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Old 07-18-2012, 08:40 PM
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So I see these terrifying over-grown lawns owned by either homeowners (which I'm going to personally solicit) and homes listed for real estate, now with my newest mower frank (http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=16922) I can profitably cut any height lawn. like up to 5 feet, it's cool!

Business isn't growing fast as it's not spring anymore and I think I can make some decent cash mowing these beasts, but can anyone give me some tips on selling people $100+ lawn cuts, cold call style?

I just don't know what else to say other than "Hey I have a cool mower so I can work better then everyone else so the deal is unbeatable and outstanding" without sounding desperate (which I am, slightly)
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I'm with the city and if your lawn doesnt get cut by xx/xx/xx youll be fined $200. Some ******* from gopher forum is highly recommend. Thanks for your compliance.
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hahaha.... That might work.


I did 3 of these the last few weeks because the owners were going to be fined.
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"Sup bro, want sum lawn service? I got mad skillz with a mower, can take care of your sh*t for $100.00".


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"Hi, this is Bob on behalf of << COMPANY NAME >>, I was wondering if you would be interested in receiving a free quote for our lawn maintenance service? We provide mowing, trimming, and a cleanup of grass clippings with every visit."
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If it's a property for sale, can you call the number and say the grass is really high on it and I can cut it for you with my brush mower for $X?

I bet after a few calls, you will find something that works smoothly.

What's the worst they can say? No?

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Contact your local code enforcement. The county will pay you to mow propertys that have been fined but still not mowed. The homeowner is billed by the county I cut em for 100.00 when I got started.
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Contact your local code enforcement. The county will pay you to mow propertys that have been fined but still not mowed. The homeowner is billed by the county I cut em for 100.00 when I got started.
snitch......... Lol.. Thats not a bad idea. I should call on this real estate company since $125 isnt in their budget.





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Needs powerwashed also
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I tape a door hanger to the door, with a copy of the county lawn ordanance. Have gotten calls from people who just bought the house, from real estate agents (who thought that the lawn was being cut) and from a bank (got 13 yards from her bi weekly cut)

Be sure to take pictures of before/after, and anything that is damaged (before you work)

Send those pics with the bills
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"Sup bro, want sum lawn service? I got mad skillz with a mower, can take care of your sh*t for $100.00".


lol


or

"Hi, this is Bob on behalf of << COMPANY NAME >>, I was wondering if you would be interested in receiving a free quote for our lawn maintenance service? We provide mowing, trimming, and a cleanup of grass clippings with every visit."

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yo B this is your neihbor and your chiggers and tics are attacking my baby from dat mini eco jungle you got going on.
i think it's time you chop that suka down, true dat.
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yo B this is your neihbor and your chiggers and tics are attacking my baby from dat mini eco jungle you got going on.
i think it's time you chop that suka down, true dat.
wuuuurd. I feel dat.

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