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?
|Next 6 Months||26%|
2) Are you looking to rent or purchase a home?
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?
|$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?
|Living in a single family home||5%|
|Amenities (pool, recreation center, etc.)||6%|
|Have a friend/relative that lives in the community||1%|
|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.