customer talks me up in $


LawnSite Senior Member
I went yesterday (saturday) to give an estimate for this guy he sounded like an older nice guy. So arrive at the property well its gated i ring the buzzer at the gate the let me in the driveway is 1/2 mile long concrete. I talk to him at his home he says he want everything around the proerty maintained so i come up with a price for the lawncare "a little intimidated by the size of the house, his detached garage is 2 times the size of my house lol" and come up with a price for everything i propose it to him and he thinks all of the prices are inline but the lawn care ($75 per time) is to cheap?? WHAT so he tells me he will give me $115 per cut because he doesnt want me to loose money on the job is this a bash in the face or a guy that has more money than he knows what to do with? Never came across this situation before.



LawnSite Bronze Member
Sounds like a guy with money, who didn't have to get there by screwing everybody else and is therefore generous. I'd give 'em the benefit of the doubt unless there is some reason not to trust him.


LawnSite Bronze Member
thats a customer that expects to have his property taken care correctly and to pay you more he expects it will be done to his satisfaction...


LawnSite Platinum Member
I had that happen last year on a one time job. I under estimated it, but did not say anything. He said he included a little extra and he did, but it was still not what I would do it again. It will not happen often, so take advantage of it.