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Old 01-08-2011, 10:52 PM
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Just asking here 25 per townhome or 25 per quadplex?
Not clear one place your talking about per townhome but figures indicate per quadplex
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:22 AM
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I would be charging $25.00 per quadplex. I went by the property this weekend and looked around. This will be very tedious as far as the trimming and edging. The mowing isnt all that much. This agency manages over 100 HOA,s or apartment complexes in my area. From what she told, I would submit a total cost for the year with all services included. She would divide that by 12 and send a check once a month for the duration of the contract (1yr).
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:00 AM
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Interesting. Since I don't do commercial is it the norm to pay monthly? I always thought comms paid quarterly. I know my HOA pays on the quarter.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:30 AM
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Agency managed? Ask for your monthly cut in advance as opposed to arrears.
I could see problems with arrears.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:50 PM
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Well im awaiting the response ... I also placed another bid for another account with the same agency. We will see.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:02 AM
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It is managed by an agency that corresponds to the HOA. According to the agency, the current provider isnt providing all that they asked for. They would like to "Upscale" the service. When i went out and looked at the property, there is no weed control in place, hasnt been edged for months, and grass and weeds are all over the sidewalks. The community was built in 2002, and the latest addition was in 2006.
If they are looking to Upscale the service the give them an upscale price. bump it by %10 to cover getting it up to spec.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:12 AM
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Around here the guys that do the townhomes get 15-20 per townhouse BUT they dont have the entire complex
responsibility for maintaining the yards fall on the homeowners and the guys give them a break when they get the entire quad

I agree with DA get your check a month in advance
Especially if your just starting with this company
After all what happened with the other LCO that they are now taking bids?
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:45 AM
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Did they talk to the other LCO or just start taking bids?Did they get to submit one also?I think the price is pretty good, but the bigger the PM company is it seams the cheaper they are.
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My estimates were coming up to something like this:
Charge $25.00 per town-home = $900 per week for 8 months Mar - Nov.
$850 for pine straw, $3.00 per hedge = $1008, 700 for flowers,
650 per fertilizer application.
Off the top of my head, and without running a million numbers through my head, I think you are way, way WAY too low.
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Off the top of my head, and without running a million numbers through my head, I think you are way, way WAY too low.
Heck, I'm a solo op and even I can see that. What got me was he mentioned it's only a 1 year contract! At $25 per 4 townhouse unit, you will have a hard time making money. I'd think minimum $10 per individual town home would be getting closer to the right figure but still low. $900 a week is WAY to cheap for all that work. How many guys do you plan on having on the site to do the job? That's a 2 day job to get all them done if not longer. I'm not breaking out the calculator with my figures but I can make that on my own each week working 2 days.
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