Q. How can I compete with those low bidders?
So, here is a tip. If you know the price is way below where it should be, suggest a partial clean several nights a week. A partial clean omits dusting, spray-and-wipe, and detailed vacuuming. Generally, this can reduce the price 25%-35% on a given night. There is bidding software that calculates this for you.
Secondly, always calculate your projected monthly net income on every bid. Determine how many hours it will take you to service the account (train, inspect, bring supplies, etc.). Ask yourself if this hourly rate (monthly billing divided by monthly management hours) will earn your desired monthly income. There are some jobs you cannot afford to do.
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