HomeAdvisor is a contractor-matching service established in 1999 and was once known as ServiceMagic. It’s supposed to connect homeowners with professionals who can help them with their home improvement needs such as carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work. However, despite their 20-year history, HomeAdvisor’s reputation has been marred by mistakes from its ServiceMagic days. Mistakes that may continue to follow them today.
In this post, home renovators at Trust Company discuss the disadvantages of using HomeAdvisor when it comes to hiring contractors.
HomeAdvisor has a thing called pre-screens, which searches for a state-level trade license, liens, bankruptcy, and other criteria to filter out the worst of the worst. This might allow them to paint a subpar contractor in a positive light since homeowners tend to mistake these pre-screens as a stamp of approval. When it comes to hiring contractors, it’s best you conduct your own independent research without the help of HomeAdvisor.
Some homeowners have reported missing sub-categories when using HomeAdvisor, making it difficult to specify a certain job they want to be done in their homes. If you’re looking to hire a contractor, you can always trust home addition and bathroom renovation services Trust Company to finish the job.
Some homeowners have also reported “spotty” call-backs from contractors recommended by HomeAdvisor. This not only wastes your energy but your time as well since it makes communication almost impossible. Both your time and energy can be used in discussing the plans for your home if you skip using HomeAdvisor and do your own research instead.
May Recommend Inept Contractors
This has been a problem that’s been plaguing HomeAdvisor since it’s ServiceMagic days. Due to the state of the work done in their homes, some homeowners feel that HomeAdvisor has a bad habit of handing them incapable professionals, wasting both their time and money. If you do happen to decide to use HomeAdvisor in your contractor search, make sure to check their reviews to see if they know what they’re doing.
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