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"let me pay you THREE MONTHS in advance!"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    thought about you gentlemen yesterday, as i was signing up 2 new clients. we were going over the service agreement, and i was explaining to him every detail. when we got to the payment guidelines, i pointed out that PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ON TIME. being april 15th, he would have to give me a check today representing his first payment, then by may 1st, his second payment is due. he looks me square in the eye and goes, "well, how bout i just give you the first 3 months payments right now, to be sure i'm not late." i said, "yup, that'll work." then i thought of you guys as i folded my check, stuffed it in my pocket, and thanked him for his business, "wow, that was easy. how on earth, can those guys not do this :confused: "

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    We have a collection of hundred dollar bills.
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I have one res. client that pays me for the entire year in advance. Too bad they all dont do that. And my largest com. client ($180,000) per year is on a 12 month pay schedule , so I get 4 months in advance before we ever set foot on the property.
  4. lampeslawnservice

    lampeslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 323

    I have had a majority of clients pay up front for this year already. Great to have that cash on hand.
  5. MacPhersonlawn

    MacPhersonlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    From one client you get $180,000? I just can't compehend how much work that would be. Really makes me feel like one of the little guys!
  6. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    That one job would be all the work i need :dizzy:
  7. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    I think you're always thinking of us.:confused:

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    One residential that pays you 180k a season jeez man we grew a tater last season that was so big we cut it open and it had three little ones inside.:dizzy:
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    What kind of account would this be???? I'm sure everyone would like to know!!!:hammerhead:
  10. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    the answer is a simple one and YOU have said it a million times. Lawnboys fold up like accordions when "asking" for payment. Its a fear of breaking the deal, i guess.

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