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Home advisor....worth it?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by beanz27, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    They keep calling me, is it worth $287 for the year or not?
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    you a lowballer?
  3. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction Senior Member
    Messages: 770

  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    For plowing no, for tree work or any other larger job...maybe
  5. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Far from it, I'm on the high side.
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    People on there look for the lowest price.
  7. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    Called for a bid today, not sure if I can handle it......

  8. Meezer

    Meezer Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 291

    No, it's not:nono:
  9. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 438

    I was on it for a year or so back when it was Service magic. All I got was people looking to get 5 bids and go with the cheapest one. That and a lot of requests for semi weekly lawn maintenance. What a waist!
  10. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,524

    You would get better results talking to your existing customers, getting referrals from them, and once you land those referrals, sending the customer who referred you a nice gift card, certificate for free plowing, or whatever you like which shows your appreciation.

    This way, you get solid leads, vs a bunch of jerked chained tire kicking pains in the asses.
  11. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Well I'm definitely not going to do this, I'm not interested in cheap customers, especially residential. Thanks guys.
  12. FredG

    FredG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,656

    I been a member of homeadvisorpro for 1yr. It depends what type of work your looking for. If your looking for snow services you can get some resi. for about 9to10 dollars a lead I got one for $40.00 small and turned leads off for snow.

    For the concrete, Paving, excavating, pipe work etc. it is ok. I no a guy that does real good with tree service. I got a good amount of commercial and a lot of residential.
    I'm not a lowballer and I'm not the highest.

    You will get a lot of blowhards that won't call you back and are just looking for cheapest or needs to be done but don't have the money. I absorb a few and I usually get a credit on the bad ones.

    It all depends on your advertising budget. To me the $225.00 I paid for the membership and the $10.00 to $30.00 per lead is alright. As long as Homeadvisor is reasonable and you don't have to pay for all the blowhards it works for me. Stay in a small radius where your leads come from.
  13. FredG

    FredG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,656

    You can also put dollar amounts on your leads. If you don't want to spend no more than $ 100.00 per month this is all you will pay. You also get rated by your jobs performed and is publicly seen on homeadvisor.

    Some are top performers with 5 stars some are 3.5 stars. The key is to stay in a small radius.