The National Congress & Expo Next Week!

 

 MHVillage is gearing up for National Congress & Expo next week!

This event offers everything from educational programs and special events to network opportunities with the best professionals in the industry. This event is a great way for you to gain the knowledge and resources necessary to excel in today’s housing marketplace.

Feeling lucky?

Stop by the booth to roll the dice for a promotional credit!

While you’re there, speak with one of our professionals to see how we can help your business reach new heights in 2017!

 

See you Vegas!

“Location. Location. Location.” – Details Make the difference!

We all know the age old saying “Location. Location. Location.” Are you promoting all the location benefits of your Homes or Community in your ads?

Know Your Location Benefits

“Promote your location benefits” means telling potential buyers or residents all about your area. Keep in mind, a large percentage of the buyers on MHVillage are from out of state, so they may not be as familiar with your area. Of course you want people to know about home features and community amenities, but don’t forget to include information about the local area too!

For instance, if your community is in a great school system, that can appeal to families. If your community or home is located near a popular urban city or a shopping center, or even popular restaurants and bars, those can be valuable features to a home buyer who wants to be social and on the scene. Access to bus lines can also be important

 

And don’t forget about those retirees looking for a nice quite place to call home!  

 


If your community or home has access to a beautiful body of water, or is a short distance from a relaxing park or hiking trail, you’ll want to be sure and include that information too. Even if you aren’t an “age qualified” community – you just might have the perfect home for a home buyer looking to retire. All of these details give the buyer a better idea of what their day to day would look like, which might be the little extra nudge they need to give you a call!

 

How to Advertise Your Location Benefits

MHVillage has Description sections for both home listings and communities. (Sales centers too, but that’s for another article all together!) This is the perfect place to tell people the wonderful features of your area. There is no word limit and home buyers on the site really do read them. The more information you provide, the more easier it is for a buyer to sell themselves right from your online ad!

As always we are here to help, so if you would like to have one of our account reps review your home or community ads for you, just give us a call or email and we can set up a time to go through it all!

Save The Date: May 17th IMHA 2017 Conference in IL!

MHVillage is excited to speak at the

2017 Annual Conference & Membership Meeting!

May 17, 2017 in Rosemont, IL

  • Don’t miss this opportunity to have your company associated with this event, which will have:

    • Targeted and informative seminars
    • Networking opportunities
    • The latest products and services
    • Fun!
  • Meet decision makers in the Illinois MH Industry and display your products and services.

    Contact  IMHA for registration details.

Hope to see you there!

-MHVillage Team

 

Check Your Statistics on MHVillage at Any Time

Monitoring your leads and other vital information is the perfect way to ensure you are advertising your home, company or community at the level that will provide the most exposure to our consumers.

Within your account we offer a few different ways for you to see how your ads are performing on our site.

If you are a professional, you can log into your account and from your account page, select the “Account Statistics” option to see the overview of all of your stats, and then break them down by advertisement type (Listings, Sales Center, Community).

 

Both professionals and individuals can see the statistics for a specific home in their account by choosing the “Edit Listing” or the “View/Change Listing” option from the account page, then to the right of the home of interest click the “Statistics” option.

When looking at the graph it’s important to note the Views and the Searches.

The view count will tell you how many page views your ad received and the search count will tell you how many searches your ad appeared in. By reviewing both you can get a feel for how many consumers in your area are searching, and then how many of them chose your ad.

It’s also important to note that when we count your page views we do not count when you are looking at your ads and we also only count each customer one time per day.

Thank you for using MHVillage, if you have any additional questions please let us know!

MHVillage to Exhibit at the 2017 Tunica Show for Manufactured Housing

MHVillage, the nation’s number one website for buying, selling, and renting mobile and manufactured homes, has announced that it will be exhibiting at the 2017 Tunica Show for Manufactured Housing from March 29-31, 2017, in Tunica, Mississippi.

MHVillage, the nation’s number one website for buying, selling, and renting mobile and manufactured homes, has announced that it will be exhibiting at the 2017 Tunica Show for Manufactured Housing from March 29-31, 2017, in Tunica, Mississippi.

