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    Posted: 10/June/2005 at 11:56pm
I was wondering if anybody has any advice on bidding jobs. Is it best to say that you charge 25cents a sq ft or per room.  I am still pretty new and am experimenting with how and what to charge my clients.  Any advice would be great, and please if you post a reply make sure that it is associated with my topic.....No thread hijackers!

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It is best to do a walk threw. I personally do not charge the same for everything. some areas may need more attention than others, some may need content manipulation. Estimating is like a science once you do a couple you will slowly find out what you need to get to make money. Everyone's overhead is not the same.

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It is all about profit, right?

You must know your costs and that includes how long it will take you.

Walk through, exude professionalism and then give your price.

 



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you should make $100.00/hour.
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I like $200/hr better. $100/hour was done 20 years back; there has been inflation since then. You have to stay up with the times, eh?
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Originally posted by dontlikedennis dontlikedennis wrote:

you should make $100.00/hour.

For a hundred bucks I think I will hire a lawyer?

Where does this magical 100 per hour come from?

SHWN 200 per hour I hope you are the only quoting?

Maybe pinch yourself and say WAKEUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We averaged $235/hr on our residential cleaning last year. Not hard to do if you are at the top of the market price wise, in Canada's richest city. Almost impossible to imagine in the GTA I suspose.
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Originally posted by Superglide Ken Superglide Ken wrote:

Almost impossible to imagine in the GTA I suspose.
Why Must SGK always talk about how impossible it is to make money in the GTA....  This is not true there are people charging very well in the GTA.

always this GTA comment... I DON'T LIKE IT!

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we all should be charging by the hour anyway...  people would never ask you to go over spot or move furniture if you where on their clock..lol
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yup,figure out your costs and go from there

 

@ $100 pr. hr. I'm making about $60- $70 pr.hr. wages with a TM

 

If I can bring in $75 pr. hr. I'm



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Originally posted by MR. STEAMER MR. STEAMER wrote:

we all should be charging by the hour anyway...  people would never ask you to go over spot or move furniture if you where on their clock..lol

Mr. Steamer people will pay you 30 cents a sq, ft. faster than they will pay 75 to 100 dollars an hr.

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The GTA will pay if they trust you.

Its getting in the door that is important.

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Some of the people that get the same .50 to .75/sq ft I get in my business ARE in the GTA as well. But they are in the north end of it. Sorry for generalizing on this point Steamer, cause I know that there are exceptions to the rule. Unfortunatly, there are not alot of them. Only time I hear big bucks being paid there is in regard to water damage work. Then the pricing is higher than here.
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This sounds like Red Bored Bull $hit?
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