When working should you have a specific area to work in and not do any jobs that are outside of that set area?
I say NO! I feel you should go to whom ever wants you to work for them! If they took the time to look into you and your business then you should return that gesture with the job getting done! Now with that said I dont mean travell the world to get a Staging Job or home listed because were all licenced to work with in a specific province. BUT, if you live in Ottawa and someone in Kemptville wants your services and it's 1.5 hrs away.....then do it!
Now the 2nd question comes into play. Do you charge a trip charge fee? I figure real estat agents wont because if they get the job then they are likley to make lots of money, but for the small business like Staging or Home Inspecting should they charge a trip charge?
I am sitting here with this thought. Other people charge trip charges, especially when gas was $1.40. but is that right? I know when I found out people were charging trip fees I was blown away! (but they were charging $25 for anything over 25km from her office....which was EVERYTHING!!)
If your going to have a trip charge it should be for LONG distances not something small like 25 km from your own home/ office that is unnecessary! many people who live far anyways kind of expect a trip charge it seems to have become the norm but when your living in Ottawa or a subdivision of it and your thrown a trip charge, your business wont go very far if you keep that up! I know I wouldnt hire you!
what do you think?