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Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

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I have to submit a bid to a customer in an upscale community.
I have a 36" grandstand to mow with. The bermudagrass is serverly overgrown and the yard is on an incline but rideable.
GRASS 31,119 sqft
LINE EDGE 698 lnft
TRIMMING 390 lnft
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DO NOT fall for the -they can afford more- charge what you normally charge for a yard that size. If it's less than other companies, and you do good work, you will pick up more in the area. However if you do not do good work, well you figure it out. Where I live that would run between 60 and 75 per month cut weekly. If its real bad and you will have to take more than you normally would to cut charge them 1.5 to 2 times regular for the first time. The conversation would go like this " For me to maintain this yard will be xx dollars a month, but becasue there is so much overgrowth I will have to add xx to the first month to get the yard into a maintainable state." Then hand him your contract, be prepared for questions
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DO NOT fall for the -they can afford more- charge what you normally charge for a yard that size. If it's less than other companies, and you do good work, you will pick up more in the area. However if you do not do good work, well you figure it out. Where I live that would run between 60 and 75 per month cut weekly. If its real bad and you will have to take more than you normally would to cut charge them 1.5 to 2 times regular for the first time. The conversation would go like this " For me to maintain this yard will be xx dollars a month, but becasue there is so much overgrowth I will have to add xx to the first month to get the yard into a maintainable state." Then hand him your contract, be prepared for questions
Can you clarify? Are you saying you only charge $15-$18 a week for something like that?!!!
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I spoke with the customer today about the bid over the phone. I gave him a bid of $135.00 for his property. This price was to get his lawn back to a maintainable state due to overgrowth. I explained in detail what services i was going to perform. He told me he would call me Monday to let me know. He really didnt give me the chance to let him know what i would charge for a weekly or biweekly service. I will post picks soon for viewing. Anyone, was the price of$135.00 to high or low for that first service?
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I will post picks soon for viewing. Anyone, was the price of$135.00 to high or low for that first service?
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