Knocking on doors

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green-pa, May 23, 2007.

  1. green-pa

    green-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    Was wondering if u guys ever just knock on doors of people's yards u see that obviously are over due for a cut. In case perhaps their mower broke or they are sick.
  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    U bet ya....... Dont never be afraid to ask for a job
  3. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    Just be decent about it. I let my yard go three weeks without mowing (hey, I was making money elsewhere) and a 13 year-old kid knocks on the door. Says "hey mister, do you need your grass cut?" When I said no, it's under control, he looks around at the seedheads waving in the breeze and says "You sure about that?" Punk.
  4. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    I have never knocked on doors and flyers never work for me it os always word of mouth but I know a guy that would go and talk to homeowners when he saw them cutting their grass and he did get some lawns like that
  5. violatorjf

    violatorjf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I would just leave a doorhanger instead of knocking. There's something about knocking on my door that really bothers me. Maybe because usually when it happens they look like a hillbilly carrying around an ELECTRIC power washer in a Fisher Price wagon. :rolleyes:
  6. sancho_man_orlando

    sancho_man_orlando LawnSite Member
    Messages: 216

    I handled a client of mine today in a neighborhood where I want more customers...

    When I finished I walked and knocked on 3 doors ALL within 5 houses of my client. Left a flyer/estimate with each of them. 1 had a 12 or 13 year old girl answer the door and when I asked if her mom or dad was home she gave me this look like she wanted to hurt me before saying "that's none of your business a-hole" and literally slammed the door and locked it quickly.

    I was shocked but left the estiamte anyways.

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