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newguy123
01-08-2013, 01:56 PM
The title pretty much sums it up. But with door hangers, is the timing that you place them more important than the message that you have on them? I've read that the most important element is timing, then where you're placing them, and third is the message.

What is everyone's experience with this, true or not?

grandview (2006)
01-08-2013, 05:43 PM
Timing is big. Around here if its to early people are still thinking snow. But in the spring if we get a couple of good days and people start to look around their yard to see what needs to be done. Best thing you can do is have all your stuff ready to go.

newguy123
01-08-2013, 10:48 PM
Timing is big. Around here if its to early people are still thinking snow. But in the spring if we get a couple of good days and people start to look around their yard to see what needs to be done. Best thing you can do is have all your stuff ready to go.

Yeah I can understand that with the snow. So, then is timing still the biggest factor, the most significant?

grandview (2006)
01-09-2013, 05:55 AM
Yeah I can understand that with the snow. So, then is timing still the biggest factor, the most significant?

Yes, to early and they just throw it out.

newguy123
01-10-2013, 03:54 PM
Okay great point. Anyone else have any input on this subject?

TurfWerks
01-10-2013, 06:11 PM
I think Timing is a huge factor. A lot of time I also think I could put whatever I wanted on there as long as the customer seen a price somewhere that's all they would read anyway.. LOL

calvinslawnservices
01-10-2013, 06:14 PM
Timing is everything. Although some commercial properties around me start looking back in October for the coming year. Mostly budget apartments that want the cheapest rates...

jsslawncare
01-10-2013, 07:17 PM
I think timing too. And it's different every year.

Will P.C.
01-10-2013, 07:21 PM
I have always considered something like door hangers to have more to do with branding and letting the customer see your name/logo, than actually pulling in business with them. The more times a prospect seems your branding the better.

If you happen to get business from them, it is just an added benefit.

sticklelm
01-10-2013, 07:37 PM
I have always considered something like door hangers to have more to do with branding and letting the customer see your name/logo, than actually pulling in business with them. The more times a prospect seems your branding the better.

If you happen to get business from them, it is just an added benefit.


i like that way of looking at it. great point man. In the long run, your investment will pay off.

lawnpropm
01-12-2013, 02:47 AM
Did door hangers last year and landed some sweet jobs from them. Alot of people saw the name and logo. This year im going to do hangers and then go knock on some doors.
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newguy123
01-13-2013, 01:29 AM
Did door hangers last year and landed some sweet jobs from them. Alot of people saw the name and logo. This year im going to do hangers and then go knock on some doors.
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Were your door hangers for maintenance more or landscaping installs?

lawnpropm
01-13-2013, 01:43 AM
Were your door hangers for maintenance more or landscaping installs?

I advertised both. Best job I landed was a home owner had a pool installed and needed 2 zones of irrigation added some heads repaired, plants, mulch, and 5000 sq ft of sod. In and out in 3 days with one day rain delay. That one job paid for the door hangers.
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skorum03
01-13-2013, 01:58 AM
Door hangers sound like something that can really pay off if placed in the right neighborhood. It seems though, that alot of times the neighborhood you will target with your hangers will already have someone doing their lawn, so better be on your game when it comes to estimating.


Spencer Korum
YardBros Outdoors
www.yardbros.com

lawnpropm
01-13-2013, 02:07 AM
Door hangers sound like something that can really pay off if placed in the right neighborhood. It seems though, that alot of times the neighborhood you will target with your hangers will already have someone doing their lawn, so better be on your game when it comes to estimating.


Spencer Korum
YardBros Outdoors
www.yardbros.com
This makes it all the better. I have left hangers while a crew was pulling up to the property. You never know who is unhappy with their current service. Most of the maintenance calls I got were from unhappy clients.
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skorum03
01-13-2013, 02:09 AM
Yeah thats kinda what i have noticed too. Especially early in the season there is lots of turnover. it also happens with snow plowing, especially after a big storm

Spencer Korum
YardBros Outdoors
www.yardbros.com

sticklelm
01-13-2013, 02:15 AM
Any one care to share some of their door hanger material and selling pieces that have actually worked pretty well?