Help on proposal

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by chinita, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. chinita

    chinita LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I have to write a proposal for a realestate agent who is renting a house. They want us to fix up the yard before the tennants move in. Does anyone have a sample proposal they can show me? The house looks like it hasn't been lived in for a while, the grass is really high. My husband James might have to mow tree or four times, lots of weeds, edging, prooning, tree removal, clean up etc. I can't even think of where to begin writing this up or what to charge.
    Can anyone help?
  2. Mr. Magpie

    Mr. Magpie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    With these complex jobs, I would suggest trying to determine exactly what needs to be done and exactly how you are going to do it (rather than just blurting out a price that may be way too high or not enough). This may seem like common sense, but when I say exactly, I mean it..... envision the work being done. This will take a while, some brain storming and maybe a couple of trips out to get a different frame of reference.

    Once you do this, on big complex odd-jobs, always quote a little higher than what it will take hour-wise. Then give it back at the end if you didn't need the cushion.
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Another thing is snap some photo's of the property then maybe we can help with pricing it may vary state to state.

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