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Post by milspec6 on Mon May 08, 2017 8:15 am

I just booked my 3rd job this week all from the site "Next Door.com" that I have become listed on. I am not actually in any of those neighborhoods either, but past customers have been listing me on the site in their areas. The last one that called told me that there were several recommendations that I was "Very professional and reasonable priced" which is sort of a double-edged sword at times. Razz

The only sad part is that I am stealing the job from an another cleaner that did live in that neighborhood and had been cleaning this house every year for the past 3 years. When I asked him why he was changing, he told me that the guy sold the business to one of his techs.

So, 2 lessons learned on this one. The first being that resources like "Next Door" can be an asset even if you are not in that area and the second being that if you buy out another cleaner, don't expect his customer list to have much value to you.
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Post by ACpower1 on Mon May 08, 2017 9:58 am

I found a man on my property smoking crack in my bushes. One of my dogs actually found him.. he was asleep after getting high either crack or heroin not sure actually

I told him im armed and he needs to get out immediately, he walks out of my bushes and up the street, tries to enter a different area of my property but saw me following him..

Then proceeds to car prowl every car he walks by as hes heading north.

I posted it on "next door" to warn other neighbors. They flagged the posting and told me I was discriminating against him. They told me the homeless are apart of the community just as much as I am.

I deleted my account. lol.. thats liberal seattle for ya.
and thats my only "next door" story.
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Post by milspec6 on Mon May 08, 2017 11:53 am

I understand your point as it really is mostly a neighborhood association sort of thing. I have been kicked off several of them because people complained that I didn't live in those areas, but I keep getting put back on by past customers.

When I joined, I was the first and only member for my neighborhood, so it had zero value.

As long as people want to put me on there at no cost to me, I am more than happy to service those areas.
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Post by kevinj6121 on Mon May 08, 2017 8:15 pm

We have that nextdoor.com here to and i of course joined, i'm lovin it so far, there are 5 other local carpet cleaners on there to but i'm at the top of the list with the most recomendations. I did a real nasty one last week and got it looking great, posted some before and afters and got 5 calls because of it.
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Post by UtahTheo on Mon May 29, 2017 1:28 am

Why not join it if it's free, doesn't hurt Smile

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Post by milspec6 on Mon May 29, 2017 11:13 am

I did join actually.....I am the only member in my neighborhood. Razz
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Post by kevinj6121 on Tue May 30, 2017 11:49 am

@milspec6 wrote:I did join actually.....I am the only member in my neighborhood. Razz

Thats good if your the only one, you gotta be in your neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods to, there 4 or 5 more in the nextdoor thing here besides me but currently i am in the lead with the most recommendations.;
Best thing ITS FREE!! free is always good
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Post by Mo on Tue May 30, 2017 12:01 pm

Yeah free lead generation is nice
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Post by dp1 on Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:51 pm

Believe it or not, they don't have one in my city, they signed me up to 2 cities further than me and that city also have another city right next to it included in that group, so far it's a bust for me, seems like the members are some rich snobs that I don't want as customers anyway.

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