The construction season in Minnesota is short enough that it makes it necessary to work with a planroom in as short a period of time. Business is lost daily by companies that take too long in the early steps of project planning.
Right or wrong the first bid estimate received is favored all others, and wins more often than others. The reason behind this is still a mystery but probably has something to do with the fact that all other bids are measured against the first one received. This causes the later bids to have negatives where they do not measure up to the first. This slants the preference towards the early bid.
So when all things are equal or even close the first estimate wins a statically large amount of the time.
No matter how much we would like it to be, otherwise people are still involved in the decision making process and as long as they are there will always be some subconscious issues to the awarding process.
So what does this mean for contractors?
Most importantly, it is important to be an early bid submitter. The earlier you can submit the greater the chance to win. Just one extra contract a year can easily pay for the tools needed to make estimates quickly.
The best tool for getting estimates done quickly and at a price that will pay for itself in no time at all is PlanSwift. It is number on for a reason, see what contractors just like you are saying about this amazing tool then get yourself a copy today.
Top 10 Reasons to Buy PlanSwift
- PlanSwift is very easy to learn. Just point and click!
- Most estimators can estimate 10X as fast using PlanSwift vs. traditional methods (ruler & highlighter).
- Astounding accuracy. Precisely trace/digitize items on the plan using your mouse or a digitizer.
- Create an audit trail…if it’s colored, its counted!
- Save $ on gas, printing, and shipping costs. No more driving to pick up plans…just email them.
- Top rated customer support…we have REAL ESTIMATORS on staff who can speak your lingo!
- Go Green! Go Paperless! It’s cheaper, faster, and more environmentally friendly.
- Best value for your $. As shown in our testimonials, you get the most features for the best price.
- Extremely customizable & powerful. The software can be customized to suit your exact needs. You can do your takeoff + estimate in the same software.
- PlanSwift is becoming the platform. Because of it’s integration capabilities and our SDK (Software Developers Kit), Many online planrooms and estimating software partners are creating integrations which will allow you as a customer to have a positive, integrated experience.