What amount/percentage is 'typical' when selling your accounts?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mgoldman, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. mgoldman

    mgoldman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Hello all. I am moving out of state for personal reasons and am wanting to sell my accounts. How much is a fair amount to ask. A percentage of gross generated? Whatever the market may bear? Dont want to sell, but i have to move. I will be keeping all equipment as I plan to restart. Thanks for any advice you all.
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  2. GreenscapesWV

    GreenscapesWV LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    20 to 35 % if contracts it'll be on the upper end. Full service accounts is each service as well.
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  3. lawnservicellc

    lawnservicellc LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 11

    If they have contracts:
    Mowing: 2 times the mow, I try to buy them with 1/2 up front and other half after 2nd month.
    Other services outside of mowing. 10 to 20% of job. First 6 months only.

    I have done this twice, one on 20 yards and 10 yards along out routes. Worked out well for both. Get everything on paper and make sure you can verify all work!

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