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Need help in bidding townhouses

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Javier713, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. JDgrassman

    JDgrassman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    The problem with mowing places like this is are there gonna be tous everywhere, is it like a retirement community, what kind of area trash, what kind of trimming is involved meaning edging sidewalks trees etc. always bid worst case scenario in my opinion
  2. NatesLawnCareLLC

    NatesLawnCareLLC LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 100

    As someone who has done several HOA's and as people have said

    1. Make sure you have 1 and ONLY 1 Contact person.
    2. Make sure you have EVERYTHING IN WRITING. Specifically stating what you will do.
    3. DON'T under price your product. Most likely they will go with the low bidder and bid ever year. So make sure you don't anticipate the income the following year. (Occasionally HOA's will keep you around by I've never had an HOA longer than 5 years.)
    4. If they are building townhomes, make sure you take in to account the new sod. So included either a new unit price, or included a clause that states like "contract included new units up to 5 units"
    5. Remember your never going to be able to please everyone.

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