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182, 863 sq ft how much do I bid?


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Old 08-26-2011, 05:25 AM
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Question 182, 863 sq ft how much do I bid?

I was recommended to a potential customer by a real estate firm that I do service for. I went to give the customer an estimate and I was overwhelmed with the size of the property. The property is 182,863 sq ft with numerous shrubs and trees. the estimated time to cut this lawn is 54 mins for a 52" cut mower. Equipment Follows:
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Customer also stated that she will have projects throughout the year that I could charge separately for than the regular lawn maintenance. I'm looking to do an annual contract for lawn maintenance. Can someone help me with this bid?
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Having done large properties like this I would bid at least 4 hours a week, more depending how mahy tress, shrubs and other things to mow and trimm around, does thi s including shrub trimming, edging sidealks, curbs, flowerbeds etc. You really have not given anyone enough information to help.
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What's your view on why 4 hours? Do you feel it's the mowing that is the big time eater or would it be the other things like the trimming etc?
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Can you get an overview shot of the property so we can see what obstacles there are and what needs edging etc.
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My starting price would be $217 and then I'd add for difficulty (hard to mow hillsides, excessive weed whacking, etc).
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What's your view on why 4 hours? Do you feel it's the mowing that is the big time eater or would it be the other things like the trimming etc?
That was just mowing, if he has a bigenough mower, and there is enough wide open space to mow. but as I said with not other information could not even begin to help him bid
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