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Having confidence in your remodeling service asking price

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Dec 30, 2012 @ 10:44 AM

Are you confident your asking price is the right price for your remodeling services? Do you know what is the right price for your services?

Remodelers and contractors face consumers emboldened with the belief that contractors' services can be negotiated down without much effort. Price too high visethCA4YEO30 resized 600

Unfortunately, too many remodelers and contractors are helping consumers solidify this belief by dropping their price at the first mention of "your price is too high" or "I have another price that is lower". Often times contractors drop the price without knowing their true costs of doing business. When this happens contractors end up buying the job, working for little or nothing, loosing money or having bad cash flow

Remodelers and contractors who have confidence in their pricing and hold the line with consumers tend to know what their true business. This confidence is developed when one is diligent at determining all the true costs associated with being in business and has a basic estimating process that accurately captures the following;

  • direct material costs
  • direct burdened labor costs
  • indirect burdened labor costs
  • direct and indirect burdened supervision costs
  • subcontractor costs
  • overhead: Some overhead items include: office, insurance, phones, vehicles, office personnel, owner's salary
  • sales cost
  • marketing cost

Do you have an estimating process that is predictable and easy to follow? 

Do you know where to begin to develop an accurate estimating process that ensures you cover all your costs and realize a net profit after all the bills are paid?  Learn more at a workshop specifically geared to assist remodelers and contractors seeking to have confidence in their asking price.

 Small Business Finances and Profit Strategies for Non-Accountants taught by Shawn McCadden.

Take control of you financial destiny in 2013: know your real costs and then CONFIDENTLY hold the line on your pricing. You deserve to be paid what you are worth. 

Contractor Business Success Program begins on 2/5/2012 at National Lumber245 Oakland St Mansfield, Ma. 

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