Originally Posted by jd28619
I'm in the midst of buying out a mowing route and was curious what others have found to be the most beneficial way to retain as many clients as possible.
Initially, the seller has agreed to mow the route once with me to make me familiar with everything. The seller will also introduce me to all of the clients (most of which are clients of 7 years of his) in the short future afterwards before turning them over to me for good.
Any ideas here that y'all have found to be the most effective?
How about a non compete clause where he will not start another buisness for 5 years that will complete against you.
Then make sale price based on that you will only pay the full agreed on price if the customers stay with you for the whole season. If not work out a prorated agreement.