View Full Version : The kind of one cut jobs I get calls for.

08-04-2004, 11:48 AM
I get call from a Real estate agent I know for jobs on forclosures. This is one of the worst but all are overgrown.

08-04-2004, 11:52 AM
Before pic. This one should have been fist.

08-04-2004, 11:53 AM
Sorry here it is.

CJ GreenScapes
08-04-2004, 02:18 PM
Wow! I hope you charge accordingly...

08-04-2004, 02:57 PM
did you use a string timmer or was your mower able to go over those rutts how much did you get if you dont mind me asking and what kind of mower?

08-04-2004, 04:01 PM
I used a bush hog and tractor and a brush cutter blade on the trimmer. The string wouldnt hardly touch it. It was just about all johnson grass. It took about an 1.75 hours to do front and back by myself and charged $120. for it.

08-04-2004, 04:49 PM
Looks great, how often do you have to cut it??

08-04-2004, 05:01 PM
So far just once. If no body buys it I will have to cut it again.

08-04-2004, 05:17 PM
Thats the problem I have ran into working for realtors. They seem to let it get out of hand before it gets done and if it doesn't sell it will be that way again before they let you know. Most of the time, if they don't have someone to do it , THERE'S A REASON.

08-04-2004, 10:19 PM
I don't touch jobs like that - I'd feel compeled to purchase a bobcat field mower, or backtold (spg) mower. Then I' look for that work to pay for those machines. No thanx. I guess I'm too much of a prude w/ high end residentials.

08-04-2004, 10:57 PM
I always get jobs like that from my one real estate customer. At least once a month.

08-05-2004, 12:30 AM
Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn !

08-05-2004, 11:50 AM
I'll take a job like that in a second....and hittem hard in price since they aren't looking out for me.......I would have charged 150-175 for that and been on my way.

08-05-2004, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by gml9
I'll take a job like that in a second....and hittem hard in price since they aren't looking out for me.......I would have charged 150-175 for that and been on my way.

yup, I always charge a huge amount for properties like that. I usually make a killing on them.

A little hint...make sure when figuring out the price add in the cost of a set of blades just in case something happens. Its a way to cover your butt.

08-05-2004, 05:14 PM
dont have much problem with a bush hog and tractor. It makes short work of it and its hard to tear up.

09-03-2004, 03:22 AM
I have had several properties that have looked the same or worse from the bank as well. The only problem is the bank will not pay over $130 for an initial lawn service. I do about 27 bank owned yards regularly (10 to 14 days) plus several of my regular customers. Sometimes I think I like the bank properties better because I can go on vacation and I don't have to worry about gettng someone to cover for me till I get back. Nobody to complain unless you let it get to out of control. I have an older 48" Ransome 18hp Kohler that does an awsome job of cutting grass up to 20" Now I'm not setting any land speed records but without owning a large tractor and brush hog I have to do with what I got. Once it is cut I use my 52" Bobcat ZTR to maintain them.

Lux Lawn
09-03-2004, 08:40 PM
That was some long ugly looking grass.