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Old 02-07-2002, 12:49 PM
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Method for getting people to pay you

I just wanted to share a method I used to use a lot for getting people who owed me money to pay. It's probably the easiest, least expensive, and most effective way to collect from a homeowner.

If I've made phone calls, sent letters, etc. and they just don't respond. I will finally follow up with a NOTICE OF LEIN letter.

The facts are it's very difficult to get a worker's lein put on somebody's house. At least in our state, you have to have a contract, have given a notice of right to lein before beginning work, etc. But all that doesn't matter! The reason this is so effective is because 99% of homeowners don't know that it's difficult to do.

Most people are familiar with the concept of a lein but they have no idea how they are implemented. And when they receive your letter (registered mail) they assume that you DO know how it works and how to do it. And no homeowner wants a lein on their home.

I get paid within 7 days like 95% of the time when I send out this letter.

Here's the letter we send out.....
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Jim Lewis
Lewis Landscape Services - Oregon - Portland Oregon Landscaping Company

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