I've been having mediocre landing jobs. I only get a couple of quote requests per month. Then I rarely get those jobs that I quote. So I'm really going to sharpen my pencil on this one and hopefully land the job. The job is weekly maintenance on an apartment complex in Alameda, CA. The two big negatives about the job is that it requires a lot of topiary pruning, additionally the beds have rock in them with no weed block. So it's going to require spraying round up to control weeds, and then it's going to be a hassle cleaning shrub clippings out of the rock when I prune. I included a picture of the complex below. It goes from the driveway all the way to the corner, then it bends around has some frontage on the water side as well. It's basically twice as big as what you can see in the google maps. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&b...code_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ8gEwAA The job is all shrubs and ornamental trees. Lawn mowing, weed control in lawn, beds, etc., blowing, fertilizing lawn and shrubs, programming clock and monitoring irrigation system. Once a year lawn aeration. Extras: Sprinkler repair, trees over 20', landscape improvements. My estimate for services on a monthly basis: 4 man hours a week for general maintenace (includes materials): $880 1 hour a month for irrigation checks:$50 Hauling: $45 Annual lawn aeration broken down into monthly: $25 Total: $1,000 a month That's how much I'd like to get for the job, however if I knew their magic number I'd be willing to fudge with the price. Getting a job at a reduced price would be better than not getting it at all. However, I'd hate to be doing it for $850 a month if they would have said yes to $1,000 a month. Anyway, what do you think about my estimate/pricing? Do you have any suggestion for me on how I can feel client out on pricing before I submit the bid? I'm considering just calling the property manager telling him my quote verbally and how he thinks that will go over with the owner. Thanks for any help on this!