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Offline Brians Painting

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New to bidding jobs,,,HELP
« on: March 04, 2005, 10:47:22 PM »
I have painted p/t for about 3 yrs. (Mostly friends,Family) Recently I got my first "Real customer" from signs I placed in the area. (Delaware). I bid the job @ $500. for 3 bedrooms (30x20, (2)12x15,,Been told that will hurt the market (Low-baller) trying to avoid this mistake again. Now the neighbor of my customer is talking about painting her whole house. Trying to fing a current rate for sq.ft pricing or is this a bad way to go? Any comments would be appreciated.

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Re:New to bidding jobs,,,HELP
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2005, 11:37:35 PM »
Brian,

Sq. Ft. bids vary widely and are subject to many different factors ( including experience ). I suggest that you start out by charging an hourly labor rate plus materials (or let the customer provide the materials.) Do not sell yourself short, charge a rate that you can live with.
Offer a general idea of how long you think the job will take, this will give your customer a ballpark figure of the job's cost.
Establish a reputation for quality workmanship while you gain "on site" bidding experience.

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Re: New to bidding jobs,,,HELP
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 05:13:48 AM »
Been told that will hurt the market (Low-baller) trying to avoid this mistake again. Now the neighbor of my customer is talking about painting her whole house. Trying to fing a current rate for sq.ft pricing or is this a bad way to go? Any comments would be appreciated.
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