If you bring up the subject of door-to-door salespeople, you’re going to hear a few stories. Some people will tell you they were scammed by someone offering to do work on their home after a storm. Someone else will say that they got a great deal on some frozen steaks from a guy that stopped by with a freezer truck.
With all of these conflicting stories, it’s easy to see why some door-to-door salesmen are distrusted. The fact is that many companies are reducing the amount of advertising that they buy and instead focus on getting their message directly to the people that would use their product. In particular, solar companies in California spend much of their time and energy reaching out to homeowners like you.
Who Do You Trust?
So how do you know if the person that just turned up on your doorstep can be trusted? Your first clue will be how they present themselves. Are they wearing a uniform or do they have a name tag with a company logo on it? If they do, then ask them to wait for a moment while you do a quick Google search to be sure the company exists. If they’re legit, they won’t mind. You can also call the company yourself to make sure they have representatives in your area today.
Are they well-groomed? Are they trimmed or shaven and are their clothes neat and orderly? All of these things point to a person that is representing a reputable business and not someone that is trying to scam you. If they wanted to rip you off then chances are they wouldn’t put as much thought into the details.
You should also consult the governing body for solar contractors to ensure that your sales rep is fully licensed to sell solar. Visit www.cslb.gov and search their name. If they’re license, the site will tell you so.
Do Your Research
An actual representative won’t try to get you to sign a contract with them on the spot. They’ll ask you to set up an appointment with a consultant who will come inspect your home at a later date and discuss your options for going solar. They’ll leave you with some information about their products. After they leave you should do a fair amount of research. Check the company’s website. Check their Facebook page and read what some of their other customers have written about them.
Not A Red Flag
At one time there was a stigma about companies that employed door-to-door sales as part of their marketing strategy. They were thought to be untrustworthy and pushy. That is not usually the case anymore, particularly when it comes to solar companies in California.
At Aurora Energy, we take pride in being trusted by our clients. We have dozens of stories from customers that have used our services and are very happy with the results. If you’d like to see some of the work that we’ve done, visit our Facebook and Instagram pages. Then head over to our website and set up an appointment to meet with one of our friendly solar consultants!