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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!!

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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