Hi. My name is Scott. New to the site. I have currently been in mortgage for 10+ years until I was recently laid off twice in the same month by 2 different companies. Worked for one for over 6 years, then landed a new job to get a call 2 weeks later they no longer needed me. So here I am. My best friend owns a roofing company and gives me 50% of the profit on any deal I get. So over the last couple years I have been trained and have sold a handful of roofs without ever really trying. Door knocked once for an hour, got a roof then the rest were friends and family deals that fell in my lap.
Well now that I am looking for a job I thought I’d give this roofing thing a go full time until something comes up. I have watched a ton of YouTube videos and read articles. And I have gone out knocking on doors everyday for the past week. I currently have 10 houses in which I talked to the home owner and did an inspection and waiting on them to file a claim and meet with the adjuster. That seems to be my biggest issue at the moment is getting people to go through with filing the claim. My biggest rebutle at the moment is they want to wait another month until storm season is over.
In addition to knocking on doors. I have been calling every realtor I see a sign for asking them to put me on their vendor list. So far so good. A few say they don’t currently have a roofer and will call me next time they need one.
So for only doing this full time for about a week or two. I feel like I’m headed in the right direction. But ultimately I’d eeally like to sell about 1 roof a week if I’m truly going to ever do this full time and make a living I am accustomed to.
So does anyone have any recommendations on what I can do to make this work? Other than knocking doors and doing what I’m doing and contacting realtors and hoping to get deals handed to me in that way. Any other ideas? Also. How realistic is 1 roof a week for a full time roofer? How many hours a day/week must one really work to average that kind of outcome?