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Archive of John Fedro

John Fedro has been investing in manufactured housing since 2002. John now spends his time continuing to build his cash-flow business in multiple states while helping others enjoy the same freedom he has achieved. Find John here.

John has written 103 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Business Management & Productivity*

4 Compelling Reasons to Always Follow Up With Sellers

by John Fedro October 20, 2014
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80% of sales are made between the fifth and twelfth contact with a seller. Additionally, 48% of sales people will never follow up with a client. This article will discuss just a few of the ideas to consider when calling sellers back…

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Business Management & Productivity*

4 Steps Every Investor Should Take After Closing on a Mobile Home

by John Fedro October 10, 2014
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After purchasing a mobile home inside a park your next major goal is to sell, rent, or fill this home with a low-risk resident to begin creating cash flow from 1.) monthly payments or 2.) an all-cash profit from a quick all-cash sale. What else may you want to do after closing?

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

The Top 6 Reasons Mobile Home Investing Sucks (and How to Get Around Them)

by John Fedro September 26, 2014
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Welcome back, Three weeks ago I was out of the state looking at some investment property to purchase, a mobile home park to be specific. Typically, when I am out of my local area and staying a few nights, I enjoy finding local real estate investor clubs to attend to learn more about the locals […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

3 Common (and Costly) Mistakes Mobile Home Investors Make

by John Fedro September 19, 2014
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Welcome back, It almost never fails that any mobile home community you go to will request that you “fill out an application prior to [you] purchasing an individual mobile home inside our park.” Every park will have its own approval process, and every park will require its own criteria needed before any potential resident buys […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

Are Real Estate Investors Really Necessary?

by John Fedro September 12, 2014
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Welcome back! At least once a week this question is emailed to me from newer investors trying to wrap their heads around real estate and mobile home investing. In the start of my career I too asked these same questions about the need for us if buyers and sellers are actively looking for each other. […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mobile Home Investing (Including How The Last One Built Is Over 35 Years Old…)

by John Fedro September 1, 2014

Welcome back, In today’s article we’ll explore a small list of some surprising facts about mobile homes and manufactured homes that are not well publicized in the media. Mobile homes and manufactured homes are often times laughed at by a majority of investors. This seemingly negative stigma gives many mobile home investors a low competitive […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

Focus On The Positive While Real Estate Investing

by John Fedro August 8, 2014
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Welcome back, While learning, growing, and stretching our investing businesses many of us have inevitably make mistakes, not acted fast enough, or speculated more than we should. I know I have. “Focus on the bright side” is a popular and cheery mantra we often say to ourselves in moments we need to feel a little […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

What to Look for In a Good Mobile Home Investment Deal

by John Fedro July 25, 2014

Welcome back, This article is created to help investors who have little experience with mobile home investments. Mobile home are located in almost every city around the nation. If you have not seriously looked into this form of investing you may wish to dig a little deeper. Let me first say that the opinions and […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

The Mobile Home Perimeter Zone

by John Fedro July 18, 2014

Welcome back, In almost every city in America you will find some supply of mobile homes. These mobile homes and manufactured homes can be located inside preexisting parks and attached to private land the owner of the mobile home also owns. In many cities the highest density of these factory built homes are concentrated outside […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

How Do I Know What Type Of Real Estate Investing To Pursue?

by John Fedro July 4, 2014
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On a recent podcast titled Mobile Home Investing and Getting Started With John Fedro I was asked, “What is your advice for newer investors that are confused about which investing niche to pursue?” Today I wanted to dive deeper into that question and give some clarity to the newer investors having this same dilemma. Once […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

Train Yourself to Wake Up Earlier (and Become a Better Real Estate Investor Because of it!)

by John Fedro June 27, 2014
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Real estate investing takes time and effort daily. Unless you are outsourcing much of your investor duties required to invest daily than you are likely in the need of more hours in the day. For many of us, some of the best hours we have are in the morning because our brains are refreshed and […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

The Importance of a Real Estate Track Sheet In the Face of Judgement

by John Fedro June 13, 2014
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Welcome back, It still blows my mind when some people believe that all real estate investors are all greedy, heartless, slum lords. I recently ran into a woman that immediately changed her attitude towards me once I told her I help buyers and sellers as a full-time real estate investor. Some people have incorrect misconceptions […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

3 Reasons Why Being Last Is Better Than Being First In Real Estate

by John Fedro May 30, 2014

Welcome back, The world is full of people who quit. A study I remember hearing years ago that frightened me terribly was that over 90% of people interested in real estate investments never close their first real estate investment deal. Why does this failure happen when people have such good intention and ambition when starting […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

One Small Simple Step To Growing Your Network and Increasing Your Influence

by John Fedro May 23, 2014

Welcome back, Everyone has to eat. One of the best things I did when I started my investing career was ask two active local real estate investors out to lunch to get to know each other and chit-chat. I did not only ask this from these two investors but continued taking different investors and real […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

How To Be Everywhere At Once In Real Estate

by John Fedro May 16, 2014
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Real estate investing is a people business. We make money by dealing with people. We work with sellers, buyers, Realtors, brokers, community mangers, sales reps, agents, lenders, strangers, friends, handyman, contractors, and many more people on a daily basis. We find properties, buy properties, and sell properties to people. The point being made above is […]

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