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...a good day it was

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mykster, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    One of my clients from last year(who sold her house) called me today saying that she needs to finish paying the last two months of service. We had not spoken since Nov. No way to contact her after she sold her house. Thought for sure I was out $400. I was shocked, and took back every bad thing I had said about her. Check is on the way.
    I'm also meeting with a homeowner on Thurs. for a bid on some work she wants done. I hope this is a sign of a good year to come.

    This may seem kind of petty, but I'm gettin' excited.
  2. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Nothing like unexpected money falling into your hands. Spend it on something special since it wasn't expected.
  3. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    That is so really great news. I wish I had more experiences like that with customers. If I had customers like that I might change my mind about contractsÂ….No I don't think so.

  4. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    YOU are lucky.

    There is a guy that still owes me $120 and I know I am NOT going to get it back.
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Mykster, i had a woman try and do that to me. She knew she owed me, but didn't want to pay. She thought she could sell and I would have no trace to get my money. Boy was she surprised when she couldn't sell due to a small lean on her house!
  6. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    Sounds like you got your money.

    Hadn't thought about putting a lein on her house sinceshe was alway paying on time. Great customer up till the end.
  7. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    I have been burned too many times by those moving away and not paying the last bill. I've changed my practice.

    The people moving will always tell you when to "make last mowing" or the move date. I give them an invoice to pay on the spot, before they get away, and expect payment. I've told them about my expectations when they have told me of their date to move, or date to make final mowing. I've had no problem with this practice -- the people know they owe the money!

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