May have landed big job, Good or Bad oppurtunity?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by LawnBoy627, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. LawnBoy627

    LawnBoy627 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    I think I am going to just take on all the yards, but tell them Ill do it for $30 a lawn. Which Ill be pulling in $6000 a month. If I can get it for that Ill be pleased.
  2. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    I knew you had your mind made up before you even posted.
    Questions you should ask yourself.
    1. What is the name of the company you will be getting the check from?
    2. Are they solvent?
    3. Why is a realtor involved with foreclosures. That is normal the holder of the loan.
    4. What insurance do I need to have to get the job.
    5. Copy of the contract or workorders. Believe me if this is on the up and up there is one.

    Good Luck, and post the results.
  3. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    21 bucks a cut is not very good considering you have to take pics and submit the pics. It takes more time to take pics and upload and email pics than you'd think. Take 100 lawns 2x a month at 10 pics each time. That's 2000 pics each month to take, upload and email.
  4. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,952

    Many draw backs in this deal:

    Could be high grass and lots of trash to pick up the first time.
    You may hit objects in the high grass the first time
    Taking and sending pics
    You don't know what size lots or where they are located for travel time
    You can't pick and choose which jobs you take.
    Only 2 times per month means you will be cutting high grass during the long months
    You could lose the job and not have much to fall back on
    $21 or $30 per cut is cheap around here
  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    i keep thinking of the phrase "New Meat".
  6. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    One of the reasons you may have gotten the call is most other LCOs are saying no thanks. Too many stops, too little money, too many hoops.
  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    Doing all 100 yards isn't going to be that bad if it just mow and go. I'd be more worried about getting paid... Realtors are not always known to pay on time or at all for that matter.
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  8. Mike's Lawn & Snow

    Mike's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    100 yards yea not to bad....100 yards every other week with long grass/trash and crap hiding in the grass/ for 21.00 bucks a week with accounts spread out probably all over the county. No thanks!! I'd run from that
  9. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,988

    depends how you must break it down. If you can split it up it might be ok. The first mow through the list may be tough but if you can spray round up and not have to edge very good you can breeze through them.

    Problem is people may see your quality of work and not want to use you for regular jobs.
  10. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    Another excellent point about the impression you leave behind!

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