Clear Estimates

Cloud-based contracting estimation tool for builders

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Clear Estimates Overview

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.

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.

Clear Estimates Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$59,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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


Clear Estimates Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Clear Estimates login page
Access the solution across multiple device types
Template tool
Add parts to a project
Detail parts and labor-related costs within a project
Create proposals with Clear Estimates
Clear Estimates screenshot: Clear Estimates login page Clear Estimates screenshot: Access the solution across multiple device types Clear Estimates screenshot: Template tool Clear Estimates screenshot: Add parts to a project Clear Estimates screenshot: Detail parts and labor-related costs within a project Clear Estimates screenshot: Create proposals with Clear Estimates

Clear Estimates Reviews

Clear Estimates Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
69

Very good
23

Average
7

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,7
93% recommended this app
Lynette C.

Super time saver

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.


Joel M.

Best investment in construction

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.


John L.

Estimate review

Very easy and convient to use out in the field.


Marty H.

Review Clear Estimates

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.


David C.

Streamlining the biding process

I am very grateful for Clear Estimates. It has more than paid for itself in the past couple of months I have been using it. It has helped me realize how low my estimates have been. I am better able to test the market for the going rates on projects so that I can be more competitive with the current market without underselling myself.


Lynette C.
Industry: Construction
Company size: Self Employed

Super time saver

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/11/03
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Clear Estimates

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Joel M.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Best investment in construction

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/11/24
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Clear Estimates

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

John L.
Industry: Building Materials
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Estimate review

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2020/10/30
Review Source: Capterra

Very easy and convient to use out in the field.

Pros

It's really easy to use . I like how it helps with prices and any questions I have I get a same day response. Very happy with software.

Cons

I won't let me send as a text message only email.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Marty H.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Review Clear Estimates

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/07/25
Review Source: Capterra

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

Response from Clear Estimates

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

David C.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Streamlining the biding process

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/23
Review Source: Capterra

I am very grateful for Clear Estimates. It has more than paid for itself in the past couple of months I have been using it. It has helped me realize how low my estimates have been. I am better able to test the market for the going rates on projects so that I can be more competitive with the current market without underselling myself.

Pros

Clear Estimates has made the estimation process of my business so much easier. I save a lot of time, now that I have learned how to navigate the software. I do so many different types of projects, it is hard to keep up with the changes in pricing of supplies as well as labor rates. Before using Clear Estimates, I would routinely underestimate the cost of materials and time necessary to complete a project. Clear Estimates has helped put me in a much better place financially.

Cons

The downside to Clear Estimates is that it takes a while to really understand what it is capable of doing, as well as how to adjust it to fit my needs when a project requires estimating something that the software doesn't contain. I have only been using it for a few months, so I am sure there are lots of things I have yet to understand, but being a small company, I don't really have the necessary time it would take to figure it all out.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 99 user ratings
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Clear Estimates Pricing

Clear Estimates Pricing

Starting from
US$59,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 99 user ratings
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Clear Estimates Features

Clear Estimates Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for Clear Estimates

Additional information for Clear Estimates

Key features of Clear Estimates

  • Building product database
  • Calculators
  • Change order management
  • Contract drafting
  • Contract management
  • Contractor management
  • Cost database
  • Cost estimating
  • Customer database
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable fields
  • Customizable templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design input
  • Estimating
  • Import / Export data
  • Interface to accounting
  • Labor cost reporting
  • Mobile integration
  • Price data / price books
  • Project estimating
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Proposal generation
  • Search functionality
  • Template management
  • Text editing
  • Third party integration

Benefits

● 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.

Clear Estimates FAQs

Clear Estimates FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Clear Estimates.

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

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.

Q. What are the main features of Clear Estimates?

Clear Estimates offers the following features:

  • Building product database
  • Calculators
  • Change order management
  • Contract drafting
  • Contract management
  • Contractor management
  • Cost database
  • Cost estimating
  • Customer database
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable fields
  • Customizable templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design input
  • Estimating
  • Import / Export data
  • Interface to accounting
  • Labor cost reporting
  • Mobile integration
  • Price data / price books
  • Project estimating
  • Project management
  • Project templates
  • Proposal generation
  • Search functionality
  • Template management
  • Text editing
  • Third party integration

Q. Who are the typical users of Clear Estimates?

Clear Estimates has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Clear Estimates support?

Clear Estimates supports the following languages:

English

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

Clear Estimates has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Clear Estimates support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Clear Estimates supports

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:

FAQs, Video Tutorials, Phone Support, Online Support, Forum, Knowledge Base