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JRS Landscaping
04-05-2008, 08:11 PM
how much should i expect to pay for accounts? i have the chance to but 10 accounts for $500. they are around $35-$45 an account a week for grass cutting. i havent looked at them yet (going tomorrow) but i have an idea of how big they are because they are normal sized lots around here.
no contracts tho

MileHigh
04-05-2008, 08:17 PM
35 to 45 a week..
10 of em for only 500?...
That sounds like one hell of a deal!!
But firstmake sure there legit accounts.
Something like that around here would go for 5k...and that's through a friend
in the biz!!

bigw
04-05-2008, 08:41 PM
how much should i expect to pay for accounts? i have the chance to but 10 accounts for $500. they are around $35-$45 an account a week for grass cutting. i havent looked at them yet (going tomorrow) but i have an idea of how big they are because they are normal sized lots around here.
no contracts tho

around here they would be worth 3 cuts each or 1050 if they were all 35 each.

JRS Landscaping
04-05-2008, 10:39 PM
so this is deff somethng to look into. lol

bigw
04-05-2008, 11:02 PM
so this is deff somethng to look into. lol

Just do yourself a favor and make sure you go to these houses with this guy and meet these people and make sure they are willing to take you on,
i mean dont just take his word that these people want you mowing their lawns.
I know before i gaave one cent id want to talk to all of them first and then id make him put in writing that he will not try to solicit them back in the future.

J.A.G LAWNCARE
04-05-2008, 11:09 PM
BIG W i could not say it better , i know people that paid money for 30 yards had 3 when it came time to bill them

Dave_005
04-05-2008, 11:13 PM
Just do yourself a favor and make sure you go to these houses with this guy and meet these people and make sure they are willing to take you on,
i mean dont just take his word that these people want you mowing their lawns.
I know before i gaave one cent id want to talk to all of them first and then id make him put in writing that he will not try to solicit them back in the future.

I agree, if they are $35 each then i would pay $70 - $100 for each account who agreed to having me take over. but i would talk to each account FIRST and Make Sure. No Way would i pay for any accounts blind or without talking to the home owners First.

BeautifulBlooms
04-05-2008, 11:53 PM
My advice dont pay for accounts that arent retained. meaning if only 3 accounts sign, then only pay him for those 3 accounts. Make them sign a contract!

Carolina Cuts
04-06-2008, 08:59 AM
Throw 1000 flyers out there for $25.00 and some leg work and gain 10 new customers on your own. :walking::walking::walking:

JRS Landscaping
04-06-2008, 12:43 PM
around here i pay .45 a copy for fliers so it would cost me 450 for 1000 fliers. i think im gunna look into this and possibly pass out some more fliers today

TimmayB4
04-06-2008, 01:24 PM
around here i pay .45 a copy for fliers so it would cost me 450 for 1000 fliers. i think im gunna look into this and possibly pass out some more fliers today

Gotprint.com You can get 5000 postcards for around 12-13 cents each which includes shipping. I promise they will look alot better than what you are paying .45 cents for too. I got 5000 printed and shipped for alittle over 400 and like I said that included the shipping which was like 65 or 70 bucks.

BeautifulBlooms
04-06-2008, 01:36 PM
vistaprint.com

20,000 color both sides, personally designed $750

They are always giving good deals!

J.A.G LAWNCARE
04-06-2008, 02:16 PM
look around for the best price in your area , good way 2 save some green .......

JRS Landscaping
04-06-2008, 07:16 PM
i just bought them ...... it was such a steal...what nice properties

MileHigh
04-07-2008, 10:42 PM
i just bought them ...... it was such a steal...what nice properties

Nice..good to hear that there nice properties. Hopefully they will last for years to come!

mngrassguy
04-08-2008, 07:16 AM
http://www.rndsigns.com/
These guys sell good lit you can buy and take to your own printer and have your info put on them or they can imprint them for you.

Good luck!!!

Fresh Cut 518
04-10-2008, 03:01 AM
Hey J.R.S If you want i cann make copies for you for @ .20 a copy. And i'll pay the shipping. Anyway I say buy the Accounts and take a chance. Its only 500. Not like its the end of the world.

JRS Landscaping
04-10-2008, 02:58 PM
yea i figures for $500 what do i have to lose even if i walk with 5 of them its good. 5 new neighborhoods i get into

Fresh Cut 518
04-10-2008, 07:46 PM
NO. If you think like that than you'll only get 3. Try to get all ten, that is what your buying. Offer a small discount on the cleanup. 5% or something

JRS Landscaping
04-10-2008, 07:51 PM
yea thats true i going to try and retain as many as i can