What Should I Do

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by paridise, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. paridise

    paridise LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I have a client that gave me a counter proposal. Normally i try to stick to a weekly contract with my clients but she asked if i would come bi-weekly. She said she will pay me the same amount as my original proposal but that she wanted me to come bi- weekly b/c she likes to be in the yard to. what should i do
  2. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    That's up to you. I have a couple of bi weekly customers and I put them on the same day and rotate them so each week I have the same amount of work. It all depends if you think these lawns can go 2 weeks and still make a profit. Is she wanting to cut it every other week herself?
  3. paridise

    paridise LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I dont think so i dont know what she wants to do
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    how come she has to be in the yard when are there?
  5. SOMM

    SOMM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Charge double for that biweekly. and charge even more if they gotta be there just to watch.

    When its been all-wet for weeks, and you got to bag and haul-away or make two and a half passes to get it to look right biweekly, thats way-way more man-hours and eqiupment hours to account for.

    You can release ANYONE from a written or verbal contract agreement when they counter offer - because the've essentially rejected the original offer; just the same way you can withdraw ANY offer prior its acceptance for any reason.

    Don't be shackled to a painz in the butz, when better time is spent with better customers.

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