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Discussion in 'Network: South' started by kleankutslawn, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. kevinlane

    kevinlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Grass slowing down for everyone? I noticed some of my accounts that I am putting on off season a little early. I usually start Nov 1st on the off season. Except for this one PITA I have says he is paying for every week until Nov 1st....wanted me to cut anyways, I was cutting nothin....mulched up the leaves and cut his crappy weedy grass...lol, whatever brutha.
     
  2. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,597

    Yes! I've only cut about 1 out of 10 accounts! :clapping:
     
  3. greenpoint

    greenpoint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I've bought accounts before... You selling?
     
  4. Green King TLC

    Green King TLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    no I am not selling. I may be looking to buy. just seeing how peoples past experiences have gone. :usflag:
     
  5. greenpoint

    greenpoint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    I've had good experiences buying accounts - a majority of your success comes in the service that you perform. If you do a better job than the guy before you, then you'll have a pretty good chance of keeping them as customers. Do your due diligence when it comes to each account - try to meet with each customer, find out how long they've been serviced by the old company, get some info on payment history, etc. You will probably lose a few customers, maybe 10%, but overall, its worth it.
     
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  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,449

    Great now our thread is getting highjacked by the vendors. Go start your own thread in some other section.
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  8. Green King TLC

    Green King TLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    Thanks guys for the responses. I will keep my eye open for some good deals. Winter is here so there will be alot of "no name guys" selling off there stuff.:cool2::usflag:
     
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,449

    Friday was a great day, half the lawns needed only a quick trim and blow. We were back at the shop and sitting at hooters on the water. I love fall.
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  10. Green King TLC

    Green King TLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    This is my first fall and I don't no what to do with my time. I guess I will Start looking to buy more accounts.
     

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