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Do you incentivize a quick Spec Review sale?

Created on 03 Aug 2017 | Last updated by Tiago Araujo on 18 Feb 2021 11:28 PM (about 2 months ago)

Generally speaking, the more time that passes after an initial meeting, the less likely the spec review is to be booked, as momentum falls and the client's enthusiasm for the project wanes.

For this reason, it's a good idea to try and get the spec review booked in straight off the back of the initial meeting, or as close to as possible.

Chance of sale decreasing
Figure: The chance of a Spec Review be successful decreases over time

This will often lead to a cycle of you calling and emailing your client to try to book it in, with the client getting less and less responsive as they gradually lose interest and as other things take up their attention.

The best way to ensure they strike while the iron is hot is to incentivize doing the spec review quickly. You should set a fixed timeframe, say 7 days, by which time they need to have made the booking, and that booking has to be within 30 days. If they adhere to this, they can have the spec review at half rates.

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