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PMA

March 2nd, 2014 No comments

Keep Your Thoughts Positive. Your thoughts become your words.Keep Your Words Positive.Your words become your actions.Keep Your Actions Positive.Your actions become your habits.Keep Your Habits Positive.Your habits become your values.Keep Your Values Positive.Your values become your destiny.

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Jen Allen, PHC
Association Executive
First State Manufactured Housing Association
302-674-5868 
Fax:  302-674-5960
www.firststatemha.org

Another Key to Success

October 13th, 2013 No comments

If you walked into a restaurant and the server didn't know the menu well, you'd be concerned or miffed.  If even a good restaurant you liked looked the same now as it did twenty years ago and served nothing new or different, you might be looking for another restaurant.

Study your product and service routinely.  See how it can be improved.  Check out this related article in Manufactured Home Living News, Professionalism, the KYPs and Manufactured Housing.##

The One Eyed Man

September 15th, 2013 No comments

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No one should understand how much myths and falsehoods can harm that an thinking, perceptive manufactured housing industry member. Myths and falsehood limit us daily.

But inaction is also limiting.

Don't accept the status quo. Become an engaged part of the solution that advances the true appeal and benefits of manufactured housing! ##

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L. A. "Tony" Kovach

What is Selling?

August 24th, 2013 No comments

On the Cutting Edge Blog, we have a post with this same title.  Ben Kench gives his take, what is yours?

To see the Cutting Edge of Manufactured Housing Marketing and Sales topic, what is selling, please click here.

Learning from the Success of Others

July 26th, 2013 No comments

Ikea has given manufactured housing amazing examples of possible path ways to greater success.

Please watch this video.  It teaches some important principles, that could help our industry sell more homes. ##

Motivation and Inspiration!

January 19th, 2013 No comments

There are few things more motivating than a truly fine live event. I've read great books and articles, watched great videos and have also listened to 'inspirational' and motivating audio.

But a good live event gives you the energy of the crowd as well as the speaker(s). It is like the difference between an dead restaurant and one that is buzzing with energy!

The most motivating thing you are likely to be able to do is to go to the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show! Starting with the special Pre-Show Get the Edge event on January 22nd, and moving onto the main show that runs from January 23 until midday on January 25th, you want to come early and stay late every day.


Here is your link to the main LouisvilleManufacturedHousingShow.com website:

Here is your link to the show brochure, including seminars, exhibitors, homes on display and much, much more!

Zig Ziglar once said words to the effect, sure, you need regular doses of motivation. You also have to shower or bathe regularly too! We will be in booth #115 at Louisville, because it motivates us to motivate good pros like you! ##

Do Good Anyway

August 15th, 2012 1 comment

Some quotes, poems and sayings cut to the heart of a matter in a few words what lengthy explanations and books may fail to achieve.

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The quote above is one such example, the quote that is the centerpiece of this inspirational poster was sent in by Mike DuPure, a manufactured housing sales professional whose career has included both communities and street retail centers.

Mike, thanks for the inspiration for this poster! ##

The Daily Drill

June 13th, 2012 No comments
"If I do not practice one day..I know it. If I do not practice the next…the orchestra knows it. If I do not practice the third day…the whole world knows it."
– Ignacy Paderewski
 

(Editor's Note: Ignacy Paderewski, notable Polish pianist and composer. I know some high performing manufactured housing companies that 'practice' what they call 'the daily drill.' Yes, they practice sales or other roles. Is it any surprise when they out-perform the competitors in their market? Appliance and electronics chain HHGregg is touting that their associates know more than other companies sales associates do. “We Help.” is their new tag line. Investing the time, effort and resources into training and motivation is proven to grow results, improve employee morale and performance, plus pays off on your bottom line. Make training a priority in your company, and practice the way, doctors, attorneys and other professionals do.)

 
"Never stop until your good becomes better..and your better becomes the best."
 
– Frank Zappa
1940-1993-Singer/Songwriter
 
"Yesterday's successes lead to today's complacencies…which lead to tomorrow's failures."
 
– Army Saying
 
 
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Robin Crow

Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party and Manufactured Housing Professionals

May 4th, 2012 No comments
Let me clearly state that I do not believe that there are a lot of similarities between the Occupy movement and the Tea Party movement. But there are some things similar, and part of that something is that both are born of frustration with the status quo. Each movement seeks in its own way to mobilize those who are tired of just complaining. We may agree or disagree with them, but they are acting to change things!
 
There are not many manufactured home owners or professionals I talk to who like the status quo either. But only a tiny fraction are politically engaged in getting the changes needed in Washington DC to get Dodd-Frank and the SAFE Act reformed and manageable. Don't be one who sits and complains, get in the game, as others have successfully. If you are already engaged, get others in your team and among your peers to get engaged too. HR 3849 is a political no-brainer for both political parties in an election year. But it will only happen when enough of us talk to our Congressmen and Senators offices. Set an example and then get others to do the same. Let's make the passage of HR 3849 a reality. Your one stop resources for HR 3949 are linked right here. ##

 

Winning the War

April 27th, 2012 No comments

The happy soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him but rather because he loves what is behind him. We fight the good fight for manufactured housing not because we hate other forms of housing, but rather because we love all that manufactured homes is, does and represents for the benefit of millions.

This is not war in the sense of crushing an enemy, but rather an engagement in winning the hearts and minds who now fail to understand the value and benefits we offer millions. It is a conflict waged with the intellect and emotions of those who are darkened at present to what we truly represent.

To win, we must have the right intention. We can not succeed without genuine satisfaction for our customers! When we gain that satisfaction, we have to a degree already won, as have they who benefited.

Consumers. Businesses. Associations. Working together, we are better. ##