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post #1 of Old 06-08-2006, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Help! never done this before either. what would you charge for a detailed cleaning on a Doctor Office w/ 8 rooms large office space w/ 5 desks 3 bathrooms kitchen and 3 Doctor office with a waiting room the seats 15 people. The office also have tile on the floors. I dont want to over bib on this, i am a patient there. The office manager asked me to make an offer when she find out that i have a cleaning service..
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post #2 of Old 06-28-2006, 04:46 PM
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Probably the best answer to the office manager when she askes you for a quote is, "what are you paying for your current service?" You will be amazed how many people will tell you. Another great question for her is, "If you could change one thing about your current service, what would it be?". The answer to that could tell you how to sell the account!
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post #3 of Old 08-18-2006, 03:44 AM
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Randy's comments are excellent! Use them. However, my comment to you is to go for accounts with customers that are new to you or at least where there is no conflict of interest. I've found over the years that friends and associates (such as people I pay for something - doctors, dentists, divorce lawyers, etc. ) sometimes turn out to be not so nice customers. One reason for this is the conflict of interest involved. Say, your dentist hires you to clean his facility and then offers to give you a cut rate procedure. Is this a message to you to reciprocate with cut rate cleaning? Another problem is that it blurs the line between who is the customer and who is doing the hiring. Focus on clients who are customers only.
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post #4 of Old 08-18-2006, 05:56 AM
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The only problem with the asking-what-they-pay method is..

If they are paying $300 they will tell you $150. You could also: research your local market, join business orgs where you meet and exchange leads and information, and establish your cleaning ability and effeciency and balance it against your static costs like insurance bonding, materials, equipment depeciation and your desired earnings to come up with a price per s/f.

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