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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job
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What percentage of your estimates do you win?


Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.
View Poll Results: What % of the bids you submit do you win?
0% to 10% 0 0%
10% to 20% 0 0%
20% to 30% 1 14.29%
30% to 40% 0 0%
40% to 50% 0 0%
50% to 60% 0 0%
60% to 70% 0 0%
70% to 80% 3 42.86%
80% to 90% 2 28.57%
90% to 100% 1 14.29%
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What percentage of the jobs that you bid on do you win?
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I think some customers are just kicking tires, so to speak. Just interested in what a job would cost, but not really looking to hire. I get a large portion of my bids turned to jobs.
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I made 3 bids on 3 different schools but I ended up getting 2 out of 3 to do so yeah. I got pretty happy with that
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Very interesting insights so far. I hope more members vote!

What is your view on the % of bids you win as being an indicator of your pricing. Can this tell you if your prices are too high or too low?
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I tend to underbid a LOT of people, and some people dont like that. Like they think you are lowballing the whole business. But, I look at it this way, I do my business legit, have the lic. and ins. and pay all my taxes, so if I can do it a little cheaper, and make more people happy, why not.
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Oh great picture! Can you tell us a little about that?
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Well i dont know about some people. Today for example, i gave this guy a bid for taking care of his property, he lives on 2/3's an acre and it is very well manicured, along one side of the property it has hedges that are ten feet tall and 52 feet long and he wants everything done weekly, did i mention this house is right on the golf course. This guy is loaded, and he said i was way way to high on my bid, he had 3 others alot lower, this job would take at least an hour each visit, oh yeh, its on a huge hill going down to the golf course. I bid 50 per cut or 12 month at pay plan at 150 per month and he thinks i am nutts....LOL...i think i was even a little low....thanks for letting me let off some steam
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