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.

Client having $$ issues


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-21-2011, 07:12 AM
seanbsean seanbsean is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 5
seanbsean is on a distinguished road
Default Client having $$ issues

Ok possible client has a large property. Job downgrade and lost spouse. Possible client wanted to be "honest" with me. Possible client explained this and I guess was looking for a deal. I confirmed with other contracted lawn services that the going rate for that area was $200 per week/ per lawn. Includes mow, trim around the various parameters and blow/ clean up. Very simple, but that's the going rate due to the beauty of these properties.

So the possible client may have a ride mower I could use instead of mying ** but it has problems.. it won't start, I did not look at it.

So I thought about it, my concern is using other peoples equipment, this may become a liability issue - so I'll pass on that. I'd get the blame if it died even if it worked I guess, I have some concerns about that.

As for a special deal?? I could take week by week and pay on the spot in the event of bankruptcy.. Not sure how to handle this one. I would like to get this property in my portfolio and also as a reference. i guess I could toss an incentive idea that if the possible client could pass me some clients my way????

Any suggestions?
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 05-21-2011, 08:44 AM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 785
Rep Power: 5
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default Sprinkler Buddy

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
If your looking for work in that area, I would cut him a brake to get known there. I would request pay by the cut in that situation. Use your own equipment! You don't want to be mowing his yard cheap and buying him a new mower. You don't even need to ask him to pass you clients, you will get noticed there.

Sounds like a good way to get your foot in the door if your building up your business or looking to replace some of your current customers with higher paying accounts down the road.

It also sounds like you already have made up your mind. Yes, I would go for it.
Don't lack quality because of the money later in the season, that too will get noticed if you decide to take this on. Good Luck!
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-21-2011, 10:07 AM
seanbsean seanbsean is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 5
seanbsean is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm heading back today and I will see how I can work something out. The more I thought of it.. I will do it for less to just get noticed in the neighborhood. Its a start for a bigger lawns.. Should I post a sign up on the property stated "Lawn care done by blah blah blah..call: xxx-xxx-xxxx" just an idea...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-21-2011, 10:31 AM
Sprinkler Buddy's Avatar
Sprinkler Buddy Sprinkler Buddy is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 785
Rep Power: 5
Sprinkler Buddy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seanbsean View Post
I'm heading back today and I will see how I can work something out. The more I thought of it.. I will do it for less to just get noticed in the neighborhood. Its a start for a bigger lawns.. Should I post a sign up on the property stated "Lawn care done by blah blah blah..call: xxx-xxx-xxxx" just an idea...
Great idea! Let the home owner know you'll cut him a brake if he lets you put up your sign and leave it up as long as you maintain his yard. A win-win!

Don't assume that's okay, get his permission for sign first.
__________________
Don't Keep Replacing Lawn Sprinkler Heads
Protect them with "Sprinkler Buddy"
CLICK HERE > http://www.sprinklerbuddy.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-21-2011, 10:55 AM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

are you at all handy with repairing a mower?if you are,check out his mower and swap him a cut for it if your interested in it .This will probably have him be happy its out of his shed ,and will make it harder for him to fire you so he can do the yard himself since he will need to purchase a new mower .Even if you dont want-need the mower ,I would be interested in a deal on it and re-sell it for a profit .
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-21-2011, 10:29 PM
Byron3243 Byron3243 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 33
Rep Power: 6
Byron3243 is on a distinguished road
Default

I like bruces idea. You could also offer him some kind of refferal program. If he recomends you to a neigbor and you sign them he gets a discount.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-23-2011, 05:34 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,821
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Yea I would definitely ask him for referrals in the area and if he could give your business cards out to his neighbors.

