Bad Mouth Your Competition?
After being in business for over 25 years there one thing that I have NEVER done is bad mouth my competition, But what I hear from my customers is that “Your competition bad mouthed you, Dave” and that’s why we decided to do business with you!
Typically the salesperson who is bad mouthing the other company is jealous of the success of the other roofing contractor, and is concerned about losing the job because of the other roofers great reputation in the community.
Most sales people who bad mouth the competition have very low self esteem, and they feel the need to slander their competitors because they pray on the fear and weaknesses of others. If you are thinking about hiring a roofing contractor hear in southern Maine, and you hear someone badmouth another roofing contractor this should be a RED flag that something is wrong with this sales person.
What should You Do If Someone Is Bad Mouthing Another Contractor?
Do NOT do business with that company as you know something is wrong from the very beginning when a salesperson has to do this.
During your meeting write everything down that the sales person says about the competition, and then contact the owner of “That Company” and let them know that they could be liable for slander for what that salesperson said, and there are laws that protect against statements that are false or misleading in anyway.
Then contact the company who is being slandered and give them all the information, and have them come out and give you a quote, because you know they must be good if the “Other Company” has to badmouth them to try and get the business.
I hope this gives you some good information about what to watch out for when you are getting a quote for your new roof in Maine, but also to help you watch out for the sales person who comes to your home and all they do is bad mouth other roofing companies.
My name is David Deschaine and I have completed thousands of roof replacements, and vinyl siding jobs over the past 25 years, and I will do a fantastic job on your home and my reputation is very important to me and that’s why I wrote this blog post!