Got a call to estimate on an attourney's office

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BLKSS, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. BLKSS

    BLKSS LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 82

    got the call yesterday, went today and charged 50.00 weekly the property is not big at all, even told him i would trim hedges free of charge. His response was "alright let me talk to my partner and we will get back with you". What do yall think the response will be? should i call in like 2 days? or should i wait.
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    I would give him until middle of next week and then do a check-up phone call. There is no telling what his response will be, it all depends on how you presented yourself and how you presented the bid. I think trimming the hedges for free sounds like you are begging for the job. JMO
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I would get paid in advance.
  4. $grass$

    $grass$ LawnSite Member
    from lex. ky
    Messages: 1

    Yeah trimming the hedges for free? It does sound like begging.
  5. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    People with $ are the last ones to pay!!, People just getting by will have your $ when you finish!!
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Depends really on how many hedges the attorney has...If it takes (Throwing a number out) 20 minutes to trim and it means he signs a yearly contract with him I would do it...I however would not continue to trim hedges for free indefinitely.
  7. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 948

    Don't ever give your services away . Perhaps say that price includes hedge trimming if you want to give a service away. But don't say for free, what professional has ever told you sure I'll do that for free ?
  8. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    I second that.....
  9. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    "If he calls back", ya right. But if he does, tell him you talked to your "partner" and you can no longer work for "free". I also agree to getting paid in advance for sure
  10. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    If you do it for free once, he is going to expect it to be free for the rest of the time you do that property. And the next time you do it and charge him, he is going to wonder what the heck is going on.

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