Home repairs can be difficult and expensive. Have you ever changed your water heater? Or worse, your roof? It could cost you thousands of dollars. It doesn’t look great on your wallet.
To make the whole ordeal even more stressful, you are tasked with finding an experienced professional to handle a very expensive repair on your home. These people are usually strangers. How do you know you are choosing the right one?
Well, enter Angie. solution to your problems. Read on to see how the biggest mistakes people make when looking for a contractor online and how Angie can solve those common issues for you.
But first, what is Angie?
Angie’s is the place to find everything for your home. It’s like your personal home expert. Angie is a service that helps match homeowners with contractors and repair professionals to take the stress of finding the right fit for those services.
Angie’s network has over 230,000 professionals, and that number is growing every day. Finding the right person for the job is easy with the Angie App.
Now, to avoid mistakes.
Mistake #1: Trusting Yelp Reviews
When we need to find a restaurant or hair salon, we look to Yelp to see what other people say. The problem with this is that Yelp reviews can be faked. In fact, they often are. So looking for contractors on Yelp can result in hiring someone who isn’t badly prepared, and you may not end up with the best results.
As with Angie, only real customers who have interacted with the pros you’re considering are eligible to leave a review. You’ll find real reviews from professionals just like you – not bots or fakes. This means that you can trust your choice.
Mistake #2: Googling for a Merchant
You can google anything, right? Scammers know this and they take advantage of it. One tactic really works to fool you if you’re looking for someone to, say, fix your plumbing or give you a quote for landscaping. The scammer being a professional creates an advertisement. He patiently gains your trust before they steal your money.
Angie eliminates the need to find random repair people on Google. It’s easy to search, find and hire professionals directly through the Angie App. There are hundreds of thousands of professionals available for you to research. With just a few taps in the Angie app, you can connect with local professionals for your specific project. When you find the right person, you can schedule your service.
Mistake #3: Hiring the first pro you meet
We all have moments where we lack patience. If you need to complete a project faster, you may be tempted to hire a contractor first. This can lead to a great regret. You should always take the time to thoroughly examine the pro you want to hire, no matter where you’re looking for options.
Contact several and request quotes so you can compare prices. Take the time to look at reviews and photos of final projects to make sure you get the best results.
Angie saves you time by putting the information of thousands of genuine professionals at your fingertips. Find reviews, request quotes and book your home improvement project all in one place.
The easiest way to find the right contractors through Angie is with its free app. It is available for both iOS and Android.