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

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;

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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 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

Louisville Tradeshow and Branding Sale

It’s trade show season and next up is the:

MHVillage is excited to network with our customers and and experience all of the new resources, homes and products our industry has to offer.

Show Information: 

For over 50 years, The Louisville Show has distinguished itself as the midwest’s premier event for manufactured housing professionals. As the industry’s largest indoor manufactured housing show, The Louisville Show brings the latest products, services and technology together for more than 1,500 industry professionals representing in excess of 600 companies. Whether you are a community owner or operator, retailer, builder/developer, supplier, or other industry professional, The Louisville Show is the most significant event of the year to observe industry trends, increase your knowledge and network with fellow industry professionals.

The 2017 Louisville 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.

For more information about the show and how you can attend visit their website: http://thelouisvilleshow.com/

in other news, we are half way through our Branding Sale on MHVillage!

If you didn’t get a chance to list homes and add this feature, you still have time! 

As our gift, you can list homes on the site and then apply the Branding feature free of charge until Feb 28th. After this date the Branding will return to it’s standard pricing. So if you have home inventory you need to list, add them today and then apply the Branding to experience this product with no additional cost until the end of February!

As we mentioned in last month’s newsletter MHVillage experiences a substantial traffic increase in January and then it sets the baseline for the rest of the year.

So list your homes, apply the Branding and enjoy the ride.

See you in Louisville!

‘Tis The Season for Giving & Traffic!

Our Holiday gift this year is Free Branding for New Home Listings until Feb 28th!        (Good on ANY Home Listing that is added to the site).

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This is the perfect time to update your Sales Center Page. Then as you list your homes apply our Branding feature via the option provided in the listing process.

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This feature (normally $3.00 per home per month) lets you remove all other ads from any new listing and it replaces that space on the page with information automatically pulled from your Sales Center Page. It also shows a link to your website in that area and links to your other listings.

Your account is already set up with this gift, so no need for an AdCode or special link.

All you need to do is list your homes now and apply Branding so you can get the best bang for your buck as our traffic increases throughout  January!

So why is this the perfect time? Starting December 26th, web traffic on MHVillage starts to ramp up! 

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In this time the traffic on the site will increase to over and above the highest traffic day in the previous summer!

Just like in any other shopping medium consumers will form their own patterns and trends.     As we all know, shopping malls, movie theaters and restaurants all see a huge boost the week up to and during the holiday season. Over at MHVillage we see this same increase the weeks following the holiday season!

Now, we are not implying that December 26th everyone is online looking for their next mobile home. We mean that consistently, traffic increases from that date and then stays that way as we welcome the new year.

Also, this isn’t a traffic spike, it doesn’t shoot up and then shoot back down. It literally begins to ramp up and set the baseline for the rest of the year.

Another fun fact? This happens every single year! So much so, that internally our technical department starts gearing up for this increase in November to be sure we are ready.

So the next question is, are YOU ready? 

One of the benefits of the housing market being slower during the holidays, is it can give you time to gear up for the increase in your business too. This when you can be sure you are staffed properly and any home or community maintenance or necessary documentation can be updated and ready to go for your customers. Also, it’s the perfect time to be sure that your online marketing it updated and ready too!

Speaking of online marketing, in the next week, here are 5 things you should do on MHVillage:

    1. Make sure your entire inventory is online. I suggest this one a lot, but it is for a simple reason: more home listings = more leads. Remember, Basic listings are free, so it doesn’t cost you anything to get all your homes up and online.
    2. Make your Sales Center page Pro+. This one will cost you a little extra if you don’t already have a Pro+ account. Once you’ve upgraded your account, be sure and add a link to your logos and website. This will not only allow the MHVillage buyers to click over to your site, it will also help in how your company website shows in Google searches.
    3. If you have a Community, make it a Showcase. Again, this will cost a bit,  but you want to look your best to all the buyers. Also, home shoppers do not need to log in to view Showcased communities, so that means more people are going to see your information.
    4. Review your own website. Once you’ve put links to your site from MHVillage on your listings, Sales Center page and Community, click over and look at your website as a buyer would. Is your website up to date? Is the contact information easy to find? Is there an online form for them to get more information?
    5. Take advantage of our Free Branding until Feb 28th for the homes you add to the site. When you apply this you can completely dominate your listings, removing all other ads and adding all your own information.

As always, If you have any questions give us a call!

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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Champion Home Builders Names New Leadership

Mark Yost to lead U.S. Operations

TROY, Mich., November 1, 2016 – Champion Home Builders, Inc., a leading producer of manufactured homes and modular structures, announced today the appointment of Mark Yost as its President. The Company also named Laurie Hough as Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Timothy Burkhardt as Vice President and Controller.

Yost has served as Chief Financial Officer for Champion since 2013. Prior to joining Champion, he served as CFO and EVP for Severstal North America, a major steelmaker based in Dearborn, MI. In announcing these promotions, Keith Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Champion said, “Mark, Laurie and Tim’s combined experiences in operations and financial management coupled with their passion for serving the needs of our customers will serve the Company well as they lead our growth and expansion efforts in the U.S.” As part of the realignment, non-U.S. housing operations, including Star Fleet Trucking and Canadian and U.K. operations, will continue to report to Anderson.

Yost received his BS degree in finance and his MBA from the University of Michigan. He received Crain’s Detroit 2012 Business CFO of the Year award for his accomplishments at Severstal.

Hough joined Champion in 2010 as Vice President, Accounting and Financial Reporting, and was promoted to VP and Controller in 2012. She previously held the positions of Manager of Financial Consolidations at Chrysler Group LLC and Audit Manager at PwC. Hough is a licensed CPA and obtained her BS in Accounting from Oakland University.

Burkhardt was named Director of Financial Reporting at Champion in 2012. He held previous financial positions with Asset Acceptance Capital Corp., Chrysler and BDO Seidman, LLP. A licensed CPA, Burkhardt received his BA and MBA from Michigan State University in Accounting.champion-mb-logo-ice-dark-blue-01

About Champion Home Builders

Founded in 1953, Champion specializes in a wide variety of manufactured and modular homes, park model RVs, as well as modular buildings for the multi-family, hospitality, senior and workforce housing sectors. Champion started as a single manufacturing facility in rural Michigan and grew to offer factory-built housing and other structures throughout the U.S., U.K. and western Canada. The company operates 28 manufacturing facilities throughout North America and Europe, and employs more than 4,200 people worldwide.

For more information on Champion Home Builders, visit www.ChampionHomes.com.