Semi detached - terraced info.

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  1. FINEST

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    Hey guys,
    I just started cleaning a month ago.

    I use Harris 5m pole to do Top and normal trad. For bottom. I'm new and it takes me from 30-60 min to do the front and same for the back. Pole really slows me down... Yet I'm getting better equipment and my speed and skills improve. Yeah!

    I love cleaning and it's so fun to squeegee the water off and see how happy the customer is... Since I walk around my arena and mostly get business knocking doors, a ladder would slow me down.

    To improve my services and increase skills I'm looking to pour my earnings into backpack wfp and filter. Which one would you recommend ?
    I don't have a car and will be pushing around trolley and carrying the water. To make most of it.

    I go in with 20-15 £ for doing the front and and never go lower than £10 front or £20 for front and back. 30£ for both sides is that ok? How Fast it take you Guys to clean?
    How much do you charge?
    Where do you get flyer ideas? Do you do like 40£ one deals on flyers? Do you charge more in affluent areas ?

    I'm making money every day and getting repeat businesses. I just need a mentoring please.
     
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  2. peter rogers

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    40 quid a terraced house tell me how u get that
     
  3. daveyboy

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    When i used to be trad i could do whole days with modified wagtail and harris pole and an average terraced house would take about 10 minutes
    You could not charge £30 for it though
     
  4. Duncs

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    you call yourself finest
    I call you crazy
    you remind me of cheap and cheerful who was on here regular
    first of all big welcome to you FINEST
    you have been going one month , my own thoughts you have no car I would go all tradional , you canny hump water around all day
     
  5. Rezzi

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    Phone a few local window cleaners in your area and see what they are charging... So you are competitive. As at the moment you are over charging.
     
  6. KiwiNeil

    KiwiNeil Newcomer
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    I would have thought if Finest is genuinely charging those amounts AND has happy customers then his charging must be about right? people are paying for clean windows not the time taken surely?
     
  7. FINEST

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    Quite easy. Started off by giving the price £30 for back and front.
    Then customer asked me to do the sills, I said its gonna be extra..
    Then she wanted me to do the Roof Windows, accessible only from inside the house, I said no problem, gonna cost extra, then she wanted me to do few more Windows from inside, I said no problem, gonna cost extra.
    After she asked how much: I just quoted 45£ and said that with a discount. She agreed and asked me come by next month .
     
  8. FINEST

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    Cool! I use simple applicator and a squeegee that I switch all the time..
    Will you show me what kind of wagtail you used, Please?
    I also mop the frames of all Windows too, clean cobwebs with a duster.
    I try to do the FINEST service and always over deliver. Therefore 10-15£ for the front and same for back. I believe wfp will improve the speed.
    How much would you charge for terraced house dave?
     
  9. daveyboy

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    3 bed Terraced round here is about 12 squid but will take 10 minutes
     
  10. FINEST

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    Thank you Dave.
    12£ for just the front ?
    Where about do you clean?
     
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