Your time is worth a lot!
I know that might sound a bit strange to hear but I think everyone forgets it from time to time. Construction estimating and takeoff software has many benefits but one of the best is the time savings it affords you. It can easily cut your estimating time in half.
That is the way with most tools of any use; they either allow you to get work done faster, or easier. Hopefully both.
By no means does this mean the way you have been doing estimates is wrong. Not at all. The way you are currently doing estimates is just fine. It is just costing you a lot of time. Time you could have been doing something else.
Time is become more and more valuable these days. The speed of our daily lives is just getting faster. People want estimates sooner, they are less willing to wait. Whether it is right or wrong, people are often going with the first response they get.
Money is following speed more than ever. If you want to make more money, you need to do what you do now is less time. This is where estimating software can really shine for you. Allowing you to finish estimates faster, win more work and make more money.