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Chris33

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sam86ni
Give me a shout if ya want to meet up one day,get a feel for the job or whatever.

 

I've a few different squugees and so maybe help u figure out what suits u best etc. I wasted so much coin trying different products see.

 

10 inch squugee is a good size to learn with I reckon. Av an unger one that would be ideal

 

sorry chris, lack of internet with job at the moment. Thanks very much Chris, I really appreciate the help. How is winter going so far?

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Chris33

No probs @sam86ni . business keeps on rolling my friend,I've been going through that recently sold list and chapping doors.

 

Two nites ago I went out with intention to canvas my town, but it was really windy and it were remembrance Sunday too. So just stuck five or six fliers through letter box's in my own town (from sold property search). Genuinely got 2 new houses off that and a gutter job.

 

Its taking some adjusting this winter,getting the mindset to go out working when its freezing however. Not something we have to think about when in indoor jobs I guess.

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adamangler

I posted about 70 letters off that sold search @Chris33 and ended up with 4 enquiry, 3 customers.

 

Probably get better results knocking them that was just from the letters. still it's not a bad return about 4 out of 70 compared with general leafletting that for me is around 1 in 300 on average.

 

I have a box of 1000 envelopes that I'm starting to work through, I reckon it might take me till Christmas to write them all out and put letters in though

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HALTON
I posted about 70 letters off that sold search @Chris33 and ended up with 4 enquiry, 3 customers.

 

Probably get better results knocking them that was just from the letters. still it's not a bad return about 4 out of 70 compared with general leafletting that for me is around 1 in 300 on average.

 

I have a box of 1000 envelopes that I'm starting to work through, I reckon it might take me till Christmas to write them all out and put letters in though

What letter have you written to them?

 

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Chris33

@adamangler get it done Lol

 

You'll fill your round after say 2000 posts to them houses? That's good odds so far!

 

I've a list of 30 odd in my town, I'll be chapping on Sunday hopefully. Half my new round is here now so want to make the 330 odd all here eventually

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Chris33

@adamangler get it done Lol

 

You'll fill your round after say 2000 posts to them houses? That's good odds so far!

 

I've a list of 30 odd in my town, I'll be chapping on Sunday hopefully. Half my new round is here now so want to make the 330 odd all here eventually

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adamangler

You have 330 odd customers @Chris33

is that you full or still want more? or are you planing on employing?

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Chris33

@adamangler I had a lot more than that. There was 450 at least, was unmanageable though so sold off loads.

 

Tried employing but was let down a lot and its too early on for that.

 

I'm gona keep round at 330 houses,chop and change it as I go. But not letting it build up like that again. Constantly stressed I was, chasing my tail.

 

So aye 330,some mansions and some big commercial work is where I'm at.

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Tuffers

How are you sifting out the sold and for sale houses, is there a filter @Chris33? Or do you just scan through rightmove and weed out the sold houses yourself? I can add include sold when I'm searching rightmove, but can't filter out the sold houses.

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Chris33

@HALTON we have been adding a letter to send these local houses that were recently bought.

 

I posted mine off with a flier to start with,basically stating who I am what I can offer and link to website and fb page. More recently I've just started chapping my local houses or dropping a flier.

 

Much better odds found than general flier posting, from both Adam and I so far.

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adamangler
@adamangler I had a lot more than that. There was 450 at least, was unmanageable though so sold off loads.

 

Tried employing but was let down a lot and its too early on for that.

 

I'm gona keep round at 330 houses,chop and change it as I go. But not letting it build up like that again. Constantly stressed I was, chasing my tail.

 

So aye 330,some mansions and some big commercial work is where I'm at.

 

 

I think 300 is a nice number, expand upward rather than outwards, as in keep advertising but going after higher priced work whilst dropping the lowest rather than taking on loads more.

 

@Tuffers

 

Rightmove.co.uk

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Chris33

@Tuffers hi mate how ya doing?

 

Eh if you just google recently sold property right move, follow the link. Then you can be as specific as typing in the actual street name and all sold will come up.

 

Give it a try and if no luck- message back on here,I'll then copy a link to it for ya all tonight when on laptop :-)

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Chris33

Aye @adamangler I had got rid of all bad payers so its a matter of keeping all local work and having two or three big areas I can target for better prices too.

 

I'm at least 25% more expensive than all local guys and still cheap by many standards but am pushing prices more now. After all with a full round why shouldn't I, was my thinking.

 

I hated my last care job so had to get out fast! But built this too fast too! I've kept that 330 so if any drop off over my first winter I've a 10/20 house buffer basically.. Bit of an unknown this being first winter see.

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Tuffers
I think 300 is a nice number, expand upward rather than outwards, as in keep advertising but going after higher priced work whilst dropping the lowest rather than taking on loads more.

 

@Tuffers

 

Rightmove.co.uk

 

21/09/16 was the last time anything sold within 5 miles of me :confused:

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Chris33

@Tuffers perfect they just be moved in now/last month or two.

 

Anyway I'd say there's a 4/6 month period where those houses may well still not have a windy... Unless they moved local and took old windy with them.

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Den
21/09/16 was the last time anything sold within 5 miles of me :confused:

 

Most people don't bother looking for a window cleaner for the first couple or so months so get in there probably prime time now to leaflet or canvass, I dropped some leaflets a few months ago when Chris came up with this idea and got a approx 4 out of 20 odd.

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Chris33

It was @adamangler who raised the idea on his post,he just wasn't gona tell us what it was I recall :-p lol

 

There's a few on here use this tactic,glad to being it to the masses though! I'll take that badge.. Haha.

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Chris33

@peter rogers I'm not sure but I got a pm from you and others after putting it up mind! Great minds and all that.

 

A certain person added that they send the letters out in company stamped envelopes for extra sha bang! I wont say who lol

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Chris33

Infact I think it were when the builder's were all phoning my parents (trying to drum up work) after they got the extension planning permission ..I then figured they must tap into info kinda like this.

 

But there's turned out to be plenty on here already doing this same thing. And it defo works.

 

Beat of luck with new letter @Den

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Tuffers
Infact I think it were when the builder's were all phoning my parents (trying to drum up work) after they got the extension planning permission ..I then figured they must tap into info kinda like this.

 

But there's turned out to be plenty on here already doing this same thing. And it defo works.

 

Beat of luck with new letter @Den

 

Builders check out planning applications on council websites.

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adamangler

If i remember we stumbled across this idea at the same time @Chris33 but i didnt want it getting out because i believed it could be a game changer and i know theres at least 3 window cleaners on here who work in my area.

 

Looks like im going to have to get on this sharpish now the cats out the bag

 

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I've got about 200 envelopes written out but need to put the letters and leaflet in. some will be stamped some hand delivered. 800 left. this has taken 2 hours so far, it's a lot of work lol

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Crystal Windows

What sort of thing are you putting in the letter to the newly sold houses, just out of interest are you mentioning the fact that you know they have just bought the property?

 

 

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adamangler

The general jist of my letter is introducing myself, that I work in the area and have noticed the property has recently been sold. then include a leaflet list of my services, sell yourself I'm insured blah blah etc.

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Chris33

Personally would not mention I know it's been sold, here is why.

 

There is no need, we can just make the letter out as being sent to houses in the area due to us working this patch already.

 

Some people may not take it well, that we have specifically targeted them due to being on the sold list. Kind of like spying etc *which we are!

 

Most won't bother but why take the chance?

 

@adamangler I was just messing mate. Looks like your all set to get some new work, with amount of envelopes I just seen :-)

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