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Has anyone used service magic? I talked to the guy from there and he said there are tons of calls for lawn care in my area, but i'm sure he just said that to hook me. I did research on the company, and there is a lot of mixed reviews. Some say its a total scam and rip off, and then others say the people saying its a scam don't know what they are talking about and are using the service wrong.

Has anyone had personal experience with it.
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I know two people that used this.

One is a lawncare professional like us. He hated it said it was a scam. They would give him bids outside of his service area and then charge him for the chance to bid on it. Others he called immediately and someone else already had the job. So you have to be fast. You pay for every lead whether the customer changed their mind or the job is taken.

The other guy does home improvement. This guy likes it. Its worth paying the cut to them for thousand dollar jobs. He gets majority of work from them. The downside is to get the bids he doesnt even look at the jobs. He just bids them blind. Hes about 50 miles away from me and he called the other day asking if I had someone to do demolition in my city. I said sure ill bring them by. How many hours? I dont know maybe 4. It took the 2 of them and my guy 12 hours. I'm assuming he bid it for 4-5 hours.

So from that its what services you offer. If your doing hardscaping, excavation, construction, its probably worth it. If your doing $100 jobs and you pay 3-4 times to land one job then its not.
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Has anyone used service magic? I talked to the guy from there and he said there are tons of calls for lawn care in my area, but i'm sure he just said that to hook me. I did research on the company, and there is a lot of mixed reviews. Some say its a total scam and rip off, and then others say the people saying its a scam don't know what they are talking about and are using the service wrong.

Has anyone had personal experience with it.
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I used them and it almost put me in the poor house and I then cancelled because I got two jobs from it. Most people were just trying to find cheaper estimates to lower their present lco. I landed two one time yard repairs around 600. It cost me about 1400 with all the old and useless ups as well as ones I didn't tell them I wanted or were way to far away. Once I canceled they continued for 3 weeks sending jobs (that I never contacted ) and this is still continuing they sent me to collections for it and I had to sick my attorney on them. They are useless for lawns maybe good for hardscaping idk.
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Yeah, thats what I thought. The guy insisted to me that there is absolutely no setup or sign up fees, but from the reviews I read, they had to pay to sign up, and then pay for the leads. I'm not taking my chance with it, i'm staying away from it.
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I have had a great experience with them. I up my advertising budeget with them when I need work. When I am busy, I dial back the budget. Probably 1/3 are looking for the cheapest company out there. I have done around $12,000 this year. In the off season, property clean ups, lawn reworks, or landscape maintenance provided by them supplement my mowing. Many customers expand their services with me and sign contracts. I pay $7-22per lead.
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I have used them solid for the last 4 years and....am still not sure what to tell you.

I am really thinking of letting it go, as was mentioned there seems to be a lot of people searching for the cheapest price.
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Would not use it for mowing at all. Higher profit services & targeting higher income zip codes & it works ok, but have to be quick responding to leads. Don't get a lot of business from it but we do make enough off of the stuff that we do get to make it worth using. Thumbtack might be another option to consider, we have better luck with that.
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I have used them solid for the last 4 years and....am still not sure what to tell you.

I am really thinking of letting it go, as was mentioned there seems to be a lot of people searching for the cheapest price.

if 4 years has passed while useing them and you still have no opinion then you should have got rid of them 3 years and 11 months ago.

i tried them and they suck and i believe they should change their name to assmagic.
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Would not use it for mowing at all. Higher profit services & targeting higher income zip codes & it works ok, but have to be quick responding to leads. Don't get a lot of business from it but we do make enough off of the stuff that we do get to make it worth using. Thumbtack might be another option to consider, we have better luck with that.
Thumbtack has done good for me too.

The servicemagic guy said the same thing to me. "Lots of people are looking for lawn care in your area!!!!" It sounded shady to me...he was too pushy. I agree with the others who posted its more of a service for construction, home remodeling, etc. Not for lawn care.
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