How much to charge for a lawn mowing route?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by GreenHor7, May 16, 2008.

  1. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
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    I have a person who wants to buy my route out but how do i figure what is a good price for the route. People that i talk to have said to charge 6-8 times your weekly gross. Then i wanted to know how to figure in for mulching and other miscelaneous things that i do. Like light landscaping and i have 25 spraying accounts averaging 30000 square feet per lawn. I am looking for some feedback.
     
  2. mikefuhr

    mikefuhr LawnSite Member
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    where are you located because ill give you top dollar cash for it
     
  3. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
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    I am located south of the lehigh valley. I do roughly about 1000 a week in mowing. Plus i have 30 accounts for spraying. This does not include mulching and the other various maintenance.
     
  4. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
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    why do you want to sell.are you gonna retire with all your new found wealth?
     
  5. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    We've bought out a few small routes---most I've ever paid was 4 cuts.
     
  6. mikefuhr

    mikefuhr LawnSite Member
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    where are most of your lawns and the average size of them
     
  7. GreenHor7

    GreenHor7 LawnSite Member
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    outside of the lehigh valley and the average size is about 3/4 of an acre.
     
  8. mikefuhr

    mikefuhr LawnSite Member
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    how many lawns do you have
     
  9. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Posts: 383

    the average quote i hear is 2 months worth of mowing, so c. $8000, i guess.... hard time to be selling right now, though
     

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