Waiting on feedback from a bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cirvin, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. cirvin

    cirvin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have gotten alot of good info from you guys for submitting a bid for the first time. THANKS. I am wondering how long the waiting period is to hearing back from a client (Home Owners Association). And do you ever call to see if they have any quesitons or concerns.
     
  2. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 542

    Call 'em back! In my 10 years as a salesman I rarley had a customer initiate a call back to tell me I had won a deal or secured a contract. Almost always I asked them "when would you like me to call you back and 'finalize' everything?" They usually tell me and I dutifully obey! When you call and leave voice messages and you get not returned phone calls that's a pretty good hint that you lost the deal (not always, but usually).

    Cordially,
    Sheppard
     
  3. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 469

    Sheppard is right! I even put it as a post script in the proposal that I'll be in touch.
     
  4. Even after awhile from not hereing from a proseptive client, I would call every so often. Keeping your name around so to speak, is a way of getting a contract. What happens if the company that got the contract doesn't work out?

    Our companies (dad, uncle & self) have gotten jobs this way over the years.

    John
     
  5. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    Sheppard, John, and Steve are all right. Keep in touch, even if you don't get the contract. I don't know if you saw the thread that I posted entitled 'Griping' but I have a feeling that I'll be getting that prop. back, and it's a HOA that I deal with. I've kept in contact. Good luck!

    (And let us know how it turns out.)
     
  6. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 544

    keep in touch even if you do not get the contract....... alot of times these companys award low bid only later too find out you get what you pay for... we pick up alot of work mid season because another lco didnt work out...
     

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