If you want to make local shopping and business districts the best-looking properties in town, you want to snag more commercial contracts.
If you prefer to stick to HOAs, apartment complexes, or townhomes to keep their curb appeal up to par, you need to target those property managers and HOA board presidents.
You can improve your bottom line when you play it smart in the commercial lawn care side of the business. Experienced commercial lawn care owners/operators will tell you to start small and get to know the person who decides to accept your bid.
What You Need to Know About Property Managers
A discussion thread about landing commercial maintenance jobs on Lawnsite, a forum for lawn care and landscaping professionals, will give you a clearer picture of commercial bidding. The writer of the thread asked why he doesn’t win any bids.
Other lawn and landscape business folks shared their wisdom. Here’s a summary of those thoughts:
How to Bid on HOAs
HOA boards are busy, so they’ll form a landscaping committee to receive bids and hire the lawn service to serve them for the next growing season.
You have a better chance of winning the bid and forming a long-term relationship when you can offer four-season services: Spring, summer, fall, and winter. Some commercial lawn and landscaping companies install holiday décor, while others provide snow services throughout the winter.
Here are six tips to win an HOA bid:
Final Word about Bidding for Commercial Property Work
While you may not want to compete with the larger landscape companies for specific properties, consider ways to differentiate yourself from the competition. And use your unique selling proposition when bidding to commercial properties that value lawn and landscape management.
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HOAManagement.com, HOA Landscaping: Benefits, Budget, Cost, Requirements, and Restrictions.
LawnandLandscape.com, Managing The HOA Accounts.
ServiceAutopilot.com, How to Bid Your Next Commercial Lawn Care Contract.
TotalLandscapeCare.com, Five Proven Steps to Landing Your First HOA Client.