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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."

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