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Old 01-25-2008, 11:38 PM
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Any of you tried to get hooked up with a realtor for this? My cousin is a realtor and has been sendig me homes that have sold since Jan 1 , 2008. I handwrite on the envelope and put a stamp on it. Inside I include a welcome to the neighborhood letter and our service packages. At the end of the short letter i tell them if they respond by Feb, 1 they receive their first service for free (with yearly agreement) I have sent out 20 letters so far and already received 2 sign ups. Pretty inexpensive also, 41 cent stamp, envelope and letter in color.
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Nice work! Do you think it would be easy to get a list like this from a realtor that wasn't a "contact" of someone's already? I mean, do you think that you can get a list like that from a realtor that you don't know and doesn't know you? How would you go about asking for something like this?
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Hi GeeGood,

That is an awesome idea! Is there anyway you could you show us what the letter looks like?

Patrick,

Real estate transfers are public record and many newspapers publish this information on a regular basis. I am sure there are other ways to get such a list.
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I was thinking if I didnt have a contact that was a realtor, i would call around to different realtors and offer that realtor free lawn service in exchange for weekly/monthly list. Below is the welcome letter I send out and our packages:


LAWN ENFORCEMENT
1500 Oak Tree Rd
Allen, TX 75002
(972) 832-2274 Phone
thelawnenforcement@yahoo.com

January 6, 2008

Welcome to the Neighborhood!


Dear New Homeowner,

Hello, please allow me to take a moment of your time. My name is Greg Good and I am the owner of The Lawn Enforcement Team. Our philosophy is to perform to the needs and satisfaction of our customers. We do a wide range of lawn care/landscape services and strive to do a professional job each and every time.

The reason for this letter is to let you know about the savings you can get from utilizing our service. We already service several homes in your area and we would like to add you to our growing list of clientele. Our service includes a professional mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing of sidewalks and driveways along with many other landscape needs.

For all new homeowners we are offering the first service of the year for FREE! Please give us a call or email us before Feb 1st, 2008 to get started!

Sincerely,


Greg Good
LAWN ENFORCEMENT


The Parolee Package

For the Customer who wants that professional look but doesn't want to do the time.
o Professional cut
o Edging
o Trim around entire property
o Air blow all cuttings from walks, drives etc.

The House Arrest Package

For the Customer who doesn't want to be chained to their yard.
o Professional cut
o Edging
o Trim around entire property
o Air blow all cuttings from walks, drives etc.
o Hedge trimming
o Weeding
o Mulching
o Planting

The Escapee Package
For the Customer who wants to get away.

o Professional cut
o Trim around entire property
o Edging
o Air blow all cuttings from walks, drives etc.
o Hedge trimming
o Weeding
o Mulching
o Planting
o Yard clean up
o Fertilizer
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:24 PM
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Actually the best way to get this information is to go to your local title company and just tell them you do lawn care and would like a farm report for homes sold since January or something of that nature and they will even give you mailing labels. *I too have a realtor friend and I also got set up with a title companies software to research this info myself, its called, www.niteowlplus.net

Hope this helps out,

ANDY



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thanks Andy, i will check it out!
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Quote[/b] ]I was thinking if I didnt have a contact that was a realtor, i would call around to different realtors and offer that realtor free lawn service in exchange for weekly/monthly list. Below is the welcome letter I send out and our packages:


LAWN ENFORCEMENT
1500 Oak Tree Rd
Allen, TX 75002
(972) 832-2274 Phone
thelawnenforcement@yahoo.com

January 6, 2008

Welcome to the Neighborhood!


Dear New Homeowner,

Hello, please allow me to take a moment of your time. My name is Greg Good and I am the owner of The Lawn Enforcement Team. Our philosophy is to perform to the needs and satisfaction of our customers. We do a wide range of lawn care/landscape services and strive to do a professional job each and every time.

The reason for this letter is to let you know about the savings you can get from utilizing our service. We already service several homes in your area and we would like to add you to our growing list of clientele. Our service includes a professional mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing of sidewalks and driveways along with many other landscape needs.

For all new homeowners we are offering the first service of the year for FREE! Please give us a call or email us before Feb 1st, 2008 to get started!

Sincerely,


Greg Good
LAWN ENFORCEMENT


The Parolee Package

For the Customer who wants that professional look but doesn't want to do the time.
o Professional cut
o Edging
o Trim around entire property
o Air blow all cuttings from walks, drives etc.

The House Arrest Package

For the Customer who doesn't want to be chained to their yard.
o Professional cut
o Edging
o Trim around entire property
o Air blow all cuttings from walks, drives etc.
o Hedge trimming
o Weeding
o Mulching
o Planting

The Escapee Package
For the Customer who wants to get away.

o Professional cut
o Trim around entire property
o Edging
o Air blow all cuttings from walks, drives etc.
o Hedge trimming
o Weeding
o Mulching
o Planting
o Yard clean up
o Fertilizer
Greg,

I love that! It is such a fantastic theme you carry through your business name and your marketing! That is very creative!

Have you had many people respond because to your unique way of naming your packages?

Where did you come up with that idea!?
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Thanks! We have sent out twenty new homeowner letters and already received two signups. The second customer wants numerous things done. Plus the weekly "House Arrest Package". My wife and I came up with the different slogans for the packages one night sitting around the house. We thought if we had different packages for lawn care and name them something around our co. name it would really be catchy. So we just started naming things that had to do with the law. Over the course of about a week we would come home after work and share our different ones until we came up with these three. Parolee package is $28 House Arrest package is $45 and the Escapee package is $52. All are weekly or bi weekly service.
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Greg,

I think you are going to see things happen for you! You know what would be really funny too, if you sponsored a little league team and had them in tshirts that looked like police shirts with imprinted badges on the front and badges on the shoulder! You could call the team - Team Lawn Enforcement. Have a picture of them standing on a lawn in front of your mowers and maybe even use that image in your marketing material as well!

Do you have any pictures of you in front of your equipment? I'd love to talk about you and your business and your creativity on a future GopherHaul!
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Oh and I saw your logo online! This is just awesome! Did you create this logo too?

What a great concept you have here!
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