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.

Service Magic update


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 07-08-2010, 11:26 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,821
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I'm not sure how helpful service magic can be in smaller towns. I live in one of these areas in PA.

After reading this post I have decided to give them a try and see what happens. I will update as things develop.
I look forwards to hearing your review on it. I am sure the size of the town can greatly effect things as well as the amount of competition on there.
__________________
- 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

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


  #12  
Old 07-09-2010, 09:52 AM
cleancutlawncare5382 cleancutlawncare5382 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 141
Rep Power: 6
cleancutlawncare5382 is on a distinguished road
Default Change of plans

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I decided to do little research before pulling the trigger on SM services. The internet is polluted with complains about them, bogus leads and charging for them anyway. ( The old saying ď if its seems to good to be true it probably is ď.

I have registered with them and was instructed they would contact me for more information. I havenít given a credit card # yet and wonít be completing the sign up.

Too risky, Plan is to continue with what I know works - if you need leads, go get them myself.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-27-2010, 02:43 PM
cleancutlawncare5382 cleancutlawncare5382 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 141
Rep Power: 6
cleancutlawncare5382 is on a distinguished road
Default Any updates

Quote:
Originally Posted by JP Landscaping View Post
Hey, so it's been a few weeks since I started using service magic for leads. So far so good. I had 6 leads in 2 weeks. Nothing last week. I landed all but1 of them. That one hasn't said yes or no. It's a reseed job so i'm gonna follow up in the next few days.

One was landscaping wich I ended up netting 200 in 3 hours of work. 3 lawn care accounts, 1 of which is about every 3 weeks. and some aerating.

all in all I think it was a good investment.
So how have the leads been thru SM ? Are you still happy with them?

Just wondering, I started about 6 weeks ago signing up with them and got cold feet.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-31-2010, 11:14 PM
Lawn Envy Lawn Envy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 19
Rep Power: 6
Lawn Envy is on a distinguished road
Default

I've been using service magic for 4-5 months now. I would rate it a 8/10. There are several variables to how may leads you get. The quality of leads are good. I've had a few that were kicking tires, but over all I have about a 65-70% closing on the appointments that I set. It's well worth the investment!!

Ray
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-31-2010, 11:18 PM
Lawn Envy Lawn Envy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 19
Rep Power: 6
Lawn Envy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cleancutlawncare5382 View Post
I decided to do little research before pulling the trigger on SM services. The internet is polluted with complains about them, bogus leads and charging for them anyway. ( The old saying ď if its seems to good to be true it probably is ď.

I have registered with them and was instructed they would contact me for more information. I havenít given a credit card # yet and wonít be completing the sign up.

Too risky, Plan is to continue with what I know works - if you need leads, go get them myself.
I had cold feet at first because of the on line bashing that I saw. I just went in head 1st and to date have not been dissatisfied yet. There are some leads that are bogus, but they will credit you for a future lead. Let me know If you want my contact person there. Dane was awesome to work with and was able to answer any and all questions.

Ray
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-01-2010, 05:48 AM
cleancutlawncare5382 cleancutlawncare5382 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 141
Rep Power: 6
cleancutlawncare5382 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks Ray, thatís good information.
Can I ask if you live in or near a big city? I was wondering if that would have any impact on quantity / quality of leads.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-01-2010, 10:27 AM
TouchtonsCLC TouchtonsCLC is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 7
TouchtonsCLC is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lawn Envy View Post
There are some leads that are bogus, but they will credit you for a future lead. Ray
Can you tell me what you mean by bogus? Also, how does SM determine the calls are bogus (thus crediting your account)?

I've mulled over using them for months, but just not sure.
__________________
"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business." - Henry Ford

Touchton's Complete Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-01-2010, 12:42 PM
cleancutlawncare5382 cleancutlawncare5382 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 141
Rep Power: 6
cleancutlawncare5382 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TouchtonsCLC View Post
Can you tell me what you mean by bogus? Also, how does SM determine the calls are bogus (thus crediting your account)?


I really shouldnít be slamming another businesses, I donít personally have any first hand experience with them. My cold feet came after a google search for sericemagic complaint. Like anything else you find good and bad feedback.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-01-2010, 07:51 PM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 7
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

A credit is fine and dandy but they are taking MY CASH! In essence they are forcing you to provide them with a loan. Not me
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-01-2010, 09:33 PM
Lawn Envy Lawn Envy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 19
Rep Power: 6
Lawn Envy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cleancutlawncare5382 View Post
Thanks Ray, thatís good information.
Can I ask if you live in or near a big city? I was wondering if that would have any impact on quantity / quality of leads.
Hey Buddy, Yes I do live in a large area. I'm in the Sacramento area, but only do business mainly in 1 county. I like to stay as close to home as I can. Regarding Service Magic. You can actually call them and they will let you know how may request they have in a specific area. If you give them 3-4 zip codes they will let you know. I spend about $200/MO and get 8 or so new accounts a month. I could get more if I spent more $. Hope this info helps a bit.

