Pricing lawns/1000 sq.ft.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nlminc, Apr 6, 2000.

  1. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
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    I'm pricing lawns with min. trimming at 24.00 stop fee and 1.75/1000 sq. ft. includes trim and blow off. My minimum is $35.00. <br>Are we all in the same ballpark?<p>Chris
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Chris, we don't get quite that much.<br>We get about 20.00 stop fee plus 1.25/M seems top be typical.<p>I've bid about 400 properties this year and have seen many competitors bids, both good and no-so-good. None are too far off these prices.
     
  3. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    Lazer, Thanks for the responce. Most of these properties are located in one of the wealthyest areas in my state. Your pricing does seem fair. 400 estimates in one year! WOW! Are you direct mailing these people?<p>Chris
     
  4. Lee Homan

    Lee Homan LawnSite Member
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    I've got to ask this question to anybody that uses the pricing method described above. I assume the $20.00 or $24.00 service fee or whatever it may be is based on your time and other overhead but what is the square footage price (1.24/1000) based on. I'm considering using this method but I want to fully understand it first. Thanks, Lee.
     
  5. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    nlminc,<br>That includes all our renewals, plus new bid requests and multi-site commercials we solicit.<br>I guess why I put this stat in there is because most guys - whether they know it or not - bid properties this way. <br>Why spend and hour figuring what to bid when you can get close in 10 seconds (after measuring the thing)<p>Lee,<br>I think that pricing system is a *very* general place to start. Then factor in edging/trim requirements, proximity of site, growth habits of lawn, add-on work possibilities and customer &quot;demandingness&quot;/attitude and other factors and adjust from there.<br>
     

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