Creating a professional painting proposal is a simple thing you can do, that will immediately set you apart from some of your competition. This is one of the easiest ways to win more business while putting in about the same amount of effort. These painting proposals are one aspect of having a top-notch painting business sales process.
To Get a Copy of the Contract/Proposal We Use for Our Customers, Click Here
And any time you can get more with the same amount of effort, means you are making more money per hour. Think of it as giving yourself a huge raise by implementing a few simple strategies.
In this post, we are going to review how to put together a professional proposal, and how to present it to the customer so you can start winning more jobs by simply looking more professional to the customer.
Before you can write a professional painting proposal, you are going to need to know what the customer wants. Don’t do a stock estimate. Actually find out what the customer’s wants and needs are so you can customize an estimate to them. As a painting contractor, you know how much price can vary based on prep work, what is being painted, how many colors, how many coats, what type of paint is being used, and any other specific preferences the customer has.
I cover more about the sales process in other articles and in my course.
So back the proposal. Let’s assume you have all of the customer’s preferences… what should go in your proposal?
Professional painting proposals can be written or typed. The downside to electronic proposals is you usually can’t deliver the estimate to the customer on the spot. And that’s the best way to win business.
We just used Excel to create a basic contract with all of the above areas included. Do this one time, and then print a bunch of them. We print them on carbon copy NCRs so we get a copy and the customer gets a copy.
Now you have your professional painting proposal written up. Time to go back inside and review it with the customer.
I go into a lot more detail on closing in my course, but here are the basics:
Instead, you should say one of these lines:
Then they will say yes, or they will say something else – and how to deal with that is for another article and in my course.
But using a professional painting proposal AND a detailed sales system, you will immediately demonstrate that you are more professional and more detailed than most of your competition. Detail and professionalism build trust. Trust is why people buy.
We are not the lowest price, not even close! But we win a large percentage of our bids because people are most comfortable with us.
If you want to start using our contract template right away, you can download it here
In the Painting Business Pro course, I’ll walk you through each step of how to use the contract and give you a newly designed template for your very own professional painting proposal.
Do you have something to add or a question? Share in the comments.
Christiaana, our member success manager, will schedule a kick off call with you to make a custom game plan to get further faster.
With this business plan, you’ll see the gaps in your business and know exactly what steps to take and how to utilize the program.
We’ll give specific-to-you feedback on your business plan so you can get the most out of the training, on demand coaching, and community.
We have multiple webinars every month. Submit topics and show up to get 1:1 coaching. This alone will pay for your program if you use it.
Check in, ask questions, get support, reply to our check-in emails and you’ll get the results you’re looking for.
We have an amazing community of people. This group will inspire you, contribute to you, and help you be better. Use it for questions or help.
If you’re committed to using this program to build a business people love and gives you the lifestyle you want, we’re here for you. If you follow the steps above and don’t get a return, you can cancel your membership for a full refund. Guaranteed.