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Old 06-23-2013, 08:55 PM
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Im not saying it cant be done, but the one time I tried this was on a 3 acre property in which there was only one house on the internet photo... well I showed up to mow the next week and there was a foundation and units of materials laid throughout the site which all needed to be trimmed around and you couldnt hold a straight line. An hour and a half which ended up being 2+ hours. I dont need to get screwed twice to learn my lesson. Walk it and meet with clients, its just part of the business
There is always an exception... period. Ever heard of Just mow it in Texas?
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:58 PM
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There is always an exception... period. Ever heard of Just mow it in Texas?
Never heard of em
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:10 PM
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Never heard of em
https://www.just-mowing.com/dallas/signup/

and they are worth millions.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:18 PM
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I always meet the customer, never over the phone pricing. Until this year, with my recent health issue's I don't care if I get new customer's. I'll just maintain the one's I have.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:20 PM
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https://www.just-mowing.com/dallas/signup/

and they are worth millions.
Sounds like a brickman type company with low overhead due to low wage cost. Not saying their not good but nothing beats walking a property and talking to a customer 1 on 1. This not only builds up trust and a relationship, but also allows you to upsell other work. People are looking for the easiest and fastest ways these days, doesnt mean they are the best
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:42 PM
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Sounds like a brickman type company with low overhead due to low wage cost. Not saying their not good but nothing beats walking a property and talking to a customer 1 on 1. This not only builds up trust and a relationship, but also allows you to upsell other work. People are looking for the easiest and fastest ways these days, doesnt mean they are the best
As a general rule you are right. But I have several clients I have never met.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:00 PM
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I'm a new guy and I agree to walk a property if your not certain what it is. I bid my first one last week and just did a quick fly by and it's a nightmare. If I had of walked it I would have felt the 2 foot ruts covered in foot tall grass and the 45 minutes of trimming I had to do, lol. But if your quoting someone in a neighborhood you know, and it's all really nice and you can at least see the square footage, and again not new but a seasoned guy than you could probably do an area map bid, but not new guys, I'm a living testament to that.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:00 PM
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Your best shot at getting the job is if the customer meets you and likes you. So that is another good reason to see the property in person. The customer could get multiple equal phone bids. So what would sway them to pick you?
I have to disagree with you on this sir...at least in my market. I've noticed that the first to provide a quote usually seals the deal, and that's without meeting the prospect.

Overall, one needs to know their market very well for over the phone quotes/email quotes.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:17 PM
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https://www.just-mowing.com/dallas/signup/

and they are worth millions.
........ because they hire "imported labor" who are paid per job, their setup is impressive but unless you have their volume many of their systems wouldn't work.
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Having money to run a business right seems to be the best way no matter what the model type. Of course I'm speaking from what I think not cause I'm doing it.LOL
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