I got my first new client of the year today. i got a message on my voice mail today, from this elderly lady who was looking for lawn care. i call her back and set up an estimate for her for today. i get there and she and her husband are standing outside of their huge home, with a great looking front lawn. I introduce myself and they show me around the property, and then get this, they tell me that they want the front yard raked when it really grows(even with a mulching mower), since the front yard is small, i say sure. they tell me that i can leave the clippings in the back yard, they also show me a place in their barn where i can get a drink or use the bathroom. they also prefer me to do it on friday (which is the best day for me). I give them the price of $35/wk, feeling this is about right, he say no, that's too low, i'll give you $45/wk, i was stunned. so the first estimate turned into the first new client, i thought this was a good way to start off the year.