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" my neighbor is now going to cut lawn"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by williams lcm, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Who cares let the neighbor have at it. Just be sure to NOT take that customer back for bailing.
     
  2. DaveyBlue32

    DaveyBlue32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    It seems like the low cost guys are going too fast...tracking turf diseases from job to job...sharpening blades every 50 lawns. Yeah, that job took 6 mins...woo hoo! That's not my cup of tea. But, I don't want three crews of guys out mowing either, I think small, full service is the way to go. I'm a plant guy/ gardener, don't need NASCAR like pit crew stops all day to make a buck. If I don't stop and smell the roses, I wouldn't notice the aphids....dude!
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  3. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nope. It's not her; it's him. I've known him over 35 years. Something mentally is happening to him. He's become a real prick to people, including his family. He just seems to not want to be bothered with anything or anyone. She's very particular about her place. I can assure you, you'd like to have her as a client; super-nice and easy going. It's a full-service property and she pays whatever you charge, provided you do great work. I help a contractor and have done other work around there.

    She didn't bat an eye for what I charged to clear everything and service her snowblower. She tipped me $30, on top of it. She was grateful that I came right out, did great work, and she didn't have to deal with getting the snowblower taken care of. I detail vehicles and happen to clean the car of one of her friends. This lady commented that when the weather breaks, she'd like for me to come out and get her car for a detail. I don't turn down opportunities with these people. Someone like this, who is well-off and connected, spreads the word about great people and service. This IS the kind of client I want.
     
  4. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,685

    Great. So in other words you're still not doing the lawn.
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  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I get "my out of work dead beat son/nephew/uncle/cousin/brother".
     
  6. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lol. I know we're not getting the job when I give a price and hear, "I'll talk it over with my wife/husband".
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  7. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We've still got snow on the ground and stupidly-cold temps. Nobody does anything, until they start seeing spring on the horizon. My commercial people aren't even committing, yet, as they're still worried about covering their snow removal costs.

    Agreed!
     
  8. Tom-N-Texas

    Tom-N-Texas LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    Smelling the roses is nice too... But only after a long, frantic day of work, of course. :)
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  9. DaveyBlue32

    DaveyBlue32 LawnSite Member
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    That's when you should be smelling the beers.... :)
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  10. Arvydas

    Arvydas LawnSite Member
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    That sounds like me. Funny about the aphids. Very true though! I emphasize full service garden care/horticulture in my business.
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