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Old 11-24-2009, 10:39 PM
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Contract quesion

For you experienced guys here, what different lengths of contracts do you offer clients and what is your most popular length of contract?
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:58 AM
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3 pages standard. Could drop to 2 on a dust bowl or 4 with additions
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:45 AM
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sorry, I meant length in terms of yearly or during the growing season (which around here would be march-november).
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:11 PM
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All of mine have always been 12 month contracts.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:21 PM
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Standard is 12 months at 52 visits. I can make it for as many weeks as they like but it's still 12 months
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:29 PM
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we very seldomly use contracts but the ones we do have are for 2 years.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:05 AM
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lawn maintenance - march thru december

fert/pest - march thru november

snow plowing - dec 1st thru march 15th
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:28 PM
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In your location, you should provide them with a 12 month agreement. After you complete a full year and you pursue renewing the contract, you may want to consider offering multi-year agreements. Typically you will sacrifice some of the annual increases that you would like to pick-up, but in today's tough economic and competitive climate, you may want to opt for security instead of CLI's. I doesn't mean you can't ask for an increase, but usually you have to give some concession for the multi-year. Two or even three years works well.

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Old 11-29-2009, 11:47 PM
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12 months.............
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:47 AM
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Long as they like, but per service are my favorite.
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