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:
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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:
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:
Manage your clients and employees all in one system
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:
Plus, when you choose the best lawn care software, you can create accurate estimates:
Start using these simple steps to quickly create your lawn care estimate today!
Originally published Jan 11, 2021 7:00 AM