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Old 06-09-2009, 05:20 PM
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What commercials did you contact first?

I am wanting to start branching in the commercial direction but dont know where to start.
I heard from someone that there was a guy that was no longer going to service a group of stores. I then started noticing the stores have been left alone and a few are atleast 2ft tall. I have called all of the stores and NOONE can give me a phone number to call. All they can give me is the customer service line which leads nowhere!
Any suggestions on how you guys find the opportunity to bid a commercial account?
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:46 PM
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this probably wont help you out at all, and i dont know what type of companies or stores your looking into but most of the commercial stuff ive bid on or whatever you wanna call is someone with the maintenance dept
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:10 PM
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NOw is the time to strike, walk right in to any of the stores and ask, they will lead you in the right direction
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:21 PM
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Sorry for asking, but why is now the time to strike?
Also, Walking in wont make a difference. I have already talked to them on the phone. Even store managers didnt know a phone number for me to call.

How do you guys go after shopping centers and such? I know its usually one person who owns several of them. How do you find them?
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:46 PM
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where are you in LA
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:01 PM
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maybe there is a reason the other company is quiting.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:11 PM
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Sorry for asking, but why is now the time to strike?
Also, Walking in wont make a difference. I have already talked to them on the phone. Even store managers didnt know a phone number for me to call.

How do you guys go after shopping centers and such? I know its usually one person who owns several of them. How do you find them?
There is most likely a sign of some sort or something or other on the property that states the name and number of the Property Management Company. They will have the contracts...

At least that's how it is down here a lot of the times.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:50 PM
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Go to your local courthouse and find out who owns the property. Sometimes they have contact info. If the building is leased then they will know who they are leasing it to and most likely have the company's AP number.

We have whats called a GIS system where I live. It's like a google earth but with a property card, names and adresses, areal photos, building tax info, net worth, square feet, and property lines.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:54 PM
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Go to your local courthouse and find out who owns the property. Sometimes they have contact info. If the building is leased then they will know who they are leasing it to and most likely have the company's AP number.

We have whats called a GIS system where I live. It's like a google earth but with a property card, names and adresses, areal photos, building tax info, net worth, square feet, and property lines.

Is it all over Va.? I'm in Northern Va and wanting to contact some commercial properties. Thanks..
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:56 PM
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http://www.pittgov.org/GIS_Disclaimer.htm

Its pretty awesome. I use it all the time. It takes a bit to get used to but once you know how to use it, it is a mountain of information.

I'm pretty sure it's only for my county. Maybe try your county's website. They may have it also.
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