selling accounts, how much?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i have 6 in a row. they bring in about $13,000 gross a season, plus, snow available if you want it. in addition, i have one in a neighboring town, he's good for $2000 a season. what should i ask for these accts?
     
  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    13,000............................
     
  3. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    Bobby,
    Just curious why your selling accounts?
     
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    cus i hate them. the people are ok, but the environment sucks. alot of oaks and sycamores. there is always a mess .yup, i charge extra for it, but, i'd just rather not do it.
     
  5. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    finally going out of business from charging too little? ask one of the guys youre consulting for $20,000. if theyre dumb enough to hire you for a consultant... theyll probably give you the $20,000! :dizzy:
     
  6. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    lets see i think its 10 to 15% of the monthly income IF they have a contract and the customers agree to the switch????
     
  7. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    0 but id take them if you dont wont them .
     
  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,311

    13 K .........since about $100 of door hangers will yield double those six accounts I find that number pretty funny.
    IMO one months gross, or two max since they sit together would be all I would ever consider, but door hangers yield accounts so cheaply they would have to be pretty special accounts.
     
  9. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    20% yearly gross provided new guy retains 80% customer base (unless he pizzes it away with poor service)
    JMO
     
  10. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I like the idea of an account being worth 20% of a yearly gross. Does that seem fair?
     

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