I've been asked to mow a townhouse complex for a friend who is president of the association. I don't have a business, but had some general questions. Mower: I'd rather not spend the money on a ZTR, so I'm looking at riding tractors instead. I found a John Deere 317 on craigslist that has been fully restored for $1800. The other route is to buy something newer from HD or lowes, etc, or find something under 1K locally. It's just the one yard. Bidding: I was given some privy info. on a bid they received. It was roughly $95 per week and over $200 for 4 fertilizer applications. Since it would be just me and not 3 people from a big company, I don't think 95 is worth it. I'm wondering if bidding $120/week and $120 for fertilizing would be reasonable?