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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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$20 / cut

Can be done in 25 minutes.

Trimming around the few trees would be my only concern, I hate obstacles...



I hope that's not junk in their backyard piled up... Picture may have been taken 3-5 years ago :S
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$20 / cut

Can be done in 25 minutes.

Trimming around the few trees would be my only concern, I hate obstacles...



I hope that's not junk in their backyard piled up... Picture may have been taken 3-5 years ago :S
I would not do it for 20 maybe if I lived beside it but the drive there and your equipment use for 20 thatís going bank robed soon.
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its hard to judge with just a photo but i'd say it looks to be around the $40 per mow range.
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I would charge $35 for that. My minimum is $30. I never charge below that and usually my minimum for corner lots is $35.

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It's extra compared to the guy two houses down with the same size lot priced at my minimum already. Even if the fence can be trimmed around within the time I would like for my minimum rates I would have to charge a little more for when they talk and realize that one is getting the same service and they realize that the fence is three times more weedeating.
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It may take an hour the first time, but I'll bet you can do that in less the next time - even with a push mower.
Would you suggest charging more for that first cut if it was to take a longer time?
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Thanks Fisher for you realistic response, you do understand that you will not charge the homeowner for lack of big equipment. Also what do you mean "throwing that extra weed eating in around the fence "?
I offered the customer 150. Per month since I still fresh in the business so that price I think is good for me. I have self push lawn mower so with trip and blow it would take me like 1 hour 10mnts. I just wanted to know if what I offered was good or reasonable.
set a price for corner lots. personally, i will not go under $40 for a corner lot. Some nieghborhoods have $35 corner lots but thats the cheapes i mow for. Once you establish a rate and figure how much time it will take you to cut a huge yard and then a small yard. you can always meet in the middle. the standard price for mowing a yard is most likely $30 on avg. find ways to add incentives to your customers that other lawn co. arent doing. for instance....free fertilizing. i know its expensive to do but maybe start by offering it once a year. do little things to gain that trust and to be more competetive in different ways than pricing. then when and if you raise prices next year...they will remember it and know that they can trust your honestly and work. if they are just looking for the cheapest cut...i wouldnt even bother...customers who look for cheap service often end up being a pain. they want too many free bees. nothing wrong with doing a lil extra but theres some out there who lowball...lowballers!! haha!
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