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Southernlawncaresrv
10-15-2008, 10:29 PM
I am going to bid on a car dealership and I am green on bidding commercially. Can someone please give me some help?

TNT LawnCare Inc.
10-15-2008, 10:37 PM
It would help some if we knew how large the complex is :rolleyes: and if theres alot of sidewalk .

lawnman_scott
10-15-2008, 10:42 PM
Think about the time it takes to edge and blow when cars are parked up to the curbs, and somehow they want them to be spotless. Bid it high.

CALandscapes
10-15-2008, 10:49 PM
$10k per month.

Lol.

Imagine the commercial as however many residentials put together, without the drive-time between...

Bid on how many hours you think it will take x the amount you want to gross per hour.

Luvs2Play
10-15-2008, 10:50 PM
If you are not bagging or mulching, you need some good insurance. Car dealers will come after you for every scratch and dent they find. It would be hard to have them keep cars away from curbs, you will do alot of trimming. Bid high, it will take longer than you think.

Southernlawncaresrv
10-15-2008, 10:58 PM
they were paying about $1,000.00 a month for cutting it twice a month. its about 5 to 6 acers not alot of edging but there is alot of trimming.

P.Services
10-15-2008, 11:07 PM
so your going to try and come in at 800 or so right?

TNT LawnCare Inc.
10-15-2008, 11:13 PM
so your going to try and come in at 800 or so right?

NO iam guessing $875.00

P.Services
10-15-2008, 11:17 PM
wow that would be a dynamite price.

1cooltreeguy
10-15-2008, 11:19 PM
$999.99 and 9/10 of a penny

Southernlawncaresrv
10-15-2008, 11:20 PM
Thanks guys...you have been a great help. I have a subdivision also to bid on and I just hope this works out.. cause i need the work.

P.Services
10-15-2008, 11:20 PM
how about he finds ten things that are done wrong or ten things he can do better and raises the price 10%. wow what a effeing idea!!! we dont have to drop prices to get work!!!!

ALC-GregH
10-15-2008, 11:21 PM
$999.99 and 9/10 of a penny

lowballer. :D

P.Services
10-15-2008, 11:22 PM
you need the work, wow that says it all. wow im border line gona give my speech on why hacks and kids who do this for beer money need to get a real job or take on some bills and get serious about this biz.

Southernlawncaresrv
10-15-2008, 11:25 PM
Was you being smart with me?

P.Services
10-15-2008, 11:28 PM
yes welcome to the site.

by my post on raising the price is what you should do.

davis45
10-15-2008, 11:29 PM
you need the work, wow that says it all. wow im border line gona give my speech on why hacks and kids who do this for beer money need to get a real job or take on some bills and get serious about this biz.

haha, damn Picasso, love it when you unleash on people.

1cooltreeguy
10-15-2008, 11:30 PM
lowballer. :D

I just couldn't resist...:walking::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

corey4671
10-15-2008, 11:33 PM
think about what Picasso said...aside from the smart@$$ part...they want you to BID it....yet you know what they have been paying....what happened to the guy doing it for $1k/month? Did he quit? If so...WHY? Maybe he felt it wasn't worth it...maybe the dealer is a PITA to work for. MY .02 worth...either do like was suggested and bid it higher..OR run as far away from it as you can.

Southernlawncaresrv
10-15-2008, 11:34 PM
Well thanks picasso for the welcome...ha ha but no just starting up and have invested alot of money and have a family to support. Just need some advice..but will learn this site.

Southernlawncaresrv
10-15-2008, 11:35 PM
there looking for a new service because the one they have now isnt doing a good job and is not consistant.

corey4671
10-15-2008, 11:40 PM
so...you should be no LESS than $1k/month then..

Southernlawncaresrv
10-15-2008, 11:41 PM
well going to give it a shot.

P.Services
10-15-2008, 11:41 PM
well thats your chance!!!!! when some when comes right out and tells me they arnt happy with the service all i see is $$$$$$$$. i wouldnt hesitate to go 20% over his price but if you promise to be 20% better you better back it up.

1cooltreeguy
10-15-2008, 11:45 PM
$1200.01 a month with a blowpop for the general manager ever month on the first month.

QLC-Texas
10-16-2008, 01:00 AM
I agree with the last couple of guys. Just because you know what the other guy was charging doesn't mean you have to be lower in price. If they fired the other service because he was too expensive, that's one thing, but they fired him because of another reason. Point out to him how you will do the things correctly that he wasn't doing, and then some, and then charge him more. You have to make him realize that he was "getting what he paid for." (cheap price means he got a cheap service). By the way, my company does maintenance for a Honda dealership, a Cadillac/GMC dealership, and another smaller used car dealership. I have experience in this area and my advise would be whatever price you come up with, factor in about $500 annually to replace the 2-3 windshields you are going to bust per year.