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murrayslandscaping22
04-21-2009, 09:37 PM
how much would you pay for 30 residential accounts??

murrayslandscaping22
04-21-2009, 09:38 PM
they are all good size and all about $30 per cut on a 10 day schedule

lsu03
04-21-2009, 09:38 PM
i've heard the equivalent of 4 mows for each...but that could be wrong

topsites
04-21-2009, 10:12 PM
Five bucks.

murrayslandscaping22
04-21-2009, 10:14 PM
thanks topsites

ed2hess
04-21-2009, 10:17 PM
I think tops is right not worth much don't see how you can run a business on a 10 day schedule.

Ztwo
04-21-2009, 10:18 PM
I would pay what the yards bring in one month

murrayslandscaping22
04-21-2009, 10:19 PM
i have 30 other lawns just this guy is getting rid of 30 which he cuts every 10 days

SOS Landscaping
04-21-2009, 10:19 PM
in all reality what is the reason for the guy selling the accounts? Biggest think with buying is account is it is never an gurantee that you will keep the accounts. If youre going to purchase them make sure the other LCO sends a letter or something to the customers to know that you will be taking over and their current contract will be passed over to you.
Sometimes it just isnt worth buying the contracts youre looking at 3600 bux to purchase the accounts, plus you need to pay yourself/youg guys and fuel/maintenance on top of that. Youre probably looking at about laying 5grand out of pocket before you start getting a return back. Most people will tell you, find out what the accounts are and try and get them yourself... you can spend 5grand on some serious advertising and probably get more than 30accoutns out of it...

topsites
04-21-2009, 10:22 PM
thanks topsites

Well...
I'm not sure if this is sarcasm or if you're honestly thankful, thou I do suspect the former :p
But even thou what I said might have come across as smart, which, granted, I can see that.
And in case it was the latter, some more information might be helpful also.

Because what I meant to say was that I wouldn't go out on a limb and fork over a
bunch of cash to acquire a set of accounts I have little to no clue about.

It's like buying anything, so if I ask how much you would pay for a 5-year old
lawn mower of a good size with 1400 hours on it?

That's all I was getting at, I just get tired of typing it out all the time.

murrayslandscaping22
04-21-2009, 10:35 PM
thanks for all the comments guys...yea idk what to do im still in high school have 27 weekly accounts and now i might buy these off this guy idk ill see what he wants for it...and i have talke too every customer about the serivice and went around with the guy today to talk to them and let them kno what is going on

shane mapes
04-21-2009, 10:47 PM
are they year contracts? or just a hand shake? glad to see a young guy out getting his own work instead of living off mom and dad .. good luck bro.

Surferbum21
04-21-2009, 11:17 PM
how much would you pay for 30 residential accounts??

a six pack of natural light...if they are really good lawns bud light

driver5
04-22-2009, 01:08 AM
i've heard the equivalent of 4 mows for each...but that could be wrong


thats a huge rippoff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pay one cut for each of the yards. and nothing more.


my dumbazz paid three times the value for yards ten years ago. I will never do that agian. lesson learned

murrayslandscaping22
04-22-2009, 10:11 PM
are they year contracts? or just a hand shake? glad to see a young guy out getting his own work instead of living off mom and dad .. good luck bro.

thanks man yea love making money myself and im very proud of my work even though my dad helps me out im still out there working hard for my self