03-22-2004, 10:56 AM
Got a call yesterday from a property mgr who wants a bid to maintain 9 duplexes. Each has a small lawn in the front and we would not be responsible for the back. The lawn is small enough to fit into my base starting price of $25 a cut. The kicker of the story is that the worksite is right accross the street from my home. I could roll the mower out the driveway and be working in less then five minutes. This account could save lots of window time for us. Is it reasonable to compromise my base mowing price in order to secure this bid knowing I am saving by not having to load my trailer 18 times to get equivalant work elsewhere. Ain't looking to low ball!