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what do you do?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by logan, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. logan

    logan LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Posts: 315

    I have an ad in the paper always. I can't take on any more work though. I had some good friends that I would give the leads to but they all quit the business. Now I am calling the potential customers back and letting them know that I can put them on a list and I will cal them back when I have an opening in my schedule. I let them know that I don't think I can do a quality job if I take on any more customers and I hope you are happy with the service you choose. I know some lawn companies ingore their phones when they are full but what do most of you do?
  2. Maitland Man

    Maitland Man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175

    .........but usually I just give them a way high estimate, who knows, maybe they'll take it..and I want better, higher paying yards anyways...or I give them another fellows #

  3. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    When I get to this point, I will start raising the prices on the properties that are either PITA or low margin, expecting that some of them will drop (the others will become more worthwhile), then I will be selective about the work that I accept from new customers. Only accepting work within my route area, nice lawns, weekly service, good vibe about payment habits, etc.
  4. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    Lose the ad if you don't want anymore work.... :waving:

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