MHVillage Will Exhibit at The 2017 Tunica Show for Manufactured Housing Professionals

As the nation’s largest outdoor manufactured housing show, the 2017 Tunica Show will feature 70 homes on display from 16 prominent manufacturers. Exhibits by over 90 suppliers will represent every facet of the manufactured housing industry, from manufactured home transport and installation, to building materials, financing and professional services.

“We’re excited to once again be a part of this important event for manufactured housing professionals,” said Darren Krolewski, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development. “Every year, the Tunica Show brings together the industry’s best and brightest in the region, and we look forward to demonstrating how the manufactured home retailers and communities in attendance can utilize MHVillage to grow their business.”

Founded in 2004, MHVillage.com is the largest and most active online marketplace for manufactured housing, with listings for over 28,000 homes, 37,000 communities and 2,900 retailers nationwide. More than 20 million consumers begin their home search with MHVillage annually, resulting in sales transactions in excess of $2.5 billion.

With a footprint covering every manufactured housing market, MHVillage will be showcasing their robust lead generation platform, unparalleled traffic generation capabilities, and custom-tailored advertising solutions. MHVillage is uniquely capable of helping manufactured housing industry professionals gain more business online: community owners and managers, retailers, lenders and builder/developers all utilize MHVillage.com to great effect.

Among the advertising products and services MHVillage will be exhibiting at the 2017 Tunica Show is a marketing program for retailers of Champion Home Builders, a leading producer of modular and manufactured homes, that enables visitors to MHVillage.com to search over 600 new home models from the Champion family of brands and immediately connect with authorized Champion retailers and manufactured home communities where those homes are available for purchase or rental.

“There has been tremendous interest on our website for new homes,” commented Krolewski. “Through our relationship with Champion, we have the unique ability to match Champion’s innovative home designs with the retailer and community inventory already listed on MHVillage so that the consumer can easily locate and view the models that interest them.”

The 2017 Tunica Show also marks the first time MHVillage has sponsored the Tunica Show website, lending its online marketing expertise to the successful promotion of the event to manufactured housing professionals nationwide.

Located at the Hollywood and Resorts Casinos in Tunica, Mississippi, the 2017 Tunica Show begins Wednesday, March 29 and continues through Friday, March 31, with an afternoon of pre-show educational seminars on Tuesday, March 28. As an industry trade event, the 2017 Tunica Show is not open to the public.

About MHVillage
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MHVillage Inc. is the nation’s premier online marketplace of manufactured homes for sale and rent. Since its inception in 2004, MHVillage has grown to become the number one consumer website for the manufactured housing industry with more than 20 million unique visitors annually. In 2016, over 78,000 homes were sold on MHVillage with a combined transaction value exceeding $2.5 billion.

About the Tunica Show
Sponsored by the South Central Manufactured Housing Institute, a non-profit trade-association dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the manufactured housing industry in Mississippi and Alabama, the Tunica Show brings together the latest manufactured home designs, the best in suppliers’ offerings and latest in systems-built technology for over 1,900 industry professionals representing in excess of 500 companies.

Media Contacts:
Darren Krolewski
Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development
MHVillage
800-397-2158

Dennis Hill
Show Coordinator
Show Ways Unlimited
770-587-3350

Meet us in Las Vagas!

2017 National Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing
 Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, NV – May 2-4, 2017

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MHVillage will be at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the 2017 Congress and Expo this May. Get in on this opportunity to gain the tools you need to expand your business and network with other professionals!

Highlights of this event include workshops, seminars, networking opportunities, awards, and the Trade Show Exhibit Hall.

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Your Congress & Expo registration fee includes:
  • Access to over 100 exhibit spaces in the Exhibit Hall
  • Awards Luncheon
  • Coffee breaks throughout each morning
  • Tuesday Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
  • Wednesday Breakfast and Opening General Session
  • Wednesday Networking Reception in the Exhibit
  • Wednesday and Thursday Educational Workshops
  • Thursday Breakfast and General Session in the Exhibit Hall
Additional activities for a fee:
Monday May 1st: 13th Annual Oliver Technologies, Inc. Gold Open
Tuesday May 2nd: MHI-NCC Spring Forum and Developing with Manufactured Housing Seminar

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If you are interested in reserving an exhibit space, sponsorship opportunities, or the National Industry Awards competition, please visit http://www.congressandexpo.com.

