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Old 10-23-2012, 09:22 PM
John Doe Jr John Doe Jr is offline
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I have a few questions about professional contracts. What do you put into your contracts (if you have a sample of one you could leave it in an attachment)? When do most pros go out and have people sign their contracts? And how do you go about getting people to want your services that you offer? Any suggestions will help.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:51 AM
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I have a few questions about professional contracts. What do you put into your contracts (if you have a sample of one you could leave it in an attachment)? When do most pros go out and have people sign their contracts? And how do you go about getting people to want your services that you offer? Any suggestions will help.
We use contracts on all of our sites, especially commercial. Try and make your clients feel that your not trying to trap them into a contract. Use the contract to specify the amount agreed upon and payment terms. Even if you do have a One year contract a client can give you a 30 day termination notice if they are not satisfied with your work.

As for getting people to want your services.
Do great work at all times and the word will get out. Have refrences ready in case they ask, Having a website with pictures of your work also helps.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:45 AM
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Don't forget, a contract is notorized and a service agreement is not.
Most of the time it's a service agreement we deal with and both parties can easily get out of it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:35 AM
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Don't forget, a contract is notorized and a service agreement is not.
Most of the time it's a service agreement we deal with and both parties can easily get out of it.
I would double check local law for the jurisdiction on contract notarization, often it only applies to real estate and other special circumstances
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:03 AM
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like said above, every state is going to be different. Here in MA we can not hold a homeowner to certain types of contracts such as for mowing or fertilizing. The contracts we use for those service are more of a service agreement stating the work to be performed and the payment terms, but the homeowner can backout at anytime so long as the are paid up to date.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:39 PM
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Yes, every state is different. In Missouri as well, the homeowner can back out at anytime in most cases.
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