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Deposits on jobs Part 2


LawnSite Member
we are scheduling work for May should i get money down to hold date? if so how much?should it be non-refundable?we do not do maintenance work hard-scape only.

Rex Mann

LawnSite Senior Member
Phoenix, Arizona
We get 1/3 down the day we sign the contract and other paperwork. If you have some of their money they are more than likely to stop shopping. If they ask you the famous question:

"when could we get started?"

And, you are 2-months out, you better do two things. First, explain why your company is worth the wait. Next, get a deposit. Because, if they can find someone else to do it sooner and they have no monies invested with you, then you just lost your client.

Money/deposits are the best tie down to a client.