Hello all I am new here and just looking for some input. As we all know the seamless siding business is a bit high pressure and ran by 99.9% franchise operations that require royalties and crazy mark-ups so everyone gets a little of our money. As a consumer I can not stand an "in-home" no obligation estimate. It takes 2 hours and they make you feel stupid and then throw a huge number at you and expect you to "buy today".
Well you all have seen that i am sure, but without plugging my company let me ask my peers and consumers like myself what you would think of my unique situation. I have purchased a Seamless Steel Siding machine without any ties to the franchise companys and they are not pleased about it. They tie there machines to exclusive counties and areas to keep the competition away, so you can see why they are not pleased with my purchase. I have free reign of any area and dont have to pay the 800 dollar a month franchise fee and do there unethical "pitch".
Here is my question. What would you feel is a honest way to sell these jobs with the majority of people being like myself and hating the in home presentation garbage? Has the franchise antics ruined a possible great product and oppurtunity for me and my potential clients? If I can "ditch the pitch" and run an honest, christian, moral based company and still make a profit? I can also provide free seamless gutters and steel roofing, but is there still customers that believe a construction operation can be honest and ethical? I guess maybe I am more of a consumer than a salesmen? Any thoughts would be appreciated?
BTW I am an expert carpenter and have a vast knowledge of the industry, just wondering about the sales end. Just in case someone was assuming I just bought the machine without knowing how to do the jobs...lol