Clear Estimates

Cloud-based contracting estimation tool for builders

About Clear Estimates

Clear Estimates is a cloud-based construction estimating solution that provides cost and pricing data of more than 400 areas across the US. Pricing information related to parts is updated automatically on a quarterly basis through the software's integration with RemodelMax. The tool enables contractors to determine project cost, manage part library, maintain project database and produce proposals.

Clear Estimates offers customizable in-built templates for cost estimation of various job types including garages, bathrooms, and kitchens. The tool provides a complete estimate to contractors when they select a template and add square footage of the job. They can also add or remove parts or change the pricing details to generate job-specific estimates.

Clear Estimates helps in proposal creation by enabling remodelers or contractors to simply add parts to pre-defined templates. Each part has pre-written contract language which allows users to generate proposals automatically. These proposals can be custom-branded with the company’s logo, phone number, and address.

Clear Estimates can be accessed through any web browser on mobile devices also. As the text size on smartphone or tablet appears very small, it should only be used to check bid prices or other updates. Entire estimate creation takes longer on small screen, but users can still try it through their tablets by using pre-defined templates only.

Clear Estimates provides a full-feature, 30-day free trial.


Key benefits of Clear Estimates

? Clear Estimates enables contractors to customize the boilerplate language which gives a professional look to the proposals and makes them look like legal contracts.

? The tool helps to avoid the repetition of similar work for each estimate by providing the option duplicate a project or component, which creates an editable copy of the existing lookalike project.

? Clear Estimates provides an import/export feature which allows contractors or remodelers to share pre-existing customizable templates with other team members.

? The solution allows users to modify the overall cost of a job by changing the prices of individual items; material, labor, and subcontractor; considered for cost calculation.

? Clear Estimates integrates with QuickBooks and allows users to export project and customer information in *.IIF file format which can be imported to QuickBooks.


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Barry
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Home Improvement Clear Estimate Review

Reviewed on 2017-02-27

This is the second time for me using Clear Estimates. After not using the program for a couple of...

This is the second time for me using Clear Estimates. After not using the program for a couple of years, I was surprised at the updates made, that made it easier and faster to develop my estimates, and the fact that the cost for the program had remained the same. The support and the new videos are fantastic. I have recommended it to several of my friends, who are also contractors. The nice thing is, the more you use it the faster and easier it gets. I do a lot of the same kind of jobs, and now all I need to do is copy an old estimate when doing a new one. I can see what I estimated on the old one that was high or low and make adjustments and if needed, add or subtract items as needed. This is really made easy with this program, and keeps my estimates more consistent. The Proposal and contract part of the program is great and can be customized with little time and effort. I highly recommend this program over the 3 others I have used. None were this complete or easy to use for the cost.

Pros

Easy to use, and cost.

Cons

I do Wish it had more small Home Improvement cost items.

Response from Clear Estimates

Hi Barry,

We're happy you've found our support articles and videos to be helpful. We do our best to provide as many resources as we can to make sure our customers succeed.

Thanks for the home improvement part suggestion - we will look into it.

- The Clear Estimates Team

Keith
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

estimating basics

Reviewed on 2016-07-27

I bought this after trying several others. As a small business, I couldn't afford to spend a lot...

I bought this after trying several others. As a small business, I couldn't afford to spend a lot of money up front.

Pros

The estimates seem to be right on for both Materials costs and the labor hours. As my own fault, I don't put enough overhead in the projects.

Cons

I wish I could edit the markups on the alternates individually

I wish I could print out the alternates in detail on a combined report, not separately
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I wish the tree would expand based on specifics (more like a windows tree) as opposed to scrolling down the whole thing, then having to scroll back up to close.

I wish there was some way to track the projects... i.e. bids submitted, waiting on customer. signed.. completed.

Response from Clear Estimates

Hi Keith, thanks for taking the time to review our software. We are happy to hear that Clear Estimates pricing is accurate for your area. Individual markups is something we would like to implement in the future. Thanks for the input. - The Clear Estimates Team

Joe
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A good program, just needs a couple of things added and would be my go to estimating program.

Reviewed on 2023-01-13

Always liked clear estimates just needed the sketch feature to be my go to program.

Always liked clear estimates just needed the sketch feature to be my go to program.

Pros

Ease of use, able to change line item information, updated pricing.

Cons

I would like to be able to sketch a floor plan and then drag and drop items into it. Also would be nice to sketch a kitchen layout and then show it in 3d to a customer, a lot easier to sell a customer on kitchen remodel when they get a basic idea what it is going to look like, same goes for any type of remodel.

Jon
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

works FLAWLESSLY

Reviewed on 2016-10-01

I've been using "CLEAR ESTIMATES" for about 6 months. I put very little time into learning how to...

I've been using "CLEAR ESTIMATES" for about 6 months. I put very little time into learning how to use this software, (I basically jumped right in) and the estimates get done flawlessly. If I have a question I go to the tutorial videos and they walk me right thru it, and if there's a question I can't find an answer to. (Hasn't happened yet) I can press the question mark at the bottom of the page and there's someone from "Clear Estimates" there to answer. They did quite a job building this software and putting all the videos and webinars together. I should also add, the videos and webinars are free. I started out using a different estimating software, from a well known company. It was a huge headache. There was zero support, No training videos, just a class that was available once every 6 months for $500. They can't hold a candle to "Clear Estimates" last estimating software you'll ever need.

Pros

Professional looking, easy to use. VERY EFFECTIVE

Response from Clear Estimates

Hi Jon, thanks for the kind words! We are so glad to have had you on board for the last several months. Happy estimating! - The Clear Estimates Team

Corey
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Etimating Software

Reviewed on 2018-10-04

We have easily conquered the estimating cross training, easy access from any computer, built in...

We have easily conquered the estimating cross training, easy access from any computer, built in adjustable pricing., as a result, of saving time estimating, we are seeing increased closing rates

Pros

I switched from Xactremodel about 6 months ago, and as a small growing business, I can much easier train Clear Estimate software to other coworkers, plus it is web based which makes it very convenient for any user to access from a web browser. I was a fairly smooth transition, As Clear Estimates is very easy to use.

In reference to how the estimating function works it is fantastic. I am able to set my labor rates and multiply by fractions of the hour-the ability to manipulate the clean template make its very easy for our customers to read and understand, as a result, I believe my closing rates have increased by roughy 10%.

Cons

I really can not think of anything I do not like. Sorry, but I love Clear Estimates

Response from Clear Estimates

Hi Corey! It's great to hear Clear Estimates has become a useful tool for your remodeling company. It is stories like yours that keep us going. We strive to offer an easy to use, functional and valuable tool and are glad you have found it to be so. Keep up the good estimating and let us know if any questions come up! - The Clear Estimates Team

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Clear Estimates FAQs

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Clear Estimates offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$59.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Monthly Plan: $59/month 6-month Plan: $53/month Annual Plan: $47/month The vendor offers first month FREE without any obligations.

Clear Estimates has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Clear Estimates supports the following languages:

English

Clear Estimates supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Clear Estimates integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks Online Advanced

Clear Estimates offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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