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Old 01-20-2008, 11:01 AM
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Ok.. just got a trade magazine in the mail that features a pair of lawn care guys who have an awesome web site..

Customer enters address, and they're instantly given a quote based on their lawn size.. Next day the applicator shows up, and performs the Tx... Freakin' awesome..

So.. I've heard of people using google earth ect. for measurements. but How? I've downloaded the thing, and my neck of the woods looks like a mess of green, cuz all you can see are the tops of the trees.. and where there arn't trees, it's still a blur.. on the other hand, I can see individual people in new york with it..

I know you can pay for an enhanced version.. but does it only work for major cities?

If I could quote from the office, or set up a net deal, it would save a ton of time.
Can you give the web site you are talking about i would like to check it out>

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Old 01-20-2008, 11:05 AM
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:01 PM
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The really cool thing about it, is that its all real time. no human involvement in the server end, it pulls lawn size using microsoft virtual earth. anyone use THAT service?? is it identical to google earth?
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:18 PM
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Zillow is the same type of thing. I was using that a few years ago before I started using google. It has about the same resolution and such that google has, including the problem with the missing areas. I am willing to bet that they both use the same pictures. Zillow doesn't have the tools like the ruler, though.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:48 AM
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K... I just spent about an hour messing with zillow.. unless there is some other version of it, It only had like 30 records for homes in my city.. and of those, I could only find one with lot size filled in... so I guess I'm stuck with a measuring wheel, and a big gasoline bill..
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:31 AM
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Don't feel bad, County records is just a heads up type of thing, you still have to look at it, there's way too many factors could mess you up bad if you didn't.
Just for example they could have 1/2 their property in the woods, or maybe they own an annex that doesn't show up on record.

I never give an estimate without looking at the work, that's just asking for it.
btw estimating is part of the cost.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:26 PM
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I just checked out the website, and all I can say is...

i'm glad the lowballers have not yet started treating lawns in my area, I deal with them enough mowing.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:32 PM
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I use this site for plowing estimates online all the time....

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...6527&encType=1
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