The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 03-21-2000, 11:35 AM
Grassboy Grassboy is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 104
How can I get those people that tell me &quot;Yeah will have to think about it&quot; To say &quot;We are going to use your services this year&quot;????<br>I have about 9 people that I call &quot;almost commited customers&quot; and they all haven't gotten back to me since I first talked w/ them about mowing their lawn. How can I make them into &quot;official customers&quot;???
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2000, 12:28 PM
Barkleymut Barkleymut is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 1,117
Let them know that you are very busy this time of year and that you are trying to finalize your mowing schedule and that if they want in that they need to let you know by Saturday. This has always worked well for me. Just make sure that they know that you want their business.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2000, 12:59 PM
geogunn's Avatar
geogunn geogunn is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: TN
Posts: 3,045
if a potential customer doesn't know whether he wants to do business with me, I hand 'em my card and run for the truck. WHY? because I am on my way to talk to another potential client and I don't have time to waste talking to a homeowner that can't make up their mind.<p>if you don't know'll learn it. TIME IS MONEY! <p>for a lucrative commercial account, I reserve the right to be a little more talkative.<p>good luck.<p>GEO
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2000, 02:47 PM
thelawnguy thelawnguy is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Central CT
Posts: 2,412
Thats customer-speak for, your price is too high, we're going with your competition. You need to come right out and ask, are the services offered what you want, for a fair price? Start poking around, or, if its not a particularly lucrative job, just move on.<p>Bill
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2000, 06:05 PM
cjcland cjcland is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: winter haven, florida
Posts: 278
i have a few customers that need to be commited<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2000, 07:53 PM
Charles's Avatar
Charles Charles is offline
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 7,794
I was thinking the same this CJC. Especially this year. Off to a rocky start.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2000, 08:06 PM
Keith's Avatar
Keith Keith is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,973
I hear ya CJC
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:36 PM.

Page generated in 0.08328 seconds with 10 queries