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#3084199 - 03/20/12 10:34 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
bushytail Offline
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Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Iowa
That would be Flicks car LOL

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#3084225 - 03/20/12 10:52 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
Paul Winkelmann Online   content
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Boy, it sure would be fun to get Mike back on here but it's an election year. He'd probably get kicked off about the second post.

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#3084233 - 03/20/12 10:59 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
bushytail Offline
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Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
Boy, it sure would be fun to get Mike back on here but it's an election year. He'd probably get kicked off about the second post.


LOL your most likely right

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#3085764 - 03/21/12 09:23 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
bushytail Offline
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Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Iowa
http://batremovals.com/

Is this the car your talking about ? LOL

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#3085879 - 03/21/12 10:29 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
Ron Daranger Offline
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Registered: 12/21/10
Posts: 1
Loc: wisconsin
That's the one! I can't believe he can drive around in a police car to advertise like that.

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#3085910 - 03/21/12 11:02 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
RF Wildlife Offline
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Registered: 08/29/10
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Loc: CT
You can always get this:) comes with a cool exclusion ladder.
Firetruck
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#3087777 - 03/23/12 10:05 AM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
Ron Daranger Offline
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Registered: 12/21/10
Posts: 1
Loc: wisconsin
Thats funny RF. But I think it should be against the law to use a police car for advertizing purposes.

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#3087800 - 03/23/12 10:23 AM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
sgs Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 415
Loc: NH
Ron, is he the guy doing free inspections?
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#3087812 - 03/23/12 10:34 AM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
Ron Daranger Offline
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Registered: 12/21/10
Posts: 1
Loc: wisconsin
I think so. I also hear through the grapevine that he even gets rid of bats for people for free. How can he do that and still make a living? Is he a non profit organisation?

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#3087831 - 03/23/12 10:47 AM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Ron, give him a call and ask him.

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#3087859 - 03/23/12 11:02 AM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
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Posts: 415
Loc: NH
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I think so. I also hear through the grapevine that he even gets rid of bats for people for free. How can he do that and still make a living? Is he a non profit organisation?


From what I hear, he is a pretty successful nwco. He has been on many of Rob Russell's podcasts. You might want to listen to the guy and maybe pick up some pointers about the business.
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#3087880 - 03/23/12 11:18 AM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
Ron Daranger Offline
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Registered: 12/21/10
Posts: 1
Loc: wisconsin
And what? Work for free? And if I do call him Paul, do you honestly think he will share his secrets with me when we are both in the same area?

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#3087898 - 03/23/12 11:29 AM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
sgs Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 415
Loc: NH
Ron, it's not working for free.

The way the "free" inspection works is...

You don't charge for the estimate up front, you add it into the final price. Usually under labor.

Lets say you want to average $75 per estimate and you average a 50% sales rate. You add $150 in labor to each estimate.

The customer thinks they got a "free" estimate and you get paid for your work.

At least that's the way it works around here.
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#3087927 - 03/23/12 11:56 AM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
Paul Winkelmann Online   content
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Yeah Ron, it wouldn't surprise me if Mike told you everything you want to know. He's not just in your area; he's in all our areas. If I remember correctly, he and my son had a chat a couple weeks ago.

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#3087937 - 03/23/12 12:02 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
Nathan Krause Offline
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 830
Loc: Waterford, WI
I have talked to Mike Flick about this and what I got from the conversation is the following:

He will "REMOVE" the bats and raccoons for free as long as he gets the clean out. I am sure Robb can give more details into this but basically Mike would rather get the $8-10,000 for the clean up than fight the other guys for the $250 for removal.

It really isn't a bad concept except for the following two issues I see:

1. Not every attic needs a clean up.
2. Insurance won't cover every clean up.

Not sure what happens in those instances.

As mentioned above, I suggest you listen to the latest podcast on attic clean ups and he gives a decent explanation on how he now operates.
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#3087943 - 03/23/12 12:04 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Paul Winkelmann]
Nathan Krause Offline
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 830
Loc: Waterford, WI
Originally Posted By: Paul Winkelmann
He's not just in your area; he's in all our areas. If I remember correctly, he and my son had a chat a couple weeks ago.


Correct. Mike covers almost the entire State if not the whole State.
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#3088419 - 03/23/12 07:28 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
bushytail Offline
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Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Ron Daranger
Thats funny RF. But I think it should be against the law to use a police car for advertizing purposes.


It's a conspiracy !! grin

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#3089435 - 03/24/12 03:06 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
Dave Schmidt Offline
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Registered: 04/02/10
Posts: 9
Loc: St. Louis area
I heard Mike Flick say that he had an 80% success rate with his one-ways as opposed to trapping, and he makes good money. Good way to make $$$, lousy business model. If I had an 80% success rate, I'd close my doors and never show my face in public again.
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#3091027 - 03/25/12 07:13 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
Ron Daranger Offline
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Registered: 12/21/10
Posts: 1
Loc: wisconsin
We can not trap bats in Wisconsin. We need to use the doors, nets and stuff like that. Special permits are required to use bat traps. As for squirrels and coon, I dont know what he does. What gets me is his method of advertizing and getting jobs away from others.

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#3091238 - 03/25/12 08:50 PM Re: Free Inspections are killing me [Re: Ron Daranger]
bushytail Offline
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Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Ron Daranger
What gets me is his method of advertizing and getting jobs away from others.


If it bothers you that much why dont you as a tax payer go to the next city council meeting ???

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