This is exactly the same kind of neighborhood. Lco's everywhere. Problem is, I thought I had a good idea when I first started my lco by advertising in their local newspaper. Now I have about 5 in that same area. Most of the homes are over a million. But, just down the street, in the normal housing, I have about 10 others who never give me problems.QualityLawnCare4u said:Welcome to lawncare, and it aint just in your area either. My worst clients are the richer ones. We have a rich area that I will not even take a yard or go give a bid in for this reason. The area is saturated with lco,s who are working for 1960s pricing and the clients know it.
As a rule my BEST customer is the average American but it wasn't always like that... It took me time to figure it out, too.jasonnau said:Maybe it's just me but, I'm finding that the wealthiest customers I have are the customers who continually pay their bills late, try to dicker me down on bid quotes and have me running around bidding on stuff that they never get done.
No offense but when you got 180 lawnboys ALL kissing YOUR azz begging OH pleeease OH pleeease I know you got money PLEEEEEAAASE can I work for you, what would you do, how would you act? This is what I meant in a way earlier thread when I said ALL new Lco's think this is where the money is, and it is one of the biggest mistakes *I* made, too.K.Carothers said:Same here. I had a customer with a putting green w/sand bunker in back yard. He was nothing but a pita x2. He put me through so much hell last year that I stopped going and never returned his 5+ calls a day(he finally gave up). These "rich" looking people like to think they have all the power.