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  1. JDMW

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    ok im going wrong somewhere i know it. i have had 5 quotes this week to do and every single one ive done has said there not interested they will get someone else to do there windows and guttering. i dont like to talk much bout what i quote etc but a few were 3 bed homes and they wanted 8 weekly cleans, some had 12 windows and the others had 14 and 15 windows. so i put id clean every 8 weeks for 15 quid. are my prices a rip off. ?? gutter clean it had guttering all over the place, a 1/2m section coming off a 10m section and round the front there was 2 sections at 5m. then there was a sun lounge thing with 3m of guttering. the 10m guttering was a good 20 foot up on level 3 easy. i said 80 quid coz i hate doing guttering and she said she had someone quote her 40 for the lot. :wacko: :huh:
     
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  2. Smurf

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    So what happened to the other 4?
     
  3. jimbob

    jimbob Well-Known Member
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    your windows seem about right to me but every weres different was it gutters only or guttering and fascia gutters only I would probally be around £60 depending on access, awkwardness, big tuffs of grass etc gutters and fascia's probally around £100 more if there was soffits to clean aswell
     
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    Some people just won't pay,two towns I cover,one is very affluent and always get good money the other I find I walk away every other quote but now in a position to do so,just stick at it mate,some people want something for nothing.
     
  5. rcproperty

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    some people that do gutter cleaning in my area start at £25 for a house,
     
  6. jimbob

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    mine start from £25 but its rare il do one at that, that's usually a 2 bed new build that has about 6m at front and 6m at back and just a vac out with easy access. some trad cleaners round my area have done them for a tenner for a dig out chucked it in there bucket give then tipped it in there wheelie bin quick rinse of a bucket and back on to windows. (I was working next door and watched him then he bragged saying not bad eh 30 mins work for a tenner)
     
  7. JDMW

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    mate her back gutters had climbers all over them, thats more work for me. i dont use ladders i use poles with special gutter cleaning tools to scoop out. then after i attach a hose to my wfp and i wash them out and make sure its clean.

    smurf they were the same size homes but i just quoted all the same prices roughly. there windows were really black so theres no window cleaner in that area for sure. i did manage to drop 50 fliers off today while i quoted. im in the area again tomora so will drop off some more
     
  8. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    This may seem a silly question but what vehicle do you drive and how are you dressed when you turn up at the door?
     
  9. OoO

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    Its got to be your selling technique then. If she was quoted £40 and you came in at £80 i would have turned round and said im not expensive, hes cheap for a reason i would imagine. Dont slag him off, but ask her questions so "she" comes up with the answers.

    Priced 3 houses today and a pub.

    All the work came in at £97 and everyone said "thats expensive" Well no its not, i did the first one in the street and then showed the other two. they were fighting over who was gonna have their windows cleaned next.

    Ive got soooooooo many tricks up my sleeve for first cleans now lol I can really make them sparkle :D
     
  10. Catherine

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    It seems so cut throat. Ive sent one of my customers on 6 commercial quotes last week. Ring back for feedback "going back to the orignal window cleaner" basically to see if they can better it. Non of my guys quote to undercut. Its usually service issues, not turning up etc etc. An industry standard would probably be quite good, so things are consistent across the board - then that helps everybody
     
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