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 online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
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: 5
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: 1,401
Rep Power: 7
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 online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
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
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
Today 03:15 PM
by stevef1201
9 236
new to this forum!
mower13126
Yesterday 07:37 PM
Today 02:27 PM
by phlawncare
2 66
employee pay
4 seasons maintenance
04-10-2011 09:34 PM
Today 12:19 PM
by kslawn
19 6,748
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
Today 06:26 AM
Today 11:39 AM
by kslawn
1 53
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
Today 11:17 AM
by kslawn
11 244
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
Today 10:59 AM
by kslawn
4 127
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Today 10:25 AM
by grassdoctore
12 356
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
Yesterday 09:53 AM
Today 08:09 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
7 142
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
Today 07:59 AM
by xandrew245x
14 855
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
Today 07:49 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
4 130
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Today 04:22 AM
by Tekeda1
17 367
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
Yesterday 06:55 AM
Yesterday 08:57 PM
by xandrew245x
6 114
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
Yesterday 09:52 AM
Yesterday 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 60
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
Yesterday 09:49 AM
Yesterday 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 55
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
Yesterday 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 94
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
Yesterday 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 184
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 04:41 PM
by Steve
31 1,057
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
Yesterday 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 203
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
Yesterday 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 198
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
Yesterday 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 174
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 604
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 720
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 102
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 271
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 90
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 610
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 228
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 169
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 304
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 204
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 103
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 285,545
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 429
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-14-2014 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 335
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 433
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 171
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 416
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 114
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 242
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
04-14-2014 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 107
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
04-14-2014 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 197
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-14-2014 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,596
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 326
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 334
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 168
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 137
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 136
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 306
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
04-11-2014 03:25 PM
by Steve
11 1,016
Hello....
SWFloridaLawns
04-10-2014 06:15 PM
04-11-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
2 131
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 article marketing blower butterfly gardens care charge christmas christmas light service client craigslist credit card customers echo exmark fall ferris financing flower bed four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul gravely gravely 34" zero turn health holiday how much to charge installation invoice kansas city kawasaki labor cost late lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business show lawn clarksville lawn service clarksville tn lesco lighting brass outdoor lights llp marketing mow mowing mulch new and restored landscapes new buisness new business office management oil podcast promotion redmax savannah scag schedule selling seo snow sole proprietorship sprayer starting a business stihl subcontractor tree care unreasonable walk behind walker winter money making ideas zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 PM.

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