I have a prospect that I gave a bid to for yearly service. Exclusive community, 1/2 million dollar properties on salt water. I have 2 in a row and he would be the third right next to them. Incredibly, in my area the going rate is $60/ month for basic lawn care and $100 month for basic + shrub trimming and weed control. I bid him $125/ mo. He wants to get 2 more estimates. I'm going to go up on my existing properties in this area because the work involved demands it. I have a feeling that I won't get this guys biz because he will get a lower bid. So be it. I am getting worked up thinking about all the sweat that goes into maintaining these beautiful properties for so little because there are large companies with crews of ******** that low ball in this area. I'm drawing a line in the sand and am prepared to pass on anymore business in this area unless I hook up with people who don't mind paying a little more for my superior service than the low ballers. Geez, they probably pay at least $10K in property taxes every year but balk at an extra $25/ mo. for great maintenance. Thanks for letting me vent. Any comments appreciated.