Results from door hangers 3 weeks later

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Gr grass n Hi tides, May 5, 2003.

  1. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Keep plugging away !!! There are a lot of threads circulating about asking whether or not it's too late to land accounts, etc. One neighborhood I worked with door hangers about three weeks ago (just 200 door hangers) has yielded three regular accounts and one good size spring clean up.

    Today (three weeks later), a lady called and asked me to bid her property and her mother-in-law's across the street. I got them both. The mother-in-law's property is beautiful, rolling hills and lots of open turf. The other one is also very nice - smaller but on the water, also lots of open turf.

    So...................keep at it !!!!!!!!!!! It's never too late. :blob3:
     
  2. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    good to hear, I will be doing the door hanger shortly. Just getting my design up and going and will be hanging them in Mid'jan or beginning of feb'04
     
  3. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One thing this past year has taught me is that any time is a good time to advertise/door hang. Doesn't matter, just get em out there!
     
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    really? Ya think?

    I just got 1000 door hangers. I'm going to punch a little hole through the top center and wrap elastic through the hole and hang it on the door.. That way, it stays and the customer has to put the effort to take the door hanger off the door! lol
     
  5. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep, I'll bet you get some calls off those 1,000 even this time of year. You ought to post up with results. I just sent a letter to two folks that answered my door hangers this past spring (didn't want to dump their current LCO but were not satisfied with him either) & I've got two new accounts off of that. They were impressed I remembered them (just wrote them down as "potentials" in my notebook).
     
  6. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that's the way to do it!

    Everytime I talk to you about the door hangers you provide me ith excellent results, lol!

    What kind of targetting area do you target?

    Higher end homes?
     
  7. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This year I wanted to estab. a good base, so when we went into a neighborhood we put hangers on just about every home on the street. Results were good vs. targeting the high end. All kinds of calls from all kinds of folks. Some, you would not necessarily expect. Example - one home that was not huge and didn't have a giant yard, the man wanted gravel driveway put in, 40 yd. mulch install, fert, mow. A fantastic account.

    I think, I'm going to stick with this method vs. targeting certain "types" of properties, because these people pay very good rates and I've been pleased. I really don't feel I've got to be on a picture perfect property to be happy. The less than perfect ones, actually are a great opportunity to bill for all the extras.
     
  8. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's cool.. I'm planning on doing flyers and door hangers in MID'JANURARY'04.. Just to get my name out and I'im going to start pounding out the flyers!
     
  9. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good luck with it!! I'm sure you'll some business:)
     
  10. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    did you hang them during the day/afternoon/night?
     

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