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The way I get my prices is I measure the room, multiply by 4, divide by 8 then add 5, then I count the bristles on my paint brush (can take a while to do this) take the price I paid for the brush and multiply the number of bristles, I then divide by 20. Take the materials estimate and multiply it by 1, divide by 0.
I hope this helps clear any confusion new guys have with pricing a job.:whistling2:
 

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it was a foolproof formula except the very end. dividing by zero will make you little to no profit.
 

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I just tell them to get 3 other estimates first and I'll beat the lowest one by $50 :)
You're marketing the wrong clientèle.

I tell them to add 50% to the highest. PLUS I charge $150 for the estimate. Works every time
 
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You guys need to stop with the "we frown upon pricing questions" its really not as serious as you potray... if ten people from every corner of the globe give a price...isn't that a pretty good idea..average them out...not literally but it would give a good idea for some one new....

Aren't we all here to help others and learn, network ect?

I help my guys out all the time... I get that here in the same area.... ut lend a helping hand instead of detering some one com joint the group....
 

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You guys need to stop with the "we frown upon pricing questions" its really not as serious as you potray... if ten people from every corner of the globe give a price...isn't that a pretty good idea..average them out...not literally but it would give a good idea for some one new....

Aren't we all here to help others and learn, network ect?

I help my guys out all the time... I get that here in the same area.... ut lend a helping hand instead of detering some one com joint the group....
Hhahahaha so speaks the man who wants to charge everyone as much as he can get - yeah right - thats a really great way to assist someone new with estimating :rolleyes:

Ok am gonna stop replying now because it truly looks like i'm stalking you.
 

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Hhahahaha so speaks the man who wants to charge everyone as much as he can get - yeah right - thats a really great way to assist someone new with estimating :rolleyes:

Ok am gonna stop replying now because it truly looks like i'm stalking you.
Feel free.......rentals get charged as rental....working man pays rates he can pay...the CEO...pays what a CEO get paid....you can't tell me you charge Joe blow the same as the top big wig at a fortune 500.....
 

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Feel free.......rentals get charged as rental....working man pays rates he can pay...the CEO...pays what a CEO get paid....you can't tell me you charge Joe blow the same as the top big wig at a fortune 500.....
Absobloodylutely I do (not that I have or will probably ever paint for the CEO of a fortune 500), my rates are my rates and my materials are my materials and my profit margin is my profit margin.

Stands to reason that you'd probably make more off the 500's job as realistically it would be a larger one, but if they both wanted a door painting, then they'd both get charged the same.

What about ethics and fairness are you not getting :eek:

(ps I lied - had to answer that one)
 

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Absobloodylutely I do (not that I have or will probably ever paint for the CEO of a fortune 500), my rates are my rates and my materials are my materials and my profit margin is my profit margin.

Stands to reason that you'd probably make more off the 500's job as realistically it would be a larger one, but if they both wanted a door painting, then they'd both get charged the same.

What about ethics and fairness are you not getting :eek:

(ps I lied - had to answer that one)
That's outrageous.....were not selling gas... something that is regulated by the government ....were selling a personal service

Joe blow may pay $35 for the door.... average guy 60$ if I see a beamer in the drive way $100 all day...common sense

If I'm bidding against the top residential company...I'm biding lower...but closer to there pricing...otherwise you go to low u look stupid and lose anyways...
 
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