Commercial bid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Cheeta, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Cheeta

    Cheeta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    hELP! New in the business , looking at my first commercial Bid, and need some advice on pricing it! The property is just over 3 acres semi level very little obstacles ( no trees,beds , bushes ) . Guessing about an hour triming , I will be doing this by myself. I will be using a toro grandstand 48 inch . I would really like to get this property but really not sure how to bid it. Don't want to get rich on this bid but, don't want to leave money on the table. Any comments are appriciated !

    CUSTOMLAWN10 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    I cut all my accounts with a Wright 52" Stander and it sounds like a pretty simple wide open cut. Your manual should or experiance should tell you how many acres you can cut in an hour. So, what is your hourly rate? What I do is use the manual recomendations, figure a percentage increase for difficulty, and use past experiance. Remember there will alway be low ballers so someone out there will do it for $25 per acre so sell quality. You should be somewhere between $40-$50 per acre based on difficulty. I hope this helps.
  3. OneLineAtATime

    OneLineAtATime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    $150 is on the high end $115 fair, $95 should close the deal
  4. Cheeta

    Cheeta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Hey , well I'm certainly in the ballpark with that said! And I really need someone else opinion thanks
  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Oh I'd say $150-$400 depending on the time of day.
  6. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    I would probably charge 90-100. It could go for less. We're in an upscale area and do lot of HOAs and its tough to get good money. 3ac residential would be 125+ with emphasis on the +
  7. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,803

    $25 is the going rate.

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