Getting Free Quote for Home Repairs
Have I ever mentioned that I just love the internet?
It’s the end of the summer and time to close the pool for the winter. But before I call the pool guys to winterize everything, we have a couple of “coping” bricks that are cracked around the edge of the pool that need to be replaced. Luckily I have new replacement bricks in storage, I just need someone to do the masonry work to replace them.
How would I ever find someone that has the right saw for masonry, tools and experience doing this kind of handywork locally — that’s willing to replace just a couple of bricks? And with powertools involved, I want someone that’s licensed and insured or course. Ah,the web to the rescue yet again!
I have successfully used ServiceMagic.com to find contractors for various home improvement jobs in the past, and it almost slipped my mind becuase this is “pool work” — not your normal home improvement.
But low and behold, I was able to put in an estimate request for this repair project and Service Magic came back with 2 recommended contractors immediately with over a dozen ratings each so that I can already get a sense of how these guys work.
It’s a great business model and perfect for when I need to find reputable contractors in my area. They pre-screen contractors for licensing, insurance, liability coverage, etc. They collect customer reviews on various factors and I can review them before making a call. They all provide free estimates.
That means there’s no charge to me to use the service (the contractors pay for each lead Service Magic sends them). That’s a Win-Win-Win situation!
Some jobs I’ve used ServiceMagic.com for:
- Carpet installation
- New window installations
- Painting of 3 rooms
- Roof shingle replacements
- Deck powerwashing and sealing
- Electrical work
QUESTION: What project have you THOUGHT about, but really need to do?