As many of our customers know, the manufactured home industry is a unique sector of property management. In fact, when President and founder of Rent Manager, Dave Hegemann, first started coding the original Rent Manager software, he tailored it to specifically meet the needs of manufactured home parks with built in options for metered utilities.
Originally intended to serve families who needed to relocate quickly, manufactured homes were mostly assembled in factories and built for easy relocation. Today, these structures are marketed as more-affordable alternatives to traditional site-built homes, with less emphasis on their transportability.
Plenty of misconceptions exist around factory-built houses, so breaking down those assumptions is important for gaining a foothold with potential renters. In many cases, a prefabricated home looks and feels identical to a site-built home, shattering the stereotype that tenants have somehow settled for less.
An article written by John Perritano from how stuff works explains, Today, most people would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a manufactured home and a site-built home. Manufactured homes now come with landscaped lawns and garages. He goes on to say that, Many are multi-story structures that have energy efficient heating and cooling systems and ENERGY STAR appliances. All of these benefits have led to more than 17 million Americans who have chosen to live in a manufactured home.
Environmentally conscious individuals and young couples looking to start life off simply may be most attracted to your manufactured home property. In that case, recognize the new generation of buyer’s desire for economically savvy and simple spaces.
At Rent Manager, we can help you target the best renters for you properties whether they’re made in factory or on site. Whoever your target is, we’ll help you find them.
Photo credit: Photo/CC BY-SA