Monthly Archives: August 2015

MHI 2015 Annual Meeting Coming Up!

MHI’s 2015 Annual Meeting
Oct 04, 2015 12:00pm – Oct 06, 2015 12:00pm

The MHI Annual Meeting is the largest membership meeting of the year and provides an excellent opportunity to exchange information with industry friends and stay current on housing marketplace trends.

MHI Annual EventEarly-Bird Deadline for Registration and Hotel Reservations –

Extended to September 11, 2015

From the Manufactured Housing Institute’s website:

The Keynote Speaker is Tom Derzypolski from BowStern Marketing Communications.
MHI has initiated a more focused effort on its Facebook page and has increased its posting quality and quantity significantly in recent months. The number of people following the industry on the MHI Facebook page has grown significantly. Tom’s presentation will explore how MHI members can become even more involved in promoting the industry through social media and how their businesses can benefit.

MHI will hold elections for its 2016 officers during the Annual Membership Meeting luncheon on Monday afternoon. On Monday evening during the Annual Awards Dinner, special awards will be presented to those individuals that have gone above and beyond for the industry during the last year. The prestigious MHI Chairman’s award, State Association Executive of the Year Award, Frank Walter Standards Award, and Jim Moore Excellence in Communications Award will all be presented.

Your involvement in MHI and active participation in working to find solutions to problems are essential to the future of the industry. We look forward to seeing you October 4-6 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Early registration ends on Sep 04, 2015.
Regular registration starts on Sep 05, 2015 and ends on Oct 02, 2015.
Late registration starts on Oct 03, 2015.

Learn more and register for this event at the MHI website.

2015 WMA Convention & Expo

2015 WMA Convention and Expo, October 12 – 15, 2015 in Reno, NV

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From the WMA website:

WMA proudly celebrates a platinum anniversary this year! The Board of Directors, the Convention Planning Committee and staff cordially invite you to this year’s Convention & Expo—which takes on the theme “Goin’ Platinum!” Our host hotel is the Peppermill Reno. WMA has served the manufactured housing industry since 1945, and we only continue to do so because of your support. Come! Celebrate with us!WMA Going Platinum

With a healthier economy, it’s never been more important to spend your dollars wisely. Owners rely on managers to find opportunities to ensure the successful operation of their communities. Here, you will find everything! For you, on a professional level, we’ll blend educational programs with entertainment and networking forums so that you’ll have everything you need to succeed in this business. We will feature seminars with industry experts focused on shaping our future and our communities; sessions covering practical business issues; opportunities to network with other industry leaders; and a dynamic Expo to make your attendance worthwhile!

Register for this great event and be sure and stop by our booth to meet MHVillage!

SECO Conference 2015

Oct. 14 – Oct. 15, 2015 in Atlanta, GA join us at the:

SECO logoOver 100 community owners from 15 states are expected, along many other representatives of our industry, many state execs, vendors, and at least four Community Series display homes. Presentations and panel discussions will complement two days of networking.

Conference Topics Include:

  • Why Community Owners Should Consider Selling New Homes
  • Lessons Learned from a Very Successful Couple
  • The Pros & Cons of Water Meter Automation
  • How to Use Private Equity to Buy and / or Infill Properties
  • Renovating & Rehabbing Used Homes for Profit
  • Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Profiting from the new Manufacutred Home Appraisal Rules
  • Plus,  a one day workshop for Professional Property Management Training/Certification with George Allen on Tuesday, Oct. 13th
    Click here for the complete agenda.

Speakers at this event will include:SECO14-2

George Allen
Steve Case
Tim Colman
Tabetha DuPrist
Jay Hamilton
Ken and Katie Hauk
Trent Kjell
Larry Mathews
Cole Philips
Micheal Power
David protiva
Spencer Roane
Bob Stovall
David Voss
Lamon Warnock
and our very own: Darren Krolewski

Darren Krolewski is Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Datacomp Appraisal Systems, the nation’s largest independent provider of market-based appraisals for the manufactured housing industry and operator of MHVillage.com, the number one website for manufactured homes and communities online. Datacomp has developed its MSRV, or Market-Suggested Retail Value, to enable lenders, communities and retailers to comply with the new home appraisal requirements that are now in effect for most financed manufactured home transactions.

For more information about the event or to register go to seoconference.com

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Increasing Your MH Sales in Smart Ways

TONY KOVACHBY: L.A. ‘TONY’ KOVACH:
Manufactured Housing Marketing Sales Management
Publisher of www.MHProNews.com and www.MHLivingNews.com

Knowledge is potential power, and knowledge shared is thereby multiplied. We’re big believers in MHVillage, because pros like you and thousands of others get exposure to literally hundreds of thousands of prospects weekly shopping for a manufactured home (MH). Those buyers are there, because there are so many homes to see on one huge website! It’s like a super center for MH.

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On MHProNews.com we’ve featured literally hundreds of MH professionals and their stories. One example is the Inside MH video with award winning Scott Roberts you see linked here is one of thousands of examples of stories and/or videos that you can access. The Industry News Tips and Views Pros can Use © are free, thanks to the support of good companies like MHVillage.com.

We also believe that via social media, videos and other outreach methods, you can connect with a larger audience you might not otherwise attract. Want to sell more homes to customers with cash or good credit? The public-focused videos we feature on MHLivingNews.com range from the ‘everywoman’ and ‘everyman’ types to high level professionals who make big to huge incomes and live in manufactured homes. This example linked below of a video with a senior level executive and her retired husband is a great example.
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MHProNews.com ads fresh news, commentary and tips every business day. ManufacturedHomeLivingNews.com gets new videos weekly, interviews and tours that are public focused. Those videos are also being used as a tool by many in MH with specific clients, prospects they want to move-to-yes through the specific topic the video addresses.
By sharing the stage, you attract a bigger audience. It works for MHVillage, it works at the mall and at MH trade shows. It also works for our industry on MHProNews.com and MHLivingNews.com. Check them out!