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grass cut versus grass cut/property check

I have some properties that are just grass cut and some that require grass cut plus property check. Now both jobs pay the same and was curious if this is the norm or am I getting it stuck to me?
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I have some properties that are just grass cut and some that require grass cut plus property check. Now both jobs pay the same and was curious if this is the norm or am I getting it stuck to me?

Your getting stuck but this is the direction this business has been headed in the last 2-3 years. More work for less $$$$. The only people who aren't loosing are the nationals. My advice?? Find an exit strategy.......
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I agree. More and more you see companies trying to get that x-tra free dollar from you. I on the other will not combine things. I you want grass cut fine. If you want an inspection also, then you better send me a work order or get someone else to do it.
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Some clients require a property condition with the grass cut. The truth is you should be glad. Grass cuts alone are no way to make a living. The PCR gives you an opportunity to bid some real work that could result in real money.
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Some clients require a property condition with the grass cut. The truth is you should be glad. Grass cuts alone are no way to make a living. The PCR gives you an opportunity to bid some real work that could result in real money.
If you're a grass vendor and doing a PCR you don't get any of the bid work anyways.
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Some clients require a property condition with the grass cut. The truth is you should be glad. Grass cuts alone are no way to make a living. The PCR gives you an opportunity to bid some real work that could result in real money.

Yes and no. A lot of clients are trying to get you to do the inspection while you are there for the grass cut. And wont pay you. They say since you are there anyways it is included in the grass cut.
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Yes and no. A lot of clients are trying to get you to do the inspection while you are there for the grass cut. And wont pay you. They say since you are there anyways it is included in the grass cut.
I have two clients that require a pcr for every visit to the property. They always have. It's no big deal and we usually get some approvals this way. Grass cutting doesn't make us much money by the time we pay the contractor and wait for the client to pay us. Bid work is where it's at for us and PCR's help us get that bid work.
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If you're a grass vendor and doing a PCR you don't get any of the bid work anyways.

Are there nationals that have grass cut only vendors? In our area I have only heard of a regional doing grass only contracts with guys? Here for the prices the regionals pay and the distance between properties that would be a losing proposition.
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I have two clients that require a pcr for every visit to the property. They always have. It's no big deal and we usually get some approvals this way. Grass cutting doesn't make us much money by the time we pay the contractor and wait for the client to pay us. Bid work is where it's at for us and PCR's help us get that bid work.




That is the line of BS that they peddle to get you to do the PCR for free.

I on the other hand never got a single bid approval from all the PCR with grass cuts.
And seriously........ barring vandalism or mother nature what really changed in 2 weeks that justifies their bi-monthly PCRs?

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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That is the line of BS that they peddle to get you to do the PCR for free.

I on the other hand never got a single bid approval from all the PCR with grass cuts.
And seriously........ barring vandalism or mother nature what really changed in 2 weeks that justifies their bi-monthly PCRs?
We just got a nice pump out, and drylock job from a grass cut/pcr bid. $5,500.00 total. For maybe 6hrs worth of work.

I would say we only get about 8% of our bids approved but every little bit helps.

Now we just did a 4 unit initial secure on a busted out property and they are forcing me to bid every little thing. I HATE this rule. The property needs knocked down they won't do any of the repairs. So I will spend 3 hrs bidding all this stuff and entering it into their system. Then I will be returning emails and phone calls asking for more bids or clarification for the next week.
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