Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

FREE GARAGE - Interesting Offer from a Client


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-11-2012, 10:55 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default FREE GARAGE - Interesting Offer from a Client

Some background:

I have a cluster of 7 accounts on one street in the city.
Four next to each other on one side. Three next to each other directly across from them. Of those three, two have a shared driveway and of those two, one of them owns a second home literally around the corner. (I cut that one as well and cut for five others within a half mile of that)

The people with two homes had begun moving things into the second home recently and it was unclear as to what they were going to do with the home they had been in - the one with the shared drive. The lady next to them (with the shared drive) is 90 years old. Nice lady who I always humor by allowing her to tell me about the "old days" and the history of the neighborhood.

Months ago the elderly lady mentioned that she's afraid that the neighbors may sell their home - she was concerned about who may buy it. After so many years with good neighbors, it's understandable that she would be concerned.

Today she called me.


"Hi, I wanted to ask you something and it doesn't have anything to do with mowing the lawn."
She asked if Bill had told me he's putting the house on the market. "No", I replied.
"Well, he is, and I have a proposal for you."
"You buy his house and I will give you my garage and shed for your mower and tools", she said.

LOL! WHAT?!!! I didn't say anything at first, and she continued...

"I thought that it would be good for you since you have so many clients here and I would get a good neighbor!"

Oh boy. It was hard not to laugh at the offer. The house is selling for probably twice what my own home is worth, it has a back yard about 15' deep and the shared drive is up a steep incline leading to a one car garage. It's in the city - there's no room for anything, but she doesn't know that I have a trailer and other equipment I need to store - all she ever sees is my 21" push mower because those lawns are all tiny and I don't take my trailer on "city days".

It's in one of the nicer sections of the city, but I could never live in such an area - it's just not my thing.

Can't say that I've ever had an "offer" like that before - "Buy my neighbor's house and I'll give you my garage!" Too funny.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 09-12-2012, 11:23 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,223
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
That is very interesting! Well you gotta say she must really think highly of you and that is a good thing.

Who knows, she might come back with a second offer to buy the house for you if you move in
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-12-2012, 02:53 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

90 years old eh?



...

She hot?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-12-2012, 03:54 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CHEESE2009 View Post
90 years old eh?



...

She hot?
Dude, she doesn't look a day over 85.


Rrroowwww...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-12-2012, 05:21 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That is very interesting! Well you gotta say she must really think highly of you and that is a good thing.

Who knows, she might come back with a second offer to buy the house for you if you move in


She did also directly compliment me in that "You do nice work, but beyond that, I can tell you're a decent person who would make a wonderful neighbor."

I thanked her for the compliment while passing on her "offer".
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Garage Apex Lawn & Landscape Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 6 04-17-2012 04:43 PM
What do you offer that your competitors don't offer? GrantELC General Talk 11 09-28-2011 06:12 PM
Free Landscape for a client cruzgardening Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 9 11-09-2010 05:21 PM
Free mowing offer, one week only. Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 2 10-27-2008 02:35 PM
Offer free landscape designs? Steve General Business Discussions 2 07-11-2006 10:49 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
Today 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 317
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
Yesterday 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 204
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
Yesterday 09:35 PM
by avetslawncare
20 719
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
Yesterday 08:58 PM
by SC93
10 269
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 08:40 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
53 4,921
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
Yesterday 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 357
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
Yesterday 07:59 PM
by avetslawncare
3 81
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
Yesterday 07:27 PM
by biglee
14 376
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
Yesterday 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 56
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
Yesterday 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 409
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
Yesterday 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 369
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,187
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-16-2015 03:49 PM
by Steve
20 813
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 101
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-16-2015 03:38 PM
by Steve
3 164
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 7,883
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 113
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 136
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,124
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-15-2015 08:35 AM
by Bradcook21
7 812
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 305
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 148
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 195
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 425
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 160
Client with...
OldSalt
04-07-2015 09:47 PM
04-13-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
8 368
Getting rid of "mulched...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 04:21 PM
04-13-2015 11:26 AM
by biglee
3 185
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
04-13-2015 11:11 AM
by biglee
7 293
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
04-13-2015 11:07 AM
by biglee
15 790
Landscape Fabric
CurbAppeal1
04-10-2015 03:58 PM
04-13-2015 08:02 AM
by Chilehead
4 247
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
04-12-2015 04:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
17 3,860
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-12-2015 04:24 PM
by Mr. Mow
22 5,390
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
04-10-2015 12:05 PM
by Just for Cuts
45 2,074
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
03-31-2015 02:57 PM
04-10-2015 11:37 AM
by kslawn
6 438
Do you have medical...
Steve
09-10-2011 11:46 AM
04-10-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
17 5,162
Shopping Centers
avetslawncare
04-07-2015 07:16 PM
04-10-2015 11:27 AM
by Steve
7 353
Leaf Vac's?
ABurlison
11-07-2007 10:18 PM
04-10-2015 06:12 AM
by RSE
14 5,653
Grass and Leaf vacuum
captain200
04-07-2015 07:05 PM
04-10-2015 06:02 AM
by RSE
4 310
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
04-10-2015 06:00 AM
by Dan Tanner
19 909
I have a great idea!
biglee
04-05-2015 06:20 PM
04-09-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
4 360
lawn care school
kevinburch48
04-09-2015 09:13 AM
04-09-2015 11:27 AM
by Steve
1 216
What do you suggest?
Growing Green
09-20-2011 09:56 AM
04-08-2015 03:09 PM
by Steve
8 3,086
Survey
Ducke
09-20-2011 07:27 PM
04-07-2015 11:33 PM
by SGL1
12 3,412
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
04-07-2015 10:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,209
Avoiding Clients
CHEESE2009
09-08-2011 10:58 PM
04-07-2015 06:05 PM
by GLAN
24 6,367
Mass/New Hampshire...
jcurr33
04-06-2015 09:48 PM
04-07-2015 04:19 PM
by jcurr33
2 261
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
04-07-2015 05:19 AM
by Chilehead
9 782
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
04-06-2015 09:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 496
First estimates
jcurr33
04-04-2015 07:04 PM
04-06-2015 07:19 PM
by jcurr33
4 383
Bid on Mulch and...
TRBW2
04-03-2015 09:11 PM
04-06-2015 07:01 PM
by avetslawncare
7 450
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bob villa collections design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring husqvarna john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scripts secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee web design website website design winterization won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy