First day of estimates

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kelly's Landscaping, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well I am certainly rusty from last year I did my first 4 estimates today for the new season. That will of course rub off very quickly I am 3 weeks behind where I was last year because of all the damm snow. My partner did his first estimate today as well so we signed up 3 new lawn accounts 2 new fert accounts and I have a lawn account and a shrub removal job pending. As I said I seemed rusty just could not bring myself to close on my first 2 the killer instinct will return, as I need a lot of work I think I gained 15-20 pounds this winter so vacations over. And with 4 more scheduled before 1pm tomorrow I should have plenty of practice very shortly.
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    good luck with everything
     
  3. THill3

    THill3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    Same problem gave a bid on landscaping and when I calculated the price up I looked and said "she won't go for this it is to much" All the years before I could have sold her in two minutes and left with the job. Now it is pending. COME BACK lol
     
  4. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do you have to put chains on the measure wheel????
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Go for the jugular Matthew...LOL :D
     
  6. 3sons

    3sons LawnSite Member
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    Good luck. Sounds like you are off to a good start.
     
  7. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Posts: 481

    Do any of you guys keep track of the estimates that do not sell?
    I keep a data base of all of them and send a mailing over winter with prices and all.
    I usually have good luck with that.
    I do the same for cancels.
     
  8. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I also keep track of estimates that were not accepted and send them a letter in the spring. I have had some success.
     
  9. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Every contact goes on the Newsletter mailing list.

    I track everything so I know my return on spending and can track what is working and what is not.
    It's the only way to intelligently make adjustments to your business.
     
  10. Braxton

    Braxton LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Posts: 81

    Pilgrim's Pride and Mo Green,

    What do you put in such a mailing, and how do you use it to make the sale?

    Braxton
     

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