@HighPlainsDrifter , as per your question:
“Brokers, do you get so many inquiries that it is impossible to distinguish the serious ones from the tire-kickers?”
I am a South Carolina Real Estate Broker-In-Charge and Owner of a Real Estate Company.
There is absolutely no excuse for Brokers not to contact you back.
I am sorry that you have run into this.
If you are looking at one specific state for MHPs, I would highly suggest that you get a MHP Buyer’s Real Estate Agent to work on your behalf.
The MHP Buyer’s Real Estate Agent should ONLY get paid at Closing from the Seller (if the MHP is listed on MLS - Multiple Listing Service).
If the MHP Buyer’s Real Estate Agent is worth their salt, they will contact the MHP Seller’s Real Estate Agent until they get satisfactory responses to your questions.
If you are looking at several states for MHPs, find either:
1.) A Broker that is licensed in the multiple states that you are looking in
2.) A Broker for each state that you are looking in
Please note that any Offer that a Buyer presents MUST be presented to the Seller. Now the Seller does not have to accept the Offer (unless it is at the listed Sales Price in MLS and has no Contingencies).
However, please do NOT every present an Offer without Contingencies (such as Financing, Appraisal, Due Diligence) to let you out of the Offer (if need be). You never know what Due Diligence will turn up.
We wish you the very best!