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Old 05-15-2013, 09:52 AM
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Second Clean up Estimate

Got another call for a clean up. This place is a mess. I am thinking about charging 282 with tax included. I work alone and it will take some time to clean this up by myself. Let me know what you think about the price. Last job i under bid way to much. I am not sure if that is making me over bid on this one.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:54 AM
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thanks in advance for anyone who replies
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:19 AM
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Are you having to remove all that "junk" scattered around the yard? I assume you'll have to bag and remove all the green clippings too since it doesn't look like there is anyplace to dump.

I don't know, I'd say whatever your hourly rate is by how long you think it will take. Then any dump fees.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:37 AM
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What all are you cleaning up? I see some shrubs and other things on the sides of the photos that look a mess.

The areas round the concrete that are just weed patches what do they want done? Weeds gone and nothing else?
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:41 AM
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What all are you cleaning up? I see some shrubs and other things on the sides of the photos that look a mess.

The areas round the concrete that are just weed patches what do they want done? Weeds gone and nothing else?
Im waiting for him to call me back, when he first called all he said was a clean up after that weekly mowing
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:44 AM
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A clean up is a general term it could mean total renovation or just picking up grass clips.

What did you have in mind for the 282
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:46 AM
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Im waiting for him to call me back, when he first called all he said was a clean up after that weekly mowing
You're really going to want the parameters for this one, in writing, and then figure out the cost. As it is, using spitballed numbers, your current thinking is that you're doing this in 4-5 hours, by yourself, with no hard expenses added in.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:18 PM
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Ok so I just spoke to him and he wants all the weeds removed the grass mowed, edged, and cleaned up basic stuff just to make it look nicer. He also wants weekly service and fertilizer. I'm gonna recommend to him a soil pH test, lime and maybe some black mulch around the red octagon shaped patio by the steps. Also he wants everything bagged and dumped. I called the local dump and it is $20 dollars a ton with a min of $20.

I'm thinking maybe 275 plus tax for the clean up and 27 plus tax for the weekly mowing. Am I to high or low I am a new business and can really use the work. Also would you guys require any money down for a job like this?
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:59 PM
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On $300.00 there is no need for money down... Money down on small jobs gives a desperate vibe to me.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:09 PM
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Im kind of new. What exactly is the tax for?
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