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What do you do if you can't get additional customers to go with the new customer wanting the service? Does that then effect your bid price?
the bidding process is kind of complicated i would say.

usually new clients pay more with out a contract.
my existing clients will pay $100 only if they have the advance package, if they have the regular package they pay $140. Most of my clients have the advace package and the ones who don't hardly ask for extra jobs.

so if a new client asks for thatch removal job and no other clietns wants it i charge him the flat $200 if they get the advance maintenace contract i drop it to $140 if they get the regular contract i give it to them for $160. I have to rent the machine and pay my help but the machine is cheap and my guys is on an hourly rate so its not that bad and i still make money.

hope this helps



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Great job man!


These jobs can be pretty time consuming, but the look after is worth it.

I should have taken before and after pictures and joined you on here. I did a big job yesterday and man, it's amazing what you'll find.
they are time consuming specially the larger ones, but where i live the lawns don't get as big as where you guys are at, there are almost No 1 acre lawns here the regular house is set up on a lot that is average 2500sqft including the lawn so you guys can imagine i only take one to two hours to do the job since most are St Agustin n i only do one pass on this type of lawn.

you should take some pics and add them here of the current jobs this way we see the difference

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