Click here to make your hotel reservations online or contact Caesars Palace by calling 866-227-5944. Be sure to ask for the MHI Congress & Expo room block or mention our code SCMHI7.
The deadline for the early-bird rate of $199 per night plus tax is March 31, 2017.

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For more information, please visit http://www.congressandexpo.com/.

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Sponsors and exhibitors of this event:

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See You at the 2017 Tunica Show!

It’s almost here! The Tunica Show has more factory built homes on display than anywhere else in the Southeast United States! Are you registered yet?

From thetunicashow.com:

The 2017 Tunica Show will treat you to a spectacular array of NEW HOMES, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES. Whatever your inventory requires, you’re likely to find the most exciting single-section and system-built homes. It will be a feast for the eyes for all of you, with endless possibilities and combinations. It’s also an excellent opportunity to cut great deals; be the first to see new product/home introductions; talk with R&D and marketing execs; compare prices, service, and follow-through…and network with industry professionals.

To view a virtual tour of last year’s show…click here.

See all the new homes on display!

Once again, MHVillage will be exhibiting at the show. Be sure and stop by our booth – we would love to meet you! Click here to see a list of all the exhibitors for 2017.

We’d also like to send a big thank you to all the fellow sponsors of this year’s show! It is your support that makes all this possible! See a full list of the sponsors here.

The Tunica Show is March 29-31, 2017 at the Hollywood & Resorts Casinos in Tunica, Mississippi.

Haven’t signed up yet? Don’t worry! There is still time to register. Learn more about the show and get all the details at: http://thetunicashow.com/

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is an industry trade show. Not a public show. The public will NOT be admitted to the show.

See you, and all the new model homes, in Tunica!

The Importance of Your Sales Center Page on MHVillage.com

With the array of professional specializations in our industry, MHVillage offers features and benefits across the board. Our services are set in such a way that you can pick and choose, mix and match, and create a truly customized advertising platform – sure to generate the best results possible.

The questions is, are you getting the most out of your professional account with us?

Our top priority is ensuring you understand the wealth of options you have at your fingertips. We’ve found that professionals who know all of the features, and apply them as needed, get the best results. Nicholas M. makes a great example;

Blue Island, IL
Thank you so much, when I posted my ad on this website I got an offer an hour later and sold it the next day! I work amongst investors and I will use this site for advertisement again in the future.
 – Nicholas M.   January 2016

Let’s start with your Sales Center Page!

Your Sales Center page on MHVillage is a place to include all relevant information about your company. This page offers details such as location, hours, contact options, and an “About Us” section. Customers will see this page first when they search for Retailers/Dealers on our site.

It is incredibly important to keep your Sales Center page updated. In effect, this page represents your company brand, and tells potential customers the value of your professionalism. For customers looking to make a purchase, your entire inventory is in one convenient spot. Your first impression may be your last: make it a good one!

If you haven’t tried our Pro+ upgrade yet, give it a try. Customers enjoy incredibly high traffic year round, but especially so in the first couple months. This upgrade does not lock you in: you can apply and remove this enhancement at any time.

With the Pro+ upgrade your Sales Center page gains a spot for your own company website, a banner logo and a square logo with a bolder and higher appearance in Retailer/Dealer searches.

 

 

All you need to do to update or upgrade your Sales Center Page is log in to your account, and select the “Edit Sales Center” option. From there immediately edit any necessary fields. You can even upgrade to the Pro+ on this page by adding your logos, and/or website!

Stats: MonthlyPro+ accounts receive on average 4 times more page views than MonthlyPro accounts since they show higher in the search results and have bolder appearances than their counterparts. Customers also enjoy the option to visit your website and with the upgrade you get to include a link, which we track in your statistics.

