Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I would recommend getting a contract for services, check available references and keep good open communication with your service provider by confirming appointments, special instructions or in making cancellations.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. I wish I knew more about the detailed services my housekeeper could provide for me. I had a cleaner before but had no idea that she could provide more detail work in my home. I'd love to know short cuts I can take to complete daily upkeep of my home to keep it clean longer and/or until my housekeeper cleans next time. How about recommendations on the best cleaning supplies; I'm into Green Cleaning - do you do that?
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. How long have you been in business? What references can you provide? What guarantees do you offer? Do you have a contract? What do I do if I am not happy with my service? Do you provide supplies? Do you use environmentally friendly products? Can I call you for emergency or last minute services? Do you have any furniture maintanence tips for me?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. What type of housekeeping services do I need. Days and times I would like services. What is my budget for services. Do I have a preference of the same housekeeper every time? Or a one or two person team? Would I prefer a "green clean", or perhaps I do not have a preference. How many hours would I like my housekeeper to work in my home for? Do I have special needs; such as pertaining to my pets, alergies, children, safety concerns or other. What have I been happy with in previous housekeeping services or would like to be different in my future service I use? What frequency in housekeeping services am I seeking?
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I really like my customers. I enjoy being able to assist others with a job that they either do not have time for, cannot do themselves or don't enjoy.
There are several reasons one may choose a housekeeping service but dispite any reason, there is always an opportunity to make a great impression and leave a customer happy and satisfied. Catering my services to meet the needs of each person individually is an extra bonus to having my own housekeeping business.