This note is a painfully perfect example of why you shouldn’t provide details on your pricing.
What do you do when your partner is listening to someone who knows nothing about construction, but still thinks they knows what’s best?
We’re aware that homeowners also visit our website. This letter is from a first-time homeowner who’s ready to buy, but his builder isn’t cooperating.
Is transparency the way to go when selling construction services? Be careful who you listen to.
What do you do when a potential client waits until the proposal is together to request itemization on the project?
Some advice on hiring a contractor is just plain wrong.
If you’re trying to make a living in residential remodeling or specialty work, it’s important to know what the general public is being told about you.
What if you agreed on a price, now customer wants all receipts for material? Without a clearly written fixed price contract, it's a problem waiting to happen.
A new business wants to market your construction business and provide leads. It'll also give homeowners ammunition making it harder to sell jobs. There’s an alternative.
When I was selling, I always sold on straight commission only. Pay should be based on performance. When you hire a salesperson, set ground rules that you both work under.
An example of what transparency does for your business. If clients want the details (i.e., itemization), then provide those details but charge for them.
Transparency, as I understand it, is opening your books to your potential clients and showing them all the numbers pertaining to a job you are quoting.
Someone once said, “No man’s business is safe while the legislature is in session.” Here is another example.