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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job
If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.

How many people use Property size to give estimate?


Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-11-2012, 11:16 PM
fnhpro fnhpro is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 3
fnhpro is on a distinguished road
Cool How many people use Property size to give estimate?

I was wondering how many of you use property size to give estimates? Also What services besides lawn mowing do you use property size to get the estimate? And does it make it easier when giving a bid?
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


  #2  
Old 11-12-2012, 10:55 AM
Mike@Redneck Lawncare's Avatar
Mike@Redneck Lawncare Mike@Redneck Lawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 3
Mike@Redneck Lawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I use property size but I also make a mental note of all the obstructions - because that will slow you down alittle plus makes for more trimmin. plus you need to figure out how much time is involved.

take for instance you can have a flat yard that is 15,000 sq ft and it will take x amount of time (depending on what equipment you have and how fast you cut and trim)

then you could have a yard that is also 15,000 sq ft and it has a huge hill and about 12 trees and those will slow you down abit,

hope this help and thanks for listening to my rant Mike the Redneck
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-12-2012, 12:56 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

I use it as a base then go by what redneck mike said.

Hills, trees, gates, distance from route, parking, all factor in the price. I have 5k lawns that are priced the same as 15k lawns for this reason.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-12-2012, 01:49 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,118
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

It's one element of a group of them that you want to consider when creating your estimate.
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 11-12-2012, 05:25 PM
fnhpro fnhpro is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 3
fnhpro is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks everyone. I was debating on charging just of their property size but didn't think about all the other things that could change the price
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-12-2012, 08:39 PM
hansenslawncare hansenslawncare is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Woodbury, MN
Posts: 86
Rep Power: 4
hansenslawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Along with very specific questions (i.e. fences, playgrounds, dogs, etc.) I almost exclusively use lot size for lawn and snow.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-12-2012, 08:41 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 6
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Default

I started out using square footage, now I just try to estimate how long it will take me to do the job and bid on hourly rate, plus 5 dollars for driving there. DON'T FORGET TO CHARGE FOR THE DRIVE TIME, some people do. This keeps you from driving forever for a 20 job. It also helps keep your yards 'together'
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-13-2012, 10:10 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,118
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I was debating on charging just of their property size but didn't think about all the other things that could change the price
How do you give your bids? In person? On the phone? That could effect your sales as well.
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 11-14-2012, 06:05 PM
Mike@Redneck Lawncare's Avatar
Mike@Redneck Lawncare Mike@Redneck Lawncare is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 3
Mike@Redneck Lawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

I try to make sure I am giving their quote rite to their face that way I can go into more detail of how I came to the price and how I am better than xyz lawncare down the street.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
estimate, grass cutting, lawn mowing

