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willretire@40
06-17-2008, 06:42 PM
75 accounts and cut an average of 65 a week. No personal relationship with customers (havent met over 80% of them) and 97% are on credit card. No contracts and all within 10 miles of my shop. All lawns 1/4 acre and average lawn is $35.

Albery's Lawn & Tractor
06-17-2008, 07:15 PM
$10 each. Not worth much without a contract.

SLCINC
06-17-2008, 07:23 PM
How long have you had them? If you have had most of them for over 3 seasons and 97% are automatic payments, that means about 9k a month. I would try to get at least 2 months for them especially because they wouldn't need to worry about getting paid from the customers.

ATL Lawn
06-18-2008, 03:27 PM
some businesses are worth 2yrs profit(aka owner benfits), but most say landscaping dont work that way.

jbird7
06-18-2008, 04:44 PM
Yeah without a contract you're pretty limited and I've found the only accounts that are really worth the $$$ are the business accounts for restaurants, offices, and all that good stuff. Good job though getting all those accounts right near you and I'm sure they're easy jobs. You can probably zip through a lot of those in a day.

supercuts
06-18-2008, 05:27 PM
i wouldnt pay more than one cut each but others on here claim to get some big bucks. i cant see them being worth any more than a months worth

AWR
06-18-2008, 05:33 PM
here in nj the rule of thumb is 1/3 of the year gross

Dave_005
06-18-2008, 06:15 PM
75 accounts and cut an average of 65 a week. No personal relationship with customers (havent met over 80% of them) and 97% are on credit card. No contracts and all within 10 miles of my shop. All lawns 1/4 acre and average lawn is $35.

To me, i would pay a Total Amount equal to 3 cuts for each customer who agreed to sign with me. No Way would i pay for all the acounts, Only for the ones who Agreed to me taking over thier yards and signed. as most will be shopping around themselves for a new LCO once they find out thier current LCO is thinking of quitting and selling all his accounts.

willretire@40
06-20-2008, 06:04 PM
bump to the top

willretire@40
06-21-2008, 05:49 PM
So i guess $30k is to much.