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Old 03-25-2012, 07:59 PM
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Sound Reasonable?

I've been asked to give an estimate on a commercial property owned by one of my client's siblings. The property is a little of my normal service area so my normal pricing would put me at a loss. Just wanted to see if it sounds reasonable to you guys.

Property is 16k. Going with a 5 app program with granular fertilizer/PreM and liquid broadleaf. Right now I'm going solo but I've included the cost of an employee because I plan on hiring this summer.
My math puts me at about $550.00 for the season. Would you as a client find this reasonable?
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:43 PM
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Around here...No. Too high.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:39 PM
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So I was looking over the spreadsheet I whipped up this afternoon to make calculations easier and detailed; turns out I made a mistake when writing the equation for my time on site (80 Minutes seems a little long). Brought my estimate down to about $300. MUCH closer to what some of my other estimates were when done by hand.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:31 PM
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My price would be very close to your first price. Thats without adding for the extra drive time.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:48 PM
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I believe your new price of $300 is right on target. No way will you get $6.87/k around here.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:44 AM
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Thanks for the input. I got the property and they asked me to look at their house as well. Gave them a bid of $280 which they accepted and even said was $50 dollars less than TGCL. Would have been nice to know that before.

It is a little bit nicer part of town but another client closer to my main area with a similar property got quoted the same price be TGCL as I gave them. Good to know that they're willing to spend a little more across town.
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omg less then cl should have went with the first bid
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:25 AM
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Ya, I'd be closer to $650 for around here...congrats on the job!!! Great sized lawn too.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:03 PM
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omg less then cl should have went with the first bid
I was shocked. Either way I'll be making a profit, just good to know I could put an extra couple dollars in my pocket.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:22 PM
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280? For 1/4 acre 5 apps? Have fun going broke.
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