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Old 10-02-2010, 11:34 PM   #21
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Just curious since I've not done any NC. Between NC and Res Re-paint which one has a higher profit margin and is it significantly higher? Thanks.
For us, NC is higher.

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Builders will run you ragged touching up other trade's mistakes trying to squeeze perfection in order to maximize profits...with very little regard for yours.

With repaints, once you're done...you're done.

figuring in touch ups isn't easy for NC, the variables are endless. Simple handprints from electricians doing the final trim out, to HVAC guys ripping holes in drywall to install returns that were rocked over.
Builders have very little sympathy for our financial bottom line.

Yes, with some builders, that is true.

Let's get this back on topic ok?
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:07 AM   #22
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I could see this being useful. My cynical side thinks that many people won't find or have the time to do this. But my positive side thinks it could give you an edge and aid in differentiating from the other two companies doing estimates.
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I could see this being useful. My cynical side thinks that many people won't find or have the time to do this. But my positive side thinks it could give you an edge and aid in differentiating from the other two companies doing estimates.
I agree with this 100%. Somehow you'd want to word it so that the potential client knows this is not a requirement. Just a tool to help you better solve their problem. I could see some folks saying - wtf - I just want my home painted. Now I gotta do more work just to get a price. Screw that I am going with the other contractor.

On the other hand, I can see some potential clients that would love to fill out the questionaire.
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True, not going to work for a one room job. But on a larger job......

Maybe Neps will make us a poll, "What is your average sale"?
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True, not going to work for a one room job. But on a larger job......

Maybe Neps will make us a poll, "What is your average sale"?
Regardless of how small the RFQ is - I always try to present to the potential client. You just never know what it may lead to. And I would still them small timers the questionaire. Maybe one of those q's will spark an idea that they didn't think about. Hence - more work.
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I have a small tote full of binders with pictures and ideas for colors, swatches, I also have binders for faux finishes , deck stains , garage floor epoxy coatings , exterior painting color scheme samples and etc.
even if the home owner only wants to paint one room and don't have a color in mind I leave the whole tote , it gives them tons of options to look at so there less likely to want to do a color change when the job gets started and also it up sells your other services at the same time. I also think customers are less likely to to be looking to get other estimates for a service that they didn't call you to do in the first place , but decided to have done after looking thru your sales materials.
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