How to ask for a contract

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by T.Heck, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. T.Heck

    T.Heck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    How do you guys ask somebody to sign a com=ntract im a lil shy about stuff like that. What are good reason if they were to ask WHY??? Thanks
     
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    In jersey, for residents its now the law...well not just for mowing for for home improvement jobs over i think 1500.
     
  3. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    You don't have to ask. I give them an estimate with a contract stapled to it in an envelope. They either sign it there or sign it later and mail it back to me. It's a take it or leave it kind of deal. No exceptions.
     
  4. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    it's never been said better!!!
     
  5. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    LB1234 it is $500 or over and I believe that it is cumulative not just one time.


    I like how lwcmattlifter put it. I have always been a little nervous about making customers sign a contract. I think that we need to start training the public to view us as professionals in a professional industry and not just folks that cut their grass (as a whole).
     
  6. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    yep, I just checked the website. It was my understanding, lawn maintenance was NOT included. But we all know how MY understanding will hold up in the court of law!!
     
  7. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    I just tell them what a contract includes. To me, it's a better deal for everybody. They have a choice. The majority of the time, they go for it.
     
  8. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    Hey man (not to hijack this thread), it is not about your understanding, it is about NJ (nough said) who understands:dizzy: :laugh: :cry: ;)
     
  9. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    AMEN
    :drinkup:

    Problem I have with the new rules I had to add in there wording to my residential contracts. Darn thing made it go to three pages with all the legal jargon that I already have. I'm trying to work it so I can fit it on one page. This is the last thing I wanted to be doing, reworking my contract.
     
  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    I need your sig. here on the dotted line
     

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