Ray
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
service magic

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
Does Service Magic work? JP Landscaping Starting a lawn care business. 13 05-17-2010 12:32 AM
Service Magic andyjoneslawncare Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 5 08-05-2009 05:15 PM
Service Magic??? TWIN-CITIES GREEN TEAM General Business Discussions 5 07-26-2009 08:42 PM
Service Magic A&Llandscape General Talk 2 02-27-2008 01:30 AM
Rodman does magic again pnplawn Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 20 12-18-2007 05:32 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Best two stroke oil
Greg_TopYardServices
02-08-2016 07:53 PM
Today 08:29 AM
by Just for Cuts
10 167
Most requested days for...
Just for Cuts
Today 06:44 AM
Today 06:44 AM
by Just for Cuts
0 27
back surgery
Bradcook21
01-28-2016 08:51 PM
Yesterday 02:04 PM
by Bradcook21
16 427
Help Spread the word...
Sprinkler Buddy
12-02-2015 08:41 AM
Yesterday 08:19 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
19 1,337
Howdy Yall !!!
B&C
02-10-2016 10:06 AM
Yesterday 01:05 AM
by Steve
1 44
hello
2menandmowers
02-10-2016 07:32 AM
Yesterday 12:53 AM
by Steve
1 47
Hello everyone!!!
1newkirk05
02-09-2016 03:16 PM
02-10-2016 04:05 PM
by jrs.landscaping
7 146
Tine Rake Detaching vs...
wigglesworth
02-09-2016 05:32 PM
02-09-2016 07:43 PM
by Steve
1 63
Finding open bids?!?
C&DPropertyManagement
02-07-2016 01:48 AM
02-09-2016 07:11 PM
by Steve
3 141
hello all
romanlandscape
01-29-2016 03:46 PM
02-07-2016 10:20 AM
by Bradcook21
6 241
Lawn Care Book Ranked #1
Steve
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
by Steve
0 119
Hi
Sellers Lawn Care
02-02-2016 01:48 PM
02-05-2016 08:03 AM
by Sellers Lawn Care
4 184
Collecting payments from...
Niagara Mowing
02-03-2016 05:21 PM
02-05-2016 08:00 AM
by Niagara Mowing
7 246
SMS assist? The good,...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:24 PM
02-04-2016 11:53 PM
by Steve
5 274
I need some help...
Anise
02-04-2016 01:39 PM
02-04-2016 11:51 PM
by Steve
3 151
Customers dodging the...
Rocky
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
02-04-2016 03:41 AM
by C&DPropertyManagement
7 1,528
Offering a "Trial"...
wybut076
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
02-03-2016 08:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
7 272
Iowa Caucus Predictions?
Steve
02-01-2016 06:31 PM
02-03-2016 12:40 AM
by Steve
1 127
Laying White River Rock
DiamondLawnCare
02-01-2016 08:27 PM
02-03-2016 12:17 AM
by Steve
1 148
Networking for a...
jcurr33
01-30-2016 09:26 PM
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
by Steve
4 222
Customer giving a 1099?
apmAkron
01-27-2016 07:22 PM
01-31-2016 08:55 PM
by Chilehead
6 281
happy to be here
redrobin
01-29-2016 10:45 AM
01-31-2016 08:44 PM
by Steve
1 161
Thought's on an "E-Z...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:48 PM
01-31-2016 08:38 PM
by Steve
4 255
Changes
Knaubone
01-30-2016 10:56 PM
01-31-2016 08:31 PM
by Steve
1 149
Thoughts on this Exmark...
googus
01-28-2016 04:24 PM
01-28-2016 08:09 PM
by Chilehead
1 171
1st year in
jcurr33
10-18-2015 05:07 PM
01-28-2016 07:49 PM
by Chilehead
6 4,165
Need opinion on zero...
Mr. Mow
01-24-2016 05:42 PM
01-28-2016 07:41 PM
by Chilehead
10 387
Opinion on liquid vs...
Bradcook21
01-25-2016 02:03 PM
01-28-2016 07:38 PM
by Chilehead
9 330
Finding property size
Gageslawncare
01-25-2016 11:08 AM
01-28-2016 12:05 PM
by Gageslawncare
10 342
Tiger TG 2661 Commercial...
lawnman1959
01-25-2016 08:12 PM
01-27-2016 07:57 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 270
Spouse as a dependent?
Steve
01-26-2016 01:51 AM
01-27-2016 10:44 AM
by Chilehead
3 224
Hello All
C&DPropertyManagement
01-23-2016 12:21 PM
01-26-2016 01:24 AM
by Steve
1 195
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
01-23-2016 03:43 PM
by C&DPropertyManagement
17 7,713
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
01-19-2016 07:00 PM
by Steve
12 676
State of the nation 2016.
Steve
01-12-2016 12:05 AM
01-19-2016 06:57 PM
by Steve
6 408
little help? first big...
Brian3137
12-31-2015 12:39 PM
01-19-2016 06:54 PM
by Steve
23 1,125
Hi everybody...
Greg_TopYardServices
01-14-2016 08:10 AM
01-19-2016 02:47 PM
by SC93
12 480
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 12:54 PM
01-17-2016 08:48 PM
by Homeland unlimited
25 7,956
Plow controller problems
scaypa
01-12-2016 05:49 PM
01-16-2016 10:46 AM
by scaypa
4 318
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-15-2016 07:23 PM
by tannerduncan
1,244 428,252
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 07:15 AM
01-15-2016 11:20 AM
by djlandscaping06
23 5,456
New College Course
Dr. D
01-14-2016 01:45 PM
01-14-2016 05:35 PM
by Steve
1 231
Yelp
Shark1611
01-13-2016 10:00 AM
01-14-2016 05:32 PM
by Steve
4 286
New to the forum from...
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:23 PM
01-14-2016 08:34 AM
by Doug Green
2 275
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 08:49 AM
01-13-2016 10:20 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 968
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 PM.

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