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Best way to bid multiple acreage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clncut, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. clncut

    clncut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    Just to give you guys some background, my business is mostly residential and small commercial. Ive picked up some plowing accounts that have large mowing areas (multiple acreage) that I will be able to bid next season. Currently I bid everything by the hour and not buy the acre. Ive been reading on here looking for advice on the best way to bid?

    I just don't want to loose money for being faster on larger accounts. Any advice would be great.

  2. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    I think it is better to bid by the job, not the hour. People look at an hourly wage and think "Holy $h!t I only make 1/4 of that!" But when priced by the job they see the "value" of it.

    1.) "Oh $60 an hour...(they dont hear anything past this), I can do it myself in one day for that."
    2.) "$180 for 5 acres, yeah that will work, gives me time to go the lake on friday evening"

    *disclaimer I'm a newbi. But that's my opinion ^^^^^

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