Control your Market with a Pricelist

junker1

Roundtable Host 2009
everybody wants to know a, roundabout, ballpark, in the area of, wont hold you to it, price.
 

Scott Stone

New member
Until their price is higher than the roundabout price, then it is "Why am I so much higher?" Of course, that means you need to set your price high enough that you can make money off of nearly everyone.
 

junker1

Roundtable Host 2009
when I put in an estimate for a deck or house restoration job I put every item on a line. Everything is separate, stain, deck strip, deck prep for stain, stain deck, supplies, Etc. when a customer sees where their money is going they tend to understand why it costs so much.
 

Dave B

New member
I understand the price list, but I'm missing the point on how it helps you control your market. Maybe my newbie-ness is getting in the way. I would love to learn how something like this may help he grow or give me an edge.

when I put in an estimate for a deck or house restoration job I put every item on a line. Everything is separate, stain, deck strip, deck prep for stain, stain deck, supplies, Etc. when a customer sees where their money is going they tend to understand why it costs so much.

I do similar for my residential. I had a customer who wasn't sure how much he wanted cleaned. I gave him line itemed pricing on a garage, driveway, sidewalk, patio, and house exterior. I gave him the list, including breakedown (rate x size) and let him pick and choose. Ultimately, he decided to have me clean it all.
 

junker1

Roundtable Host 2009
I understand the price list, but I'm missing the point on how it helps you control your market. Maybe my newbie-ness is getting in the way. I would love to learn how something like this may help he grow or give me an edge.



I do similar for my residential. I had a customer who wasn't sure how much he wanted cleaned. I gave him line itemed pricing on a garage, driveway, sidewalk, patio, and house exterior. I gave him the list, including breakedown (rate x size) and let him pick and choose. Ultimately, he decided to have me clean it all.
Kinda like when you have two car lots, one with the prices on the cars and one without. Which one are you going to first?
 

samstewart1979

New member
I don't know what you're doing then. It's usually 2 or 2.5 for a single person with 5.5 gpm for us. But we are also getting more money than on your price list. Maybe the parking lots are bigger here.
 

Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
Staff member
I don't know what you're doing then. It's usually 2 or 2.5 for a single person with 5.5 gpm for us. But we are also getting more money than on your price list. Maybe the parking lots are bigger here.

Your washing parking lots?


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Luis Orts

New member
Single operator? Really? Holy moly Ron... no wonder it's so profitable for you to run those routes.

I was thinking it was two operators! You've changed my outlook on life! lol
 

Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
Staff member
How about you work one up Lou , I'll look it over for you.


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Splash1

New member
sidewalk dumpster pad..

How about you work one up Lou , I'll look it over for you.


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with the fast food since they're getting done somewhat often ..and they get dirty so fast again
i'm guessing this is not a taj maha type of job? like just clean up kinda quick for the prices? is
this what the gm's expect or do they expect perfect in these fast food places?
thanks
Splash
 

Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
Staff member
with the fast food since they're getting done somewhat often ..and they get dirty so fast again
i'm guessing this is not a taj maha type of job? like just clean up kinda quick for the prices? is
this what the gm's expect or do they expect perfect in these fast food places?
thanks
Splash

Initials Are initials

Maint pricing is at 120.00 hour rate


Ron Musgraves
www.uamcc.org
"Sidewalk cleaning"
 

innovativewash

New member
Last year we systemized everything including pricing. Putting the pricing list out there helps rid the tire kickers and gets us our numbers we need. We have grossed more and performed less work..
 
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