If your only going to do over the phone quotes you better come up with an hourly rate and a minimum charge. Hourly rate quotes usually scare customers off, as most don't realize how much can be done in a short amount of time, with professional equipment. You might want to consider going to the properties and quoting a total price. Once you get a customer base you will be able to have repeats for the following fall. One thing to keep in mind is most everyone in the lawn maintenance business offers fall cleanup services. I really think your going to have a hard time finding people looking for cleanups only. Curbside pickups may be where you want to focus your advertising.
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