Paying up front?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ofr421, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. ofr421

    ofr421 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I have a good customer who called me today, Complimented me on the work I was doing, and asked me to stop by in order for him to give me some money. He said that he is going out of town for a few months and wanted to pay the money up front. I am not complaining about this, just not sure how to appropriately handle it. Currently he is billed once a month on a 30/cut as needed basis. Should I estimate the number of cuts while he is gone or put together a per month charge for him.
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    You should know how many cuts he will get in the time that he his gone. Then...charge accordingly.
  3. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    I have a guy like that who lives out of state and rents his house. He sends me $500 and says to just let him know when he owes more. So every 3 months or so I just give him a call and another check shows up a few days later...
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Credit it to his account, then every time you mow it, deduct the amount from the credit.
    In my case, I put a + next to the figure so I know for sure it's a credit.

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