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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Surferbum21, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Surferbum21

    Surferbum21 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW OKC
    Posts: 392

    I did a search for this company on here and couldn't find anything. anybody use them or have any troubles? from what he told me i only pay when i land the job that they refer me to etc.
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,093

    It's Service magic.

    They've screwed me out of way too much money

    Search service magic
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  3. Surferbum21

    Surferbum21 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW OKC
    Posts: 392

    thanks whiffy! i always check stuff out before do it. sounds like it would be a head ache to get the job and get paid for it. i remember doing work for some company few years ago that had huge contracts with like verizon stores big corporation type stuff. they would call me and say we need this done by tomorrow take 586 pictures have manager on site sign 31 fine print papers and we will pay you 8 months later.
     
  4. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,517

    Ive dabbled a bit with them, I spent 150ish total with them. Only got one hedge trimming job outa it for 285.00. I have better leads with Craigslist then HA.
     
  5. It's About Thyme

    It's About Thyme LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    I've had pretty good luck with them.several new lawn/ maintenance jobs,hardscaping to.i live in an area that has a high number of "second " homes,people from ny,conn and jersey .it works great for them because they don't really know anyone in the area and feel a bit at ease with the fact we are Prescreened,meaning they check our insurance and licensing .works pretty good for me,you pay per lead and I just pas that cost along to the customer anyways.
     
  6. Surferbum21

    Surferbum21 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW OKC
    Posts: 392

    but you get paid from service magic correct?
     
  7. It's About Thyme

    It's About Thyme LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    No.service magic sends you the lead,it's up to you to sell the job to the potential customer.their is a schedule of lead fees provided to you .once you get the lead service magic is out of the picture,it's you and the customer just as if they found you online from your website ,word of mouth or phone book
     
  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,093

    The crappy part Is you have to pay for the lead no matter what. I've gotten 85 leads only landed a handful of jobs. 2/3rds of the people I couldn't even get in contact with
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  9. It's About Thyme

    It's About Thyme LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Yes whiffy,that is the part that sucks.ive had a few that I called ,emailed multiple times with no reply.tire kickers I guess,just pisses me off that their curiosity cost me money.that is really my only complaint thou.
     

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