10 Contractor Etiquette Tips To Win More Jobs

Pros know success on the job goes beyond the scope of the project. By providing exceptional customer service, it can lead to future jobs and possible referrals. That’s why understanding what it takes to have good contractor etiquette is so important. CONTINUE READING

How “Not Interested” Prospects Can Help Your Lead Generation

Let’s say you receive a lead or prospect who isn’t your ideal customer, or makes it clear that they’re in the stage of collecting information. This is where you have a choice to either start building trust with this lead or take no for an answer and hang up the phone.

The truth is, you’re losing out on potential business by shutting down this type of call. It’s important to hear the customer’s needs and discuss your services. “Not interested” can take on many meanings, from not ready to purchase to just shopping around. By not approaching these prospects strategically, you’re missing out on future sales and opportunities. See how to turn undecided leads into future business for your company. CONTINUE READING

What To Include In Your Remodeling Estimate

A contractor in any trade should be prepared to write an estimate for the job. But, as you all know, each estimate will look different depending on the trade. For the remodeling pro, creating a comprehensive estimate is important not only to organize the project, but to win the bid. CONTINUE READING

Video: Why Local Listings Matter

There are many ways to get your name out there and get more leads, especially on the Internet. A website is a valuable part of any contractor’s marketing strategy. It’s a place to keep all your contact information, reviews and other details that customers can easily reference. But it doesn’t stop there. CONTINUE READING

7 Helpful Tips To Starting & Registering A Business

When you decide to take the leap of faith and start your own business, the challenges ahead can seem scary. Whether you’re an experienced pro or just starting out, becoming a business owner has some learning curves. You now have a responsibility larger than the task at hand, but to keep your business afloat. CONTINUE READING

4 Reasons Why You Need A Lead Generation Sales Script

Lead generation is tricky because it’s information and doesn’t come with any guarantees. That’s why when leads come in, you need to be prepared to not only answer the call, but to do so gracefully.

A sales script isn’t a tool that’s set in stone. It’s a guideline for making sure you cover your main points and get through the conversation with a confident and relaxed tone. See four reasons why you need a lead generation sales script and the benefits of being prepared with one. CONTINUE READING

What Licenses Do Roofing Pros Need In Texas?

If you’re a roofing pro, you know the risks associated with your work, like physical injury or damages. It’s important to mitigate as many risks as possible. One risk you may not have considered before is your licensing, specifically for Texas roofing pros. CONTINUE READING

Video: Where Do Leads Come From?

As a contractor, you’re always looking for new business. Whether it’s through a referral or a lead generation service, like CraftJack, you hope to connect with homeowners who have a project you can help them with. CONTINUE READING

Industry News: August 2016

It’s been a hot summer season for pros in many parts of the country. Projects like HVAC repair, pool installation and landscaping are keeping contractors. While pros have seen a busy summer season, they should begin to plan ahead for the fall and winter as work slows down. One of the best ways to do so is keeping up with industry trends. CONTINUE READING

What A Lead Is & What It Is Not

There are many strategic ways to go about generating new business and contacts, one of them being with lead generation. While a lead can take on many different meanings depending on what industry you’re in, this particular article will cover what an online lead is and is not in relation to the home remodeling industry.

A lead is an individual that expresses interest in a specific service and acts as a sales contact. These type of leads are obtained through a network of sites or advertisements that refers them to the right contractors for the job. See what specific attributes make up a lead and the most common assumptions about leads that may be getting in your way of finding success with such a service. CONTINUE READING