Big house price advice

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  1. Hunty

    Hunty Active Member
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    Hi all, not asking for a figure here as I know everyone prices different but just advice from anyone with experience on this type of house.
    I have been asked to quote for a very affluent area which is about 1 1/2 hours drive (so 3 hour round trip without traffic), they are very large houses in area and wanted to know home many you would expect to get done in a day and what access is like with gated entrances, do you find they are very particular in the day in which you come round, as this is clearly not going to be a round that I will pop too!
    Just trying to get an idea if is worth traveling for this type of round really, and also do you charge more because of the area, I do a lot of social housing and charge less per house than standard terrace in my area, so do I go slightly higher for affluent?

    Thanks for any help peeps a pic o type of house in question will follow.


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  2. Hunty

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  3. steve garwood

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    You will probably get the same response from most of the guys on here, which is, how long will it take you to clean then times that by your hourly rate.
    If you have three hours travelling plus fuel, your going to have to add that on as well, which would put your price way above a windie that is local to that location. For that reason I personally wouldn't bother and get more work closer to you
     
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    The answer I would give to your other question about affluent areas, this is 80% of my work. It takes me an average of 45 minutes to complete a big house (if working alone) so I charge 35-40 pounds
     
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    Although the one in your picture is exceptionally big, so that would be more obviously:thumbsup:
     
  6. Hunty

    Hunty Active Member
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    Thanks Steve,
    By what you have said I think I could go with 50 an hour avg in the area which is more than the 30 avg per hour I get on my terrace, so may be worth while.
    Would like to have a day a month on something like this for diversity but also for cudos points when it comes to canvassing/advertising, I think it looks very good when you do properties of this stature as joe public like me think of its good enough for them...


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  7. tlwcs

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    I would want a code to the gate, an assurance of payment on a wet day and also price in your travelling. Price, go with what you think at a profitable hourly rate.
    You've been asked for a reason, either they see you as cheap and are looking for a keen price or they know your quality and will pay for it.
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  8. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    This house is considered a big house around here and the area is not considered affluent just average. Has a large but easy conservatory on the back. Takes me about 45 also and they pay £60. I cant cahrge travel as they are 5 minutes from my house.
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    Honestly looking at the pic you supplied I would be quoting £80 - £120 for that not includong travel.
    Frequency will also affect the prices of course.
     
  9. AGlassAct

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    I was estate manager in a house similar to the one you are quoting, they had a windy at the time who charged £150 IN and OUT!! They would not pay anymore than that and moaned every time they came (monthly). Charge your normal rate plus travel time and expenses - if you start charging different rates you will more than likely get caught out.


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  10. Tuffers

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    How have they found you Hunty? Seems a bit odd that someone 60 miles?, away has got in touch. Maybe canvass the area to try and tag some more work onto the same day you clean this one? That job is going to take you the best part of half a day including travel. Add diesel and driving time minus cleaning bill and you won't make a lot.
     
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