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Are my closing rates down, or am I just becoming more aware of the sigh of disappointment coming out of the 6 out of 10 that I dont close these days?
My point is, I have always lost 6 out of 10 and I dont think its as bad as our potential customers want us to think it is. Lately during estimates I have had some strange comments made about pricing. I think the consumer perception is that we are all giving it away right now, and the sigh of disappointment lies in the fact that we are not all satisfying that wish.Mine are down too. Wonder if it's me or the economy or the lowballers popping up.
:yes: same here, very few leads but batting a 900. I think this is because leads right now have been word of mouth (like already getting a reference) and not ad generated. which worries me because my ads are not generating leads.Our closing rates are actually up, but our leads are down. So it is kind of a break even. Sales are about even with last year
I live in Va also. It is down, Noone wants to pay anything right now. It is getting to the point were in starting to get unrelaxed giving people there estimates. They always look at me like i am crazy or something. Just because gas, food and living prices ara up dont mean we go cheaper. We have to eat tooI'm posting record numbers but we have also increased our product and service offerings. The economy in VA is supported by the military so it is insulated by our low unemployment rate. I have found that with fuel/food/everything costs on the rise, that people are staying home and starting to notice that their house needs some tlc. I feel like if you are competitively priced(not lowest, but bottom 50 percentile) and offer a good service that people are still spending their money. They have a problem right now paying a premium for a service(prob a subconscience response to rising prices).
fcI live in Va also.