marketing lots vs homes
From: Judy (
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 15:58:13 -0500
Rob Sandelin Wrote  (July 28,1997)

<<Folks on the waiting list ..... This is how people have gotten into the scarce
rental  openings we have, by hearing about a future opening (so and so is
moving in  Nov.) and then immeadiately after the meeting connecting with the
landlord for  that space. 

3 of the 4 home sales have been the same way. This actually causes problems 
because of the competition sometimes. A person will miss the meeting that the 
opening was announced, and even though they have been around for quite a 
while, they miss out. So far, competition has been pretty substantial for our 
built spaces for sale or rent. Its a been much harder to sell lots, we 
currently have 3 phase 2 lots for sale, and no one interested so we are back 
in the marketing business again. Gaaakk. After being sold out for a almost two 
years,  dealing with marketing sucks.>>
I agree, marketing sucks.  It takes a lot of energy.  I'm curious as to why
(I'm sure you have a theory) you think there is less interest in lots.  I would
think that a lot of people would prefer to get to make their own choices - I
know we've lost people because what we have at present is not what they need.
Do people not want the hassle of building?  At least they don't have to be

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