View Full Version : Phone Calls Are you getting them

03-02-2004, 10:20 AM
Well know that we are in march what are you doing to get your phones to ring? Mine here are ringing frequently all day off of flyers we sent out last year spring?? And our YP ad. So far they have been desirable accounts mainly commercial. Signed up the paper that i was intervied by today for year round work. And 30 condo buildings. How are all of peers doing? Iam also located in Wisconsin.


03-02-2004, 10:22 AM
In the last week I have noticed an increase in calls. Its definately starting to feel like spring:)

Lux Lawn
03-02-2004, 10:27 AM
I gave 6 estimates yesterday and signed up 2 of them and another 2 are almost a definate to get.

03-02-2004, 11:26 AM
i'm getting 1-3 calls a day, everyday. been signing up alot

Lux Lawn
03-02-2004, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by bobbygedd
i'm getting 1-3 calls a day, everyday. been signing up alot

1-3 a day thats great this time of year is it from advertising or from referrals.

03-02-2004, 11:39 AM
haven't been having too much luck yet but it is still early here in New Jersey

03-02-2004, 12:49 PM
Nothing yet but we just sent out flyers and will have 1000 sent out after the end of this week. I expect the phone to be ringing off the hook for the next few weeks. Can't wait!

03-02-2004, 01:02 PM
the king, not having much luck? maybe that's cus, compared to me you are more like the queen. i been gettin lots of calls from the newspaper add. i don't get many refferels, mostly people hate me

03-02-2004, 01:10 PM
We have got more calls in the last few days from advertising co's. than anyone else.Last minute ad copy changes, etc.. Direct mail(20K) per mailing getting ready to kick off March. 27, and paper ads and radio spots start running the first week of April. I figure if all goes well with ad spots, I'll talk to you guys in November!!:eek: <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_6_213.gif' border=0></a>

03-02-2004, 02:39 PM
Got my list full right now from returning clients, calls havent started coming in strong due to bad weather. When the weather gets warm, we will have lots of calls.

03-02-2004, 03:20 PM
Met with a property management comp. today, four places to bid on looks to be a good account keep my fingers crossed.

Lawn Dog2001
03-02-2004, 03:22 PM
Ive been taking alot of calls here as well. I havent advertised at all yet, so all calls our from word of mouth, which is great.

03-02-2004, 03:23 PM
3 calls thismorning before lunch

03-02-2004, 05:44 PM
I've been getting a 1-2 every week, 2 or 3 landscape jobs, cleanups, lawn accounts.

03-02-2004, 05:45 PM
I signed up one new one but it hasn't really picked up for me yet! I think the best is yet to come!!

LB Landscaping
03-02-2004, 05:47 PM
Still early up here but I have had a few calls. Not advertising yet but probably will place an ad in the next week or two.

03-02-2004, 05:56 PM
A few here......

j fisher
03-02-2004, 06:30 PM
7 calls this week. 3 job hunters, 2 selling advertising, 2 estimates. Hired 0, bought 1, got both jobs.

J the field Gorilla
03-02-2004, 07:39 PM
It seems every year no matter anxious you get, people all start thinking about service at the same time. Once they start calling it usually gets pretty crazy.

J the field Gorilla
03-02-2004, 07:43 PM
by the way meant to ask if any of you guys advertise for aerating or power raking?

Kelly's Landscaping
03-02-2004, 11:13 PM
Weekend was still cold and we had a mere 2 calls but Monday that jumped to 6 and we had 7 today I have estimates scheduled though Saturday I had 5 today and since yesterday I added 8 contracts to my cutting list Iím finding when I get to these places before I can leave I have to meet the neighbor and sign him up as well. The yellow pages have yet to get me anything I wanted so its all been word of mouth and my direct mail campaign which iv only sent out half of the 4500 letters we made thus far.