Prepare to enter a community of neighbors, where people wave at you as they ride past on their golf cart or join you in a game of tennis at the community courts, and where you can enjoy an evening stroll around the block. When you buy a manufactured home with Four Star, you’re not just purchasing a home, you’re entering a lifestyle.

“We’re really selling our customers a lifestyle,” said Bill Thomas, sales manager for the Four Star Homes’ DeLand branch. “The communities will usually have a pool, tennis courts, bocce ball, a clubhouse, activities, luncheons, dinners, all kinds of different things.”

As the largest seller of manufactured homes, Four Star has been helping Central Floridians buy and sell their mobile and manufactured homes since 1982. With eight offices in Central Florida, Four Star sells a home every seven hours, is on track to sell more than 1,500 manufactured homes this year, and sells 1 out of 10 manufactured homes in Florida every year. “When you consider we just handle Central Florida, 1 out of 10 is a lot,” said Bill.

Four Star makes the process of buying or selling a mobile or manufactured home quick and easy. “We do it all,” said Bill. “We list your home, take photos, have open houses, advertise, and do all the paperwork required for a smooth and quick closing.”

They also heavily advertise their listings both online and in print. “We have an internal site that we put all of our listings on, and then they go on to Zillow, Trulia — you name it they’re on there,” said Bill. “Then we also do something that a lot of real estate companies don’t do, and that’s print advertising. We’re in newspapers, The Pennysaver, Homes & Land, The Real Estate Book. It’s something that makes us quite different.”

A lot of the homes Four Star sells are in 55+ communities. “Many current area residents find the lifestyle very attractive and we have a lot of people, like the so-called snowbirds, coming in,” said Bill. “They are either moving here permanently from the North, or they buy homes and spend six months down here and six months up there.”

Four Star is a locally owned family company with over 175 agents ready to help customers buy or sell their manufactured homes. “A lot of our agents live in the communities,” said Bill, “so they know the residents, they know the product, and they know the communities better than anyone else.”

Whether buying or selling a manufactured home, let Four Star Homes work for you! For more information, visit the Four Star DeLand office at 2235 S. Woodland Blvd., Suite 103, call 386-738-3853, or