1. Can’t make it to the GIE+EXPO 2017?
    LawnSite brings the trade show floor to your fingertips with our new GIE+EXPO 2017 Sneak Peek video series debuting now in the Lawn Mowing forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Real Estate Company

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fostertank, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. fostertank

    fostertank LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I got an email today from a real estate firm looking for bids on their 40 residential accounts...CHA CHING... But the problem is they want biweekly on most and one month cut on vacant lots. I hate biweekly, especially in this weather its a pain. Grass that high destroys the equipment and ends up looking like crap. I like to stick with the 7-10 day cut schedule And I know there will be slobs living in these apartments, which means trash everywhere. I just got rid of all my biweekly accounts last week. What do you guys think I should do. I don't want to lose this bid, but i don't want July to role around and I want to kill myself i knee high grass.
     
  2. cgll1135

    cgll1135 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Take all you can get! After the first mow if the grass type is fescue set your mower at 3.5-4 ''. The vacant lot set your mower as high as it will go just to knock it down.
     
  3. Digdug

    Digdug LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    I thought bi-weekly was twice a week.
     
  4. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123


    shoot, I'd take it if it wear in my area
     
  5. SamTheLawnMan

    SamTheLawnMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    Think he ment bi-monthly....;)
     
  6. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    Yeah, unless the people running the show are jerks. I've had quite the run-around with some agents here in Stl. Wonderful people - never pay on time, want everything done yesterday, will dump you if some one comes along who's cheaper.

    Just make sure you don't get into a situation like that. . .
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Oh, the grass cut lottery ...
    Hmmm ....

    I hear say it's an interesting game, if you're in the mood.

    I played it once this year, I didn't win.
     
  8. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 805

    The true definition of Bi-Weekly is once every two weeks. However it is often confused with twice a week which is incorrect.

    Just FYI after having to explain this to customers the last 5 years.
     
  9. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    Bid it where you'll be content. That simple.
     
  10. Dugann

    Dugann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Bingo. These jobs can be profitable, if they are not jerks to deal with, pay in a timely manor, and you go in knowing that if someone cheaper comes a long you will be dropped. Just from my experience with these sort of folks as well. As in a song "go on take the money and run."
     

Share This Page