As always, if you would like one of our account reps to walk you through your account and ensure you are getting the most out of your MHVillage options, please email or call us! We are happy to help!

Coming Soon: The 2017 Tunica Show!

From The Tunica Show website:

During its long history, the Tunica Show has grown to include virtually every supplier and manufacturer who has wanted to capture the southeast market. As home designs changed, as they became more complex and more beautiful, as they incorporated state-of-the-art features that appealed to every segment of consumers, our exhibitors recognized that the showcase represented by the Tunica Show was valuable as a marketing medium. Exhibiting at Tunica offers you one of the best ways to get in front of your customers and prospects in a relatively short amount of time. Tunica gives you the opportunity to not only show your homes, products, or services, but also creates that all important first impression. The Tunica Show is worth the effort!

MHVillage has been exhibiting at the Tunica show for years – and 2017 will be no exception! We can’t wait to see all our Southeastern clients again. For more information on this incredible industry show, be sure and go to the The 2017 Tunica Show website and sign up for their email list. It will keep you in the loop on all the important show information!

A big thank you to the Alabama Manufactured Housing Association and the Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association for sponsoring this fantastic event!

The Tunica Show is a great place to see all the new home models for 2017!

Are You Ready for the 2017 Tunica Show?

The 2017 Tunica Show

Tuesday, March 28th through Friday, March 31

Hollywood and Resorts Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi

Spring is around the corner and it is time to start gearing up for the 2017 Tunica Show! This is a fantastic opportunity to network with people in the industry and see all the beautiful new model homes on display!

“The Tunica Show has been in existence for 19 years. Our annual show brings out an array of new manufactured home designs, the latest in technology, the best in suppliers’ offering and a look at all the newest amenities and system-built options the industry can offer.”

Want to learn more? Click over to the 2017 Tunica Show website to learn all the details about the upcoming show.

Thinking about exhibiting? Be sure and reserve your spot right away. There are just a few booths left!

Here are just some of the great companies that are heading to the show:

Manufacturer Exhibitors (as of November 1, 2016)

Cappaert Manufactured Housing
Champion Homes (Athens)
Champion Homes (Benton)
Champion Homes (Burleson)
Champion Homes (Dresden)
Deer Valley Homebuilders, Inc.
Fleetwood Homes, Inc.
Kabco Builders, Inc.
Legacy Homes (TX/GA)
Lexington Homes
Platinum Homes
River Birch Homes
Rustic River Homes
Sunshine Homes
TRUmh
Wilkins Mobile Builders

Service & Supplier exhibitors (as of November 1, 2016)

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
21st Mortgage Corporation
Agile Building Products
*Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission
American Insurance Alliance
American Modern Insurance Group
Atlas EPS
Baymont, Inc.
Bennett Truck Transport, LLC
Blevins, Inc.
*BPI
CANA Cabinetry
Cascade Financial Services
CIS Home Loans
Country Place Mortgage
Croft, LLC
CSL Financial
CU Factory Built / Mountainside
Cutting Systems, Inc.
Cypress Creek Manufacturing
Electrolux
Everlock Systems
Heritage Distributing
HMH Supply / DEHCO, Inc.
HomeCarePlus
Jamie’s Interior
Lonestar
Louisiana Pacific Building Products
MHProNews
MHVillage
MHWC
Minute Man Products, Inc.
NADAguides
Net-Wired
Norteck Global HVAC
Northpoint Commercial Finance
N Tech Industrial / Harbor Floor Products
Oliver Technologies
Posey Supply
R-Co Products Corp.
Remote Trax
Rustique Enterprises, Inc.
Safe Porch Storm Shelters
Sedco Pier
Senco Brands, Inc.
Service Partners
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Strong Skirt
StyleCrest
Survive-A-Storm Shelters
Tie Down Engineering
Translift
Tri-State Distribution, Inc.
Triad Financial Services, Inc.
UFP Distribution, LLC.
Wesco Distribution / BellaCORE
*New Service & Suppliers Exhibitors for 2017