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Create a fast home cleaning estimate

Create a fast home cleaning estimate today!Create a fast home cleaning estimate

How fast can you create an estimate? That’s a question you might hear from prospective customers more than you think. Whether they are telling you that, or saying it in their head before they fill out that cleaning estimate form on your website. Chances are they are already researching other competitors in your area already to provide them with an estimate.  Set yourself apart from other cleaning businesses by having a competitive advantage and create a fast home cleaning estimate today!

The fact is time is valuable these days. Customers want to know the price of something before they even talk to you on the phone. But if you put your prices out there, you are losing out on valuable information that they might actually be willing to provide.

That’s the power of Compass Wave. Our software allows you to not only customize your pricing to be more accurate than ever before. But our maid service software also provides those potential customers the pricing they are looking for and provides your cleaning business details on that prospective customer you might have never previously received with a normal contact form.

Doing an in-home estimate takes time that most of us don’t have as we try to grow our business. Our software take the guess work out of your hands and provides you with valuable information than can help you close more sales for your cleaning business.

Don’t wait to hear “How fast can you create an estimate”, create fast estimates today with Compass Wave! The only residential cleaning software that works seamlessly with your existing website!

Check out our Sample Tool and see just how fast it is to create an estimate today!

Supporting your business one application at a time,

Mark Lane
President
Compass Wave

Cleaning business software

Cleaning Business Software

There are many reasons you should use cleaning business software for your maid service company.  How many hours would you estimate that you are spending on doing In-home estimates? Our guess is that you’re spending atleast 15-20 hours a week of your time doing these types of estimates.

Here are some reasons why you should use our cleaning business software:

  1. You can place our Estimating Software on your website which allows you to collect more detailed information such as square footage, and details about their home. It’s unlikely a potential customer will provide you this information in a traditional contact form.
  2. Customize the pricing of our software and place our tool on your website to capture leads for your cleaning business.
  3. With our cleaning business estimating software you are able place our estimate tool directly on your Facebook page to collect potential leads from Facebook!
  4. You don’t have a website or can’t afford one. With our software you don’t need one to have a web presence and be able to collect potential leads online!
  5. Organize prospective and current customers in an easy to manage online database.
  6. Customize what questions you would want to ask a prospective customer for your cleaning business.
  7. Call a prospective customer with detailed information on their estimate to offer any sales incentives, etc to close the deal more quickly.
  8. Vew the details of the calculation to see how the estimate was created. You can fine tune your pricing on the backend based on these calculations.
  9. By using cleaning business software you are leveraging technology to help your business grow.  Check out some of our Customer Success Stories on how it’s helped their cleaning businesses grow!
  10. Usability of your website will improve, because you can integrate our software on your website and replace those clunky forms no one fills out.

 So what are you waiting for, sign up for our 14 day Free Trial Today!

Supporting your business one application at a time,

Mark Lane
President
Compass Wave

Why should you be doing Online Estimates?

Maid Service Software - Cleaning Supplies ImageIf you own a cleaning business you likely do all of your estimates by visiting the home. This concept seems normal, and the standard for not only cleaning businesses but other types of businesses that perform home services as well. However the concept of homeowners waiting for someone to come to their home to receive an estimate is changing.

Think of Blockbuster Video. Years ago everyone who wanted to watch a movie would make a trip to the local movie box store to pick out a movie. With advancements in technology, and the need for wanting movies on demand this dynamic has drastically changed. Anyone who is interested in a movie would rather purchase or rent the  movie right from the comfort of their own home, instead of venturing out into a box store to pick one out.

This is also true with wanting quotes and prices for other items as well. Potential Customers want the instant satisfaction of know what something costs, and the ability to schedule that repair, service, or purchase that item right away. Think of any online shopping website, or stores that offer purchases online.

So you may ask, Why should you be doing Online Estimates? The answer is simple, a Potential Customer wants to know how much you would charge to clean their home before they even reach out to you in the first place. Potential Customers are going to shop around, and why shouldn’t they? This is a competitive period of time where businesses compete for potential customers. Potential Customers also want the instant satisfaction of know what different companies are going to charge for a home cleaning.

You might also say that you’d rather speak with the customer on the phone to close the sale. With an Online Estimate Tool anytime a Potential Customer goes through the tool you will receive an instant email notification with their contact information (Name, Address, and Phone Number). With this information you can reach out to the Potential Customer directly, and also have access to details of what you might not normally know with a cold call, or without first doing an in-home estimate (Square footage, Number of pets, Number of Bedrooms, Number of Bathrooms, How many times they entertain, and more!).

