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So after a follow up email, he says the price was good!! Which is good news, I know it won't take me long. The front yard is nothing but two passes with a 21" mower. He says he wants to talk over the phone, which is fine by me. I gave him my cell so we'll see how it goes. As for giving quotes, either email or in person/over the phone is fine by me. Email is definatly much easier...but the downfall is it lets them take the time to think "Am I really paying this guy to cut my grass?" Then he does the $$ figures, and goes out to buy a mower. But the upside is email leaves a paper trail, which is always a plus and helped me out today!
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As for giving quotes, either email or in person/over the phone is fine by me. Email is definatly much easier...but the downfall is it lets them take the time to think
It seems the more personal the communication is, the better the chance is of making the sale. And when I mean personal I mean:
  • Best - In person
  • Second - On phone
  • Third - via email

When you can be in person and ready to start the job right then and there, it really should give you an advantage. So I'd say, minimize the use of email, instead, use the phone. Then minimize the phone as much as possible and make the sale in person.
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