It can be very heard to find quality trustworthy contractors for your Sunnyvale bathroom remodel so I’m always interested in things that make this process both easier and better.
I stumbled across an article on a website titled Digital Journal about a website whose intention is to connect homeowners who need contractors with quality contractors who provide services.
Imagine my surprise when it read like a paid insert. It is labeled Press Release, so I hope it’s not a paid insert, but judge for yourself….
What is it I find so deceptive about this press release?
Let me first state that this website is “Powered by HomeAdvisor” and HomeAdvisor was once called Service Magic.
Under two different company names I previously was a customer of ServiceMagic (before the name change). ServiceMagic makes their money by charging contractors for leads, and there is nothing wrong with this business model. In my day a bathroom remodeling lead cost $65. I don’t know what it is today.
They refer to their contractors as being “pre-screened”.
Let me tell you my experience of that.
- They verified that my contractor license was valid.
- They verified that my insurance was current.
- They verified that my credit card payment cleared.
I’m not saying the contractors who join this service are good, bad, or other, after all I’m a good guy and I am a contractor who once joined their network. What I am saying is based on that screening criteria, there is no way to know.
You really want to find a quality contractor, talk to people you know who’ve had great experiences.
Short of that, contact us.
We are a very small network of high quality contractors who selection criteria goes beyond what is listed above.
When you need a quality contractor for your Sunnyvale bathroom remodel and we can’t do it ourselves, we’ll introduce you to someone who can.