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PHONE CALL or LETTER?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TRINITY, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. TRINITY

    TRINITY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    To land contracts for commercial accounts what works the best and is the most professional? Calling and asking to speak with the property manager or sending a letter with your intent to bid the property?

    Neal
     
  2. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    I'm not pro but I would think a letter first then follow up with a visit.
     
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    call and talk, if you cannot show up in person.

    they'll often pitch the letter.

    GEO
     
  4. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    both send the letter in then wait a week and follow it up with a phone call ... get a appointment to meet in person..
     
  5. wolfnkirk

    wolfnkirk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Send the letter, then follow up with a call, if you can't close, go see them in person. They will admire your persistence, or think you are a nuisance, either way....you'll have closure! Regardless, remember one thing.......next!
     
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    unfortnately, after they read your letter and are waiting a week for your call, someone else is there being persistant and a nuissance and is getting the hand shake! been there...yada, yada!:cry:

    GEO
     
  7. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I like to call to get the contact persons name so that I can personalize what I am sending to them.

    I DONT mail it to them, I HAND deliver it! This way, I can let them see my face-hopefully. Dress for success when you drop off your letters.

    You can follow up with a return call in a few days to discuss their questions or concerns/ set up the appt for the meeting.

    Kris
     
  8. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Then if you eed to follow up with a letter or another visit.

    Also, give them plenty of ways to get in touch with you if they have any questions.

    Good Luck!
     

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