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Originally posted by MR. STEAMER MR. STEAMER wrote:

I have no one to run it...I've trained two guys other than my brother...they are now my competition...LOL


That's pretty standard for our line of work, it's rare to find someone that will stay once they see how  much money can be made with a machine themself.   they either jump ship to another who pays a little more, or pick up a used machine and start their own business.

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Originally posted by MR. STEAMER MR. STEAMER wrote:

I sold both a truckmount...LOL


were you expecting them to just subcontract for you, or were they talking about starting out somewhere else and then stayed in you area?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote duckcountry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/February/2012 at 5:34pm
rather than pushing how you do it and for home much you do it, go to the prospect's home or office and avoid giving an estimate or a quote.  You are there to do an inspection and one you have determined what needs to be done, tell them how much.  If they bawk at the price, ask them what areas do they want excluded?  Only the traffic areas with no movement of furniture?  Do not cut per square foot prices, just cut down the size of the job.  Protectant is sold at the job site by taking away worries of a clean carpet gone bad with a 1 year warranty of areas cleaned and treated.  Sell is when doing the job.  We already had one fight over the cost of restoration.
Are you in a high paying business or are you just a self employed low paid grunt who thinks this business provides dignity?
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You mean sell it as an add-on at the time the services are being rendered?
It's ORY GUN, not OR A GONE. Learn to talk.
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im new to marketing for carpet cleaning. ive just started to post to post on craigslist and ive put the minimum job price. at least they can get an idea of what a ballpark figure would be.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/May/2012 at 4:48pm
About 5.5yrs ago on this thread it states dont put your price in ads Tidy! Another reason to call you for the price then you can close the sale. Stern Smile
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Thank you, I appreciate the advice john. Any other advice you can offer?
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The great price vs. value struggle with the customer is a factor they often get stuck on. People are getting smarter when it comes to carpet cleaning now. They almost cringe at the thought of calling a carpet cleaning coupon company that claims they will clean the whole house for $ 29.99... And even worse who is going to be this low life they will send out to work in my home? People are starting to understand you get what you pay for.
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Whats the easiest way to overcome that?
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If you advertise price and get price shoppers, at least you know what you are getting and what their hot button is.  Not quality, price. Easy to please.  They will not be repeat customers so keep that in mind when you think you should restore rather than clean.  Take the money, never look back.  These people will not send you business, they will not cost you business either.  They might call again if they can remember your name and number in 10 years when they expect same service, same price.
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What you need to do is sit down and figure out your expenses (cost of doing business) and try and figure out what you need an hour or a sq. ft. to make a decent profit. Secondly you want to distance yourself from those type of companies you can never undercut them. I still call them bait & switch but others say not. another thing they are high volume companies where as you are trying to find your nitch?
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Ok.. What are the prices?
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Yes...what are the prices?
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I don't have any prices on my website (http://www.akronsbestcarpetcleaning.com).  Just kind of list that I do specials.  I'd rather have someone call me then just glance on my website and move to the next one.  I may miss out on some sales I guess from people that don't want to call, but then again they probably wouldn't have called if I had prices on my website anyways!
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