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Old 07-31-2013, 09:45 PM
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How much to sell my yards for?

I am taking a new job and getting rid of my side buisness.
I have 115 weekly (non contract) accounts.
They are $25 per week residential yards and pretty close together. We drive about 75 miles per week.

Ive never sold yards before and am looking for some ideas.
I have a truck and equipment but I am not necessarily looking to sell them right now.























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Old 07-31-2013, 10:01 PM
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How much to sell my yards for?

I'll be mean and say it "USE THE SEARCH FEATURE!"
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:04 PM
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I'll be doubly mean and say it, $25/week you've got to be losing money! even postage stamp lots are worth more than that.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:15 PM
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My 2 man crew does 25 in 9 hours with no trailer, no zero turn and my overhead is practically nothing, dont talk abut peoples buisnesses you dont understand.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:29 PM
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Not everyone has no overhead out of the back of the truck. I think a solo guy would still consider taking that boatload and hiring a helper. You might ask for 30%-40% gross of one growing season?
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:32 PM
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How much to sell my yards for?

Oh, we understand.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:38 PM
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I'll be doubly mean and say it, $25/week you've got to be losing money! even postage stamp lots are worth more than that.
OP is right, you don't know what your talking about.

$25 x 115 = $2875 per week in gross

He could generously spend $16 + $19 = $35 in wages hourly (including tax, etc)

40 hours a week @ $35.00 = $1,400 in labor

75 miles @ 8 MPG x $3.75/g gas = $35.00 truck gas for 75 miles.

Equipment Gas = $150?

$1,400 + $35 + $150 = $1,585 in basic expenses.

$2,875 in gross - $1,585 in expense = $1,290 weekly net/cover other possible expenses.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:41 PM
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OP is right, you don't know what your talking about.

$25 x 115 = $2875 per week in gross

He could generously spend $16 + $19 = $35 in wages hourly (including tax, etc)

40 hours a week @ $35.00 = $1,400 in labor

75 miles @ 8 MPG x $3.75/g gas = $35.00 truck gas for 75 miles.

Equipment Gas = $150?

$1,400 + $35 + $150 = $1,585 in basic expenses.

$2,875 in gross - $1,585 in expense = $1,290 weekly net/cover other possible expenses.
That looks pretty close to me but do t forget to add replacement and maintenance cost to equipment.

Even with that the net might be 800-900.

Another factor would be are these seasonal or year round? Other services provided on these lawns?

The research I've done has been about 30% yearly gross for mowing accounts but I've never been able to actually purchase any.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:57 PM
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I don't pay over 10% for any account with out a contract. I've bought 4 company's in 8 years. Who says they want fire me after first month and you pick them right back up. Good luck with sell
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I am taking a new job and getting rid of my side buisness.
I have 115 weekly (non contract) accounts.
They are $25 per week residential yards and pretty close together. We drive about 75 miles per week.

Ive never sold yards before and am looking for some ideas.
I have a truck and equipment but I am not necessarily looking to sell them right now.























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I see why you are taking a different job

But you trying sell non contact accounts is going be hard. If you can get your customers sign a contact before you sell them They be worth little more.
I know some has paid 50% contact accounts of what you made from them last year.
Then again are you push mowing these lawns?
If so, may not be to many people looking for more push mowing jobs @25 per lawn.
Whats the size of these lawns?
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