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Old 07-28-2009, 05:13 PM
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Buying accts, suggestions?

I am looking at buying some accounts from another company. What is fair to you for maintenance accounts? 2 months? 3? 4? How would no contracts and no guarantee of retention factor into the price for you? Any other suggestions on payment terms etc?

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Old 07-28-2009, 08:22 PM
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In PA here I usually see people wanting 10-20 percent of the total amount of what it's worth for a year.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:39 AM
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:23 AM
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2 cuts. Also expect to lose 25 percent when u switch.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:29 AM
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We pay 1 to 1.5 cuts, never a penny more and only buy verified accounts that are "happy" with the current service. Never use any kind of "broker" for this.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:48 AM
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Tradeyouraccounts.com is not a broker

Tradeyouraccounts.com is not a broker. Ads are listed by the owner of the accounts and all transactions are done by the 3rd parties.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:42 PM
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Value is based on many variables. Some lawn accounts are only worth 1 cut. Some accounts can be worth $$$ millions. Your accounts value will be somewhere between the two.
If someone is selling you a business grossing 2 million and netting the owner $500,000, do you think that it is worth only 1 cut ?
Lots of things determine the actual value. It is simple to transfer accounts with 100% retention. If you are a good lawn man, charging a fair price, and provide pro service just like you are supposed to, why wouldn't the customers use you ? What do they have to gain by firing you ?
If you are a bad lawn man, you are going to lose accounts no matter what, and you should.
Without knowing the specifics of your deal, we can't offer good advice. You can PM me for specific advice, I always got an opinion...it is one of my problems. I also have lots of experience buying and selling accounts. I do it all day long, everyday.
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