Under priced lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Care Business Management' started by D&A Lawn Care, May 7, 2014.

  1. D&A Lawn Care

    D&A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    I under priced a lawn and I was wondering if I should raise me estimate $60 or just take the loss and learn from my mistake?
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  2. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Tell them you underestimated and arent able to do it unless you raise the price. Know when to walk away.
     
  3. D&A Lawn Care

    D&A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    The problem is I already started.
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  4. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you started finish it don't raise price in the middle of a job. May need to mark this one up as a learning lesson.
     
  5. D&A Lawn Care

    D&A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    It was only an estimate so would it be wrong to say I came in over the estimate.
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  6. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    Chalk it up as a loss, the bad rep from the customer is worth more than the money. Go through this season, show them the value of your work to justify your increase next year.
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  7. D&A Lawn Care

    D&A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    In the end I will be getting $1 under minimum wage.
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  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Some jobs are worth sucking it up and taking the loss - some jobs aren't.

    Hard to say from a one-sentence post.
     
  9. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I thought it was mowing, and you don't want to take a loss of $60 for 25 weeks in a row. Is this a one time job?
     
  10. D&A Lawn Care

    D&A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    It is a spring clean up and mulch job and I will be making 6.90 a hour. The people in my crew and I are in high school and we need the money. But I also don't want to insult her by raising the price what should we do?
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