Which services have they requested a quote for? Knowing as many details as possible about the job will help you with providing them a more accurate quote.
3. Price Range
Now that you have the address and services the client wants a quote for, you have to determine what price you are going to quote for each service they want done.
There are many factors you want to take into consideration while preparing a quote. A few factors can include driving distance, neighbourhood demographics, height of job (1, 2, or 3 stories high or more?), type of service, degree of difficulty, safety, how dirty the site is, how many window panes, accessibility, what ladders you will use, are the windows higher than 3 floors, etc…
Be sure to get the full street address from people who want a quote. The rare person will not want to share their full address and I can understand that. When that’s the case, I let them know that I won’t be able to provide them with a quote without their actual address. Sometimes they will give it to me and sometimes they will not. Either way it’s not a problem.
Once you have the address, you will have a better idea of the demographics of the neighbourhood, the height and scope of the job.
5. Height of Job
How high is the job? Can you access all of the areas you’re quoting to clean, such as windows, the gutters, roof, etc? Do you have all the ladders and safety equipment necessary to safely reach all areas?
Now that you have all of this information, the next step is to prepare a quote for your potential client.
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William currently lives in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada with his wife Natasha and cat Noah. He has been cleaning windows professionally since 2004. William has worked for multiple window cleaning companies as both an employee and a subcontractor until he committed to building his own business in 2012. His business has grown since to provide a very nice income for the family. Natasha now helps out more with the business as it continues to grow.
With 10+ years of experience in the industry, William's intention with this website is to share his experience and knowledge with people who would like to learn how to create their own window cleaning business. Plans include sharing free content on this blog and in time, creating a "how to create a successful window cleaning business" online course.
William is a small business owner/entrepreneur who has created a successful + profitable window, siding, gutter + roof cleaning business in lower mainland, BC.
He enjoys learning personal development, photography, loves nature, traveling and sharing creative content online on his blogs and on YouTube.
His loving wife Natasha supports and encourages him to go for his dreams and they enjoy an amazing life together in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.