What is it?
Home Advisor is a website based company out of Golden, Colorado. The company helps match professional contractors to homeowners looking for help with their home from exterior remodeling, electrical, carpentry and so much more.
How does it work?
If you have ever searched the internet for a contractor to replace your siding or a reputable company to replace your roof pages worth of results will pop up.Instead of being overwhelmed and reading through reviews to find the correct one, this is where Home Advisor comes into play and eliminates these stresses. You can go to their website, type what you are looking for in the search bar, answer a handful of questions and immediately you are matched with a few professionals in your local area. After you fill out the information, Home advisor then alerts these professionals, who will then reach out to you with the information you have provided to set up a free estimate for the project you are looking to have done. It is as easy as that! Another great perk of Home Advisor is the true cost guide, which helps homeowners understand the starting price for a specific project. The way that the true cost guide is created and ensures accuracy is through surveys from actual homeowners personal experiences with using contractors from the website. While all projects do not cost the same, it helps when researching the minimum amount of money a person should be expecting to save.
How does it work for the professional?
While Home Advisor is free for homeowners to use, they charge the professionals a certain amount of money for each lead they receive. Lead generation is the start of interest or inquiry from the consumer for a product or service that a business has to offer. Lead generation is common when it comes to the construction industry. While there are many websites designed to help companies to generate leads, Home advisor is here to stay. The company in itself has been around since 1999 to be exact.
A few pros to using Home Advisor:
1. One of the oldest contractor matching websites
2. Easier to use and more time efficient when gathering bids
3. The number of companies who do business with Home Advisor.
We can not talk about the pros without addressing a few cons too:
1. A lag time from companies to call interested homeowners.
2. Not all services a homeowner may be looking for is available
3. Receiving multiple call or emails from companies, even after you have selected a contractor and signed the contract for work to begin.
If you are looking for a professional for your next project check out Home Advisor today or call your local professional at Hatch Homes to receive your first estimate from the comfort of your house. Hatch Homes proudly offers both in-home consultations or online to fit your busy lifestyle!