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Basilhayden
11-24-2009, 11:39 PM
For you experienced guys here, what different lengths of contracts do you offer clients and what is your most popular length of contract?

CkLandscapingOrlando
11-25-2009, 07:58 AM
3 pages standard. Could drop to 2 on a dust bowl or 4 with additions

Basilhayden
11-26-2009, 12:45 PM
sorry, I meant length in terms of yearly or during the growing season (which around here would be march-november).

Kickin Your Grass
11-26-2009, 01:11 PM
All of mine have always been 12 month contracts.

CkLandscapingOrlando
11-26-2009, 10:21 PM
Standard is 12 months at 52 visits. I can make it for as many weeks as they like but it's still 12 months

SangerLawn
11-27-2009, 03:29 PM
we very seldomly use contracts but the ones we do have are for 2 years.

LB1234
11-28-2009, 10:05 AM
lawn maintenance - march thru december

fert/pest - march thru november

snow plowing - dec 1st thru march 15th

g21
11-28-2009, 11:28 PM
In your location, you should provide them with a 12 month agreement. After you complete a full year and you pursue renewing the contract, you may want to consider offering multi-year agreements. Typically you will sacrifice some of the annual increases that you would like to pick-up, but in today's tough economic and competitive climate, you may want to opt for security instead of CLI's. I doesn't mean you can't ask for an increase, but usually you have to give some concession for the multi-year. Two or even three years works well.

Good Luck!
Tommy

bohiaa
11-30-2009, 12:47 AM
12 months.............

topsites
11-30-2009, 03:47 AM
Long as they like, but per service are my favorite.