commercial quotes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by skurkp, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. skurkp

    skurkp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

    Currently I walk a property several times and consider all of the work involved and time that it will take and put a price together. I have so far been ok with this. I was told that there is a formula for figuring your cut time by something like deck size x sq ft div. by days of the year. Does anyone know of a such formula? I would like to try it and compare.
  2. skurkp

    skurkp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

    Ok, no replies on this , so how about a software program? Is there a software program that is used for bidding properties?
  3. B&M

    B&M LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 333

    That is a good question, it would make my life much simpler!
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Then we would all be bidding the same price. See, it takes all kinds to make up this biz. First you need to know where you stand and how much it takes for you to operate. Then you need to consider the competition. Like it or not, the low bidder (low baller) usually gets the job. It just takes some time and experience. If you're starting out, bid everything you can and try to find out about the ones you lose. Keep records because the same properties go up for bid from time to time.
    I've been known to low bid (ball) from time to time. Good luck.

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