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Old 04-17-2014, 03:41 AM
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Need some opinions on how to estimate a spring clean up job.

Hi all! This is my second year in the lawn care business and I'm still trying to get the estimating/bidding for jobs down right. I usually screw myself and under bid and end up doing WAY too much work for what I charge. So I am hoping someone here could help me out on this particular job. The owners passed away and the house has been sitting empty for what looks like a few years so therefore there hasnt been a clean up let alone up keep for a very long time. If someone could PLEASE give me some ideas on what to estimate this job at i would be forever grateful! here are some pics.
this place is a complete mess!
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:43 AM
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I cant see the pictures on my phone, ill look lqtwr and reply
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:19 AM
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What all do you have to do there?
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:44 AM
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Need BIG images full of detail and a specific list of what needs to be done.
But that's a good start.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:12 AM
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Need BIG images full of detail and a specific list of what needs to be done.
But that's a good start.
I had to resize them bc they were too big and wouldn't upload. But will try again.

Thanks for the reply.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:39 AM
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Use a site like imgur to host them.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:56 PM
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Theres probably 16 yards worth of leaves to be picked up. I hope you have a leaf vac. Thats going to suck into a dump truck by hand. 4 man hours in leaves I bet.

What does the estate want to spend to get it in sellable condition?
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:58 PM
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Theres probably 16 yards worth of leaves to be picked up. I hope you have a leaf vac. Thats going to suck into a dump truck by hand. 4 man hours in leaves I bet.

What does the estate want to spend to get it in sellable condition?
I think 2 guys with blowers could knock that out in about half that time.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:49 PM
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I think 2 guys with blowers could knock that out in about half that time.
2 guys with EBZ8500s still wouldnt clean up those stuck leaves. Even with 2 additional guys on 3baggers following them and dumping would still take 4hrs.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:01 PM
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Depending on what you need to do there, I see anywhere from $500 to a couple thousand bucks to get it cleaned up. Don't have a good sense of what's there and how large the property is however.
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