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Do you recommend a certain % based on the material costs or the entire cost of the materials needed as a deposit?



Would this be for landscape work only or for lawn maintenance as well?

What kinds of things should a lawn care business owner be doing during that hour to make the most of their time with the customer and their presentation?

Also, do you find you spend more time with customers where the project is larger and less time where the project is smaller?



Does this apply to landscape work or lawn care maintenance too?
If the landscape or lawn jobcost is from $35 to $3500 spend one hour with that homeowner,cuss to many times in the past ive heard from others how joe.shmoe and his company came out shook hands did a walk thrue,a price write up and drive off all in 15min....i recall a small $200 deal that i spent 1hr an 10min.that same job landed two refferals which equaled $1900.
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What suggestions would you have for a lawn care business owner who is called to a site to bid on a mowing job? How do you stretch out your presentation to make it last that long? Or at a certain point is it ok to just hang out there and B.S. for a bit to build a connection with that customer?

Also I was wondering, when you get a call for an estimate, in order to not show up when another contractor is there, should a lawn care business owner ask if there are others scheduled to show up that day and if they should asked be be scheduled to be first or last? Is there an advantage?
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