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When Soliciting New Homeowners?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Trinity Lawn Care LLC, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    Hi All,

    I saw someone post a great idea about soliciting new homeowners about a week or two after they settle into their new home.

    What kind of response rate do you think you could expect from this type of advertising? Do you think that it would be higher then say your normal flyer response since they just moved in and probably do not have a lawn company yet, about the same, or lower? Who feels that this would be an effective way to increase their customer base?

  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    when I was doing electrishion work all we did was install's on new homes.
    And sa ya may know they dont build untill it's sold.

    The home owners would come by quite offten to check how things are going and I met several of them and gave them a business card and a discont.

    I did'nt get not 1 customer.

    But that's just me. it may work for you
  3. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    My first customer was new to the area. Visited them, earned their business and re-signed next year's contract already.

    Even if you only get a couple, seems worth it to me.
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    I think your best bet is to hand out as many flyers as you can in your service area multiple times through out the year.

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  5. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    Thanks for the advice folks...

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