F.A.Q.

Billing & Account Management

How much does Clear Estimates cost? Can I get a free trial?

A subscription to Clear Estimates costs $59 per month. The first payment does not come out until the end of your first month, and if you cancel your subscription prior to that you will not be charged!

Do I have to sign a contract, or can I cancel at any time?

There is NO CONTRACT! You can cancel whenever you like.

Sounds simple enough, but how hard is it to cancel? How long does it take?

You can simply inform us that you’d like to cancel by emailing support@clearestimates.com or calling (800) 540-3935. We will cancel your subscription as soon as we receive your request, generally the same day, or the following business day at the latest. We will send you an email as soon as we cancel to let you know we’ve cancelled your subscription.

I’m ready to subscribe. Where can I sign up?

Great! You can subscribe here. Click the “Subscribe Now” button and follow the instructions to subscribe through your Paypal account, or create a Paypal account if you don’t already have one.

System Compatibility & Integration

On which Operating Systems can I use Clear Estimates? Is it compatible with Mac computers or iPads?

Clear Estimates Online is a web-based program and it can be used on Mac computers and iPads as well as Windows machines!

Can Clear Estimates be used for (X)? (E.g., Water damages, Cleaning, Commercial Remodeling, etc.)

The parts and templates in the database that comes with Clear Estimates are provided by RemodelMAX, and are geared towards residential remodelers. The database is easy to customize with Clear Estimates, however, allowing users to create new parts and templates for their own use as necessary. This generally means that for non-remodelers, it will be more work up front. Once it is set up for your needs, however, Clear Estimates can make any kind of estimating much simpler!

We use Quickbooks for accounting. Does Clear Estimates integrate with Quickbooks?

Yes! Clear Estimates allows you to export customer and project information into a file in *.IIF format, which can be imported into Quickbooks.

Ease of Use

I’m not a computer guy, is this easy to learn?

We’ve designed Clear Estimates to be very easy to use, even if you don’t know much about computers. Remember, we’re built for contractors and by contractors so we know you’d rather be out in the field than behind the keyboard.

Can I get help getting started?

Yes! You can set up a free walkthrough with one of our customer success experts to get you set up and get started. Not a tutorial video or webinar, this is a one-on-one walkthrough to answer your specific questions and get set up for your business.

What support is available?

In addition to the walkthroughs, you can also call or email us and we’ll help answer your question. Plus, we have dozens of tutorial walk videos to help you learn the steps to using the software. We also have weekly webinars that go through, in detail, how to get the most out of Clear Estimates.

Is this easier to use than Excel?

We think Clear Estimates is more accurate, easier to use, and overall a better program than Excel. Check out the top 4 reasons you should stop using Excel below.

Top 4 reasons to use Clear Estimates instead of Excel

Will this work for me?

What trades does this cover?

The parts and templates in the database that comes with Clear Estimates are provided by RemodelMAX, and are geared towards residential remodelers. The database is easy to customize with Clear Estimates, however, allowing users to create new parts and templates for their own use as necessary. This generally means that for non-remodelers, it will be more work up front. Once it is set up for your needs, however, Clear Estimates can make any kind of estimating much simpler! Plus, we can help you get it set up for you!

Can I customize this?

You can customize just about every aspect of Clear Estimates. You can add your own parts to the database, change the ones we have, create custom templates, and much more. Meaning no matter what you’re estimating, Clear Estimates can help you get your estimates out quickly and accurately.

Does this work for commercial jobs?

Most of our parts are specific to residential jobs, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work for commercial. It just means you’ll have to do a little customizing (adding parts to the database) to set it up for commercial jobs.

I'm a handyman. I'm worried this program might be too much?

Clear Estimates is a great tool for handymen. You’ll find that we have around 4,000 parts dedicated to handymen. These parts take into account pricing that is specific to the trade. You can then turn estimates into professional looking proposals for your clients!

Does this work for new home construction?

Our database is geared more toward residential remodeling, restoration, and handyman work. When used for new home construction, you’ll find that we have many of the line items you need, but you might have to create a few for the ones we do not offer. This is easy to do using our Create Custom Part feature.

Can I invoice my clients using Clear Estimates?

With a Clear Estimates Pro account, you can create and send invoices for your jobs. You can also manage a “Cost Status” of the job, outlining how much has been paid and how much is due. Ask a member of our team about trying Clear Estimates Pro!

Technology

What devices can I use this on? (Mac, PC, iPhone, Android)

All of the above! As long as you have an internet connection, you’ll be able to go to our website and work on your estimates. You can also use it on as many devices as you want!

How many users can I have?

When you sign up for Clear Estimates Standard you’ll get one login for accessing your estimates.

Using Clear Estimates Pro, you’ll be able to invite other users via email. This will give them their own login. This is a great option for companies with multiple estimators. You can learn more about Clear Estimates Pro and its additional features here.

Costs

Is there a free trial?

Yes, when you sign up for Clear Estimates you’re automatically given a 30-day free trial so you can see if it works for you. If not, just cancel and there won’t be any charges.

Do I have to sign a contract?

No, there is no contract! Just $59/mo. with no contract at all. There is also no setup fee so you can get started for free and cancel at any time.

How can I cancel?

You can cancel yourself by accessing your account online. You can also call or email us and we’ll be glad to take care of the cancellation for you.

Where can I get started?

Ready to go? You can get started with the free trial here – http://www.clearestimates.com/free-trial/

Integration

Does it work with Quickbooks?

Yes! Once you’ve completed the estimate you can export the estimate to Quickbooks as an estimate. From there, you can use it as an invoice or for job costing. Note: it will not export to Quickbooks Online, which is a different software that does not have the same import capabilities as the Quickbooks desktop versions.

Can I save estimates to my computer?

Absolutely! We have multiple formats for proposals that you can save to your computer in PDF, MS Word, or MS Excel. Once you have them exported to Excel or Word, you can edit them as much as you like. You can also save the files for your archives.

Can I export to Buildertrend?

Yes! With a Clear Estimates Pro account, you can export your estimates to Buildertrend. Ask one of our team members about the additional perks of Clear Estimates Pro!

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