Do you zillow

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by pete scalia, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    a prospect's address to see what their house is worth (according to the site) before going out on an estimate?
     
  2. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
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    You don't have to zillow here, all public access on the net. Real owner, Plot, House pics, House dimensions, and etc. are all information that prepare you for a first meeting.
     
  3. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    you paint with a broad brush. Please explain?
     
  4. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    He's talking about a real-estate site : http://www.zillow.com

    Oh, I'm sorry. I responded to the wrong person. I think he's talkng about the County Auditors' database of properties? Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  5. extlights

    extlights LawnSite Senior Member
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    We just pre-qualify real well on the phone. I don't care what the home is worth. We've had people who live in a 400K home spend twice as much as a customer in a 2 million dollar home.
     
  6. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    Would you propose a $20K landscape lighting system for a home worth $200K ? A very low probability sale to make .
     
  7. extlights

    extlights LawnSite Senior Member
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    Again, that comes down to pre-qualifing over the phone. A 20K job on a 200K home...probably not....but a $2500-$3000 job, sure why not.
     
  8. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    My point is you'd like to get a general feel for what kind of budget you'd like to work within the confines of. Rare that a prospect will be honest and share with you. rare but possible that someone will invest 20K in lighting if the house is worth only 200K. That would most likely mean they'd have more money invested in lighting then in landscaping and that is highly improbably.
     

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