The Online Estimates might not be for every Potential Customer, but it does target a specific audience. That audience consists of the “Easy People”. This group of people are going to be the ones that utilize the tool and provide you with as many details to get the most accurate estimate possible. So even though not all of your Potential Customers are going to go online to get an estimate, why not atleast reach out to the Potential Customers who will? After all having a few extra homes to clean can only help increase your businesses bottom line, especially if those extra homes are the ones that are easy to schedule, and keep track of through an online estimate program that is always at your finger tips.

Check out our Compass Wave Sample Tool or visit our Online Video Tutorials today to find out more about how Compass Wave can help your Cleaning Company join the others that are on the “Cutting Edge” and don’t let those “Easy People” get away!

Supporting your business one application at a time,

Mark Lane
President
Compass Wave

Compass Wave Moves Forward

Maid Service Software - compass wave redesign 2013

Redesign and now an ARCSI Industry Partner

Compass Wave Moves Forward in 2013. In the past year Compass Wave has gone through a number of changes. As of April of 2012 Compass Wave is now owned by Eco York, LLC, a Web and Software Development Company located in Central Pennsylvania. Since the acquisition, Compass Wave has been revamped and recently went through a re-design. In the re-design we wanted to make it easier to find our Online Tutorials, as well as explain what our product was about right from the landing page. Our Color Scheme was also changed slightly to catch the readers eye and encourage users to dig deeper into what our tool is all about.

After our Redesign we also found it suitable to finally become an ARCSI Industry Partner. As an Industry Partner we wanted to give back to other ARCSI members, and that’s why we are offering 10% off for all ARCSI Members. All a member has to do is browse to our Industry Partners page from the ARCSI Website and obtain an ARCSI discount code. By using this code they’ll receive 10% off, whether that’s for a Monthly Subscription, or a Yearly Subscription. And don’t worry, you can still try our product for 14 days at no obligation. Cancel anytime during the 1st 14 days and you’ll have no charges applied to your account.

In 2013 Compass Wave is going to continue to grow and Move Forward. Stay tuned for further developments in our product, and how we continue to help the Cleaning Industry as well as other Service Based Industries.

Supporting your business one application at a time,

Mark Lane
President
Compass Wave

Uncomfortable with Estimating Online?

During a recent conversation with the owner of a household cleaning business, they revealed, “I am just uncomfortable with providing a customer with an estimate online.” I have to admit that this was not the first time I heard this concern when discussing Compass Wave’s Online Estimation Tool. Typically this apprehension stems from the fact that a service is best priced by speaking with the person that is requesting the service and/or seeing the place where the service will be performed. However, having the ability to provide prospective customers with an ESTIMATED RANGE for your services can open the door for you to move forward with a prospective customer in developing a more precise quote.

To further explain, we must consider the difference between an estimate and a quote. An estimate is an APPROXIMATE calculation of the price of a service to be provided while a quote, on the other hand, is a SPECIFIC calculation of the price of a service to be provided.

It is made clear on all Compass Wave estimates provided to prospective customers that the estimate is only an estimated range. All our estimates have a statement that says, “Note: The prices listed above are estimated based on assumptions about your residence and your service needs. We will be contacting you to make an appointment to walk through your home and provide you with a quote for your desired services.”

Also, we allow service companies to set a range for their estimates. This gives them a big target to hit when attempting to estimate the price of a service provided.

We feel that by clearly indicating to the consumer of services that they are only receiving an approximate range of the price of the service to be provided, business managers can feel comfortable utilizing the estimate tool.

Gives your consumers what they want – an instant estimate for the services they desire.

Death of a (traditional) Salesman

Maid Service Salesman

It has been a difficult year for many of us.  Sales revenue is down, margins are down and the companies that were once dumb, fat and happy are now cash-strapped, frustrated and, well….still dumb.  Yes it’s a crappy economy and unemployment is at an all-time high, I will give you that.  But so what? Yeah, I said it – so what?!  Your market has shrunk, but so have the number of competitors.  Many businesses folded because they did not or could not find ways to add value to their core products and services.  They did not accept the fact that change was necessary.  It is not too late for your company to evolve its identity in this industry.  Here are thoughts to consider as you re-identify your company in today’s sales atmosphere.

What worked for your sales team last year, won’t necessarily work this year

The landscape is always changing and you need to adjust accordingly.  Hitting your sales projections last year was a great accomplishment, Continue reading Death of a (traditional) Salesman