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Show of hands, please...

Well, how many think you'll be quitting over the new grass cut pricing from Safeguard?
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Memo 1408: Revised Grass Cut Pricing Structure 2013

To address pricing inconsistencies, Safeguard will adopt a new pricing structure to ensure that pricing is fair and consistent regardless of the work source. This new consistent pricing structure will also reduce invoicing confusion. Effective April 1, 2013 Safeguard's pricing structure for grass cuts completed by any maintenance vendor on an initial secure, convey maintenance order, or recurring grass cut will be as follows for all loan types and in all states:

Square Feet of Lot Initial Grass Cut Grass Recuts
0-10,000 $60 $45
10,001-15,000 $70 $50
15,001-25,000 $80 $60
25,001-35,000 $90 $70
35,001 - 1 acre $105 $85
Desert Landscape
/Small Lots $50 $35

Trimming Shrubs $40

Accuracy of the lot size reported is critical and must be substantiated with documentation from the tax assessor or a rolling distance measuring wheel. The reported lot size should reflect the actual square footage of grass being cut and should not include wooded or paved areas.
As a reminder, initial grass cut bids will not be accepted if any one of the following apply:
Lot size is less than one acre and the grass is less than 12 inches high
The grass cut due date has passed
There is incidental debris in way of the cut, please move the debris

Bids to trim shrubs will not be accepted if any of the following apply:
Vendor did not bid or trim on the first grass cut trip to the property
Shrubs are not causing damages to the house
Shrubs are not impeding walkways and do not pose a threat of citation

Bids for grass re-cuts will not be accepted if any of the following apply:
Lot size is less than one acre
The grass due date has passed
There is incidental debris in way of the cut, please move the debris

Thank you.
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Memo 1408: Revised Grass Cut Pricing Structure 2013

To address pricing inconsistencies, Safeguard will adopt a new pricing structure to ensure that pricing is fair and consistent regardless of the work source. This new consistent pricing structure will also reduce invoicing confusion. Effective April 1, 2013 Safeguard's pricing structure for grass cuts completed by any maintenance vendor on an initial secure, convey maintenance order, or recurring grass cut will be as follows for all loan types and in all states:

Square Feet of Lot Initial Grass Cut Grass Recuts
0-10,000 $60 $45
10,001-15,000 $70 $50
15,001-25,000 $80 $60
25,001-35,000 $90 $70
35,001 - 1 acre $105 $85
Desert Landscape
/Small Lots $50 $35

Trimming Shrubs $40

Accuracy of the lot size reported is critical and must be substantiated with documentation from the tax assessor or a rolling distance measuring wheel. The reported lot size should reflect the actual square footage of grass being cut and should not include wooded or paved areas.
As a reminder, initial grass cut bids will not be accepted if any one of the following apply:
Lot size is less than one acre and the grass is less than 12 inches high
The grass cut due date has passed
There is incidental debris in way of the cut, please move the debris

Bids to trim shrubs will not be accepted if any of the following apply:
Vendor did not bid or trim on the first grass cut trip to the property
Shrubs are not causing damages to the house
Shrubs are not impeding walkways and do not pose a threat of citation

Bids for grass re-cuts will not be accepted if any of the following apply:
Lot size is less than one acre
The grass due date has passed
There is incidental debris in way of the cut, please move the debris

Thank you.
Is this for every state?
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That memo refers to maintenance or Preservation vendors ... It doesn't apply to the Seasonal Grass Cut Vendors Safeguard hires to do recurring yards. Those vendors are at a flat rate of $25-35 depending on what they negotiated in their area to cut up to 1 acre. The guidelines for those vendors has changed significantly this month as well, added a lot of work and doubled the photo requirements.
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Those prices are competetive if they don't take their 25%
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Is this for every state?


To: Property Preservation Contractors
From: Vendor Management
Memo 1408: Revised Grass Cut Pricing Structure 2013
To address pricing inconsistencies, Safeguard will adopt a new pricing structure to ensure that pricing is fair and consistent regardless of the work source. This new consistent pricing structure will also reduce invoicing confusion. Effective April 1, 2013 Safeguard's pricing structure for grass cuts completed by any maintenance vendor on an initial secure, convey maintenance order, or recurring grass cut will be as follows for all loan types and in all states:

Square Feet of Lot Initial Grass Cut Grass Recuts
0-10,000 $60 $45
10,001-15,000 $70 $50
15,001-25,000 $80 $60
25,001-35,000 $90 $70
35,001 - 1 acre $105 $85
Desert Landscape
/Small Lots $50 $35

Trimming Shrubs $40

Accuracy of the lot size reported is critical and must be substantiated with documentation from the tax assessor or a rolling distance measuring wheel. The reported lot size should reflect the actual square footage of grass being cut and should not include wooded or paved areas.
As a reminder, initial grass cut bids will not be accepted if any one of the following apply:
Lot size is less than one acre and the grass is less than 12 inches high
The grass cut due date has passed
There is incidental debris in way of the cut, please move the debris

Bids to trim shrubs will not be accepted if any of the following apply:
Vendor did not bid or trim on the first grass cut trip to the property
Shrubs are not causing damages to the house
Shrubs are not impeding walkways and do not pose a threat of citation

Bids for grass re-cuts will not be accepted if any of the following apply:
Lot size is less than one acre
The grass due date has passed
There is incidental debris in way of the cut, please move the debris
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the 1 regional that i work for rejected their prices for recurring gas cuts. they only wanted to pay $ 23 to the vendor up to 1 acre and the were spread out.


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I ran the numbers against all my lawns for last year. It's a 16.7% reduction in price on average from last years prices. My sheet had a mix of FHA/FNMA/FMAC/CV.
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I'm NOT defending SG or anyone else cutting prices, but does anyone think this is a result of the government, taxes and Obamacare? I'm sure a lot has to do with Greed, but I can't help but think that the little guys are getting punished by the government..



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