I had a new site I wanted, but did not really get along with the would-be client. Spent a lot of time measuring, and the 'client' said, "JC, with all the time you've spent measuring, you could have put the system in by now!" That did it, that was 'The Sign' I'd been looking for: bailed. The next day I get a cold call from a couple who had a new house being built and wanted me (the neighbors were clients) to ramrod the grounds layout. They were a nice couple, waterfront site, LOTSA Microsoft money!!!!!
I took it, and realized that if I had not followed my intuition, I would have had no time to do their 'plum job'.
In the day an age of online reviews
People piss all over you.
Once they call you, you are bound by the eternal oath of Odin to give them something (typically a bid)
If you take too long
They bad mouth you
If you come in too low you’re screwed
If you come in too high
They bad mouth you
I had this deck remodel to look at last month.
Talk to the wife
Go back to office
Scratch my head about it,
Start vacation that had been planned already
Told customer I wouldn’t be back until next week to work on the proposal.
See even though I know how to do the work, it’s out of the league of the ability of anyone I had on staff,
When I got back and caught up on paper work, I came to that conclusion,
Even if I gave them a huge price, I don’t have the right guy to do the project.
So I declined
Then husband calls all upset,
I told him I had put a call into someone else to see if they wanted to look at it and he said he already had other numbers, ok then.
Then he goes on google because I didn’t talk to him for two weeks.
I never talked to him
I talked to his wife, twice
Before and after vacation
Told her I was leaving for a week and I’d get back to her.
It’s not a price to mow a lawn, not a price to blow out an irrigation system, it’s a two story bi level deck with switch back stairs installation.
Omg you don’t have a quote for me?
You called a landscaping company , you know that right?
That’s the problem with telling a customer no.
Didn’t get what they wanted
Make crazy story online