I took a call from a prospective client last week. He said a few things that immediately caught my attention and made me proceed with caution. First Red Flag: He has "2 to 3 acres" that he needs to have mowed. Reason for the Flag: EVERYONE knows exactly how much land they own. Second Red Flag: "I've gone thru 2 lawn service companies this season." Reason for the Flag: 2 lawn services in one season? WHY? Third Red Flag: "The job will take three hours each time you mow & I'll pay you $90." Reason for the Flag: Besides not being enough money for the hours/job, it felt wrong to have a price dictated to me. (To finish this example he was not at home when I drove by to give an estimate. I called him on his cell phone and he told me that he had already hired someone else and wanted to know what I would charge for comparison. I told him that I did not want the job and thanked him for calling) Professional sales people (car salesmen specifically) receive training in what to look for in a potential client, what to say, how to act, etc. What are the Red Flags that you look for in the mowing / lawn care business that warn you of a potential problem, or indicate a potentially great client?