Discussion in 'Lawn Care Business Management' started by Level_2_619, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Level_2_619

    Level_2_619 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    do you ever ask a customer what their budget is or no?
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. Level_2_619

    Level_2_619 LawnSite Member
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    thank you!
  4. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. HDLLandscaping

    HDLLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Yes, and if I cant do it or am no where close I will let them know.
  6. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
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    When we first talk to the customer and schedule the consult we tell them to gather a list of any elements they want to incorporate into the design and to come up with a budget. Most people have no clue what the budget required to do an install is. The best way I have found to explain it to them is to give them the analogy of having their kitchen addition/remodeled. The architect/designer needs their budget so that they know how large the addition can be, weather you are getting high end Cherry cabinets, cheap particle board cabinets or middle of the road oak, are you getting a 6 burner Viking range or a GE from homedepot. Does the budget allow for Italian tile backsplash, glass tile, or no backsplash.

    I have found that on just about every design the customer has greatly under estimated their required budget, and has been willing to increase the budget by 25-100% once they see the different design options
  7. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Another roundabout way is to say its going to start around xxx dollars .
  8. shane-pa

    shane-pa LawnSite Senior Member
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    first 2 questions I always ask is:
    what is the ultimate goal?
    is there a budget?
    with those 2 questions answered, I can come up with a plan suit their needs and mine.
  9. Level_2_619

    Level_2_619 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Thanks for the feed back guys !
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Don't ever be afraid of asking this question it is required info.
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