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grandview (2006)
01-22-2013, 07:46 PM
A lot of talk about looking for high priced homes. But if you think about it, just because a home might be worth a million doesn't mean they are millionaires. Here is a pix of house in NJ,almost 800k .

http://sueadler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/01_IMG_2919_Front2.jpg

Backyard.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28898047@N07/7215246848/

http://imagesc.weichert.com/68/B418972_1.jpg

Now here is a 800k home in my area.

Wish I could get better pixs to compare.Anyways, that 1st home for lawn cutting would be about 25-30 bucks,where the other one has 6 acres of land. So it's not really the price of the home.

newguy123
01-22-2013, 07:59 PM
That's a really great point Grandview.

Florida Gardener
01-22-2013, 08:10 PM
I don't ever look at the price of the home, I look at what needs to be done.
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Landrus2
01-22-2013, 08:10 PM
[QUOTE=grandview (2006);4652878]A lot of talk about looking for high priced homes. But if you think about it, just because a home might be worth a million doesn't mean they are millionaires. Here is a pix of house in NJ,almost 800k .

http://sueadler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/01_IMG_2919_Front2.jpg

Backyard.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28898047@N07/7215246848/

http://imagesc.weichert.com/68/B418972_1.jpg

Now here is a 800k home in my area.

That house Up here in longisland would pay 60k in tax per year :waving:

KS_Grasscutter
01-22-2013, 08:30 PM
The first house would be 300 to 400k here. The second would be 750k, maybe a little more.
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grandview (2006)
01-22-2013, 08:51 PM
Now what about a house like this?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/3503138140_5d38c7563c_b_d.jpg

Landrus2
01-22-2013, 08:54 PM
Dam that grass is green

grandview (2006)
01-22-2013, 08:58 PM
How much would you like to charge to cut the lawn?

weaver
01-22-2013, 09:03 PM
Dam that grass is green

LIME.....:waving:

Jaybrown
01-22-2013, 10:01 PM
Line makes it that green??

Landrus2
01-22-2013, 10:17 PM
LIME.....:waving:

P.H Not PHD:waving:

grandview (2006)
01-23-2013, 04:46 AM
So my question is ,do you charge based on the lawn,the value of the house or the net worth of the owner?

Landrus2
01-23-2013, 07:58 AM
[QUOTE=grandview (2006);4653217]So my question is ,do you charge based on the lawn,the value of the house or the net worth of the owner?[/

How do you figure the net worth of the owner:confused:

orangemower
01-23-2013, 08:40 AM
So my question is ,do you charge based on the lawn,the value of the house or the net worth of the owner?

My prices are based off of what my business needs to make and what profit I want to take in. If a job costs 1K to do, it cost 1K. Doesn't matter to me who has the money, the biggest house or the most money, as long as they have it when the job is done so I can get paid, I'm happy.

Schrock Lawns
01-23-2013, 11:23 AM
The prices Varrie alot in Just my city the part I live in a 2500 sf home is 350-400k about 15-20 mins away their 800-1.2 mill for the same sz
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AI Inc
01-23-2013, 11:33 AM
First house here would be $650 , second one 1.8 mil

grandview (2006)
01-23-2013, 12:53 PM
[QUOTE=grandview (2006);4653217]So my question is ,do you charge based on the lawn,the value of the house or the net worth of the owner?[/

How do you figure the net worth of the owner:confused:
If you know who lives there and know how much he's worth ,do you feel that you should charge more?
My prices are based off of what my business needs to make and what profit I want to take in. If a job costs 1K to do, it cost 1K. Doesn't matter to me who has the money, the biggest house or the most money, as long as they have it when the job is done so I can get paid, I'm happy.
True,but you see a lot of guys here saying they want to deal with homes over a certain amount.Doesn't mean your going to make more.
First house here would be $650 , second one 1.8 mil
Both houses,about 800k

Mikegyver
01-23-2013, 02:12 PM
First house, depending on the location, 200-250k, second (also depending on location) 600-700k or so. So hard to say from the pictures. Also like I said location is a big deal.

