I still do many estimates based on google earth images for lawn mowing and lawn treatment estimates. Haven't had an issue with it. I got a line in the agreement that states if the lawn is overgrown then the price for the first cut could be more, or i could refuse the job if its real bad. I feel like most are less than impressed that i didn't bother to drive out to the property to look at it in person, so maybee i'm "lazy" but i am tired of entertaining the price shoppers, tire kickers and people who want to walk the lawn with me for 20 to 30 minutes with no intention of hiring me. gas is to expensive and i rather be out making money not giving free advice.
Originally Posted by Kidmows
Agreed. And the thing about bidding from what you see online is that say on google earth for instance. Those maps are outdated and you can't see much detail in my experience. A lot can change on a single property in a short amount of time. The absolute best thing you can o is walk a property to get the best idea of how long it will take you to complete the job because of obstacles or hills etc. In conclusion. Walking the jobsite before giving an estimate is an absolute MUST