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estimating comm. apartments


LawnSite Member
bethlehem pa.
can anybody tell me what is the right way to submitt a bid to a property mgnt. company? do i show them what it would run them monthly, or do i show what it would run them weekly ie:mowing and trimming bushes twice a yr etc. thans 4 your time.:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

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LawnSite Member
Louisville, KY
Property management companies want to see each item and their cost per occurence. i.e. mowing $50 per cut, weeding $10 per occurence, fertilization $25 per occurence, hard edging $8 per occurence. At least this is the feedback I get and all I do is commercial and industrial.


LawnSite Senior Member
the south
every one is different. You should talk to the person in charge and ask what they want, that way you are not wasting time giving them something they dont want.


LawnSite Member
Roseville, MN
In my experience, apartment buildings and townhome associations are looking for a flat monthly rate. Most associations run their budget pretty close to the line every month and cant afford not to know their expences up front. All of my townhomes and apartments are set up on monthly rates for mowing, trimming, bushes, fert, herb and plowing. Commercial customers and residentials in my area are more receptive to per-time bids.