Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ever wonder who those 45,000+ people visiting the MHVillage Website every day are?

We did, so we decided to do a short survey to find out.  Last month we asked MHVillage visitors viewing community profiles to answer a few questions, and thousands volunteered to do so.  Over 85% of our visitors taking the survey identified themselves as consumers looking to purchase or rent a manufactured home.  Once we knew that, we asked them five simple questions, and here is what they told us:

1) How soon would you like to move?

Now 22%
Next Month 25%
Next 6 Months 26%
Next Year 10%
Just Looking 17%

2) Are you looking to rent or purchase a home?

Buying 67%
Renting 33%

3a) If planning to rent, what is your monthly budget for your home rental?

Less than $500 26%
$500 – $599 26%
$600 – $699 21%
$700 – $799 9%
$800 – $899 8%
$900 – $1,000 6%
More than $1,000 4%

3b) If planning to buy, what is your budget for your home purchase?

Under $5,000 8%
$5,000 – $10,000 17%
$10,001 – $20,000 17%
$20,000 – $30,000 12%
$30,000 – $40,000 12%
$40,000 – $50,000 13%
More than $50,000 20%

4) What size home are you interested in?

1 bed/1 bath 6%
2 bed/1 bath 22%
2 bed/2 bath 31%
3 bed/1 bath 8%
3 bed/2 bath 29%
3 bed/3 bath 1%
4 or more bedrooms 3%

5) Which of the below will most influence your decision where to live?

Price 33%
Living in a single family home 5%
Amenities (pool, recreation center, etc.) 6%
Location 43%
Activities 1%
Have a friend/relative that lives in the community 1%
Move-in specials 3%
Living in a brand new home 1%

We’d love to hear your comments on the results of this survey, and we’d also like your ideas for other questions we could ask that would help you tune your marketing and sales efforts to attract and close as many manufactured home buyers and community residents as possible.