Well here we are in the 2nd week of March and all of us now have a idea on the ’09 season.
In the South and West it’s warmer and some folks have started installing. In most other parts of the country Spring clean-ups are underway and where/when possible there’s some dry ground actual landscape work may be getting done.
The Home Shows are finished(thank God) and it’s time to go through those lead sheets/numbers, etc., . . . that is, if there were any to go through. I have heard from several others around the country that Home Show traffic was down, down some . . . to down alright awful.
Maybe the leads are from projects that were left on the bubble at the end of ’08, or those fence-sitters from ’08 who said
“Call me next Spring so I can get 1st in line”.
The old call me next Spring line!
Could be possible clients just showed up many other ways throughout the Winter and now is the time to strike. If you’re like me we are drawing now so when the weather breaks and the ground gets ready to work . . . boom! We’re having at it.
The economy is killing you. The leads have dried up, the phone is now a dust collector and all possible clients have blown away with the Spring winds . . . now what?
So where are you? Good to go, or next to gone?