Monthly Archives: May 2014

MHVillage User Data (Infographic)

BY: DAWN HIGHHOUSE

Did you know that 33.5% of MHVillage users are between the ages of 25-34? Or that if all the homes sold on MHVillage were lined up end to end, it could almost go across the United States twice? We put together this great infographic on MHVillage User Data for the 2014 National Congress and Expo. Take a look!

MHVillage Infographic page 2

 

MHVillage Infographic

 

Click the image above to enlarge, or you can click to download a pdf copy.

IMHA Meeting – Thank You!

BY: DAWN HIGHHOUSEIMHA-LOGO

I’d like to send a big MHVillage thank you to the wonderful folks at the Illinois Manufactured Housing Association. I was invited to speak at their meeting last week, and I want to congratulate them on an enjoyable and well executed event. Everyone I spoke with had nothing but positive things to say.

In addition to having educational opportunities, they also had four beautiful homes on display to tour. (See more of my photos of these homes on our flickr account.) Kudos to Adventure Homes, Harmony Homes, Hart Housing and Redman Homes!

Illinois Manufactured Housing Association Meeting, May 8th – 9th

More information on the upcoming IMHA meeting this week in East Peoria!

Make plans to join us at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference on May 8th & 9th, 2014 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino, in East Peoria, IL.
Peoria Waterfront

Special Retail and Community based seminar tracks have been planned with something for everyone!

Featuring:

  • Ken Rishel an industry leader on the topic of chattel finance and John “Ace” Underwood a career sales professional and consultant to the MH & RV industries will answer your questions and discuss Dodd-Frank and CFPB compliance issues in two separate sessions, each one specific to either MH Retailers and MH Communities.
  •  A “Wake Up!” Call – Tammy Fonk, an MH industry specialist from CBRE along with Creighton Weber from Wells Fargo Bank help us take a step back and access the overall asset quality, or “curb appeal”, of your community. Join these two professionals and learn what it takes to improve the value of your property.
  • Dawn Highhouse – Vice President of Customer Care at MHVillage.com will provide simple tips and techniques for increasing Online Sales that you can put to works right away!
  • The power of Merchandising with Susan Yoder of Décor & More and an open discussion session for MH Retailers moderated by Bill Carr from Rainmaker Software
  • Rent Manager® presents software with all of the community management tools you need including website integration, and resident screening to enable you to get more organized and be more productive.
  • George Allen CPM, MHM shares his insights on the “the State of the MH Industry & Communities” in his keynote address
  • Model homes on display from Redman, Hart, Adventure and Fairmont
  • Legislative update on the Conveyance and Encumbrance of Manufactured Homes as Real Property and Severance Act, High Risk Home Loans, IMHA’s efforts with the Secretary of State on Dealers Licensing and title issues.
  • Networking Opportunities… and More!

If you have already registered we are looking forward to seeing you there – if not…IMHA-LOGO

Register Today!
Secure online event registration is available though today only at www.imha.org  or call IMHA at (217) 528-3423
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Get in on the action!
In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, the IMHA-PAC will be conducting a 50/50 raffle drawing (need not be present to win) tickets $10 each. Also a silent auction featuring a flat screen TV, consulting services from RCG, Chicago Bears tickets, personalized tours of the State Capital, artwork and more!
Raffle tickets available online at www.imha.org or by calling IMHA at (217) 528-3423
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Sponsors of IMHA

 

Join Me at the Illinois 2014 Annual Meeting on May 8th & 9th

BY: DAWN HIGHHOUSEIMHA-LOGO

Are you in located in the Midwest? Join me at the Illinois Manufactured Housing Association Annual Meeting on May 8th & 9th! The meeting will be packed with educational seminars and networking opportunities. On Friday, I’ll be giving a seminar with an overview of MHVillage and Simple Tips and Techniques for Online Sales.

Check out the Illinois Manufactured Housing Association website for additional information and registration:

2014 Annual Meeting
May 8th and 9th, 2014
Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino
East Peoria, IL


ABOUT DAWN HIGHHOUSE:

Dawn HighhouseDawn Highhouse has been a part of the manufactured housing industry for 15 years. First with Datacomp Appraisal Services, and then joining the MHVillage.com team. MHVillage has over 54,000 visitors per day and is the largest website for buying and selling manufactured homes in the industry.

As Vice President of Customer Care, she handles marketing, social media campaigns, creates web content, and runs the customer service team. She is the editor and chief web content provider for the MHVillage newsletters which are emailed to over 40,000 recipients each month. Dawn has given seminars on marketing and sales techniques to industry professionals across the country.