Every now and then I get approached by an apartment complex asking to receive a bid on some "tree work". Every time I go and its the same thing, an employee of the complex who vaguely describes that they need "these trees" and "those trees", "trimmed a little bit". Sometimes its over 100 trees of all different sizes and types.. So I go, and spend like half an hour or more, counting all the trees and adding them up individually to come to a good safe price. 1 out of 5 I don't even get the job, so all that time was just wasted. I've been considering pitching them with a day rate, for example, "6 hours of tree work = $780". dump and travel included. hedges and small trees will get a reduced rate to remain competitive. no contract, so if they feel we did not meet their expectations, they pay for that day only and we part separate ways. what I'm trying to do is make it easier for business's to purchase tree services, and easier for us to provide estimates/sell work. I realize they may be skeptical of what they'll receive, so I want to make this into like a flyer that highlights everything we'll do, how we'll do it, etc.. to try and justify price. What do you guys think? How do you guys bid big apartment complex's? Thanks in advance, I appreciate ANY feed back.