Ditto! for putting the lien on the Doc's property,two can play that gameAll first time customers are potential regular customers, with that said all first time customers with no payment historymust put deposit down or pay before i leave the proprty, if they r not gona be home then we set a time for me to return that night to p/u payment, I will bill any customer that has paid me before, be it aeration every fall, leaf clean every fall..........checks or cash. In 10+ years I have 3 customers stone me for payment, and they were all regular contract customers. 2 went bankrupt, one was a doctor who decided that we were not doing a good job.....2 months behind and jobless....funny thing is i see him everywhere, and we still do both houses on either side of his......and he had to pay to lift the lien.....funny what money does to people...
We get a credit card or debt card #.
Run the card before starting work.
If it's approved we do the work if it's not we don't.