i just read the $$$'s per acre thread and was wondering. i just dropped off a proposal today at a home that is on a 1/2 acre lot. we are offering them a few different options. 1) $118.75 per month for 8 months/25 visits, that comes to $38 dollars per visit 2) paid in full, $885.00 for 8 months/25 visits, that comes to $35.40 dollars per visit 3) a group rate including the two adjacent properties, all similar, at $750.00 paid in full or $95.00 monthly for the main property. $862.00 paid ind full or $109.00 monthly for the other two properties. that is $30.00 for the main prop/per visit and $34.48 per prop/ per visit for the others. the homeowners are into marketing and asked if we would supply them with a number of different proposals to chose from. they had stated that they are very persuasive and may be able to help us out with obtianing their neighbors as clients, that the reason for the third proposal. my question, how far off am i? my girlfriend seems to think that since this is our first year in business we should mow cheaper, although i have the experience and am able to prodcue quality work. i say that this IS on the low end, and to read this site. ive worked for others and know what kind of rates are able to be had, though not particularly to this area. again, these are ideal 1/2 acre lots with nothing out of the ordinary. they are in an upscale neighborhood, homes starting in the 300's. i put it to her this way, together we make say 40,000 a year , at this home there are three individuals that bring in an income, so even if they each only make around 66,000 a piece that's about 200,000 a year. that's a 1:5 ratio compared to us, $8:$40, and i sure as hell would pay somebody $8 bucks to mow a half acre for me. advice from anyone would be great, especially those in and around central PA.