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Newbie in Dallas TX area need help

We are new to this business. Although, I have over 20 yrs exp in the real estate business, I have no real idea what the going rates are for new construction clean up is. I have researched it and found .15-20 cents sf is acceptable. However, I found one builder who pays .10 sf for rough cleaning and .05 sf for window cleaning.
Any insight on the market here is much appreciated.

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post #2 of Old 03-10-2009, 07:37 AM
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Food for thought..The going rate for one company could be the 'going out of business' rate for another. Charge as much as you need to stay in business and rely on marketing to make the phone ring and selling to close the deal.

In service there really is no such thing as a 'going rate'. The one-person-shows that convince themselves that there is one are usually one of the nine out of ten that go out of business. If $.20 is acceptable, Charge $.25 and market the hell out of your company. Accept that you will only get maybe 5 out of ten jobs. Good Luck to you.

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Good advice PressurePros

I'm in the Dallas area also, and .10 is unacceptable.
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Food for thought..The going rate for one company could be the 'going out of business' rate for another. Charge as much as you need to stay in business and rely on marketing to make the phone ring and selling to close the deal.

In service there really is no such thing as a 'going rate'. The one-person-shows that convince themselves that there is one are usually one of the nine out of ten that go out of business. If $.20 is acceptable, Charge $.25 and market the hell out of your company. Accept that you will only get maybe 5 out of ten jobs. Good Luck to you.
Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to me. Good thought!
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Good advice PressurePros

I'm in the Dallas area also, and .10 is unacceptable.
I thought so too.
.15 - .20 more like it?
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