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Clear Estimates Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Clear Estimates product overview

Price starts from

59

Per month

Flat Rate

What is 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.

Key benefits of using 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

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

Training options

Webinars
Videos
Live Online
Documentation

Clear Estimates pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

112

Starting from

59

Per month

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Clear Estimates features

Functionality

4.2

/5

112

Total features

27

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Import/Export
Projections
Project Management
Third Party Integrations
Contractor Management
Customizable Templates
Job Costing
Estimating

Clear Estimates users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

112

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.96/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

76

26

8

0

2

Pros
The customer service is outstanding. I had a one-on-one call with CSR to help with a few questions I had, and he was extremely helpful - patiently explaining those things I was confused about.
Keep up the great work and customer service I appreciate it. It has made my business more profitable.
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.
Cons
Lack of Flexibility causing time to be wasted.
In the desktop software I used to be able to put a negative sign in front of a number (-10.00 for example) and it would subtract from the total.
Some of the categories use the wrong labor code so I have to pay attention, but that is relatively a small deal.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Super time saver

Reviewed 4 years ago

The customer service is outstanding. I had a one-on-one call with CSR to help with a few questions I had, and he was extremely helpful - patiently explaining those things I was confused about. With the new search feature, I am now extremely happy with this product and am very glad to have found it.

Pros

How much faster it is to put accurate estimates together. I also like ability to adjust the labor rates and hourly multiplier for bigger crews. The templates help make sure I don't miss including necessary parts to the proposals, and the ability to edit items for individual jobs is easy and convenient.

Cons

At this time, it does not integrate with QuickBooks Online, something that I have been told they are working toward. I found adding Alternates to the quote to be a little confusing with all the different areas that they can be entered, and still do to a certain extent.

Vendor response

Hi Lynette! Thank you so much for the feedback. We're thrilled to hear you are enjoying the recent changes. Everything we have done is based on our customer feedback. The new search feature should allow for much faster estimating. Our Quickbooks online integration is coming very soon. Within the next couple weeks, actually! I'll have a member of our team reach out regarding alternates - we're happy to provide a more in depth explanation about those. - The Clear Estimates Team

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best investment in construction

Reviewed 3 years ago

The biggest benefit to this is having accurate quoting. Since I started using it, I was able to increase my profit margins from 10% to 30% and capture more clients along the way.

Pros

This is easily one of the best investments I have ever purchased. With quarterly pricing updates and customization proposal forms, it allows me to stand out from other companies with clear and professional quotes and bids. I've done over 100 bids on here and probably capture 80%-90% of the clients.

Cons

This doesn't have a simple feature to convert my quotes into itemized invoices once completed. If it had that feature, this would be all that I would need. It took a while to get used to and to modify for my needs (and I still need to change a few things), but once I got the templates set up, it was fine. Some of the categories use the wrong labor code so I have to pay attention, but that is relatively a small deal.

Vendor response

Thanks for taking the time to write this, Joel! It's great to hear the software has not only helped increase professionalism but also increase your margins! Our team is actually working on a feature to itemize invoicing. This is something we're very excited about and will let you know when it is active. Thanks again - The Clear Estimates Team.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Review Clear Estimates

Reviewed 6 years ago

Never heard about web based upgrade. was using old version till saw Wyatt's presentation using the upgraded system. Would have been nice to hear from CE that this was available. Much better application for my business.

Pros

Keeps me organized and on track, I dont miss anything on quote.

Cons

Very glitchy, many time need to get out of program and sign back in when it freezes or fails to respond

Vendor response

Marty, thanks for writing us a review. I'm sorry that you were not notified when our software became cloud based. This is something we should have alerted you to. With that said, we are happy that our software keeps you on track and organized. Thank you for being such a loyal customer of Clear Estimates. - The Clear Estimates Team.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Well-Designed Estimating Software for Small to Mid-Sized Construction Businesses

Reviewed 2 years ago

Clear Estimates has saved me countless hours over the past few months. I used Contractor Foreman previously and Clear Estimates may not include as many project management-related features, but it is far and away the better choice for putting together estimates, quotes, and project proposals.

Pros

Once you modify the provided tasks to fit the projects you do and the way you bid your work, Clear Estimates allows you to bid out the standard components of a project by the piece or by area. If you track the actual time and materials required to complete a particular component over many jobs and get an accurate figure for the per piece or per square foot cost, this method of bidding can save you a huge amount of time by allowing you to extrapolate from the number of pieces/area of the installation to an accurate estimate of the time and materials required. Once the library of pieces has been built out or adapted, you can create a finished estimate in a few minutes.

Cons

The system for adding sales tax to a proposal is a little clunky, but if you're familiar with the various tax rates in your work area, it's only a minor inconvenience.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Over all I am very satisfied with the program.

Pros

Easy to put together an estimate with in minutes.

Cons

Reports page needs more options. You should be able to put the disclaimer, project disruption etc... any where you would like. Right now it’s gets all jumbled at the top of e proposals.

Clear Estimates FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Clear Estimates offer?

Clear Estimates has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $59.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Clear Estimates?

Clear Estimates has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Clear Estimates support?

Clear Estimates supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Clear Estimates support mobile devices?

Clear Estimates supports the following devices:
iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Clear Estimates offer an API?

No, Clear Estimates does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does Clear Estimates integrate with?

Clear Estimates integrates with the following applications:
QuickBooks Online Advanced


Q. What level of support does Clear Estimates offer?

Clear Estimates offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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