By Anne Redd, AccuLynx.
Winning bids is crucial for growing your business, and having a deep understanding of your client and project is the best way to win them. Presenting a bid to a customer is not a sure-fire way to secure the job, as they will likely talk to a competitor or research other companies before committing.
It’s not always intuitive to know how you can stand out from the competition. That’s why we’re sharing our tips on bidding on roofing jobs and how AccuLynx can help.
Roofing software provides accurate measurements and price projections.
Ensuring your roofing measurements and price projections are up to date and as accurate as possible is one way to help you win more jobs. With software, you no longer need to take estimates by hand, which helps streamline your measurement and estimate process while also leaving less room for human error.
AccuLynx integrates with aerial measurement software providers, Eagleview and GAF QuickMeasure. With these integrations, you can order roof measurements directly from AccuLynx, and they will automatically populate your job estimate, saving you time and reducing the likelihood of error.
After you have your accurate measurements, you need to check the supplies necessary for the project. With AccuLynx’s integrations with SRS Distribution, Beacon and ABC Supply, you can check the availability of specific materials and the prices right from your desktop or mobile device in real-time. This way, you can quickly provide your customers with the most up-to-date cost information and availability throughout the roofing job bid process.
Roofing software helps you communicate with customers.
When bidding a roofing job, there can be many moving components. You’ll need to communicate with homeowners about timeline, materials, budget and more. Roofing software like AccuLynx improves communication before, during and after a project is completed. It allows roofing contractors to house all customer information in a single database and comes packed with communication tools like automated emails and texting capabilities.
Roofing software allows you to quickly generate professional estimates and documents.
How long does it take you to turn measurements into an estimate? If the process takes you longer than a few minutes, you’re losing valuable time and potentially the homeowner’s attention.
After ordering a professional measurement or manually entering this data, AccuLynx allows you to quickly generate a professional, branded estimate. Plus, AccuLynx allows you to immediately collect a digital signature on site or via email, helping you win the job.
Roofing software offers customers easy payment processing and financing options.
Roofing jobs aren’t cheap, and one way to help your customers feel more comfortable about the price is by providing different payment and financing options. You can do this by allowing your customers to pay by card, cash or check or by providing your customers with the ability to take out loans to help with the cost.
Acculynx has two different integrations that can help make payments easier for you and the homeowners. With AccuPay, homeowners can pay for their roofing jobs online, in-person or over the phone. This process is quick and easy, and it integrates right into your QuickBooks account for easy access.
With AccuFi, you can provide your homeowners with multiple competitive loan options within minutes. Customers can view their project as a monthly payment amount rather than a large, upfront cost. By providing this service, you can help make your roofing jobs more affordable and the price tag less daunting for your customers without eating into your profits.
Winning the bid is just the start of the project, but it’s important for successfully growing your roofing business. By providing fast, accurate estimates, communicating with homeowners throughout the process, and providing multiple payment and financing options, you can improve your close rates. See how roofing software like AccuLynx makes learning how to bid a roofing job a much easier process.
Original Article Source: Acculynx
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