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Old 01-16-2012, 03:38 PM
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lawn biz for sale in Florida

I am selling my established lawn accounts and equipment in Sarasota Florida, If anyone is interested in buying please contact me and I will give you more info. I am selling equipment and accounts together , not seperate.

50 plus accounts in and around Sarasota/Venice/Casey Key/Bradenton making about $6500 per month, can do the route in 4 days, most accounts have extra work done, trees and mulch etc which generates more income.

2 stihl blowers, 1 edger, 2 weedwackers, 1 hedge trimmer,pole saw chainsaws etc. most equipment bought for last years season and in excellent condition.
Low hours on Bbcat 61 inch deck zero turn mower still with warranties

Isuzu NPR deisel, enclosed trailer.

I have one worker who can stay on if needed.

This is a good solid business with good accounts that I have chosen over the past 6 years, mostly residential and a few commercial accounts.
Genuine reason for sale
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:00 PM
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Hi,

What is your contact info?
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:33 PM
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you can emaill me lawnjockey@live.com
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:08 PM
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I would be very interested if A: Icould sell my business and B: I could talk my wife into moving. Good luck and enjoy nice weather.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:46 PM
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What is a LCO Company worth in Florida??

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I would be very interested if A: Icould sell my business and B: I could talk my wife into moving. Good luck and enjoy nice weather.

Just for the Record I sold my Lawn Accounts right after Hurricane Charlie when work was super plentiful. I sold for 25% of a years Gross or 3 months income. No equipment was included in that price, but I did sell a lot of equipment to my former employees who bought me out. In this economy I sure a Great Lawn Route in Srarsota (the second highest despostable income county in Fla.) might be worth more.

What you are Buying is INCOME & OPPERTUNITY. Before you jump on me and say I am pricing accounts TOO High, WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS WORTH??? Remember you are buying income and a good businessman can expand easier with an established company than as a new start up. Buying a business isn't cheap so don't be surprised at the asking price.

PS a non businessman can also drive a going business into the ground real quick.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:13 PM
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I would say that it should be worth 30-40% of a years gross. I am looking at getting 40% of my gross income for my business. Not sure how Florida business would compare to here up north.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:18 PM
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Just for the Record I sold my Lawn Accounts right after Hurricane Charlie when work was super plentiful. I sold for 25% of a years Gross or 3 months income. No equipment was included in that price, but I did sell a lot of equipment to my former employees who bought me out. In this economy I sure a Great Lawn Route in Srarsota (the second highest despostable income county in Fla.) might be worth more.

What you are Buying is INCOME & OPPERTUNITY. Before you jump on me and say I am pricing accounts TOO High, WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS WORTH??? Remember you are buying income and a good businessman can expand easier with an established company than as a new start up. Buying a business isn't cheap so don't be surprised at the asking price.

PS a non businessman can also drive a going business into the ground real quick.
I would say that putting forth 25% of gross for someone to add a quick $78K revenue bump for one year would be a safe bet in this economy assuming research was done to check the accuracy of the information given by the current owner, review of the accounts and tightness of route among other information.
What other business can you purchase with such a rapid ROI if handled appropriately at such a low cost in this environment?
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:32 PM
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at the very least be sure to look at the contracts, and include a no-compete clause.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:37 PM
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Any business is only worth what some one with money is willing to pay. Pest Control accounts are in big demand by the Big Boys and sell for up to 125% of a years gross. Lawn account while valuable, just might be a hard sell because most Wannabe Lawn guys don't have the Cash money or credit with a track record that a bank would want to gamble on.


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Old 01-18-2012, 09:32 PM
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Any business is only worth what some one with money is willing to pay. Pest Control accounts are in big demand by the Big Boys and sell for up to 125% of a years gross. Lawn account while valuable, just might be a hard sell because most Wannabe Lawn guys don't have the Cash money or credit with a track record that a bank would want to gamble on.


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You hit that right on the nose about people being able to come up with the money. I am looking for around 125,000 for my business and not sure anyone could come up with that.
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