advice???

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by williams lcm, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    I purchased 21 accounts for $1500 three years ago. Still have all of them. If pricing is right, go for it.
     
  2. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is what I give for contract ones. I put it in a contract that if the customer drops before the one month than 50% to seller and 50% to buyers.
     
  3. Gilbert503

    Gilbert503 LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like a good deal.
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  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Sounds like a good deal to me.
     
  5. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    The question is "does he have the client price right" if so that is a fair price for the accounts.
     
  7. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    "IF" the pricing per account is where it should be then yes it is a great deal. If the pricing is not up to where it needs to be then you dont even want to bother with them. YES, I have bought out several smaller companies in the past and have always done pretty well keeping the customers. Most people are just glad to still have someone taking care of the lawn for a fair price, its one less thing the husband has to worry about.
     
  8. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    if all the accounts continue to keep you then its a great plan...i would make sure your only paying for the ones that end up staying with you so that your not losing money and paying for accounts that you dont mow
     

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