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Service Magic

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobdaduke, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. bobdaduke

    bobdaduke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Has anyone had any luck with getting commercial accounts thru Service Magic? Would anyone recommend the service?
     
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Sorry, I've never heard of them or what they are or do that I know of.
     
  3. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,830

    I can't imagine using Service Magic for mowing leads, especially commercial. Put yourself in a commercial business owner's shoes and ask yourself how you would go about finding a mowing service. Using SM is not anywhere near the top of that list. Figure out what it costs to get 1 customer and then weigh that marketing cost against whatever SM is charging these days.

    And for what it's worth, even on the higher-ticket referrals (home improvement) it's hardly worth paying the costs they want for what they call "qualified leads". We tried it once. Once... :)

    Tony
     
  4. bobdaduke

    bobdaduke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Just having a hard time getting my first commercial account, I thought sm would help me out. would you do it for residential?
     
  5. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Do a search as I believe Jim Lewis uses them...if I am mistaken it is another long time member of the site. They have been discussed on here previously.


    Gravely_Man
     
  6. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,830

  7. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Tony, Thanks for finding that post. This one is just scary asking the same thing again. Hopefully they will get the information they need.


    Gravely_Man
     
  8. bobdaduke

    bobdaduke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    If you have a problem, deal with me personally buddy, I bet you look scary!
     
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Bobby Pope, I don’t have a problem with you at all, contrary to what you believe. I offered you advice to do a search as this topic had been discussed here previously. I then took the extra time and checked your post again to see if anyone else had added anything. Following the post by TonyGreek I commented it was scary you were asking the same question again. As you can tell I again followed up on your post to see if you got the information you needed and I see this from you: “If you have a problem, deal with me personally buddy, I bet you look scary!” by bobdaduke. How in the world do I deserve this comment? You asked the same thing twice and I assume that you didn’t get the information you were looking for. Everyone who has been on this site for any length of time knows I never say anything mean or nasty and I am always as helpful as possible. Since my comments will bring this thread back up to the top, what exactly are you looking for?



    Gravely_Man
     
  10. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    As you know from my previous responses regarding SM, I do love them. They've sent me hoards of business over the years - this year most of all. In fact, this year they probably sent me a little TOO many leads - as I was only able to respond to about half the leads I got from them because we've been so busy.

    But commercial accounts? We have landed only 2 commercial jobs from SM over the years. And they were not long-term maintenance accounts. They were one-time jobs.

    But they're great for residentials if you live in a populated area. I, personally, have had excellent success with them.
     

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