View Full Version : What is your closing percentage?

Florida Gardener
01-19-2013, 03:21 PM
If you give 10 bids for landscape and garden care, what is your closing rate? I only want to know from guys that do full maintenance. No install, irrigation, or mow only.
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01-19-2013, 04:15 PM
It's dropped over the last couple of years from about 50% to around 10%.....the CL lowballer effect. I have fixed costs and can't compete. My commercials remain steady at around 60%. I think this is because I maintain my insurance, Workman's comp, and bonding ( I'm a contractor too so we can do fences and decks).

01-19-2013, 04:52 PM
We're close to 50% I believe for residential and 0% for commercial. That zero isn't exaggerated either. We can't land commercial work at all due to the excessive amount of lowballers in this region.