Getting Neighborhood Accounts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by danthemowerman, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. danthemowerman

    danthemowerman Banned
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    I was wondering how you would go about getting a neighborhood account (cutting their neighborhood common area). Like how do you find out who you need to talk to when you don't know anyone in the neighborhood to ask. And when you do have customers who you can ask, who do you need to talk to, the president, tressure, ect. and one last thing do you guys ever give the guy who hires you, especcally if you're not the lowest bid, a deal like free or reduced price mowing. Please help me out.
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    Find out who the Homeowner Association President or Vice Pres is. They are usually the ones you talk to. The treasurer just pays you. :)

    I would name my price and stick to it.
     
  3. danthemowerman

    danthemowerman Banned
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    But how do I find out who the president or vice president is, that is what my question was
    And do you give them any "special" deals for hiring you if you are not the lowest bidder, like cut their lawn for less or free?
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    If you have customers in the area where the commons are, ask your customers who the president is.

    I mow two lawns in the one area that I do commons work, one is the president, one is the vice president, I don't do any favors for either of them. You shouldn't have to do extra's for them, but if you feel you need to, it's your decission. I hope this helps.
     
  5. wallzwallz

    wallzwallz LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree with Eric, I don't do kickbacks or deals name your price and stick to it. If you open the door for favors they will never stop with one they always want more, I was in the condo racket for 8 years it's all favors, politics + BS grief
     
  6. lawnperfections

    lawnperfections LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Here, its on the citys web page. With all the presidents (500+) and there are phone #'s and addresses too.

    Can't wait for my 20 manuals from lawncaresuccess.com to arrive.
     

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