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Jul 13, 2009 6:14 pm

There's one nearby and its a very large 55 and up community manufactured home community Sign reads no solicitors/ violators will be prosecuted yada yada. Is direct mail/phone the only option then? There is no gate or anything... any suggestions?

Jul 13, 2009 6:36 pm

Prosecuted? remove the sign put another up that says we welcome and LOVE all solicitations of any kind or product. Call up Kirby and several other door to door (can't forget EJ)and let them know the neighborhood just opened up. Make sure to get the meat guy that has meat on his truck and allegedly has a load that he had to sell but couldn't, so he'll give it to you girt cheap to save his job.

 
It will be like a big party invasion of the sales people. Fleece them like Locust eat crops. By the time its over make them as broke as if they had invested with Madoff.
 
When there is nothing left ... return original sign.
Jul 13, 2009 6:55 pm

Haha. The prosecuted part is what got me, and its kinda hard to miss. Any suggestions that don't involve prospecting for other solicitors?

Jul 13, 2009 7:09 pm

Your not selling anything, you're just introducing yourself. Therefore, you aren't soliciting:). I've always ignored those signs, and I've not once had anyone say anything. Aslong as you don't show up with vaccum cleaners or a bible and your keep your initial contact informal, people with those signs don't think your selling anything.  Just keep indentifying yourself with the local community so they think you are just a regular guy.

Jul 13, 2009 7:42 pm
fa09:

There's one nearby and its a very large 55 and up community manufactured home community Sign reads no solicitors/ violators will be prosecuted yada yada. Is direct mail/phone the only option then? There is no gate or anything... any suggestions?







... uh, at what point were you thinking that the manufactured home community would be the site for your next big rollover?



Sorry ... maybe that's a regional bias creeping in, but go where the money is. If those homes look like money that's fine, but just don't fool yourself into thinking you're making effective use of your time because you're getting the chance to talk to people.



If the people you are talking to ain't got it, all you've done is waste the day. And I'm saying this because I made that mistake.

Jul 13, 2009 7:44 pm

Ignore the sign unless you have a box of bibles with you.

Be friendly, compliment their home, ask about their neighbor's .. you are golden.

Jul 14, 2009 1:08 am

Try hosting the next HOA meeting. Some are often as once a month.

Jul 14, 2009 9:14 am

The HOA idea seems plausible. Should I bother pushing for a presentation or just be the local fa here to offer lunch and meet the community/let them know I exist and place some brochures at the table? I can't imagine any HOA having qualms with the latter.

Jul 14, 2009 9:22 am


... uh, at what point were you thinking that the manufactured home community would be the site for your next big rollover?



Sorry ... maybe that's a regional bias creeping in, but go where the money is. If those homes look like money that's fine, but just don't fool yourself into thinking you're making effective use of your time because you're getting the chance to talk to people.



If the people you are talking to ain't got it, all you've done is waste the day. And I'm saying this because I made that mistake.





I thought someone would bring that up. I'm not talking a trailer park but a retirement community with a good chance of plenty of assets. Most people I have met in those situations sold there house for a few 100k and bought a home in this type of setting dirt cheap and have just padded their retirement savings with the difference. So yes I do anticipate some big sizeable accounts out of it.



My regional always says its the old lady still driving the 77 buick not the 25 year old in a new porche that is gonna have the kind of assets you can make a living with.

Jul 14, 2009 9:37 am

Your regional is full of crap.  That old lady with the 77 buick is not going to plunk down her cash on something without FDIC right now. She is sitting in her house watching the news all day and scared to death.  At least that has been my experince.  Not saying you won't sell bonds to those folks, you will... but one thing I've learned while door knocking is ... If they look broke, they probably are.  If they drive an old buick, they are 80 years old and getting ready to die.  If they look like they have money, the usually do. Prospect where the money is.

Jul 14, 2009 10:02 am
voltmoie:

You're regional is full of crap. That old lady with the 77 buick is not going to plunk down her cash on something without FDIC right now. She is sitting in her house watching the news all day and scared to death. At least that has been my experince. Not saying you won't sell bonds to those folks, you will... but one thing I've learned while door knocking is ... If they look broke, they probably are. If they drive an old buick, they are 80 years old and getting ready to die. If they look like they have money, the usually do. Prospect where the money is.







Not entirely true. I've seen plenty of lil old ladies living in a shack, with a million bucks in their account. You never know who has money.