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Discussion in 'Network: South' started by kleankutslawn, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have posted door hangers in deed restricted communities with no problems. Even if there is a no soliciting sign posted you are not violating any law. I know I tried to keep TrueScam(green) out of my community and off my property with no luck. They still come and leave a hanger telling me they can get rid of the non-existant weeds in my lawn. Some day I will catch the SOB and tell him about himself and the company he works for!:usflag::usflag::usflag:
     
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  2. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks Patriot i will go at it.i moved into a deed restricted sub division and want to try and get some business in there
     
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sadly you are about 10 years behind the times, but your need for work is helping keep the price affordable for the homeowner. The average is actually $100-120.
     
  4. amor4421

    amor4421 LawnSite Member
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    I will start to try to hit those prices when I get more new customers. But around here those prices just seem pretty high.
     
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am in St Pete/Clearwater, I find that very very low. I always assumed Riverview would be a high priced area (just from what I hear about, never been there and I honestly dont know exacty where it is). I just find alot of people here leave alot of money on the table to just pick up anything. I do have to walk away from alot of estimates that I know I could get for cheap, but I am not interested now. When I started, I would go down to what they wanted wihtin reason, but not now.
     
  6. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    also u have to remember some of the yards in this area(riverview}are so small a ztr may not fit in the back yard!
     
  7. amor4421

    amor4421 LawnSite Member
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    That is my situation I am new. Just started in aug. of last year. So I am tring to fill up my weeks with accounts. I think I might be called a lowballer but I am a solo operator and working to get my client count up. So any and all help is greatly apprieciated. Even if that means you all telling me my prices are to cheap. I will start to increase my prices by a little and see how that works.
     
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    just remember that by starting them so low it will literally take years and years to get them up to what they should be paying once you have enough customers. In this day and age, $75-80 a month you should get customer after customer, thats another $15-20 each a month, and that will add up.

    I have common sence, I realize that at this point a $60 customer is worth more to you than no customer, just dont leave too much on the table. There is a fine line, and you have to test the waters to find it.
     
  9. amor4421

    amor4421 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks lawnman scott. I will start to get $75-$80 for all my new customers.
     
  10. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    80 a month is a fair price.do you think a$25 minimum is to low?
     

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