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Thriving in the Home Services Industry Part 1: Setting Your Business Apart

Kassidi Swecker Oct 5, 2023 2:25:59 PM

In a competitive business landscape, setting yourself apart is crucial for success. Kaleb Smith, a seasoned professional, highlighted several key strategies during a webinar hosted by LiveSwitch. He emphasized the need to address the stigma surrounding service industries, particularly in home services, where there's often a lack of follow-up and communication. Kaleb’s company, however, focuses on instant feedback and connection, shortening the time from initial contact to project completion. By prioritizing speed and providing a five-star experience, they enhance customer satisfaction.

Kaleb shared insights about streamlining customer interactions. He discussed a smart call flow system to ensure quick response times. Instead of relying solely on the owner's availability, calls are directed through a well-structured hierarchy. This prevents missed opportunities and demonstrates commitment to prompt customer service. In a real-world example, Kaleb recounted a personal experience where immediate response was crucial for customer retention. This highlights the significance of rapid communication, particularly in industries where speed matters.

Differentiating your business also hinges on efficient estimation processes. Kaleb emphasized the importance of providing ballpark estimates during initial calls, eliminating time wasted on mismatched budgets. This ensures that both parties are aligned before committing to further steps. By offering transparency and commitment to accuracy, businesses foster trust and prevent resource wastage. Kaleb's approach of combining rapid response and precise estimates demonstrates a customer-centric approach that stands out.

Creating memorable customer experiences extends to the final stages of a project. Kaleb's company pays meticulous attention to detail, encouraging customers to point out any issues during final walkthroughs. This proactive approach not only ensures customer satisfaction but also showcases a commitment to excellence. Additionally, Kaleb discussed a creative touch: providing gift boxes with branded items to clients after project completion. These boxes not only encourage reviews but also leave a lasting positive impression.

Kaleb's innovative approach to feedback, communication, and engaging customers demonstrates that a focus on the customer can significantly contribute to a business's differentiation and success.



About LiveSwitch Contact

LiveSwitch Contact is an easy-to-use video walkthrough and estimate tool that moving companies and other home service professionals use to book more jobs, save time, and reduce the travel costs and productivity losses associated with in-person estimates. It helps moving companies to get eyes on a potential job and provide quicker time-to-quote for the customer.

LiveSwitch Contact works on any device, there is no app or download, and all walkthroughs are recorded for audit/discrepancy purposes or staff training initiatives. Learn more