bidding

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawncarepros2004, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. lawncarepros2004

    lawncarepros2004 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    Got a call yesterday from a property mgr who wants a bid to maintain 9 duplexes. Each has a small lawn in the front and we would not be responsible for the back. The lawn is small enough to fit into my base starting price of $25 a cut. The kicker of the story is that the worksite is right accross the street from my home. I could roll the mower out the driveway and be working in less then five minutes. This account could save lots of window time for us. Is it reasonable to compromise my base mowing price in order to secure this bid knowing I am saving by not having to load my trailer 18 times to get equivalant work elsewhere. Ain't looking to low ball!
     
  2. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    you bring a valid point but to play devils advocate.......whos to say the only time in your route you can fit this job in is between a property that is 10 minutes away and your next job is 5 minutes away. i personally may take that into consideration and take $5 off the property but thats it, if it looked like it could be difficult i may not even change it at all.
     

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