2.5 acres @ $60

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Potential client said she thought she was paying too much and wasn't completely satisfied with her current service. So, I handed her the estimate and she had a surprising look on her face. She said, "is that per week?" I said, "yes." She told me that was high. I asked her, "how high?" She said that her current guy was charging $60 and that she had received an estimate of.. get this.. $45 for 2.5 acres.

    Maybe I am overpriced...? I would like to know what your thoughts are.. Can you make a profit at $60? What would your best/competitive price for 2.5 acres be? It is wide open with a slight incline from one side to the other and a couple of wavey parts. There is about 10-15 minutes of trim and blow work.
     
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    What part of maryland ?
     
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
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    I think that price sounds fair...If you use you 60" Z how long do you think it will take you?
     
  4. GRT

    GRT LawnSite Member
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    She's either dreaming or someone is wasting their time and resources...your price is low.
     
  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mdirrigation.. I'm in Carroll County

    jajwrigh... I estimate it to take me 1.75 - 2 hours to mow, trim & blow. She told me the crew of 3 that did it last year took about an hour.

    GRT.. that's not my price. I'll give my price a little later.
     
  6. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would say 60 is low , I am expensive ,I would probably be in the neighborhood of $110.00 . If I had another job close.
     
  7. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    Even as a "gift", 3 workers at $45/hour is $135.
    DP
     
  8. TreffertLawnWrx

    TreffertLawnWrx LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'd say about $80 myself. Myself and my helper could probably be in and out in an hour. Thats 12.00 him & $68 for me. Thats with two efficent operators with a 52" & 54". But like every other person here will say WE NEED TO SEE THE PROPERTY! There could be 1 acre of mowable grass and 1.75 acres of push mowing/trimming/crappy work. but 60-80 sounds right. I always go for 60 per acre/hour depending on situation. Alot of guys will say if you cant get X dont settle for Y. I on the other hand love to negotiate, withing reason of course. 5-10 bucks a cut isn't going to make or break a deal. especially if they are loyal customers! :D
     
  9. GRT

    GRT LawnSite Member
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    I see that, my bad:D. Some people just get a good deal once and think it's owed to them; don't lower your standards becuase of it. I went to your website; you're a professional and worth a lot more than she offers.
     
  10. Q-Team Inc

    Q-Team Inc LawnSite Member
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    Without seeing the property...$90-$100
     

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