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hammbone
05-17-2010, 12:21 AM
How much do you think my business is worth for about 15 lawns and about $1600 a month for just cutting lawns? I also have equipment to sell and i know how much that is worth. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Ron

sharpcuts
05-17-2010, 12:27 AM
There's alot of variables here. If they're not contracts then they wouldn't be worth more than a months income max. Might be able to squeeze a little more out of em if you got contracts on em & you can transfer em.

mdlwn1
05-17-2010, 12:28 AM
Nothing at all...

unkownfl
05-17-2010, 12:32 AM
1 post and you're getting out of the business and want us to help...

xclusive
05-17-2010, 12:33 AM
1 post and you're getting out of the business and want us to help...

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

hammbone
05-17-2010, 12:34 AM
And is their something wrong with one post and asking for help?

Glenn Lawn Care
05-17-2010, 12:38 AM
How much do you think my business is worth for about 15 lawns and about $1600 a month for just cutting lawns? I also have equipment to sell and i know how much that is worth. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Ron

why are you selling? what kind of equipment do you have etc.

hammbone
05-17-2010, 12:42 AM
I am going back to work @ my regular job. I have a 48" toro under 300 hrs, 32" toro under 300hrs,echo weed wackers, echo blower 7x16 enclosed trailer.

Hawg City Lawns
05-17-2010, 12:43 AM
ok heres what your accounts are worth.. nothing thats because once you tell them youre getting out of the business theyll find someone else and theres a good chance they will not stay with whoever you sell to i hate to tell you that like that but its true

so your business is worth what your equipment is worth

hammbone
05-17-2010, 12:49 AM
I have been offered $2500.00 for the accounts. They are not under contract. So i assume that i should take that offer. thanks

wimpy
05-17-2010, 01:15 AM
Not to be insulting but 15 accounts is worth nothing especially if not under contract. Why would anyone want to buy that when they can start fresh with their own name? 15 accounts is not hard to obtain.

MnGreen
05-17-2010, 01:24 AM
I have been offered $2500.00 for the accounts. They are not under contract. So i assume that i should take that offer. thanks

In a hurry you better take that 6 week plus offer for (15) @ $1,600 a month total gross.
2 weeks and hope I can retain them all would be my position on the accounts.
$25 weekly accounts are unstable to begin with in my experience.

Hawg City Lawns
05-17-2010, 01:44 AM
I have been offered $2500.00 for the accounts. They are not under contract. So i assume that i should take that offer. thanks

yes take that offer and never look back

rain man
05-17-2010, 01:54 AM
Hmmmm. Seems to be a lot of this in this business.

Merkava_4
05-17-2010, 02:24 AM
That's gotta be the most depressing thread title I've ever seen on the board here. :(

davis45
05-17-2010, 02:45 AM
$1600 gross on 15 accounts? ouch

Yes, if someone has offered you $2500 you should take it.

bentleytn
05-17-2010, 08:37 AM
Your business is worth something, anyone with reasonable valuation skills can help you figure it out. Excluding the price of the equipment, you can take the accounts that have been with you the longest and value them at say 3-4 months revenue and the shorter ones at 1 month. If I were buying lawncare businesses that is how I would view it. Anyone with established accounts, equipment, and other sunk costs should gobble that revenue up, if there are no unforeseen costs other than the risk of losing the accounts.

sharpcuts
05-18-2010, 12:18 AM
Not to be insulting but 15 accounts is worth nothing especially if not under contract. Why would anyone want to buy that when they can start fresh with their own name? 15 accounts is not hard to obtain.

Sure, if you're just starting out I agree with you, but If you've got the business already & just looking to expand it could be worth it. Notice I said "could be". I would be willing to pay a months value for accounts that are not under contract if they looked like the kind of work I like to take on, they paid decent, & I thought I had a reasonable chance to keep them.
However, like has already been noted, these jobs only come out to an average of a little over $26 ea. I wouldn't be too interested in that. There might be one or two jobs worth buying, just depends. Also makes a diff where you're at, I guess.

ACA L&L
05-18-2010, 02:29 AM
we dont pay more than 2 weeks gross for weekly cuts, and 1 month for contracts, and never buy the equipment unless its in awesome shape and commercial grade. With only having 16 accounts its hard to sell at a good price, especially to a new guy that probably wont have the cash, you need to sell the trnsition factor, call customers and let them know you need to meet with them , bring buyer along and introduce him as the new lawn guy, everything will be the same, mow the 1st time with him, and make it as smooth as possible, he will lose some just because, but sell it before you tell customers, that should b the last thing u do.............good luck, take the 2500:)

Jail Bird
05-19-2012, 10:57 AM
Well I would not go $2500.00, I am in Northern (New Castle) Delaware and that is a sizable investment coupled with a risky return. I am guessing they are priced as "start up's" and would hope they fall into the 1/8 acre lot sizing. IF your deal fell thru and you still have them I might be interested in picking them up. Of course they would have work for me logistically and I might want to have look at your books. If a deal could be struck it would be CASH on the Barrel Head with no strings. If you still have them post up here and we'll fgure out a way to have a a discussion about it.

dahammer
05-19-2012, 04:07 PM
Considering that this thread is 2 years old, I'd say your chances of landing those accounts are rather slim.
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jrs.landscaping
05-19-2012, 09:38 PM
Considering that this thread is 2 years old, I'd say your chances of landing those accounts are rather slim.
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You never know he might have been waiting for the right buyer to come along ;)

808golden
05-30-2012, 06:22 PM
How about a company located in Charlotte NC.? 40ish contracted accounts bringing in about $8000.00/month. Easily double that amount each year in side work. Two trucks, four mowers (22", 48" walk behind, 48" rider, 42" Walker) Whips, edgers, blowers, a dingo with attachments, four trailers (dingo, 16' open. 14' enclosed, 14' dump), ladders and hand tools, chain saws, demolition tools. Also have 1/2 acre shop which also has a $500/month rental unit. A career in a box!

WiseCutLandscapingLLC
05-30-2012, 07:04 PM
How about a company located in Charlotte NC.? 40ish contracted accounts bringing in about $8000.00/month. Easily double that amount each year in side work. Two trucks, four mowers (22", 48" walk behind, 48" rider, 42" Walker) Whips, edgers, blowers, a dingo with attachments, four trailers (dingo, 16' open. 14' enclosed, 14' dump), ladders and hand tools, chain saws, demolition tools. Also have 1/2 acre shop which also has a $500/month rental unit. A career in a box!

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