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Do you leave something with a client?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Edgewater, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    When you give bids fro jobs of lets say $2500 and up, do you leave something with the prospect such as a pad, pen etc.

    If so, do yo do so on the first meeting, or when you go back to present the proposal.

  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I have given out folders w/ bids that included a pad of paper & a pen. They usually get a smile & "Thank you! Call us again." If it's for a property manager I usually send them a gift certificate to dinner somewhere.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yes, even as a verbal guy.

    Most anytime the estimate goes over a few hundred dollars, it involves a proposal that I leave there, which they in turn must sign.
    I do this also for smaller 100-200 dollar jobs were I feel uneasy but can't find the reason why.

    Thou I do skip the above bs for long term regulars and usually referrals as well (but not always).
    Everything else is by the job, verbal agreement.

    Other notes: Oddly enough, I rarely get these jobs involving paperwork.
    I find this very odd, either I'm doing something wrong, or they were thinking along some strange lines.

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