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What Are these lawns worth?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RYAN, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. RYAN

    RYAN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I am getting out of the business and am looking to sell my lawns. I have around 70 residential lawns that average $28.00 per cut with a tight route. I was told by a friend I who owns a large lawn company that they would sell for around $25-30 per cut. But now the friend is interested in buying them so I am wondering if he gave me a low price. What do you guys think?
     
  2. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Why pay for something you can get for free?
     
  3. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    70 lawns X $28 average ea. = $1960 X 3 weeks = $5880.

    That would be the average going rate in this area if you have contracts and a no compete clause.
     
  4. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,116

    How many cuts per year on these clients?

    How do you get paid by them?

    Later,
    DFW Area Landscaper
     
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I would look at your books and have him look also. I wouldn't pay for any more than 1 months of mowing for consistant customers. Bi-week customers don't count IMO, Don't look to get rich.:laugh:
     
  6. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    CONTRACTED accounts up here are generally worth 2 mo. of income. I stress that the only real sellable account is one that is currently contracted and has been for 2 or more seasons.
     

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