Next Estimate
Introduction

This website was designed to illustrate and give examples of bids to be used in the property preservation industry. In the past most companies put together their own list of suggested pricing and or just guessed at what they thought was a fair price for particular items or tasks.
Recently the property preservation industry has gone through some changes. Clients more than ever are interested in standardizing the bid process. There is no wonder why this request is being made. On a regular bases competing contractors living in the same area bid against each other on the same project but end up with far reaching bid totals.
In an effort to reduce second estimates and contradicting prices, bid software is being developed for the first time in the property preservation industry.
Please note: We are not a competing software estimating company, we are simply trying to help the property preservation crews in the field understand and utilize this new concept.
We will give you examples of bids, definitions of estimating terminology and common strategies on how to produce a well thought out and insightful bid.

Rules of engagement.

To best utilize this type of bidding you must first know the rules on how the software works.
1.This does not supersede the current HUD specs........

The good, bad and the ugly
Example bids
County assessor’s offices

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Appliances

Awnings and patio covers

Bathroom items

Cabinet and shelves

Carpet and structure drying

Cleaning-Exterior

Cleaning-Interior

Counter tops

Demolition

Doors

Drive, Walk ways, Patio

Extermination

Fences and Gates

Fire places and chimney

Flooring

Foundations

Framing, Decks, Pilings

Garage doors

Hauling and debris removal

Hazardous material abatement

Heating and cooling

Inspections

Insulation

Landscaping

Lighting and electrical

Painting-Exterior

Painting-Interior

Plumbing

Pools and hot tubs

Preservation and maintenance

Roofing

Stairs and steps

Snow removal

Walls and ceilings-Interior

Walls and fascia-exterior

Windows