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Old 06-07-2015, 04:30 PM
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Learned a good lesson in sales today

Had a guy call me the other day. Was referred by my local nursery. Wanted about a pallet of sod put down and I told him I don't do sod only as there's not much money to be made. He said he understood and asked what other services I offer. I told him and he inquired about my lawn renovation services. He said he thought his lawn could use Aeration but wanted me to look at it. I told him $60 consulting fee which he was fine with. Met with him today ( only took 30 minutes) and sold him on Aeration and Topdressing. Told him $200 to Aerate and I would send him quote for Topdressing. Told him since we were doing that I would do the half pallet of sod. Should be around $600 (not including materials) for probably 4-5 MH of work. Plus, this will be a new customer. Told him he should aerate at least once per year maybe twice (has a lot of large oaks). He said great.

From now on I'm going to tell any new customer everything we do and I'm sure it will lead to more jobs.
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Old 06-07-2015, 04:34 PM
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[QUOTE=Florida Gardener;5266429]Had a guy call me the other day. Was referred by my local nursery. Wanted about a pallet of sod put down and I told him I don't do sod only as there's not much money to be made. He said he understood and asked what other services I offer. I told him and he inquired about my lawn renovation services. He said he thought his lawn could use Aeration but wanted me to look at it. I told him $60 consulting fee which he was fine with. Met with him today ( only took 30 minutes) and sold him on Aeration and Topdressing. Told him $200 to Aerate and I would send him quote for Topdressing. Told him since we were doing that I would do the half pallet of sod. Should be around $600 (not including materials) for probably 4-5 MH of work. Plus, this will be a new customer. Told him he should aerate at least once per year maybe twice (has a lot of large oaks). He said great.

From now on I'm going to tell any new customer everything we do and I'm sure it will lead to more jobs.
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Glad you got a good customer. I feel like I rant sometimes but I always let new customer know all services I provide. Like your case, it always works out!
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:52 AM
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Just like you wouldn’t mow a lawn that’s soaking wet or apply a winterizer fertilizer in June, aeration also requires specific timing. The time of year you tackle aeration and how often you aerate depends on grass and soil type.

http://www.bayeradvanced.com/article...rate-your-lawn

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Old 06-08-2015, 09:11 PM
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Upsell every customer...Take pics of things that customer needs and send a email saw your mulch could use a refreshing if that's something u want done let us know...
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