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Old 03-27-2009, 04:43 PM
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I just looked on bizbuyselldotcom and there was 155 lawn / landscape business for sale in the state of florida. That is 4-10 times more than any other state. Is this because of the economy, or just because there are more lawn / landscape companies in florida than other states?
Probably both.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:55 PM
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I found this the other day in an upscale neighborhood in seminole where I do 2 lawns for $100&110.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:29 PM
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I found this the other day in an upscale neighborhood in seminole where I do 2 lawns for $100&110.
wasn't me, dats 4 sure! Sounds like the same one that took some of my accounts, lol. They quoted that same price too, hmmm.
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I found this the other day in an upscale neighborhood in seminole where I do 2 lawns for $100&110.
Its one thing to be at $65 a month for a small lot that you can be in and out in 5 minutes, but when you see those flyers on doors and driveways in neighborhoods with yards that are $100 and up thats just bad.

Thats how pricing becomes so whack. You get a good neighborhood and start a good customer base, and next thing you know your losing them all because of some idiot that likes to work for nothing.

I had one customer complain when I raised her from $255 to $260 she said there was a guy passing out flyers, and said he will do it for a hundred less than me. I didn't even know what to say to that.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:55 AM
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hey guys how are things going? its been a while,glad to see the thread still going!
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:33 AM
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so are customers dropping like flies for you guys or are things fairly steady?

Hows business compared to a year ago?

Whats your opinion of the overall picture of the lawn business in central florida?
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:26 PM
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so are customers dropping like flies for you guys or are things fairly steady?

Hows business compared to a year ago?

Whats your opinion of the overall picture of the lawn business in central florida?
Nobody got any money....
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:25 PM
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so are customers dropping like flies for you guys or are things fairly steady?

Hows business compared to a year ago?

Whats your opinion of the overall picture of the lawn business in central florida?
I only lost one customer. I'm getting at least 3 new customers a month every month since January, so thats good. Landscaping is dead, I have only done 2 big jobs this year. Nurseries are closing down around here, and mine is a ghost town, even during lunch or when we get rain.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:39 PM
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so are customers dropping like flies for you guys or are things fairly steady?

Hows business compared to a year ago?

Whats your opinion of the overall picture of the lawn business in central florida?
My customers aren't dropping like flies, but I'm not getting a bunch of new customers every month like I have in years past.

The lawn maintenance side of things will be okay, at least for now. But I think we may be in the calm before a storm (economy wise). I hope not, but I'm trying to prepare for the worst. Trying.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:11 AM
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Ive been lucky gaining.. I've picked up 10 since March 1.....the bad news...I lost 30 from Sept to Feb
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