ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 16
Recent Posts
fuse rejectors
by gfretwell. 03/23/17 01:12 PM
Another Forum Update
by Admin. 03/22/17 03:04 PM
Dining room plugs
by watersparkfalls. 03/21/17 10:31 PM
TRUE POWER
by jraef. 03/21/17 09:13 PM
WEG CFW-11 Frequency Inverter
by jraef. 03/21/17 08:50 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
231,275 Are you busy
165,982 Re: Forum
160,497 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 54 guests, and 13 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#158242 - 04/16/06 02:16 PM The Right Questions  
Tiger  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 706
Crystal Lake, IL USA
I'm finishing up Stone's Book "Markup & Profit" and under Problem Customers he states "If you ask enough of the right questions when you first speak with people, they'll tell you everything you need to determine if they're a serious customer or not".

I'm having a terrible time formulating those questions and would really appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Dave


Business, Office, Estimating, Legal:

#158243 - 04/16/06 03:16 PM Re: The Right Questions  
LK  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,429
New Jersey
Find out exactaly what they are looking for, be sure you can provide it.
They may want 8 recess lights, put on an existing circuit, and another contractor told them it was no problem doing this, if after you check, and determine it will overload, then explain that it will cause an overloaded circuit, and if they insist you put them on the existing circuit, you have a problem customer.

You may ask if they have a budget price for the job, if they say no, then it might be, they din't budget for the job, they may not have the money to do the job.

Tell them how long it will take to do the job, if they say "that long", then they are not ready to do the work.

Look at the home, has it been kept up or is it run down, did they just move in, or did they let it run down?

They start by telling you, how many contractors have been there already.


#158244 - 04/30/06 10:32 AM Re: The Right Questions  
Tiger  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 706
Crystal Lake, IL USA
Any other responses would be very much appreciated.

Dave



Member Spotlight
SafetyWired
SafetyWired
Pa, USA
Posts: 44
Joined: July 2013
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.013s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7504 MB (Peak: 0.8757 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-03-24 02:12:46 UTC