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6 Contractor Sales Tips That Will Help Win The Job

Your sales strategy is just as important as the actual hands-on work you do. Why? Because the way you communicate what you can do for the customer is the way you’ll land the job. Sales are incredibly important for any business owner. Knowing your best approach will help to win new jobs and gain referrals.

However, not everyone is great at selling. But, with a few easy tips and techniques, you can gain new business in no time at all.

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What You Should Know About The Skilled Labor Shortage

As a new generation enters the workforce, another begins to leave. For the construction industry, this can present challenges for contractors. The industry is struggling to retain new, young workers as an older generation of skilled craftsman start to leave the field.

According to the Skilled Labor Shortage study released by HomeAdvisor in February, 76% of construction business owners feel that it will be difficult to find new employees, despite plans to hire within the year. As housing currently represent 18% of U.S. economic activity, this is a huge hurdle as industry pros strive for success.

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CraftJack Lead Categories

Did you know that CraftJack offers lead generation services in 21 unique categories? Whether you’re an electrician, a flooring specialist, a roofer, a drywall pro, or a general contractor, CraftJack offers personalized leads you’ve been craving.

If you’d like to hear what projects fall into each category below, please give us a call at 866-456-6977.

  • Cleaning
  • Decking
  • Drywall & Insulation
  • Electrical
  • Fencing
  • Flooring
  • Garage
  • General Contracting
  • Gutters & Downspout
  • HVAC
  • Landscaping
  • Masonry
  • Painting & Staining
  • Plumbing
  • Pool
  • Remodeling
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Snow Removal
  • Solar
  • Windows & Doors
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Homeowners Like This Need A Contractor

Speed reigns supreme when it comes to lead generation and that is why CraftJack has worked diligently to create the fastest and easiest notification system in the industry.

We know you guys are busy. We know contractors are out working on the job, traveling, handling payroll and running your business. As such, when a lead comes in, just like the one above, you need to easily be able to contact the homeowner however you see fit. Fortunately, CraftJack offers three very convenient ways to not only receive a lead notification, but to contact the homeowner within seconds.

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Facebook Tips For Contractors

More than a billion people use Facebook to connect with friends, family, brands and services that matter most to them. Marketing your business and products on Facebook is a smart decision.

The social platform has completely transformed the way customers shop and review products and services. Creating a company profile page on Facebook will help you raise awareness for your brand, increase local business and, most importantly, reach drive more sales.

Why Facebook is Important

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CraftJack Contractors Received 50% More Leads

The remodeling industry is booming. Dodge Data & Analytics predicts total construction to hit $712 billion in 2016. CraftJack is honored to bring some of that demand to our loyal contractors. In fact, in the first quarter of 2016, CraftJack has sent 50% more leads to our pros on a year-over-year basis.

That means more landscaping leads for the local lawn design firm in Alabama; more remodeling referrals for small bathroom remodeling company in Texas or more reviews for the large painting company in Florida.

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Immediately Request A Review With CraftJack

While much of your business depends on referrals and the quality of your work, more often than not, a potential client is going to look up your information, be it on your website, social media pages or CraftJack profile. When they do, the very first thing they will look for are reviews.

They want to know what other homeowners are saying about your work. They want to see and hear what it’s like to work with you on a home remodeling project. Fortunately, CraftJack has a feature that lets all service professionals immediately request reviews from past leads in the CraftJack Lead Manager.

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“Contractors Need Reviews”

Homeowner reviews are one of the best marketing assets you have at your disposal. You have heard form us via our blog, newsletter and account managers, but needless to say, we are not the ones paying your bills. Homeowners are. That is why we went out and talked to an actual homeowner who hired a CraftJack contractor for their bathroom remodeling job.

Alex, who works in commercial construction, wanted to gut both his guest and master bathroom. Being in the industry, Alex knew a thing or two about bathroom remodeling. Therefore, he designed both bathrooms and was looking for a contractor who could make his vision a reality.

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Dedicated Account Managers Set CraftJack Apart

We know how many lead generation companies are out there and as such, CraftJack is constantly looking for ways to improve and differentiate our service from the pack. Nonetheless, one of our biggest differentiators is a perk that we have offered since we started: dedicated account managers.

Unlike many other lead generation companies, CraftJack assigns each and every contractor a dedicated account manager. Your account manager is the one answering your emails and phone calls, altering your budgets, pausing your account and much, much more. But besides a friendly companion, dedicated account managers bring a few key advantages other lead generation companies simply can not match.

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Get Discounted Contractor Leads With CraftJack

Back in 2013, as a new lead gen company on the block, we decided to be the exception rather than the rule. CraftJack introduced our speed-to-call discounts for our loyal CraftJack contractors. Since then, our service professionals have saved over $1.2 Million. When a contractor receives a discount from a CraftJack lead, our pros average a 17% savings.

While I can not speak for other lead generation companies, CraftJack opens your doors to lead discounts, no matter the types of leads you are receiving.

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