What happens when you’re honest with prospects?

By Staff | July 12, 2013 | Last updated on July 12, 2013
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In 2009, Marcus Sheridan’s pool company was tanking, reports the New York Times. To save his business, Sheridan told the Times, “I realized that if I was willing to answer all these questions that people have about fiberglass pools, we might have a chance to pull this out.”

So he created a blog about his company that reveals the cost of his services. He even posts the best local pool companies – a list that includes only competitors.

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Now, when a potential customer searches a different company, “what comes up? Me! You vet all my competitors, now I’m showing up for all their key words,” Sheridan told the Times.

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Advisors can take a lesson from Sheridan’s fearlessness. Prospects appreciate price transparency, and when you’re open about who you can and can’t help. Feature such information on your site, and you may gain more clients.

Read the full interview with Sheridan here.


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