We are looking forward to making some of the same progress that Fred and Daphne and John have made.