Create an Instant Lawn Care Estimate That Sells

Published on January 11, 2022

The key behind selling more work at a profit lies within knowing how to create an accurate lawn care estimate.

This article will show you how to create a lawn care estimate instantly and effortlessly:

  • Create accurate estimates
  • Precisely measure properties
  • Easily finish estimates on-the-go

Stop letting valuable leads slip through the cracks. In this article, you’ll discover how to create an instant estimate to increase profits and sell more work.

1. Know Your Prices

One of the best ways to simplify the process of lawn care estimate creation is by knowing your prices.

Having a clear picture of your prices makes it easier to quickly determine how much you need to charge for a job based on factors.

For example, the property size and its condition will impact the cost of the lawn care service.

Plus, if you have condensed routes in neighborhoods with similar property sizes, you might be able to use the same quotes for certain subdivisions.

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2. Factor Additional Costs

Keep in mind, that while you may be able to use the same quotes for neighboring houses with similar property sizes, it’s important to account for additional costs.

For example, even if a property is the same size as an existing client’s, you’ll have to charge more initially if the lawn is in total disrepair with overgrown grass and weeds.

Likewise, you’ll likely need to charge more for clients only receiving bi-weekly services instead of weekly services.

Remember, the weekly accounts don’t require as much time because they’re better maintained. Whereas, the bi-weekly accounts will take longer due to taller grass.

No matter the lawn care estimate you’re completing, always remember to factor in any additional costs (e.g. drive time, traffic, hilly terrain, etc.).

3. Create Estimates from Anywhere

Oftentimes, lawn care businesses think they need to conduct estimates over the phone. However, that’s not the case.

In fact, you can easily complete estimates over the phone!

Keep in mind, an initial estimate gives the client a general idea of how much the services will cost. Then, if the client decides to hire you, you can do a final in-person quote.

In turn, you won’t waste valuable time and resources completing in-person estimates on low-quality leads.

This way, you can reserve in-person estimates for high-quality leads who will actually convert into clients.

Plus, with Service Autopilot Smart Maps, completing initial estimates over the phone has never been easier!

Simply use Smart Maps to precisely measure properties to determine how much an initial estimate would be.

Then, if the lead is still interested in becoming a client, you can do a final estimate in-person.

During the final estimate, you can fully assess their property for things like obstacles and initial clean-up.

4. Divide Different Services into Separates Estimates

Sometimes, clients may ask for an estimate including multiple services.

Even though it might be tempting to combine these different services into one estimate, it’s important to create separate estimates for it.

As a result, if a client decides to sign up for some services and not all of them, you won’t have to go back and separate the lawn care estimate.

Plus, creating multiple estimates will make the process easier since you can simply refer back to your current service prices.

5. Instantly Complete a Lawn Care Estimate With the Best Software

When you harness the power of the best lawn care software, creating a lawn care estimate is a breeze!

In less than 5 minutes, you can create a lawn care estimate using:

  • Data-driven pricing
  • The website or mobile app
  • A stored estimate template
  • Accurate property measurements
  • Historical data for neighboring client houses

Plus, with Service Autopilot, you can adjust your profit margins to find and fix the profit holes in your business using business reports.

In turn, you can easily see where you’re losing profits so you can adjust your lawn care estimate accordingly.

In addition, with Service Autopilot you can also gain access to streamlined everyday operations:

  • Instant invoicing
  • Team GPS and job tracking
  • Automatically optimized routes
  • Same-day automated payments
  • Client account history accessible from anywhere

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Create Your Lawn Care Estimate FAST

Despite what you might think, a lawn care estimate doesn’t have to be a long, complex process.

Now, you can use these steps to create a FAST lawn care estimate that:

  • Sells more work
  • Ensures profitability
  • Provides accurate estimates to clients

Plus, when you choose the best lawn care software, you can create accurate estimates:

  • From anywhere
  • Over the phone
  • In less than 5 minutes

Start using these simple steps to quickly create your lawn care estimate today!


Related: What to Do During Lawn Care Rain Delays


Originally published Jan 11, 2021 7:00 AM

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Alyssa Sanders

Alyssa is a Content Marketing Specialist II at Service Autopilot. Her bookworming began after she discovered the Harry Potter series. Her love of books evolved into writing and creating content. When she's not writing, you can find her watching a new sci-fi series or shoving her nose into a book.
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