View Full Version : bidding jobs for next season?

08-02-2011, 09:21 PM
would it be wrong of me to go around to all the places that i know except bids for seasonal contracts, now before the snow comes and take a look around their property to get a idea of how big the yard is, how much mulch they might need, and so on then write all the info down and in mid feb when bidding season comes around i can then submit my bid. im trying to go full time in the spring but getting all my equipment and so on between know and then.

08-02-2011, 09:42 PM
What if they don't want what you wrote down? Each property is different so the bid will be different. I guess the common stuff like mowing and mulching could be figured so you have it but it would be just as easy to find out if they are even taking bids. You could waste a lot of time doing all that work for nothing if they are not taking bids.

08-02-2011, 09:45 PM
well i dont mean go write down every detail just like how much id charge to mow, mulch, etc and then when it comes time to bid ask them if they are taking bids and then ill ask them what they are looking for, for services such as mowing, mulching, fertilizing, pruning. etc

08-02-2011, 10:02 PM
You're kind of putting the buggy in front of the horse. You're pricing work you don't have. What if NONE of them you spent the time to figure out what you should charge isn't taking bids? You just wasted all that time that you could have used to market more.

08-02-2011, 10:25 PM
i guess if your bored and nothing else to do, go ahead.

08-02-2011, 11:12 PM
DONT waiste time doing this..... If you are bord and have time. find out WHO is the person to meet. then call them, " invite them out for lunch. Get to know them....

DO NOT show up and walk someone's lawn areas. On our accounts we are VERY protecive of them, and if I see you or another lawn co. with out an invite. I WILL run you off. and you may find your self arrested for tresspassing.