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Old 01-12-2012, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by xclusive View Post
It also depends on if you have an employee working with you. Personally I would never price a lawn by $1/min. I compare lawns that I already service to the one I'm giving an estimate to and go from there. Once you kick yourself in the @$$ enough you will learn real quick.Posted via Mobile Device
Originally Posted by darryl gesner View Post
When I first started out, I would mentally compare prospective lawns to ones that I already had and knew how long they took and whether I felt I had bid them right. Unfortunately it's partly trial and error at first, and the detail work is what will usually get you time wise. I recommend you set a minimum as well.

Exactly you've got to get ahead of your own learning/timing curve. Trial and error are the best ways.

The minimum we call a "drop gate fee". We don't even drop the gate unless we get at least "$$$". And keep it in your mind at all times, even if it's $20.00, somebody's going to say, "can you do it for $19.96?"
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