In the discussion "Transforming Existing Buildings Through New Media: An Idea Exchange." the question of using Groupon or other couponing sites like Living Social came up. Consumers of the products…Continue
Thank you for reading. I do not think you are confused you simply disagree and have a different opinion than my own.
I think that we can agree to disagree. I find that in life as well as this business disagreement leads to…"
I'm confused on a couple of points.
"It attaches a value to the property that gets transferred on sale and that has a definite payoff period." Agreed, an added value and a necessary…"
"I would have to agree with Brian and Stephen. There are allot of government programs for our industry that I have issue with for a variety of reasons. PACE is not one of them. Primarily because it is not a government program. It attaches a value to…"
"Thanks for the condolences, you are supposed to put a :( after that. When we have coffee sometime I will share the rest of the story :O, can't put it in writing. (Bangor area)
Bookmarked and printing now for reading later, thanks.
My community was one of the original towns selected by the now defunct MGEA and the committee formed as a requirement of the PACE program has dwindled to only a couple and the towns support, even though it is a requirement, has been…"
"Sorry I couldn't locate the link. There has been a lot of education through Efficiency Maine and other organizations on the importance of home energy audits and I offered the deal when the rebate program Efficiency Maine was…"
"In April I helped a Rockland ME couple obtain the first PACE loan in Maine. A slightly modified version PACE is now in place & working well in Maine on a statewide basis. We obtained a ruling from FHFA allowing the PACE loan to…"
"After looking at the Groupon page referenced above I am not surprised that there were few takers. Since you got a strong response, I have to assume you were allowed to write your own copy to highlight the important aspects of having an energy…"
"I totally agree.
I personally like Groupon for deals on museums, eating out,etc., but as far a big ticket items it is not there. Groupon, in my opinion is aimed at the younger crowd and their android app allows you to instantly…"
"I have a friend in a complete unrelated industry (waxing, aesthetician, etc.) who's used Groupon before. What she discovered, and what I feel like I hear from outside our industry, is that the people who tend to pounce on these social…"
"Well I'm proved dead wrong on the price point and square footage. Perhaps Living Social's slightly different model worked better than Groupon's. Or perhaps it is a regional thing. Do you still have the link to the Living Social promo?…"
"We are located in Southern Maine. We offered the "deal" at $160, with the stipulation they were within 15 miles and <2600 sf. Addition charges applied beyond that. We would typically charge $400 and Living Social…"
"We used Living Social and had a good response selling 40 audits in 3 days. We thought the clientele would be motivated to actually implement the scope of work recommended, which is really the business we were after, however about 30% of them…"
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