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Estimates per Jobs Ratio (Residential Maintenance Services Only)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by xpnd, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. xpnd

    xpnd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    What is your goal? I shoot for a 30% success rate (3 for every 10 bids I put out). When I start approaching the 50% rate I nudge prices up. This is for residential maintenance only
  2. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    i'd guess 20-25%. we try to be quick to estimate, so i think that helps our rate.
  3. Lawn Specialties

    Lawn Specialties LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    I read in Lawn & Landscape you should be losing at least a third of your bids. I must be little on the high side though cause I rarely see 50%.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I think the % will change a lot during the course of the year. One reason will be how much do you really want each particualr job. If you come across a lot of jobs that you really like, you may lower your price some to increase the percentage of getting them.

    PITA jobs you could care less about you'll probably go high (cause if you do by chance get them), you want to make it worth you while and then some.

    I look at each job on its own and what I think it's worth. I really don't care for "across the board" averages...only the bottom line numbers I pay attention to.

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