I too would like to know how this works. I can't imagine getting work for more than a couple of hundred dollars without a quote of some sort in writing.trekr said:I've also quit leaving written estimates. If they want it in writing I offer to put in my contract (nicely). I just don't see any benefit to giving it to them in writing.
That's f-in awesome I love it, consider it stolen Grumpy. I will put a copyright notice to you and I might send you a .001 cent royalty everytime I use it just to keep everything legal and on the up and up.Grumpy said:I say "Really? Can I see their estimate?"
If they say "We didn't get one."
I then say "Well then all you have is an empty promise."
What is the difference between that and a written estimate?trekr said:If I'm preparing the estimate while I'm there, I fill out a detailed spec sheet, sit down w/ customer and go line for line. Then I try to close... making this sheet part of the contract.