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Do you call back after a bid?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zz4guy, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    I've been submitting a few commercial property lawn mowing bids. After they request a bid I go over, meet them and ask them what they want, and then mail them the estimate with a prepaid postage envelope to mail back to me.

    I'm wondering if it's good/bad policy to call them back and see if they had any questions? Or would that be pestering them? I'm sure they are very busy but don't want my bid to get forgotten about either. Any suggestions?
  2. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    At this point, give 'em a call.
    "Did you get the estimate?"
    "Do you have any questions"
    "Are all the bids in? Approximately how long before you will be making a decision?"

    I prefer to hand deliver to the person, to build familiarity and make a good impression.

    Yes; they are busy people sometimes. If you were a friend asking about weekend plans... that would be pestering.
    You are conducting business with them and that's what they do at work.
  3. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    Yes, very good advice. I agree with calling them because it's business and you have a schedule to fill. But if you call 2 or 3 times in a row, that can be negative. I've done that a few times and they just about told me to f#ck off.... lol


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