Would you buy a trad round?

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  1. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Opportunity to buy a trad round, apparently the seller was going to convert it to wfp and the custies are happy with that (could be ********)

    Takes 950 per month wants 3x cleans

    Thing is 3 grand will skint me so if this doesnt pay off im fecked

    would you risk it?
     
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  2. noddy

    noddy Well-Known Member
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    if you need any help mail me your number ill help you out . ive bought 7 rounds in the last four years and turned 6 down so I know a thing or two about it
     
  3. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    will do mate cheers, im trying to find out how many custies and average prices before i decide anything.

    The main thing that concerns me about buying a round is i have my own way of doing things, i dont collect for a start, if its an older trad round i reckon itll be cash collection mainly
     
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    Provisonally yes as long as he introduces you to all the clients first so you can yell tue switching to WFP and guage if it will be agro or not.
     
  5. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    So you would insist on being shown round and introduced first to all custies?

    is this the done thing when buying? if i was selling i would be a bit wary about showing a potential buyer my entire round for fear of being undercut or something

    Just trying to gauge whether the 3k would be better spent on paying a canvasser
     
  6. noddy

    noddy Well-Known Member
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    been here and done this so many times I am an expert now mate lol I can smell I bull **** round befoue they have opened there mouth lol to long to write what I know on here and what ive learnt buying work
     
  7. spruce

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    This is always a problem. You won't change that ethos overnight, so you will probably loose most of them because of payment.

    That is a question you need to ask the seller.

    You also need to get a clear idea of what houses they are (new builds, 3 bed semi Victorian, bay windows etc. and well as frequency of clean. Also how accessible are they? Parking etc.

    Again trad rounds for sale are usually under-priced. Why is he selling it? Why didn't he convert it to wfp if he had the opportunity to do so?

    Does he know the names of the majority of his customers?

    I would tend to canvass my own round now rather than pay anyone to do it
    . We did buy a trad round and took the chance when converting it to wfp. It was very compact work, very under priced as they cleaned glass only with no detailing. We paid 2 cleans and paid half up front after being introduced to customers (cleaned the properties together trad) and the other half after the second clean, deducting the ones we didn't retain. Most were dormers so most customers were happy we used wash and reach as we didn't walk on their roof tiles. They were skeptical on the quality of the clean as it was early wfp days.

    Plus side was that it was very compact work. Down side was they they didn't want to pay more for the frames to be cleaned.

    Plus side was that they were cleaned every 2 weeks. Downside is that they started turning us away as the windows were still clean. They didn't want to pay a small premium for 4 weekly cleans.
     
  8. TolishAPurd

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    I've seen you on here saying you need more work, so this could be a great opportunity. Not sure if you've given up your job yet, but if you have then this could fill the void nicely until you get sorted, even if it means you have to do them trad before selling them on again once you get busy.

    As for checking out the round, maybe pick 3 houses at random and go check them out?
     
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    He who dares....
     
  10. OutlaneWC

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    Is this the one in eBay in Wakefield? I've messaged the guy a few times but he never replies? And it's gone off eBay now




     
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