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Chris33

Copy and pasting them mate,save this into my email drafts and paste them in.

 

Fife window cleaning services provide a regular and reliable window-cleaning service in Fife.

 

I am able to offer an insured and licenced service, which is important should any accidental damage occur (you would be covered for Windows cracking, fallen ladders etc)

 

See me at https://m.facebook.com/fifewindowcleaningservices/ where all reviews are positive and there are details of what I offer.

 

I use traditional cleaning methods (ladders and soapy water) but can use a 30 foot waterfed pole for high rise buildings and hard to reach windows.

 

Payment options include PayPal,bacs or old school cash on collection. Cleans can be one offs,regular 2 weekly, 4 weekly or 8 weekly etc. Whatever suits,but most people go for 4 weekly as a pointer.

 

Prices start at 6 pounds,and all prices are within the pound of that unless you own a very large house!

 

www.fifewindowcleaningservices.co.uk

 

Feel free to drop me a like chaps!

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peter rogers

Sparkle cleaning contracts

 

Check mine out

Look at the add with the wee minion.

It catches people's eye in the buy and sell.

If u use laptop it's faster to share them

 

Use the share button note bottom of the post

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Chris33

So after being banned from forums for two week ha, I've been chapping doors and trying to compact what I have.

 

Had three in a small village,and tonight that turned into 13! Really chuffed with that, as another windy does some for 3 pound in this area.Got my new ones at 6.50 and 7 pounds

 

Going to my local town tomorrow for a few jobs,and there seems to be a need for windys in a certain part. Going to canvas as I do two on this street,see how it goes.

 

Trying to use the big boy backpack was a fail of epic proportions however, dirty marks everywhere!

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Chris33

Method,it must be Jim. I spent about a minute per window in sheer enthusiasm to get onto the next haha.

 

I have zero technique here and will need to watch some videos and stuff.

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dave83

chris, rinse well, remember some of these windows may have years of dirt on them. done fascia boards on a house today, had to do the windows as well- dirt went everywhere!

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Chris33

This is it Dave, I've jumped straight in there with zero clue of waterfed at all.

 

Looking at videos last night i A, did not run the brush across the top of each window facia properly and so probs dragged dirt everywhere and B I didn't rinse at all haha.

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Chris33

Live and learn! Today was productive however haha. Had five or six residential cleans in my home town and some commercial work.

 

Found an area the residents I've spoken to say is crying out for a windy,the crescent in question has 200 odd houses so here's hoping! I'll canvas that next week, but had already had two fb people pm me from there and a subsequent walk up today.

 

Another walk up in a different area today wasn't happy with my 6.50 quote but he went for it. I've said yeah you can pay 3 pound for a windy but they'll not be licensed or insured for damage,this sealed the deal with Arron lol

 

I know that's not much guys but it's more than the proportion of local windys are taking for said two bed semis. 6.50 is my new minimum target per house I've decided,unless it's just a few windows then maybe 6.

 

While doing my commercial work I've had two local restaurant managers as walk ups too, so total increase by today's totally unexpected sales equals 53 quid.

 

Makes up for being banned off those Facebook buy and sell pages for two weeks,'get it up ye Facebook' as we may perhaps say in sections of scotland.

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RichieRich

Well done mate. I jus picked up two bungalows myself. One for £8 and one for £12. Gives you a good buzz!

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Chris33

Great stuff Richie, those are decent prices indeed. I've only got two houses on my round so far, priced higher than your top bungalow one there lol

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RichieRich

Thanks man. I'm in Suffolk, not sure if prices are different here. How many houses you up to now?

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Chris33

Aye think you guys are probably at least another quarter on top of my local house prices.

 

I'm probably around 70 to 80 houses so far, (need to type up these week 1,2,3,4 profile sheets) and just taking my time with the houses I've got. How big is your round?

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Chris33

Chapped that area mentioned from yesterday's work, and chapped another area I'd done yesterday. Also got two fb pms from leaflet drops two days ago (had fb page link on leaflets)

 

91 pound total four weekly increase from today's canvassing, happy days. All 6.50 jobs,mainly flats with five windows...

