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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BBS, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. BBS

    BBS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    A LOT of townhouse and 1/2 acre single family homes are popping up around me...In the past I've usually steered clear just because I don't like doing 10 minute lawns,yeah I'm picky lol... Was just wondering if there are people who base their business around strictly small end properties what your experiences are when dealing with the people..I'm sure it's a bit different than dealing with the family in the million dollar home... pro's and con's would help me out
  2. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Dabbled in the town home properties this past summer. Hate them. Access to back yards always seem to be a problem. A couple were renters. To me that translates to slow pay or no pay. Always tight quarters around parked vehicles.Lots of trash, kids and other obstacles to contend with. Won't go down that road again.
  3. BBS

    BBS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Those so far were my #1 concerns too...Hopefully theres some pro's to balance everything out though heh
  4. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,597

    The advantage of smaller properties really seems to come into play if you have a lot of them close by which would give you a tight route. A tight route equals less drive time and "goofing off" by employees. One of the advantages we have found to groupings of townhomes is the similar make-up of the properties. Therefore, patterns can be developed easily and it is easier to get accustomed to the properties.
  5. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 587

    Most townhouse and single family homes here have there only development and are bidded out.
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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