Best day of the week to acquire new accounts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jcr_17, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. jcr_17

    jcr_17 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 101

    It seems like last summer I made most of my account on Monday and basically the beginning of the week. By Thursday and Friday business slowed down. Has anyone else experienced this? Or What have been your best days of the week?
  2. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    Saturdays or evenings. I find it best when you can actually meet the client in person. Nothing like a good handshake and looking directly atthe potential client will help win over a bid. Don't get me wrong, I do a lot of maintenance bids during the day when people are at work, but the face to face meetings are almost always a shoo-in!
  3. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    I have received many of my calls on Friday. It doesn't make much sense to me, but hey, if that's when they want to call, I'll talk to them!
  4. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Anybody have luck knocking on doors? I'm going on Saturday in hopes of someone being home. Good idea or waste of time?
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Ditto...weekends seem to be the best time for us too.
  6. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    The first days it is sunny and nice. Doesn't matter the day.

    LAWNPROzII LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    We handed out flyers on a Friday and got some calls.
    Passed flyers on a Monday got no calls. So I'm leaning towards the end of the week is the best time because people are able to relax and take more things in instead of the hustle and bustle.

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