Got a call today about a someone needing some grading and top soil put down at a Duplex that had been for closed on by a bank. The new owners said they would take possession of the Duplex in a few weeks. Now Im going to take a look at the job tomorrow but wanted any idea what to charge. I did not want to be way to high but want to make it worth my while since it is a good hour from where I live. She said there is some clean up such as removing some tree limbs and some broken concrete. I assume she wants the concrete removed so I would have to hire someone with a dump truck to come get the concrete. She said it's about a guarter acre lot and the duplex sets on it. She told me the lot is pretty flat and that it was growed up to about waist high. I informed her all the vegetation would have to be removed before I could do a descent job. Now it's getting late in the year and it could snow or start raining every day at any time so this is one worry for me. I would assume that since it was built not long ago there is probably nails laying around here and there. Would I be too high if I asked $3,000.00 to clean it up? As for the top soil not sure what the price is on it right now and if she wants it put down now or spring. From what I got from here it just sounded like she just wanted to half way smooth it up and do the rest in the spring. Since this job would be split into two parts because of weather I was just wanting to give her a bid on what I would do this fall. The rest may be done by me or someone else in the spring. She also mentioned that her husband could help. I quickly informed her I had a helper (dad) that goes out with me on jobs. I assume she was trying to save some money by that comment. I was thinking a harley rake may make this job allot easier provided that I get the weeds/grass short enough it does not wrap up in the machine. It is too late to try to kill it off wit RoundUp. I could use Gramoxine but that would not be a good idea in the city.