Originally Posted by gmlcinc
When you do this flat rate monthly billing do you even up with the customer at the end of the year based on actual times mowed/plowed etc. or leave it as a annual contract and they get billed the same now matter what?
I do this for some clients. I generally don't offer it until I have taken care of their property for at least a few months so I know how long things take and how in depth clean ups might be. So when I offer a flat 12 month agreement price, it's usually based on numbers I already have. And once the initial agreement term has lapsed, I can go back and look at my numbers over that previous 12 months and see if the price needs to be adjusted or not. It's not a perfect science, but it's reliable.