Got my potential first client a little nervious

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by B16bri, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. memphis.landscape

    memphis.landscape LawnSite Member
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    A good rule of thumb when starting out, if you think the price you come up with is a little high than add 10%. When I first started out I thought at times no way would they pay this amount. Only to have them not blink an eye when telling me to do it. I left a LOT of money on the table when I first started out.
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  2. b landscaping

    b landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Yes good idea here. Don't be scared to give a high number. Always can come down not up.
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  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just satellite 9/10 times
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  4. B16bri

    B16bri LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys going to look and price out that job tomorrow stay tuned ill let you know what happens. And I'm sure ill ask some questions about pricing or the job it's self lol. What's the best method to measure all the mulch beds measuring wheel or tape measure ?
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  5. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good luck! Hope it goes well, wait for some other guys to respond for some more great advice:) but wheel mesure:) good luck!
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  6. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Use a measuring wheel.
     
  7. Jamie James

    Jamie James LawnSite Member
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    Did you get the job or did his wife kidnap you????
     
  8. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know that this is a week old but he may also expect the beds to be edged which can be a big job in itself. Also have the mulch delivered by a local supplier. I would help walk a property with you, but your a little ways from me.

    Michael
     
  9. B16bri

    B16bri LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the offer but ya were a few hrs apart. Lol no I haven't been kidnapped not yet at least lol I'm going to that job this afternoon so ill keep ya posted
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  10. scag2015

    scag2015 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hope all goes well!
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