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On estimates would you rather be the 1st, 2nd or 3rd contractor and why?

Do you find out which one you are and do you do things differently based on the order?
 

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Very good question! I can't wait to see the answers....

I'm still thinking but I will say that I don't want to be the middle man for sure. Id rather start them off right and make everyone else have to live up to me or blow them away at the end :Thumbs:
 
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I have found that if you sale yourself well, It doesnt matter as much. I try to come up with reason why someone else might come in lower then me and make my potential customer aware of those cut corners. That why when and if they see lower numbers from someone else they are weery right off the bat.
 

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I would like to be the last one who had chance to impress them. Plus I would be able to cover the concerns they have with previous ones. There is only one minus. I saw cases when client doesn’t wait for 2nd and 3rd. I try to come last on referral based ones and first on every other types of leads.
 

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I really do not care too much, as long as I get the chance. What I rely on is educating the customer and showing professionalism, energy, and knowledge. If any of the other contractors lack any of those traits, I usually get the job.
 
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