Professional TakeOff Services

What is a takeoff in estimating?

A construction takeoff by definition is the process of quantifying the material quantity required for a construction project by counting and measuring items from a set of drawings that construction businesses receive from general contractors and owners.

For the past 10 years, we (“REAL ESTIMATE SERVICE”)have successfully estimated thousands of construction projects. We typically estimate a hundred in a month. We provide unsurpassed professional estimating and takeoff services as well as cost validation, expert witness services, and more.


What Estimating Software Do You Use? Real Estimate Service

We use Planswift and Bluebeam for estimation. However, PlanSwift and Bluebeam Revu are both software programs that can be used for construction estimation. While PlanSwift is primarily an estimation software designed for general and specialty contractors, Bluebeam Revu is a cloud-based collaboration and markup tool that helps users from design to construction to completion and beyond.

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We are extremely accurate and efficient in helping building professionals determine the cost of any size building. Our clients are building owners, architects, developers, engineers, and suppliers of all sizes.

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We provide building cost estimates such as conceptual cost estimates, bid estimates, project cost management, material takeoffs, material field audits, software consulting, and expert witness representation.

Why outsource your estimation needs?

There are practical considerations to be made when choosing to outsource takeoff estimations. When business is good, you may be able to have an in-house estimator. Other times it is wise to not take on another employee. Alternately, it is often very wise to acquire a second estimate for comparison.

Other reasons include:

  1. Contractors with overloaded estimating departments.
  2. Contractors without on-staff estimators.
  3. Architects / Designers can use our service to come up with budgets for their clients.
  4. Contractors can use our service to double-check current estimates.
  5. General Contractors can use our service to double-check the estimates/change orders of their subcontractors.
  6. Contractors who receive addenda plans on current projects can use our service to compare and quantify what has changed, been deleted, or been added.

What is a job take-off?

A construction takeoff is also commonly referred to as a material takeoff (MTO), or construction material takeoff. The phrase “takeoff” refers to the estimator taking each of the required materials off a project’s blueprint.

How do you do an estimate?

  1. Review the Project Scope. Don’t start writing your estimate until you understand what your client wants. …
  2. Estimate a Timeline. An estimate only needs an approximate timeline. …
  3. Price Out Subcontractors. …
  4. Estimate Material Costs. …
  5. Check out the Competition.

What is the difference between a quote and an estimate?

When it’s not possible to work from a standard price list, you have to give a quotation or an estimate instead. The main difference between a quotation and an estimate is that: a quotation is an agreed fixed price. an estimate is an approximate price that may change.

We Provide Our Clients With Construction Cost Estimates For The Following:

  • Roofing takeoff
  • Millwork takeoff
  • Doors & windows takeoff
  • Cabinet takeoff
  • Flooring takeoff
  • Insulation takeoff
  • Site work takeoffs
  • Stucco takeoff
  • Precast takeoff
  • Reinforcing steel takeoff
  • Metal framing takeoff
  • Concrete takeoff
  • Masonry takeoff
  • HVAC Takeoff
  • Electric fixtures
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Lumber takeoff
  • Drywall takeoff
  • Painting takeoff
  • Wall covering takeoff
  • Structural Steel Takeoff

What is QTO? 

“QTO” stands for quantity takeoff and it is basically a list of material quantities required to complete a construction project. The construction takeoff services are usually offered by professional estimators and can be outsourced from companies like Real Estimating Services. Most companies hire full-time staff to do the task of measuring quantities and for the preparation of BOQs. But there are still many contractors and housebuilders who outsource material estimating services in order to reduce the load on in-house estimators.

What is the difference between a quantity takeoff and a full detailed estimate?

quantity takeoff (QTO) is an estimate of the amount of in-place materials required for the construction of a project. … What is the difference between a detailed estimate and a square-foot estimate? The detailed estimate includes the determination of the quantities and costs of everything required to complete the project.
Our estimators have a broad range of experience estimating in the multiple construction activities for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for sub-contractors, general contractors estate owners, developers, and financiers and they pride themselves on providing quality services.

24/7 Customer Support For All Your Estimation Needs

Our 24/7 customer support team is available to answer queries by phone and assist with post-delivery revisions.

Get Your Construction Project Estimate 

Our team provides accurate construction project estimates, including material, labor quantities, and pricing. We deliver the estimate and takeoff sheet in an Excel format with our templates.