Can you impress your client with a flashlight?

Home owners decide if you have done a good job or a bad job based on how they FEEL about you. So the more “care and concern” you show for their home the better. Steve shares a neat little “prop” that helps you create Customer Cheerleaders!

How can I “work” my 70 year data base of installed carpets?

A 70 year old Texas carpet store is expanding into carpet cleaning. So how can they turn their thousands of long-term retail clients into carpet cleaning customers? Steve shares tips on how to win them now … or win them later.

Create Customer Cheerleaders by making friends with their children …

The health and well-being of the home owner’s family is a huge motivation to have their carpets cleaned. So how should you (and your employees) treat the little ones in the house? Here are some great ways to put the kids (and their parents) at ease while you are cleaning the carpets …

How to deal with “I wanna a price now” callers!

Any phone script needs tweaking now and then… Steve Toburen’s SFS carpet cleaning phone script is due for a little fine tuning of its own. With these modifications you now have the option of giving a price over the phone and STILL book the job!

How a “simple act of human kindness” can pay off big time with a fire and water damage restoration customer!

First impressions are lasting impressions. Start off on the right foot with your disaster restoration customers by showing genuine care and concern. How? By simply paying attention. Read on for the details …

Dramatically increase your carpet cleaning profits with this “protected with Scotchgard” question!

This one simple question will super-charge your carpet protector sales AND put extra dollars in your pocket! Marketing Scotchgard is as simple as interviewing the customer and giving them their options. But even before this you need to ask the “Scotchgard Question” …

The Great Carpet Cleaning “Pricing Debate”- Part I

Outside of arguing about the best truck mount (which invariably is owned by the person talking) there is nothing that causes more disagreement among carpet cleaners than “how to price” the job. My take? They all work! Let me explain why …

Tired of the “your carpet cleaning prices are too high” objection?

The recent Great Recession has marked (scarred?) our customer’s buying habits. Steve shows one Dallas carpet cleaner how to avoid being put on the defensive when hit with the “too high” objection …

Poker chips create positive ‘Moments of Truth’ in a carpet cleaning pre-inspection.

Home owners blossom when they see your technician paying attention to what they say. The very best way to show you are really listening? Take “Immediate Action”! Read on for a simple but highly effective “Moment of Truth” when “pre-inspecting” before the carpet cleaning …

Banning the “E-word”- Help your prospective customers focus on more than price!

Carpet cleaners all over the world fall into the old “just gimme an estimate” trap with potential carpet cleaning customers. Fight back with this simple change in terminology …