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Old 03-24-2014, 09:29 PM
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Bidding 2 apartment complexes, help!

1141 Lantern Square. Waterloo, IA 50702
$270

308 Glencoe Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50702
$190

These for me are hard to bid. I have no idea of how long itll take me to do. I dont wanna be too high and not get the bid but i dont want to lowball and not make any money. Ive never bid a property like this. Any input would be appreciated!
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:00 AM
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1141 Lantern Square. Waterloo, IA 50702
$270

308 Glencoe Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50702
$190

These for me are hard to bid. I have no idea of how long itll take me to do. I dont wanna be too high and not get the bid but i dont want to lowball and not make any money. Ive never bid a property like this. Any input would be appreciated!
how did you get prices if you don't know your times yet?
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:05 AM
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lantern square is 180000 sqft.

I estimate 50% turf (hard to tell lots of trees etc)

so 90k worth of work.

What kind of mower are you going to use, whats your hourly rate?
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:01 AM
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They want the bids by Thursday. I guessed.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:06 AM
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Kubota zd21 diesel 60 inch
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:25 AM
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60 ZTR, medium obstacles, reasonably flat on lantern property.

roughly 90k of mowing.

average 7 mph (tight spaces) 70% efficiency.

The mowing portion is 40 minutes.
looks like lots of trim.
Give it an hour, blowing off another 30 minutes.
you've got 2 hours and 10 minutes on site.

call it 2.2 hours x $50/hr = $110.00

oure figuring more than twice that…. is there more to it?
obstacles like lawn chairs? people?
do you have to blow off the parking lots?
lots of sticks… what is there I can't see?
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:31 AM
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60 ZTR, medium obstacles, reasonably flat on lantern property.

roughly 90k of mowing.

average 7 mph (tight spaces) 70% efficiency.

The mowing portion is 40 minutes.
looks like lots of trim.
Give it an hour, blowing off another 30 minutes.
you've got 2 hours and 10 minutes on site.

call it 2.2 hours x $50/hr = $110.00

oure figuring more than twice that…. is there more to it?
obstacles like lawn chairs? people?
do you have to blow off the parking lots?
lots of sticks… what is there I can't see?
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:09 AM
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45-50/ hour
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:18 AM
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Well this might help others

What are they wanting

Looking at your price and the photo looks like you should win the bid

depends on what they want

Hard to help you out when you leave some of the details out How many Acres you mowing on each
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:19 AM
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