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To may Canadian painting contractors: I couldn’t help but post this. It looks like I may have caused some undue stress for Neil, an APPC Member in Canada…

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Brandon Lewis, B.S., M.B.A.
Director of the Marketing Department
The Academy for Professional Painting Contractors
Department: 423-800-0520

Subject: Too many estimates – help!

Date: Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 8:57 PM

From: Neil Carter

To: Brandon Lewis

Hey Brandon,

Just wanted to give you an update of how things are going here for me after the trade show.  I am overwhelmed with LEADS!  This is crazy how good the giveaway offer worked, it has literally been raining down leads here since the show.

I have set up 17 estimates to be done in the next four days and just did 5 today.  It looks like I’ll do 60+ estimates in the next two weeks! I am not quite set up to deliver the estimate on the spot yet and wanted your advice on how to best handle all of these leads.  I looked at 5 jobs today that would probably be worth $25K easily…this is just wild.

I think I counted about 80 promising leads from the 230 draw entries we received.

Man…this is crazy, I have never had so many estimates to do all at once in my entire life…best $300 I ever spent buying your trade show module, by far – hands down.

I was hoping to use one of my “get out of jail free” cards you gave us for a 20 minute pep talk with you to get your advice on how to best manage all of these leads and close as many sales as possible.  I really do think there is the potential to close $100K if not more from this list I have right now…I am still in shock about its effectiveness and I haven’t even got to the second prize stage either.

This is a great problem to have, but I want to make sure that if I book most of these jobs, I will be able to find enough qualified help to get the work done.  I am also really looking forward to setting down my “painter cap” once and for all so this is probably the best “problem” I have ever had in my entire working life!!!

Anyways can’t thank you enough Brandon, and let me know when you’re available for a pow-wow.

Have a great evening!

Best Regards,

Neil Carter, Carter Interiors

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