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effective prescreening methods/questions???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by johnnywill08, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Posts: 372

    anyone have a good, short, efficient system of weeding out price shoppers/tire kickers?

    i'm getting great response to my ads this year but i'm killing myself spending wasted time with the price shoppers....
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Since i'm the one that handles all phone calls, this is what i do. I first let them know that we cut every 7 days. Price shoppers a lot of times are trying to save their $$'s by asking for a 14 day cut. So i think this is the most important question i can ask them. if they say they only want it bi-monthly, i politely tell them that we aren't the company for them.
  3. F&SLawnCo

    F&SLawnCo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Same here, we go with weekly over the phone and back that out to bi-weekly only if the property requires it. I also open up by asking what they have in mind for their property. This gives me a pretty good picture right away. If they want a bi-weekly scalping I politlely pass or bid the job about double the norm. I actually try not to do that very often just because I don't want my name on a crap yard.

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