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RichieRich
Aye think you guys are probably at least another quarter on top of my local house prices.

 

I'm probably around 70 to 80 houses so far, (need to type up these week 1,2,3,4 profile sheets) and just taking my time with the houses I've got. How big is your round?

I just started 2 weeks ago but I'm up to 12 bungalows worth £120 4 weekly :). Trying to make a bungalow exclusive round.

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adamangler

Doin well @Chris33 . I just wonder if your making a rod for your own back at £6.50 per house?

 

how many houses you reckon you can clean in a day?

 

 

I quoted 3 houses off fb yesterday at £8 each didnt get a single one, ive often thought about lowering my prices to get more work but whenever i clean a house for that cheap it just feels wrong.

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Chris33

Hi Adam,I know it's not loads but it's enough that I'm sometimes being turned down at that price and where the average price here is 4/5 pound max. I was thinking 20 houses a day eventually

 

I'm a few weeks in and managing ten a day so far doing Trad. Have big boy kit to use once I get good with it. Think that figure of 20 a day is doable? Target was £2500 every four weeks at 20 houses a day (20 days every four weeks) . Charging between 6 to 6.50 mate.

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Chris33

Those are well priced Richie! I know locally I'd struggle at those prices, a lot of big and reputable operators are doing two and three bed semis at 5 pounds here.

 

A Bungalow round sounds a good idea and fast work bud.

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Chris33

One more call back from today's leaflets in area (where no one answered door chap) ,another 6.50 flat. Four windows here.

 

Just under 100 today I think and tightened up that area of round somewhat.

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adamangler
Hi Adam,I know it's not loads but it's enough that I'm sometimes being turned down at that price and where the average price here is 4/5 pound max. I was thinking 20 houses a day eventually

 

I'm a few weeks in and managing ten a day so far doing Trad. Have big boy kit to use once I get good with it. Think that figure of 20 a day is doable? Target was £2500 every four weeks at 20 houses a day (20 days every four weeks) . Charging between 6 to 6.50 mate.

 

My area is also quite low priced.

 

As for how many a day it depends how compact your work is, i can only do about 15 a day but there spread about, ive heard of people doing 30-40 a day so it all depends mate. Mind you by a day i mean about 6 hours, i could probably do 20 if i worked 9-5.

 

One thing i would take into consideration is although 20 a day, 5 days a week @ 6.50 would be £650p per week or £2600 every 4 weeks, you have to remember that the most you can turn over in the month, not taking into account rain delays, van/equipment breakdowns, sickness. Not to mention chasing the money, messers etc.

 

None of this matters though mate, youre doing well and im sure as you go along youll come to your own conclusions and experiences of how to move the business forward.

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Chris33

Thanks Adam,I've based those figures off 20 days a calender month to limit days I'm rained off etc.

 

Bad payers will be replaced with other customers, simple as. And I'll add a pound to houses I replace them with.

 

The way my rounds looking so far is I'm trying to get 20 in each of my local towns, some towns 40 so two days work there. Keeping in compact per day that way (houses close by in same towns) and putting them on a four weekly cycle.

 

Really thinking of a van already, but perhaps a nice mokka to replace my corsa and a trailer. I'll no doubt be asking advice re that sometime.

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Chris33

Call back from yesterday's drop, two 7.50 4 weekly third level flat windows. Yesterday's total about 115 4 weekly increase.

 

Need a van pretty soon, Im thinking a Peugeot partner would be ideal for 20 houses a day wfp from what I've read.

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Chris33

Fair enough mate,plan was for increasing these prices within year to 50p increase though,to the next pound.

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adamangler

Thats kind of the way im doing it with the towns on a certain week except

I have split my city into north/east/south/west and have them on weeks, 1,2,3,4

 

This works well with facebook as rather than concentrating on 1 or 2 towns which you would miss out on a lot of enquirys, you can pick up spread out work and still tag it onto the nearest job.

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