$25 a month?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    I got a referral today from a real estate agent friend of mine. When I showed and knocked on the door, the new owner came out greet me and was all smiles! As we walked out into the yard she turned to me and said, "So, I can't remember, is it $25 a month or a week?" I was a little stunned and said, "Um, neither actually, it will be $38 a week."

    $25 a month? Do they teach anything decent in schools anymore?
  2. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    LOL no really you should have said $25 per hour (even though thats low) or $25 for me to show up, and that doesnt include the mowing.... then see the look on their face.....
  3. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    So did you get the Job or not:confused:
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    $25 / week would suit me dandy for up to 1/3 acre lot so long it's naturally irrigated lawn, non-fertilized.
    That's close to 110 / month, 2-3 cuts / month, I'm there.

    So they pay weekly and I cut every 12-14 days, here come July most of my lawns are on 2-3 weeks.
    I'd likely have to refund some of it lol.
  5. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    derrick... better question would be.... does he want the job?
  6. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Very true. I'll take it, but I'll out it on my "Customers to watch carefully" list. I did get the job for at least the month of July. It's right next door (Okay, maybe 4 houses away) to another customer so there's no extra trucking. And I should be in and out in 20 minutes.
  7. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Yes I did. The funny thing is, that no other LCO's seem to be answering their phones in the last 60 days. I'll I've heard from all my newbies is that no one ever calls them back. Fine with me, I can always use the extra cash.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I used to hear that all the time.

    Now I find myself not returning a lot of calls.

    I would've still said 'yeah $25 / week I think' then come out every 10-12 or 12-14 days, if it even needs it that often.
    But no, $25 / month wouldn't work.
  9. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    I find it amazing that anyone would even think of 25/mth or even a per visit.

    Why not pay them to cut their lawn?
  10. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 997

    Now is this 20 minutes work solo or a 2-man crew?

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