My last 3 quotes were interesting. I got 1 out of 3, #2 is pending, and #3 is a definite no and I'm ok with that. Potential #1. Thursday night I get a text from a lady saying she seen me on Nextdoor and that I do lawn work, wants me to check her yard out meet with her. I tell her that I bill in advance and I only accept check or CC and if she is ok with that I will schedule. Never replies back so I ask Friday morning if she wanted me come for a quote. She says no and proceeds to tell me that she found that offensive, she's a 58 year old woman with excellent credit and says she will follow through with appointments she already made. I said OK, and I meant no offense and explained my reasoning. I found a comment she posted on Wednesday in response to somebody looking for lawn care, "Unfortunately I keep looking for someone just to do basic maintenance on my yard and can't seem to have someone who can keep their same schedule and attend to my yard as if it were their own so I wish you a lot of luck." Potential #2. Saturday, lady calls wanting service, tell her prepayment check or cc only. She says not a problem see you Tuesday. I show up, she tells me her guy hasn't come around in a while and he not responding to calls/texts. She has a large yard, about 1/3 of an acre of turf on corner lot, about 800' of edging, some hedges taking about 5 minutes, and non mulched beds in the front and back yard wants to keep leaves out. So I bid for 41 visits a year and eow bed raking and bid $200/month. She cringed when she heard that and I'll be honest I did too as I have never gone that high bidding. She says that was about $70 more than what she is paying now. I said ok, I can rake the beds once per month so now your price is $160. She still questioning this price so I ask her how much she was paying before, I think she said $130/$135. I was like yeah I can't do that. $160 firm. She then ask well can you do $150? Told her no because if I was just mowing only you have a $45/cut yard and that equates to $153/monthly for 41 visits. Then she brings out the big guns and ask "well how much biweekly and maybe once per month in winter?" Sigh, $130/month when there are 2 visits per month and $175 when there are 3 visits. I later consult with another lawn guy I am friends with on FB and long story short based on pics he would have been around $170. So being I was at $160 I feel a little more comfortable with my bid compared to what a successful guy with 3 employees would have bid. Continuing on with this post, yesterday I tweaked my Nextdoor personal profile to make it look like a business profile. Bam, it works. Potential #3. They see my ad on Nextdoor and I get a call. Current lawn guy quit showing up. During the bidding and talk, I accidentally overbid and went $135. They said their current guy is $105. This is a corner lot and I tell them yeah I can't do that. So they tell me they have another guy coming to quote also. I leave and go about my business and I started thinking something didn't sound right. Called the lady and said hey I gave you wrong price, I meant $125. She said she see ya on April 3rd for the 1st cut. Later in the evening I get on Nextdoor and simply reply to my ad "Thank you Mrs. X I look forward to doing business with you." Even though she never commented on it, I did and it bumps my post to the top of the feed. An hour later I get a PM on Nextdoor. "I live in Bent Creek and we're looking for an outstanding company to maintain our yard please give me a call XXX-XXXX Anytime tomorrow after 8 a.m." It's potential #1! Thinking what kind of response would do the least amount of damage against me I reply back "Ms. XXXXXX, I will have to decline as you have already declined my services this past weekend. Best wishes to you. Steve." Going back to potential #2, I feel like that's a perfect example of the doing something wrong if you get every bid, doing something right if you don't get every bid. However, if she does happen to call me back, not sure if I even want to take her. Maybe take her until I can replace her with a more dependable customer?? What's your thoughts?