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I'm getting more quality work by looking less professional!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CRM Lawncare, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. CRM Lawncare

    CRM Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    I usually wear kakhi pants and a polo shirt to present estimates. I've noticed some people were surprised (could tell by the look on their face) that I arrived dressed like I was. Most of the rednecks around her show up in cut off jeans and a ripped up t-shirt. I asked a few accts that I didn't get what was the reason they went with someone else. They told me that they didn't believe I would be the one doing the work, even though I assured them I would. They said someone dressed like you were wouldn't get dirty and do a good job. The last few weeks I have been giving estimates in a nice pair of jeans, and a t-shirt with the company name and logo on it. The clients seem to be more at ease and I've had much better luck closing on middle class residential accts. I will still dress up when meeting with professional commercial accts, but will stick to the dressing down for residential.

  2. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    I take that approach for all my jobs, always dressed ready to work.

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