Police – Sexual Assault on Manufactured Home Community Property Manager Showing Rental, Professional Safety Tips, plus Manufactured Housing Investing, Stock Updates

DowJones4.09.2020ManufacturedHomeStockUpdatesBroaderMarketSnapshotThere are a range of issues that are underplayed or ignored entirely by those who pitch the easy fast bucks to be made in the manufactured home community space. Tonight’s featured focus is a sobering look at police reports from local media in Pinellas County, FL that reported a sexual assault and battery of a woman who was showing a “mobile home” to a transient that postured being a prospective renter.

Just telling the facts of the report is only part of what’s necessary, what local media didn’t do is provide safety tips, which this evening’s report will provide. Those safety tips should be considered by anyone showing a mobile home, manufactured home or modular housing. While the argument can be made that the risk could be higher for a realtor or an agent showing a home in a development or land-lease community, there is a level of risk in every instance.

On a day when the markets broadly rose again, the essence of the police report and specific safety tips for agents showing homes will be our featured focus tonight.


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Tonight’s report, as our headline suggests, has two distinctive elements. The first is a recent case out of Pinellas Park, FL of a sexual assault on a woman who was showing what was described as a “mobile home” being offered for rental.

The story is a living reminder of the need for safety procedures at every community, development, listing agency and retail center.

Which is why part two of our report provides tips from Homelight that agents and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) have recommended.

Per Fox13.

QuoteMarkManufacturedHomeLivingNewsPolice: Transient man attacks, sexually batters property manager showing vacant mobile home for rent

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – Pinellas Park police arrested Daniel Love, 34, Saturday morning after he allegedly attacked a 40-year-old woman who was showing him a vacant mobile home lot for rent.

Police said Love is a transient who was doing some cleanup work around the mobile home park when he approached the victim and asked about renting an empty unit in the park.

The victim took Love to an empty mobile home and showed him inside. According to police, the victim began to feel uncomfortable and tried to leave. That’s when police said Love grabbed the victim by her neck and would not allow her to leave.

Love then pulled a pocket knife on the victim and subsequently forced her to perform sexual acts upon him, before he then sexually battered her, police said.

After Love passed out inside the mobile home the victim was able to escape and call 9-11 for help.

Love was arrested at the mobile home park and faces charges of sexual battery, false imprisonment and aggravated assault.

The Patch offers similar details to the above, but this additional insight.

Love was charged with armed sexual battery, aggravated assault and false imprisonment. He was given no bond on the sexual battery charge. Bond on the false imprisonment charge was set at $20,000 and bond on the aggravated assault charge was set at $10,000. Love remains in the Pinellas County Jail.”

A comment on the Patch article by Danny White of St. Petersburg said, “These kinds of stories make my blood boil! Such cowardice is unforgivable. Yet, here again is another teachable moment for real estate workers who tour/maintenance/manage properties alone with no emergency notification resource and/or with no personal protection from evil doers, especially women! I pray this victim recovers emotionally and physically.”

It’s that point by White that inspires the following 7 tips from HomeLight.

1.) Always listen to your gut and trust your instincts.

2.) Stay alert and always let the client walk first into each room.

3.) Carry a self-defense weapon. Know your options and know the rules.

You have several options when it comes to self-defense weapons. Hawkins says pepper spray is the most-preferred safety product among agents attending her classes. It’s also the most-used among Realtors in general, according to the NAR. Eighteen percent of Realtors say they carry pepper spray.



4.) Tell co-workers and family where you are at all times.

5.) Use technology & tools to prioritize safety.

6.) Educate yourself through training and self-defense classes.

7.) Create a safety plan and get your office involved.

Not on their list, but a common-sense measure could be to have offices and sales center properties monitored with video cameras and appropriate notices. Why not make it a protocol to have prospects meet you at your office, sign in with a video camera clearly monitoring, and notices posted at the entrance and door that makes it plain that a would-be wrong doer is being video recorded?


MHProNews recommends that everyone that interacts with the public be provided this article by management for discussion, consideration and plan implementation.

Other purportedly similar problematic reports are linked below. These are a sampling on MHProNews over the years, and are just a sliver of what occurs in the nation. Thus, they stand as a reminder that this is an ongoing issue, it is not a one-off event. Be prepared.

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