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
newbie, what to say after people call and you give them an estimate? farrishayes23 General Business Discussions 4 05-24-2012 11:31 PM
To Give or Not To Give mortonslawn Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 5 02-01-2010 08:15 AM
Please give me Your estimate on this job McBride Services Starting a lawn care business. 10 03-04-2009 09:52 AM
Never give in.  Never give in. StartALawnCareBusiness Starting a lawn care business. 1 10-07-2007 06:16 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
Yesterday 09:17 PM
by SGL1
14 3,351
Flag or no flag
Matther777
03-24-2015 02:41 PM
Yesterday 05:50 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 281
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
Yesterday 05:40 PM
Yesterday 05:40 PM
by Girlfriend
0 39
Billing methods
jcurr33
Yesterday 01:33 PM
Yesterday 01:33 PM
by jcurr33
0 44
introducing myself
chris2500hd
03-24-2015 11:16 AM
Yesterday 01:22 PM
by chris2500hd
7 170
Commercial Jobs
CurbAppeal1
03-25-2015 04:22 PM
Yesterday 12:44 PM
by Steve
4 122
Mower vs lot size advice
jcurr33
03-25-2015 09:29 PM
Yesterday 04:49 AM
by avetslawncare
2 101
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
03-25-2015 08:57 PM
by SGL1
9 443
Is this tree beyond help?
SGL1
03-22-2015 05:35 PM
03-25-2015 08:55 PM
by SGL1
14 454
hoa bid need help
bigdaveha12
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
03-25-2015 08:04 PM
by avetslawncare
4 159
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 03:21 PM
03-25-2015 07:54 PM
by Trupro
33 1,484
How do you get...
ESREVER
03-25-2015 01:30 PM
03-25-2015 07:20 PM
by avetslawncare
6 131
Bid for large home...
lxarth
03-22-2015 11:06 AM
03-25-2015 03:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
7 248
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 07:15 PM
03-25-2015 03:26 PM
by ESREVER
25 2,305
The New Wave!!!! Read...
Jamesw86
03-22-2015 08:33 PM
03-25-2015 02:50 PM
by Steve
10 269
grass in the gas tank
robkattankate
03-23-2015 04:37 PM
03-25-2015 02:36 PM
by Steve
5 154
Helping others
hansenslawncare
09-15-2011 08:50 PM
03-25-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
11 2,632
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
03-25-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
7 278
Michelin x tweel.
apmAkron
03-23-2015 04:22 PM
03-24-2015 12:40 PM
by Steve
3 106
Trepidation about...
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 07:46 PM
03-24-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 104
spike aerator???
Bradcook21
03-21-2015 01:55 PM
03-24-2015 10:32 AM
by acrajchel
4 177
Hello from Maryland
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 12:44 PM
03-23-2015 07:33 PM
by michellemarvin
2 106
hello from south GA.
CCandALawnCare
03-23-2015 03:46 AM
03-23-2015 07:06 PM
by CCandALawnCare
2 100
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
03-23-2015 06:14 PM
by jethro
1,218 379,874
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 11:30 AM
03-23-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
9 809
35,000 Eddm
greenscaper123
03-18-2015 12:51 PM
03-23-2015 11:48 AM
by BLC7
18 448
Need some advice about...
Wolf4dk
03-22-2015 10:48 PM
03-22-2015 10:48 PM
by Wolf4dk
0 160
Should i take on this...
christw
03-17-2013 01:23 PM
03-22-2015 09:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 7,534
mower stalls when...
boog
03-19-2015 08:20 AM
03-21-2015 08:13 PM
by Wolf4dk
7 239
Weed and Feed
robkattankate
03-19-2015 09:00 PM
03-21-2015 01:53 PM
by Bradcook21
4 274
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
03-20-2015 10:00 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
32 3,574
Hello Emily Reyes from...
Webster14829
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
03-20-2015 03:36 PM
by Steve
2 159
Finally going to give it...
jcurr33
03-12-2015 08:09 PM
03-20-2015 03:31 PM
by Steve
10 521
Weed id?
SGL1
03-17-2015 08:20 PM
03-20-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
6 252
Mobile small engine...
luckylogger
03-15-2015 02:05 PM
03-20-2015 06:17 AM
by jrs.landscaping
15 448
Brad Cook 21
SC93
03-16-2015 10:40 PM
03-19-2015 09:04 PM
by Bradcook21
4 331
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 01:30 AM
03-18-2015 02:55 PM
by Steve
15 1,280
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
12-17-2014 04:07 PM
03-18-2015 02:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
21 2,000
new to the site
bigdaveha12
03-17-2015 09:13 PM
03-18-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
1 186
Small dovetail truck...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-04-2015 06:47 PM
03-17-2015 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
17 833
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
03-17-2015 08:15 PM
by SGL1
3 252
mulch questions
Bradcook21
03-08-2015 08:37 AM
03-17-2015 07:00 PM
by Bradcook21
23 942
Scag hydro w/b frame...
Just for Cuts
03-11-2015 03:32 PM
03-17-2015 06:37 PM
by lxarth
11 470
Buy new or used?
lxarth
12-26-2014 09:50 PM
03-17-2015 06:11 PM
by lxarth
14 1,681
New to 2015
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 08:29 AM
03-17-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
4 270
Pulling trailer was...
SGL1
03-07-2015 07:14 PM
03-17-2015 08:11 AM
by SGL1
30 1,103
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
03-02-2015 09:59 AM
03-16-2015 03:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
10 611
trimmer racks.
apmAkron
03-12-2015 09:07 AM
03-16-2015 03:17 PM
by Steve
4 335
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
03-16-2015 03:11 PM
by Steve
4 332
new equipment
apmAkron
03-12-2015 09:12 AM
03-16-2015 03:07 PM
by Steve
7 348
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:21 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:21 AM.

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