Am I way out of wack ?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by blk90s13, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So 1/2 acre? Weekly service?
     
  3. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    about 1/2 and its bi weekly
     
  4. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
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    70 sounds a little steep. I would be around 50 on that. if you can get 70 more power to you.
     
  5. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lot of factors involved but I always bid on the high side with Bi-weekly service. my pricing for 1/2 acre is about 45 weekly and 60 bi-weekly give or take $5-10 for a corner lot (more to edge) a sidewalk (same) or if the lawn is a PITA to service (heavily treed, weird slopes, gates, ect). I wouldnt lose sleep over a bi weekly customer declining a high estimate. $35 bi-weekly for a 1/2 acre is super low. If the potential client wants bi-weekly service I always give them my bid for both weekly and bi-weekly, I usually sell them weekly, which is a better value for both parties.
     
  6. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry I left out one very important factor he wants me to bag the grass every time as well !
     
  7. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oh in that case $100 per cut.
     
  8. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd be trying to get about 50-60 for it so I'd your good.
     
  9. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'd tell him $225 per cut bi-weekly, Or he can opt for $100 weekly.

    I hate bi-weeklies. They never pay. In fact, I no longer take them and I put them on a blacklist.
     
  10. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was thinking about fasing out all the bi weekly next year as well, but this is my first year and I took in all I can


    had no issue with anyone paying so far !


    I just wanna ditch this guy he is un real :rolleyes:
     

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