You’ve decided you need a forest management company. Whether you’re reaching out for help regarding cutting out some dead or unwanted trees or harvesting trees for profit, it’s always best to be completely sure you know what your end goal is before reaching out to a service for help.
Since every forestry company is different, each one does things in a different way. This is why it’s important to be sure you have a clear idea of what your end goal is for your forest. As an unsuspecting customer, you’re more vulnerable, and can easily be taken advantage of by companies just looking to make quick money.
When looking for a forest management company, here are some things to be aware of!
Customer reviews and testimonials
While it’s almost always true that someone will comment on their negative experience more than their positive one, multiple bad reviews are sure-tell signs that something isn’t right here. Though the company may not know they’re not following good etiquette or choose not to follow guidelines, there are other things a company may do to cause concern.
If a company offers you far too much money for your land, or their offers seem too good to be true, this may be a scam. Though this is not always true, sometimes these offers are a quick way to cover up cutting the corners around the process or even not following your agreement the way you agreed upon.
At the end of the day, you should have the company’s undivided attention. They should be more than willing to work with you on reasonable requests and hear out your goals throughout the process without trying to hide anything or dismiss your concerns.
The Company’s Etiquette
As with reviews and testimonials comes etiquette. Does the company greet you politely? Do you feel like you're being listened to? Do you feel like you’re having an open conversation with the company?
These are all good signs to give your business to this company.
On the flip side, companies that jump straight to talking about money before getting to know your needs or don’t speak or act professional are companies you may want to stay away from.
If you’re having a bad feeling about going with a company, odds are, you should trust your gut and keep looking. The perfect company for you is out there!
If you want to skip second-guessing and get a knowledgeable team to help you with your forestry management, Green Ridge is the way to go. Our decades of experience allow us to remain the top choice for forest management in Pennsylvania!
Contact us today to see how our tools and experience will set you up for success in reaching your forest management goals.