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post #1 of Old 12-11-2011, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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I know this has been discussed before. However I felt a little frustrated
after going on an estimate yesterday. The house is a half hour drive, average
to above average size, neat, not a lot of stuff, but she wanted a couple beds done too, so I quoted a flat rate, a little extra for initial, she seemed to think it was too high. So what would you do? stick to your price or say we can do a by the hour rate? I am always confused about the right way to price. i know what i need to make to make a profit and going below that, well I usually end up spending more time anyway, or not enough time and they are not happy with the result.,

Thanks for any advice.
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I know this has been discussed before. However I felt a little frustrated
after going on an estimate yesterday. The house is a half hour drive, average
to above average size, neat, not a lot of stuff, but she wanted a couple beds done too, so I quoted a flat rate, a little extra for initial, she seemed to think it was too high. So what would you do? stick to your price or say we can do a by the hour rate? I am always confused about the right way to price. i know what i need to make to make a profit and going below that, well I usually end up spending more time anyway, or not enough time and they are not happy with the result.,

Thanks for any advice.
We only charge an hourly rate on our larger cleaning projects. On the smaller jobs, we set a minimum price and stick to our guns. We have noticed a trend that the pickier a client is on price the pickier they are with the end results as well. Don't get too frustrated - you can't make everyone happy all the time... unfortunately! Best of luck!
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Thank you for the reply.

I thought about it and even if I gave her an hourly rate it would
have worked out to be about the same, especially when there's an hour total travel to consider, I usually go from my minimum price too.

Yep, you're right abput the pickiness. Two complaints on the the last two
cleaners. So I know she's not going to be happy with a good enough job,
I don't work that way anyways. I always go for quality.

So after all that, she did sign the agreement, but never sent
me a formal yes or no, as she was suppose to. So I wasn't sure if
I was going to start, I guess not, oh well at least I have one new account
this week.
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Thank you for the reply.

I don't work that way anyways. I always go for quality.


Have a great day!
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Hi ACME,

Do you have any good package for cleaning service? Like surface area/price. or square foot price. I have about 1400 sq ft office and it may need cleaning services.
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