Creating the proposal or estimate is the point at which the hammer hits the nail.
All of the hypothetical discussions you have been having with the client, all of the client's wish lists, all of the client's dreams are about to be subjected to the harsh realities of what you are able to do and what it is going to cost to get it done.
This process is full of danger and opportunity for the budding relationship between the Prospect and You.
The Estimate is a critical tipping point in your business operation. If you are not capable of providing an estimate which:
You are not going to deserve or win the business.
And all of the effort that you have made in developing your construction knowledge, crafting the right marketing message, setting up a client-centric business, building a knowledgeable crew of subcontractors, and a hundred other tasks will mean nothing.
How's that for critical?
To support you in this all-important marketing and sales effort, you are going to need an estimating program. My recommendation is EstimatorPRO by ConstructionSoft.
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Highlights of this program include:
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Written by Jay Christofferson, a builder and instructor in Construction Management at Brigham Young University, this program understands the independent builder.
The program can help you:
Mention Builder Resources when you purchase EstimatorPRO, and receive the following: