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Had my first ever agreements signed today..

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Just wanted to share...

    Well it's about 10 years in this business for me and this year is the first year with an agreement (contract). I have been working on them for a few months. I was constantly changing them.. never feeling they were worded the right way. They were probably fine the first time but I was nervous as to how the customer may react to this term or that...

    I finally got up enough courage to present them to 4 clients today.. Other than my nerves everything went fine... no disagreements, questions or hesitations on thier part. They just signed at the bottom and I was on my way.

    I hope the others are just as pleasent.

    Why am I still nervous?
  2. I like the way you refer to them as agreements. That word "contract" can scare off customers. With your consideration toward the customer, you're going to do great!

    How about posting a copy of it for the rest of us to see?

  3. Good for you, and stop shaking.

    Agreement=contract, all the court needs to know.
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Now the balls in your court!

    Good luck and keep on sellin'!
  5. Guardian

    Guardian LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 269

    Its those agreements, signatures and deposits that make this whole thing work!

    Its because of all that -I get to sit back and enjoy this beautiful Monday with my family. (I only work 2-3 days per week during off-season, and those days aren't hard)

    Congrats on the contracts - Lets get MORE!
  6. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    hey that would be nice to see those agreements also they would helpthe making of mine thanks !!!!!!!
  7. mikey

    mikey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    ya tsg hook us all up lets have a look send me one
  8. Jim Feder

    Jim Feder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    If It is ok I would like to see one i have been trying to think one up but i am having so problems.:) Jcfeder@aol
  9. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    could you send a copy of your agreement to me bballpatd14@aol.com , i seem to always leave things out when i present the idea to new clients so i am looking over different ones before i make mine this year.
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    good man. last year i had my first written agreements, made me sleep alot better. this year, everyone signs one, or they dont get me. dont be nervous, u should be more nervous about working without one!

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