Knock off a percentage?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DCMmmkay, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. DCMmmkay

    DCMmmkay LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 57

    Hey guys I have a client that wants me to give an estimate on three properties. The catch is that If I discount him, he pays for the whole year of the 3 yards combined now. He said I'll pay you now and if there's a drought you luck out. I'm going to base it off of 26 cuts for the year.

    So, do I give a percentage cut and take the deal? Cash is king. Now if I did take off a percentage I would still me making about what I want, so I'm not going to sweat for just fun, lol.

    What do you guys think would be my best option? I'd love being paid for the whole year, never had that offered before.
     
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,138

    how much of a % off is he asking for?

    i'd come off a little but not too much.
     
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Raise his price 10% and take 5 off.
     
  4. DCMmmkay

    DCMmmkay LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 57

    He didnt say. He left it up to me. Adding up stuff now
     
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    what is the total price you came up with?
     
  6. DCMmmkay

    DCMmmkay LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 57

    I thought of that as well. I would raise my normal prices by 10% and then take of 5
     
  7. DCMmmkay

    DCMmmkay LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 57

    I havent even seen the properties yet. Just getting an idea on what you guys would do about discounting a bit to get paid upfront
     
  8. DCMmmkay

    DCMmmkay LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 57

    Ive looked at them on Google earth and it looks like it could be around $120 for the three
     
  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,138

    $120 x 26 cuts = $3120

    i'd say $3000 and be done with it.
     
  10. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Check or cash?;)
     

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