Home Owners Associations?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnboy8154, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. lawnboy8154

    lawnboy8154 LawnSite Member
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    Is it good or bad to contact the president of a certain HOA about offering your lawn care services if you have his/her E-Mail?
     
  2. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It would be better if you called him on the phone. You can learn a lot by his tone and attitude. Try to schmooz him and pick his brain.
     
  3. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Look Him/Her in the eye.
     
  4. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    I don't really see how this could be bad. I mean, you don't have the job now, so what's the worst that could happen? Being a salesman is part of running a business, like it or not.
     
  5. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Call him up or go knock on his door. All to gain and nothing to loose but a little bit of your time.
     
  6. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bad for you cause you wont make any money, Good for them if they hire you because that means your the lowballer:waving:

    Just joking, HOA are a major PITA and are looking for the cheapest guy out there, dont bother unless you have mad employees/equipment and already service that type of customer.....
     
  7. Hard Worker

    Hard Worker LawnSite Member
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    What would it hurt? You'll never learn if you never try!:confused:
     
  8. green thum

    green thum LawnSite Member
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    I agree what do you have to lose,what's the worst he could say?Just send an e-mail introducing yourself and tell him you'd be intrested in putting in a bid.
     
  9. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    Best advice is to RUN from a HOA. Too many bosses that also change all the time and too cheap in the long run.
     
  10. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i agree with mmlawn i went through that this past nov.
     

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