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Residential Contracts

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Fwilamosky, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. BTLawncare

    BTLawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    I'm still new to all of this as an owner. Only my second year in. I'm finding out a lot of things I need to address as time goes on. I like the work and owning so I think it's a process as far as getting things to where you want them.
     
  2. wgallagher

    wgallagher LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Posts: 32

    Hi guys, im new to this, but any idea or direction where i can see a sample agreement to edit and use as my own, dont have no start up cash to purchase anything right now so was hoping someone could lead me in the direction of a website for agreements or anything that would help, thanks.
     
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Go with an agreement.

    We bla bla bla agree to do this for that,payment on the ???
     
  4. wgallagher

    wgallagher LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Posts: 32

    Its as simple as that? I have to make sure to include "as weather allows" if i have them pay monthly as opposed to per mow right? Thank you.
     
  5. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 812

    All of our clients are on 12 month minimum signed contract. We also work in a high income area, and our average full service contract is more than $200/month. I set our business up this way because I like to be paid the same all year. We make our profit during the winter, which is opposite if you charge per cut. It took me 4 years to change to this method. My proposals are usually 3-7 pages 12point and my contract is 2 pages longer than the proposal.
     
  6. wgallagher

    wgallagher LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Posts: 32

    Thanks, that sounds nice to ensure being paid all year long, i better get to thinking on what to write because that is a lot of pages, especially for me to write. I would have to have the 3 bi weekly customers pay me per mow i guess once i grow and have others pay monthly via contract/agreement so i can have a few bucks every other week for expenses to keep doing business. Thanks for the advice
     
  7. acculawnsystems

    acculawnsystems LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    I think that it is important to have a service agreement in place. This is a automatic feature in the AccuLawn System. The customer just clicks that they agree to your terms and then you have a contract. It's that simple. Find out more at acculawnsystems.com and Acculawncare.com.
     
  8. acculawnsystems

    acculawnsystems LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    Furthermore, we are offering this system to only one LCO per area. So once a LCO signs up for the area we will not be able to offer this technology to any other LCO in that area. This is a huge advantage to the LCO that is able to use this method in their area to gain new customers. Also, the LCO will be the only one posted as a provider on acculawncare.com. Check to see if your area is available by going to acculawnsystems.com and reserve your spot today.
     
  9. acculawnsystems

    acculawnsystems LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    If you do not have a website to drive customers to, that's ok because we give you one when you sign up for acculawnsystems.com. Customers can go directly to your website and get and instant online quote based on you pricing. Only one LCO per area and they are going fast. See if your area is still available and receive a 30 day free trial with no obligation. Acculawnsystems.com and Acculawncare.com.
     
  10. terrabites

    terrabites LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    Could you or one of the other guys post a copy of your agreements? I just completed my first season (did it without a service agreement), and I want to start using agreements next season...at least for new customers.
     

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