Maybe some hardscape needs done to make the property easier to maintain. That some of them areas should have some sort of ground cover. Or a piece of equipment. To get you in & out quicker. Best thing is to talk to them about it.
Most of my lawns are bigger lawns and yeah, my hourly rate on them is lower. But there's also something to be said for spending an hour or two at the same place with zero travel time.
What I try to do is limit the amount of time on them to a budgeted amount. So this time of year with lush spring growth I concentrate on making the priority areas look good. I may skip the trimming around the wooded edges in back, let a little "hay" remain on the back lawn, not go vertical on the tree rings and give them a tapered edge instead. Things most people won't even notice.