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How do you price a service agreement?
One way to calculate the cost of each visit is to base it on your hourly rate and the amount of time it typically takes to perform a complete maintenance check. If it takes three hours to service a printer, for instance, multiply the number of hours by your rate. Repairs and parts would be billed separately.
What should be included in a service agreement?
The following list includes the key provisions to look for when entering into a service agreement, including: payment, scope of services, amendment, termination, liability insurance, confidentiality, IP ownership, and choice of law/dispute resolution.
Do contracts for services have to be in writing?
Most contracts can be either written or oral and still be legally enforceable, but some agreements must be in writing in order to be binding. However, oral contracts are very difficult to enforce because there's no clear record of the offer, consideration, and acceptance.
Can you sell a used HVAC unit?
Well, you have a few different options: Sell it If your HVAC equipment is still in good working condition, then your best bet is to sell it for cash. As you'll see, opting to sell used HVAC equipment that still works can result in a big payoff for you.
How much can I get for an old AC unit?
On average if you are scrapping a whole window air conditioning unit with you scrap yard, you may get paid between $4-6 for it. However, if you take apart that same window unit, you may be tripling your earnings by getting anywhere from $12-18 for the various materials and metals inside, especially the copper tubing.
Should I get an HVAC service contract?
The main reason homeowners do not purchase an HVAC service contract is the cost. They can cost between $150 and $500 per year, depending on the amount of services offered. If the system is new and still under a manufacturer's warranty, the cost may not be worthwhile.
How often should I have my HVAC system serviced?
Heating and Air Conditioning equipment, no matter what kind you have, should be inspected, cleaned, and serviced at least once a year. The best scenario is to have the heating system checked in the Fall and the air conditioning checked in the Spring.
Are HVAC extended warranties worth it?
According to some experts, however, some HVAC extended warranties may not be worth the cost. This is because the original manufacturer's warranty usually provides excellent parts coverage, and any labor cost is likely to be less than the extended warranty cost.
How much should I markup my materials?
A standard markup in a non-retail business is 100 percent, meaning you charge the customer twice what you spent on the part or material. This requires accurate bookkeeping and estimating skills because prices change constantly. Know what you spent on each part before you can mark it up correctly.
What is the average markup on construction materials?
The markup (like has been said) between 10% and 35%. 35% is on the very high side of material though. Ones that charge this are not savvy on their business. Usually the job cost 66% materials/labor and 33% markup AND profit.
How much should I mark up labor?
To calculate the selling cost of a job from your labor cost markup rate, add 1, or 100 percent, to your markup rate, and multiply by your labor cost. For example, if your labor cost is $800, and you are applying a 0.5 markup rate, multiply $800 by 1.5, which is $1,200.
What is a typical general contractor markup?
Standard General Contractor Fee Percentage. General contractor management fees generally total 10 to 20% of the project cost. The rate can get as high as 25% depending on the size of the project. The fees are calculated from a markup on materials, subcontractor labor and the total price of the job.
Do contractors mark up labor?
Markup is the sum contractors must add to the hard cost of a job to cover both overhead and profit. Most contractors merely guess the time and cost of labor when pricing a job and, as a result, must also estimate the markup necessary to turn a sufficient profit and stay in business.
What is the average profit margin for a general contractor?
According to the Construction Financial Management Association (www.cfma.org), the average pre-tax net profit for general contractors is between 1.4 and 2.4 percent and for subcontractors between 2.2 to 3.5 percent. This is not enough profit to compensate the risk contractors take.
How much profit does a contractor make on a house?
According to the survey, speculative builders' net profit averaged 5.9 percent. So if you paid $356,200 for your new house -- the average price for new homes in March, according to the latest figures from the Census Bureau -- figure that your builder pocketed $21,016 on your deal, give or take.