Re: Getting New Members to Make a Commitment
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 13:36:26 -0700 (PDT)
Hello Judy --

In re: getting potential members to make a commitment.

What buyer incentives do you have in place for this phase of your development time line? Incentives coupled w/ deadlines work miracles -- that is, if your business plan is sound.

Do you ask potential members what is preventing them from committing at this time? They may be needing a piece of information they don't even know they need -- they just have some vague feeling that "now isn't right." Also, it would be helpful to your efforts to know how the potential buyers are interpreting your message/outreach efforts. So ... ask them!

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
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On Sep 26, 2006, at 3:11 PM, Pacific Gardens Cohousing wrote:

 ... We have 10 owners but are having difficulty finding
the other 5-7 members necessary in order to obtain financing. We seem to have lots of interest but no commitment from interested people. Everyone seems to want to wait until we're actually building to sign on so we find
ourselves in a Catch-22 situation.

Thank you,
Judy at Pacific Gardens Cohousing
Nanaimo, BC Canada

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