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post #1 of Old 09-06-2012, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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how much and how long?

Trying to get an idea of how much to charge and how long residentials usually take. Average house in the area is 1500-2000 sq ft. If you could list your states minimum wage as well that would give me a better idea on cost of living. How much you pay your employees also.
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1500-2000sf really says nothing for residential cleaning. What city are you in? Houses are different from city to city. Unlike 2000sf of office space is the same all over the world almost, but not houses.
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Most houses are 3 bedroom 2 bath one story. Carpet is on in bedrooms on newer homes. Lots of stained concrete floors.8 ft ceilings.
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That house that you just described takes one amount of time in Omaha, Nebraska and take a whole different time in Texas. I've cleaned in both. That's why it matters what area you're in. Without knowing where you live.... I can't give any help. If it's a secret, pm me where you live and I can give you the time table.
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Baton Rouge. Just thought you meant the type of house when you ask for location. What is the primary difference in homes from one location to another?
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I appreciate your post! Based on 50.00 per man hour, what is your employees hourly pay?
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Just to clear things up a bit. I have no money issues. I own a very successful landscape and lawn care business and I am also debt free. I would quit with the assumptions and answer the questions if you really wanted to be of any help.
When someone says they try to get 50 an hour but no less than 25 means there are jobs with your hourly rates and then there are jobs you underbid but wouldn't get rid of because you are not losing money.
No business has an hourly bidding range as drastic as a 25.00 difference. Atleast not on purpose.
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Suck my dick! I'll bet you're none of those or you wouldn't be asking these dumb ass questions that an amature in any business would be asking.
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So your "that" guy. Threats over a computer screen. Ill take a crack at my own assumption and say you have no debt because your 19 or 20 sttill living at home based on your choice of words.
If you don't have a single answer to my questions why answer in the first place...???
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post #10 of Old 09-10-2012, 03:44 AM
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All it depends on the company and the quality of service they give. Also, it depends on the location and the area of the house you clean.
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I can tell you what we would charge for a house such as you described in SLC, UT. We base our estimates on an assumed 20-30 a man-hour, depending on the difficulty of the job (also difficulty of the client - I am a believer in the "bitch tax"...). A 1500-2000 sq ft house would usually run about $80 a cleaning, assuming biweekly. a little more if it is monthly. I think our pricing is fairly typical for independent cleaners in our area. It sounds like the average must be higher where you are; I plan on a house that size taking one good cleaner 2.5-4 hours, depending on the house. $50 a manhour would make the price between 100 and 200, which would never fly here!
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Trying to get an idea of how much to charge and how long residentials usually take. Average house in the area is 1500-2000 sq ft. If you could list your states minimum wage as well that would give me a better idea on cost of living. How much you pay your employees also.
Specify your city, country etc. because each city has different prices.
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This basically depends on the construction on the site and how much is there to clean. To avoid such circumstances of confusion the charges should be set on the basis of time estimate by taking provision which adjusts when work finishes a little above time.
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This basically depends on the construction on the site and how much is there to clean. To avoid such circumstances of confusion the charges should be set on the basis of time estimate by taking provision which adjusts when work finishes a little above time.


My house area is 2000 sq ft and i paid $60 per month.
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