Looking to sell my accounts, what are they worth?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Total Turf Care, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Total Turf Care

    Total Turf Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I am in north Texas, DFW area and I have 90 residential mowing accounts. I am looking at selling off my mowing customer base but I have no idea what my accounts are worth. I charge on an average $30 a yard for weekly service. We start mowing in March and end usually the last week of October. A company in the business park where my shop is located is interested in buying out my customer base. Can someone out there tell me what I could reasonably get for these accounts?
  2. ron greentree

    ron greentree LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 46

    I have never bought or sold any but I would not pay more than $10,000 becouse i could spend that on advertising and get 90 and have established relationships with the customers and set my own pricing and so on
  3. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    about 1 or two months gross is all i would want to pay.but thats just me!!
  4. tken

    tken LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Same thing here. here in jersey you would ask about one two months worth per/acct

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