I have a lead generating service. Yesterday I got a call from an older lady. She was excited. She had just sold her home and was calling on a mobile home on a rented lot. That particular one was pending. She did not know about lot rent. I found out she did not have the money for a mortgage (although I might have her look into it). She has until April 1 to move.
I cannot get her a home with land. I cannot get her a condo or a townhouse. She lives on SSI and has spent her retirement. There were two homes on the multiple listing service and 4 on the FSBO market. Today I will set an appointment to show her these. I did suggest that we might want to look at senior apartments but she does not want that. Her lot rent will take over half her ssi. The repairs are likely to be high. I wonder what her mortgage is? It might have been lower than the lot rent.
I find this depressing. I asked if she had an agent and she said no. I wold have had a plan for her before I put her home on the market.
I will do my best for this lady but I am saddened that she is in this position. There are protections for older people on property taxes. I might have been able to set that up for her. Of course I only get paid when I sell but some things are much more important than money.