I'm raising my minimum to get rid of low end clients

OxiFreshGuy

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We raised prices too - it's funny how many people call and say, "Is that the best deal you've got?"

The ethnic minorities are the most interesting due to their culture on this, constantly haggling, often forgetting to mention rooms, then acting like they will kick you out right then if you don't do it.

Funny part is, if you stand your ground and calmly tell them no, this is going to be the price, they end up respecting you and will often add many other things lol!
 

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We raised prices too - it's funny how many people call and say, "Is that the best deal you've got?"

The ethnic minorities are the most interesting due to their culture on this, constantly haggling, often forgetting to mention rooms, then acting like they will kick you out right then if you don't do it.

Funny part is, if you stand your ground and calmly tell them no, this is going to be the price, they end up respecting you and will often add many other things lol!
Yup, I did a shower regrout for Mrs Patel last year and she told me after I started that she had another estimate for half the price.
I looked her dead in the eye and said I can pack up right now if you want to call the other company.
Then she added more caulking in the kitchen lol
 

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once your prices are high enough the patel calls are extremely rare.. and we have a HUGE population of software engineers here lol

Some still call but they are from a different part of the homeland, usually have a British accent and fat pockets.
 

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once your prices are high enough the patel calls are extremely rare.. and we have a HUGE population of software engineers here lol

Some still call but they are from a different part of the homeland, usually have a British accent and fat pockets.
Yes, I have done a few more since, and you're right, the more westernized the better!
BTW, I'm not knocking anyone, it's just funny how some stereotypes are true!
 
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I have increased my prices since I posted those prices. Now a recliner is $45, loveseat $65, 3 person sofa $75 and sectional is $130. Still low but it is what it is and I believe my upholstery prices are higher than most in my area.
I charge $40 a seat. In other words, loveseat $80, three seat sofa $120 and so on. Sectional comes in at about $200.
 
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As a long time Realtor turned cleaning company owner (3 years) and truck mount newbie, I can tell you all from my experience in real estate that if all the contractors start to dump their prices just to get a job then it destroys the integrity of the business and the cheapens the perception of the industry as a whole. We are paid professionals and deserve to be paid as such. Want a cheap ass clean, go to Piggly Wiggly and rent a Rug Dr so you can then call me to fix the crappy job that did later. I for one will hold my ground and reap the benefits of being a professional. We have a $125 minimum & I know I am worth it.
 
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As a long time Realtor turned cleaning company owner (3 years) and truck mount newbie, I can tell you all from my experience in real estate that if all the contractors start to dump their prices just to get a job then it destroys the integrity of the business and the cheapens the perception of the industry as a whole. We are paid professionals and deserve to be paid as such. Want a cheap ass clean, go to Piggly Wiggly and rent a Rug Dr so you can then call me to fix the crappy job that did later. I for one will hold my ground and reap the benefits of being a professional. We have a $125 minimum & I know I am worth it.
Where are you located. I had a 97 first 3 rooms special and just now raised to 109 and upped my regular room price to 45 a room.
 

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This year $140 as a minimum work required from $120 for the first 2 rooms (up to 300 sqft), $35 for each additional area (150sqft), treatment of cosmetic and fresh paint stains are extra, removal of filtration lines are also extra.
 
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