Keep us posted on how this turns out.
__________________
- 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
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
Collections & A/R Issues we ALL have.... musician/lawnman General Business Discussions 27 11-11-2010 12:56 AM
Bidding Issues!! arsenal3 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 3 03-27-2009 07:46 PM
backup issues Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 05-08-2006 09:26 AM
What issues are you facing? Steve General Business Discussions 11 01-25-2006 08:56 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Help Spread the word...
Sprinkler Buddy
12-02-2015 08:41 AM
Today 08:19 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
19 1,301
back surgery
Bradcook21
01-28-2016 08:51 PM
Today 01:18 AM
by Steve
15 385
Howdy Yall !!!
B&C
Yesterday 10:06 AM
Today 01:05 AM
by Steve
1 30
hello
2menandmowers
Yesterday 07:32 AM
Today 12:53 AM
by Steve
1 30
Best two stroke oil
Greg_TopYardServices
02-08-2016 07:53 PM
Today 12:51 AM
by Steve
8 124
Hello everyone!!!
1newkirk05
02-09-2016 03:16 PM
Yesterday 04:05 PM
by jrs.landscaping
7 127
Tine Rake Detaching vs...
wigglesworth
02-09-2016 05:32 PM
02-09-2016 07:43 PM
by Steve
1 49
Finding open bids?!?
C&DPropertyManagement
02-07-2016 01:48 AM
02-09-2016 07:11 PM
by Steve
3 118
hello all
romanlandscape
01-29-2016 03:46 PM
02-07-2016 10:20 AM
by Bradcook21
6 224
Lawn Care Book Ranked #1
Steve
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
by Steve
0 105
Hi
Sellers Lawn Care
02-02-2016 01:48 PM
02-05-2016 08:03 AM
by Sellers Lawn Care
4 171
Collecting payments from...
Niagara Mowing
02-03-2016 05:21 PM
02-05-2016 08:00 AM
by Niagara Mowing
7 225
SMS assist? The good,...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:24 PM
02-04-2016 11:53 PM
by Steve
5 258
I need some help...
Anise
02-04-2016 01:39 PM
02-04-2016 11:51 PM
by Steve
3 134
Customers dodging the...
Rocky
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
02-04-2016 03:41 AM
by C&DPropertyManagement
7 1,507
Offering a "Trial"...
wybut076
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
02-03-2016 08:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
7 257
Iowa Caucus Predictions?
Steve
02-01-2016 06:31 PM
02-03-2016 12:40 AM
by Steve
1 113
Laying White River Rock
DiamondLawnCare
02-01-2016 08:27 PM
02-03-2016 12:17 AM
by Steve
1 135
Networking for a...
jcurr33
01-30-2016 09:26 PM
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
by Steve
4 209
Customer giving a 1099?
apmAkron
01-27-2016 07:22 PM
01-31-2016 08:55 PM
by Chilehead
6 272
happy to be here
redrobin
01-29-2016 10:45 AM
01-31-2016 08:44 PM
by Steve
1 149
Thought's on an "E-Z...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:48 PM
01-31-2016 08:38 PM
by Steve
4 244
Changes
Knaubone
01-30-2016 10:56 PM
01-31-2016 08:31 PM
by Steve
1 136
Thoughts on this Exmark...
googus
01-28-2016 04:24 PM
01-28-2016 08:09 PM
by Chilehead
1 156
1st year in
jcurr33
10-18-2015 05:07 PM
01-28-2016 07:49 PM
by Chilehead
6 4,149
Need opinion on zero...
Mr. Mow
01-24-2016 05:42 PM
01-28-2016 07:41 PM
by Chilehead
10 372
Opinion on liquid vs...
Bradcook21
01-25-2016 02:03 PM
01-28-2016 07:38 PM
by Chilehead
9 319
Finding property size
Gageslawncare
01-25-2016 11:08 AM
01-28-2016 12:05 PM
by Gageslawncare
10 331
Tiger TG 2661 Commercial...
lawnman1959
01-25-2016 08:12 PM
01-27-2016 07:57 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 258
Spouse as a dependent?
Steve
01-26-2016 01:51 AM
01-27-2016 10:44 AM
by Chilehead
3 213
Hello All
C&DPropertyManagement
01-23-2016 12:21 PM
01-26-2016 01:24 AM
by Steve
1 186
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
01-23-2016 03:43 PM
by C&DPropertyManagement
17 7,699
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
01-19-2016 07:00 PM
by Steve
12 657
State of the nation 2016.
Steve
01-12-2016 12:05 AM
01-19-2016 06:57 PM
by Steve
6 397
little help? first big...
Brian3137
12-31-2015 12:39 PM
01-19-2016 06:54 PM
by Steve
23 1,104
Hi everybody...
Greg_TopYardServices
01-14-2016 08:10 AM
01-19-2016 02:47 PM
by SC93
12 467
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 12:54 PM
01-17-2016 08:48 PM
by Homeland unlimited
25 7,936
Plow controller problems
scaypa
01-12-2016 05:49 PM
01-16-2016 10:46 AM
by scaypa
4 304
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-15-2016 07:23 PM
by tannerduncan
1,244 428,178
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 07:15 AM
01-15-2016 11:20 AM
by djlandscaping06
23 5,432
New College Course
Dr. D
01-14-2016 01:45 PM
01-14-2016 05:35 PM
by Steve
1 220
Yelp
Shark1611
01-13-2016 10:00 AM
01-14-2016 05:32 PM
by Steve
4 277
New to the forum from...
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:23 PM
01-14-2016 08:34 AM
by Doug Green
2 261
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 08:49 AM
01-13-2016 10:20 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 946
Choosing local business
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:29 PM
01-13-2016 06:12 PM
by Steve
2 426
4 Seasons Landscaping LLC
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:56 PM
01-12-2016 12:59 PM
by Doug Green
1 281
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 AM.

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