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Placing Bids

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by LawnEmpire, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. LawnEmpire

    LawnEmpire LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    How many of you guys are out there right now placing bids on business, condos, etc?? I havent submitted any yet, Im going to start tomorrow morning
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 952

    I have one that re-news in Dec. but just starting calling last week for the re-newals and asking if anyone is taking bids/proposals.
  3. Mudmower

    Mudmower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    Been dropping by with brochure's where ever I see a potential client.........been doing it since October. If you are looking for commercials, most have already bid 2005 work. Unless someone screws up or they are dragging their feet. I have two acerage contracts wrapped up and three more waiting to here (Prop. management checking all bids and References, Ins. ect). I lost one by a sizeable amount, and two others I was in the ball park. Good luck.

  4. IronHorse3136

    IronHorse3136 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Take hand fulls of your business cards to Real Estate Agents. They sometimes have houses with a maintenance budget for cutting the grass and even some coloring. They need the house looking its best to get the BEST PRICES. Set a flat rate for simple mow and blow, and you won't have any free time left.
  5. andersonmowing23

    andersonmowing23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    I agree if you want lots of yards talk to realitors. They always seem to have yards for you, somtimes you can even get their offices.

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