I usually get a ton of calls a couple weeks before Thanksgiving (AKA Hell Week) but we had a bad cold snap and the calls never materialized. Weird, but ok that’s why we save our money like squirrels. It typically picks up again in December but for the first time in decades we got zero calls.
Sure the weather was brutal for this area and maybe customers are worried about the possible recession, but has anyone else seen an abrupt drop like this?
September and October were dead for us, but I think that had more to do with water restrictions here in NJ and the ever looming threat of nuclear annihilation from Pu Tang Clan.
November was great.
December was December. Busy at first, but quickly died. Odd note… we had a lot of people calling to book for the spring in December, which is kind of weird.
January is record breaking so far. People calling early. I think that since the 'Rona and the “labor shortage”, people are trained to know that they are going to have to wait months to get any sort of contractor to actually do work. This might actually be working to our favor.
Also, we have had our marketing turned off since the first week of November, so its all just WOM, returning customers and SEO.
We’re usually slow in August, then start to pick up after Labor Day . This past year Sept and October were Erie slow , I was a little worried because of the economy. Then November came it was its usual , we call it November Madness lol
Oddly January is a little busier than previous years