HomeAdvisor - website service that people list RFP's on

FTM-PTB

New member
has anyone ever heard of this site?

has anyone used it, or anything similar?..

supposedly this site offers RFP's from both commercial and residential.. lady called today and said she did a search within 15 miles and found 20 requests for proposals in my area as of right now. also said a trail of 3 months is $80.

is this legit?

heres the site...

www.homeadvisor.com
 

mistersqueegee

New member
It's a pay for leads program. I've been quoted anywhere from $6-$12 per lead and they usually have 3 or more contractors in each area that they send them to.

Tony Evans
tony@anewviewia.com
319-325-9475
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Chris Dubbs

Member
Used it for a year with bad results. They charge the $12 if you want the lead or not. Send it to everyone in your area on home advisor and it sucks!

We are having way better luck with thumbtack. $3.33 per lead, you decide if you want to bid on it, and if they don't open the email, maybe it went to spam, you get your money back in 48 hours.


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DunRite

New member
My area is fiercely competitive

There have been some BS leads but for the most part they've been quality

I make it a point to get in front of them

Sometimes im a little ballzy and will just knock on their door if im not getting a response via phone/email

I only do it for PW stuff in a very small area
 

Christopher

Moderator
I think that used to be called Service Magic, scam, scam and more scam.

Different name to get rid of the bad publicity, pissed off customers and contractors and to get rid of the bad info on the internet.

Scam, scam and more scam. If you value your money, stay away from them.
 

FTM-PTB

New member
thank you all.. setting up a thumbtack as we speak.

looks like a better route for sure. thank you again
 

DunRite

New member
thank you all.. setting up a thumbtack as we speak.

looks like a better route for sure. thank you again

I think all lead generation stuff is hit or miss depending on area, etc

I know guys on this board who use Craigslist with success. Other guys trashed it.For me in my area its Garbage

Whatever it is you use weather its Thumbtack, Home Advisor etc do it in a small sampling
 

sweetwater

New member
Thumbtack is a huge joke IMHO. Customers are not able to give you enough information to formulate an intelligent bid, and you are not able to contact customers to find out more info.
 

DunRite

New member
Thumbtack is a huge joke IMHO. Customers are not able to give you enough information to formulate an intelligent bid, and you are not able to contact customers to find out more info.

WOW- that is a game changer.

I had heard that the homeowner can pick between a texted bid or an email bid..That alone would keep me away
 

Ralph Q

New member
I got a job off of thumbtack three weeks ago, because I was the only one out of 4 bidders that has proof of insurance.
 

JBurd

New member
Home Advisor can be decent if you respond to leads immediately. And always offer to get them on the schedule while on the phone knowing they are going to receive a couple more calls from contractors. I found that in my market I couldn't compete on Home Advisor for gutter cleaning but I do okay on house washing.
 

Chris Dubbs

Member
It will come down to try it in your area. I have done both, with thumbtack being the best for us. I have called a lead from both companies emediatly and had the customer say they went with someone else! WTF! Lol, good luck!


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Kleankings

New member
Thumbtack has been hit or miss for us as well. Deck work/restores have been off the chart. House washing and others things, not soo much. I agree with the masses, your area and comp is the deciding factor.
 

innovativewash

New member
This company used to be Service Magic. The leads you get are all from bottom feeders looking for the lowest price. We used it but ran ourselves raged doing estimates behind low ballers. Not worth the money in my research.
 

Ed Thompson

New member
Of all the advertising I've done HA is the worst. Like Jim said, bottom feeders. It doesnt matter if you call first. You're probably better off being the last. Too many ethnically challenged prospects.
 
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