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Old 07-13-2016, 03:19 AM   #21
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I don't understand, the internet has been advertised to be more than just a phone book, or flyer. Hasn't the internet been touted as the smart and convenient option for people to gather news, shop, market their business, and socialize without having to experience the discomfort of actual human contact? In terms of a paint job request, I don't think it's a matter of having to be on site before providing a bid, as much as it's about painting contractors becoming smarter about how they can estimate and book multiple jobs from their portable devices without disturbing the homeowner. I believe that is the value of the internet and what consumers want.
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We've bid a number of projects without walking the site first. Quite a few clients may not have access to the work area as they are in the process of purchasing the home or the work is to take place in a portion of the house that doesn't exist, yet.

In either case, we put a caveat at the bottom of our proposal: "All pricing contingent on final walk through".

By the way, Paintzen's whole business model operates on no site visits prior to the work commencing. However, if the existing conditions do not meet the agreed upon scope of work then the work does not commence.
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I would either price a bid real high or tell them T&M. And explain there is no way we can tell the a tual condition of the room. We don't know how old the pictures is. We have to give a price this high to cover any additional work, as where hourly it could take more or less time than originally thought and you will save money.

Start out by saying they could possible save money at an hourly rate, even if you know they won't. Ho's like hearing they can save money and get quality work.
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Had any one bid off of old blue prints? We did two jobs like that. We drove by the house every day so we knew the outside didn't change, inside was updated. I told them we would bid the exterior off the plans but the interior is really a wild guess since its been remolded.
We didn't get those jobs. But we still gave a number.
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If anyone thinks that my showing up to look at a job is disturbing them, I don't think I want to work for that person.

Yikes, that list is getting a little large. This isn't good.
Lolol...I feel ya. I think I'm getting to the point that I just dont wanna work anymore. Too bad the bank doesn't seem to care for that idea much... how many more years do I have to? Ugh...:/
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"I'm not the cheapest & I'm not the most expensive in town....based on the pictures you sent me I estimate the cost at... but it might take an extra day at (daily rate) to finish. All I'm asking is that you'll be fair with me if I need more time... and if I finish earlier than anticipated I'll pro-rate my time back to you."
Most honest people I deal with will gladly agree to those terms.

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