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Pricing question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rvincent, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. rvincent

    rvincent LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I was contacted by a guy today that owns seven four families that he needs mowed. He just bought them this week and is looking for someone to do the work. Basicly what it comes down to is they are all on half acre lots. each has a parking slab that will hold about 5-8 cars. Im curious as to how much you guys would charge.

    thanks in advance

  2. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    Are they all together? If so I would calculate my standard fee fro each then maybe give the guy 5% off for not having to move the equipment. Otherwise, no discount.
  3. rvincent

    rvincent LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    four are together and three are together they are about 2 miles apart.
  4. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    i would give a slight discount since he is giveing you a couple yards
  5. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    $350 per cut for all 7
  6. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    sounds like a firefighter price
  7. rvincent

    rvincent LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Do you mean 350 is a good price, to cheap or to expensive?
  8. BCFLawnLandscape

    BCFLawnLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    That's 50 bucks per apartment building. Doesn't sound like a bad price to me for something that's a half acre lot.
  9. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,632

    I tend to give a better deal on lawns that are together. But it also depends on how much you want the business. I love those "next door" deals. If I could do all four in 2 hours, where usually it would take me 1hr per lawn with load/drive/unload in between, I would factor that in, but still come out ahead.

    If one costs $50, I would charge maybe 40 for the 3 others next to it.
    Hard to say without looking at them.
  10. jcantrell

    jcantrell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Good luck with that one, in my experience "investors/landlords" are as cheap as they come and they will want thing mowed every other week and will find the cheapest guy in town.

    Maybe you will get luck cause he is a new "investor"

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