different contracts for different customers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    do you change/modify your contract for pita factor? what if you got a new client who you really had a bad feeling about. would you change the terms of your standard contract to cover any problems this guy may give u?
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    33 veiws, no replies, and i'm on the second page. now that's a first
  3. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    Bobby, I'll help a brutha out. I dont use contracts! Ok, I know thats not what you wanted to hear but all of my previous costomers pre-pay and they love it! Any new customer, I present myself and my services and if they have any questions i hand the my "bread and butter". Its a list of customer who told me that they may be used as referrals. I tell them to please call and ask as many questions as they would like. If they havent written a check by the time I leave then I'll usually get a call that night telling me its in the mail.
    This may sound like i'm tooting my own horn but i feel its the easiest, as long as remember to manage my money correctly.

    Others that may not want to prepay I dont offer a 10% discount to. Before I tell them about the 10% I tell them the price for service, that way they dont think youre screwing them.

    So after all that, no i dont use different contracts. lol
  4. cush

    cush LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    I always tailor my contracts to the prospective client. A good contract should protect both parties about equally. If you think they will be a PITA then make sure the contract makes them a little vulnerable.

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