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.

Real Estate   Accounts


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-01-2008, 08:29 PM
LGYardService LGYardService is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Casper, WY
Age: 23
Posts: 228
Rep Power: 9
LGYardService
Angry

Hi everyone,

I was just thinking of all the possible customers that I can still get before the spring season finally sets in. ( the weather is still snowy and cold here) I've already got numerous flyers to houses and also posted all around town. I'm also thinking about a small newspaper ad.

ANYWAYS, LOL i was thinking about Real Estate customers. Last year i had it in with a real estate firm in town and they lined me out with numerous jobs in many different houses. They would pay me for maintenance that would hopefully make the house more likely to sell and then charge the seller for our services. It worked out great.

I was just wondering what you guys think about this? Should i advertise for the actual owner/seller of the house and they pay for the services. I remember seeing a template or something of a flyer that said like "Do you want to sell your house faster" or whatever and it offered the seller to prepay a year or some time period for our services in hope to sell their house easy and quicker. this is one idea.

OR i can market towards the actual real estate firm. I could send letters to the firm and THEY would hire me and then charge the seller with whatever they owed us.

Tell me what you guys think. Has anyone had any experience with marketing towards home sellers and real estate firms? I would really appreciate any advice! thanks
__________________
15 year old teenager in the business!

Luke Gilbert
LG Yard Services
Casper, WY


http://www.lgyardservice.com/index.html

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 04-02-2008, 12:50 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ] i was thinking about Real Estate customers. Last year i had it in with a real estate firm in town and they lined me out with numerous jobs in many different houses. They would pay me for maintenance that would hopefully make the house more likely to sell and then charge the seller for our services. It worked out great.
Luke,

Have you contacted them to do this again this year?
__________________
- 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 04-02-2008, 03:04 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (LGYardService @ April 01 2008,8:29)]Tell me what you guys think. Has anyone had any experience with marketing towards home sellers and real estate firms? I would really appreciate any advice! thanks * * *
That's how I started my business Luke

It all started when the property next door was for sale and the grass company in the city 1 hr from me called me.. not sure how they got my number but all I remember is that is I started to cut for them.

So real estate account... i don't think there's any loss there
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-27-2008, 12:04 PM
procutofillinois
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i figured i would put in my input on this
i would say 95% of my yards i do for real estate firms
if you look on line there is a listing of all realtors and my local area gives out the e-mail address which was great i spent a sunday afternoon typing up an e-mail and sending to each realtor not just the one company send to each agent cause they each use just whomever they know its free and all it takes is a little time then you have there e-mails in your sent file do call backs if they dont respond i have had great juck with this im currently lookin for a way to contact apt. managers also i think that would be great
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-27-2008, 07:52 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Jeremy,

That is great! Do you have any advice or a sample of an email a new lawn care business owner should send out to the agents, that you could share with us?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 04-29-2008, 10:27 PM
procutofillinois
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

this is kinda funny but it worked
when i wrote the e-mail i basically role played how i would interduce my self and my services and so forth so on do it out loud act it out if the wife looks at you funny assure her you are ok lol i found if i acted it out it was easier to type it up and get eveything i wanted in it
at the end i also put in some common questions i would get asked and answer them you have to assure them that you your quality is better and your prices are worth it
alot of the realtors can care less they just wanna get the house sold they dont wanna tend to a lawn care company
i have been told by one realtor thats why im still taken care of her properties is cause if there is a problem i just take care of it e-mail her to let her know what the problem was and i bill her accordingly she never complains about the bill either i have a check in my mail box exactly three business days later she is my best customer this past christmas she had a huge fruit bsket delivered to my home and a big box that was for my oldest son (he usually goes with me,hey hes great for pickin up limbs trash etc. i had him for a reason lol)that had a cool little electric rc car in it he plays with it while im mowin
so take care of your customers and they will take care of you
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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
09-26-2016 05:48 PM
by Steve
1 42
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-26-2016 05:43 PM
by Steve
4 368
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 45
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 137
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 145
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 164
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 615
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,327
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 520
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,403
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 287
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 916
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 782
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 619
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 742
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 715
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-06-2016 05:25 PM
by Steve
1,255 443,801
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 3,273
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-30-2016 07:47 PM
by SC93
11 2,080
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
08-30-2016 03:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,128
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 AM.

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