krzys555
01-23-2013, 03:03 PM
here the first one would be about 700 k and the second would be closer to 2 million.

you really cant compare houses that are in different areas. we like the bigger houses, as we are set up for them

dieselfuel
01-23-2013, 03:05 PM
If I ever heard that contractor A was charging me more than my neighbor because i make more money than he does, he would be fired immediately.

krzys555
01-23-2013, 03:13 PM
If I ever heard that contractor A was charging me more than my neighbor because i make more money than he does, he would be fired immediately.

there is another view to this though.
and yes i totally agree with you on your point
if contractor A charges the same thing for you and your neighbor.
and you make more money then your neighbor.
who is more likely to pay for additional services such as fertilization, ect. (rich person)
who is more likely to complain about price. (poor person)
we charge the same thing no matter what. the same promotions are offered to everyone. the wealthier seem to buy more from us. promotion or not.

grandview (2006)
01-23-2013, 04:14 PM
Well the last house I posted the brown with the nice green lawn,that's Warren Buffet's house. So should you charge more?

Groomer
01-23-2013, 04:15 PM
talk about location....that white house you posted would go for 250-300 max where I live.

Landrus2
01-23-2013, 04:22 PM
Well the last house I posted the brown with the nice green lawn,that's Warren Buffet's house. So should you charge more?

Who's wareen buffet (1930):confused:

krzys555
01-23-2013, 04:24 PM
no we would charge what we charge everyone else.

weeze
01-23-2013, 04:28 PM
there are smaller houses here that have more land and they cost more than a bigger house on a smaller lot. land is a huge part of the cost of a house. 6 acres is alot more than 1/2 acre when it comes to price.

i don't base what i charge on how much the people make, or where they work, or how big their house is. i base it on the amount of grass that has to be cut. 6 acres i'm gonna charge around $250 a cut and the 1/2 acre would be more like $40-$45 a cut.

weaver
01-23-2013, 04:31 PM
no we would charge what we charge everyone else.

Same here.. I wouldn't charge someone more money just because they got it. Now i love having these customers, like someone else mentioned they always have extra work for you. Like trimming, mulching, snow blowing, and usally tip good around the holidays..

dieselfuel
01-23-2013, 07:29 PM
there is another view to this though.
and yes i totally agree with you on your point
if contractor A charges the same thing for you and your neighbor.
and you make more money then your neighbor.
who is more likely to pay for additional services such as fertilization, ect. (rich person)
who is more likely to complain about price. (poor person)
we charge the same thing no matter what. the same promotions are offered to everyone. the wealthier seem to buy more from us. promotion or not.

Correct. But the additional services would be offered to the poor person at the exact same rate they are offered to the rich person.

My costs are the same to do work for a rich person as they are for a poor person.

StanWilhite
01-24-2013, 10:49 AM
there is another view to this though.
and yes i totally agree with you on your point
if contractor A charges the same thing for you and your neighbor.
and you make more money then your neighbor.
who is more likely to pay for additional services such as fertilization, ect. (rich person)
who is more likely to complain about price. (poor person)
we charge the same thing no matter what. the same promotions are offered to everyone. the wealthier seem to buy more from us. promotion or not.

It's been my experience that people with more money will be more likely to complain about prices than people with less money. Being "tight" is one of the reasons they have more money.

weeze
01-24-2013, 12:32 PM
It's been my experience that people with more money will be more likely to complain about prices than people with less money. Being "tight" is one of the reasons they have more money.

yeah i always find that annoying as heck too :laugh:

i'm like if you got all this money why such a fuss over $5-$10?...yet they'll go out to eat dinner and pay $50 for a meal and pay for other people's meals that go with them on top of that? it's just rediculous :laugh:

32vld
01-25-2013, 01:17 PM
Now what about a house like this?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/3503138140_5d38c7563c_b_d.jpg

The slums of Lancaster, NY.