Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Starting a lawn care business.

Starting a lawn care business. How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.

price list!


Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 01-20-2011, 01:39 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Was usually not a problem with a phone quote because of 2 reasons, first google earth fins the address and scale it out gets you pretty close to the size of the yard and layout. It also lets you see potential problems if they are big enough.
Couldn't the lawn still be 3 ft high and be waiting as a surprise for when you show up?

Quote:
It ended up being a hassle for several reasons
Were there more reasons than the customers thought the lot size was being padded?

Quote:
I learned alot about the tire kickers around here and learned big lessons.
What other lessons stood out?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 01-21-2011, 08:36 AM
shahoo80 shahoo80 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 45
Rep Power: 7
shahoo80 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
The lawn could be high, but if you pre screen the call and let them know of the restrictions such as Tall grass then they know up front. This being a lessoned learned. Customer called I have 5000sq foot yard only needs mowed 1 time.
Oh OK i can be there on this day,

Pull up to the house which you can barely see because of the tall grass, I measure the yard turned out yard size was actually over 11000 sq. ft. They forgot the yard is not square and did not figure that in. So I leave a brochure on the door with the new price. Then give the customer a call and talk with him about the updated price. Long story short he was mad at the fact the yard was bigger than he measured.
Just goes to show people perception of size if quite different in real life.

When priced by the ft. price people had problems with the stop fee, and thus this is the first thing they wanted to haggle about. Sorry this wasnt a barter session, people dont take to time to think how much it cost to run a business any business. I have the same problem for some reason when I have a problem with a price I keep thinking about prices 10 to 20 years ago without even knowing it.

All in all there may have been a few more calls with the pricing upfront but when you account for the extra headaches I felt it was not worth it. We have enough headaches already and if we can stop some of them that is better for us in the long run.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-21-2011, 02:12 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,404
Rep Power: 9
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shahoo80 View Post
... When priced by the ft. price people had problems with the stop fee, and thus this is the first thing they wanted to haggle about. ...
Don't discuss your pricing structure with the customer. Tell them what the price is and leave it up to them to take it or leave it.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-22-2011, 03:38 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
All in all there may have been a few more calls with the pricing upfront but when you account for the extra headaches I felt it was not worth it. We have enough headaches already and if we can stop some of them that is better for us in the long run.
Did you keep track of how often you were able to upsell the new customers something they didn't initially call you about? Was this something that was important for you to do or did you find it was better to simply stick with what they called about?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Christmas Wish List? Steve General Talk 0 11-24-2006 08:47 AM
Route List gene gls Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 6 04-07-2006 08:58 PM
Route List gene gls Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 03-30-2006 03:25 AM
Route List gene gls Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 3 03-26-2006 07:16 PM
customer list T. King Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 5 11-28-2005 10:41 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 86
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 113
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 05:46 PM
by Freshcut
2 103
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 104
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 302
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,729
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 260
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 244
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,451
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 319
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 277
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 224
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 306
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 204
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,334
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 13,003
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 398
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,321
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,109
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,272
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:39 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:39 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy