Do any of you use ServiceMagic

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by knox gsl, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its a company that is supposed to send you prescreened job leads. They have an enrollment fee of $100 and each lead will run $5 - $35 depending on what they think it is worth. I made the mistake of calling for more info and now the are after me trying to sell me advertising I'm not sure I want.
  2. Lawn Man Dave

    Lawn Man Dave LawnSite Senior Member
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    So a seach on here for service magic..... lots of threads.....
  3. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    I had service magic last year..... long story short they suck. They nickle and dime ya for everything. Do you really wanna pay for a
    LEAD? I had alot of crapy leads last year and was out quite bit of money.
  4. Columbia Care

    Columbia Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    They tried to sign me up this year. While I was on the phone, the rep was pitching his sales slogan. I was looking up what he was saying on the internet. None of ot was true. I finally polite;y told hom NO!
  5. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,479

    I am a fan of Service Magic. I absolutely love them. I am happy to pay there fees. My average cost of acquisition is $48 per customer. I would buy every customer I possibly could for that price.
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Like a fool, I was checking out there wed site, and gave them my phone number.
    I have told them NO. a million times. they would NOT stop calling me untill I threatned them with a law suite

    do searches, there nothing but a big rip off
  7. tmetz

    tmetz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    Don't pay the 100$ sign up fee, they are allowed to lower it to 49$ I said I didn't have the 100$ but if yo could lower it tosomething more affordable I may be interested in signing up, and they lowered it :). So I signed up with them and overall I am happy with the company so far. I did geta wired lead where the guy didn't even know what city he put in, so I just called the service magic number and they credited my account. Of coarse your not going to get every lead. But for me the leads range from 12$ tip 18$. So landing one lead slays for itself.
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  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,073

    They had me on the phone for half an hour trying to pitch it to me saying they had leads in the Knoxville area that needed to be serviced. I finally to them NO not interested in paying 5 - 35+ dollars for a lead. The sales person then ask me if I knew anyone in the business that was interested in the leads that she really needed to sell them. I nicely told her to look in the phone book I don't give out free leads. When they don't already have someone using their service and are trying that hard to sell, it sends a red flag and is a big turn off.

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