Home Improvement: Online Contractor Referrals: The Hidden Truth – Part 3

Online Contractor Referrals: The Hidden Truth – Part 3

Another player thinks they know something about home remodeling. Facebook is joining the home remodeling match making service.

Another player thinks they know something about home remodeling. Facebook is joining the home remodeling match making service.

Online Contractor Referral Sites Are A Big Business

Several days ago I wrote an article about how online contractor referral services have hidden costs for you, and in many cases do not vet contractors.  Contractors pay a fee for every lead that they receive, and these costs are hidden costs of your remodeling project.

Social Media Giant, Facebook, Enters the Business

An article on BloombergBusiness states:

“Facebook Inc. is the latest technology company that wants to connect you with a handyman who can install a ceiling fan or fix a leaky toilet, following Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and a slew of startups seeking ways to make money from the $300 billion home-improvement market.

The social networking site is joining with Seattle startup Pro.com, which will help a Facebook Messenger user find a qualified contractor, get an instant quote and schedule an appointment within minutes on home projects from mounting a big-screen television to painting a room.”


When someone calls Leading Edge Homes, Inc. we schedule an appointment to meet with the client and SEE what the home improvement project entails. Even painting a room is not just a simple quote. What are the condition of the walls?  Are the walls going to be the same color?  What about the conditions/colors of the baseboards and doors?  Were the walls painted properly before?  


Perhaps we are still a dinosaur in a modern world and are not interested in the pay-to play world. As the article said:
More than one-third of contractors subscribe to technology-based lead generation services … [and sites like] Amazon takes a 10 percent to 20 percent commission for each job booked through the site.
These lead generation companies don’t understand how the industry works; they just want to make money off of it.  They don’t realize that remodeling and specialty contractors don’t provide a commodity, they provide a service.  Having repairs done, or a bookcase built, isn’t like buying a book or a dress or a pair of shoes that can be returned.

Home Remodeling Done One House At A Time

The home remodeling industry hasn’t moved online and you shouldn’t choose a contractor without first interviewing him.  Home improvement projects should still be done one home at a time, one project at a time, using the hands of craftsmen who know their trade and do it well.
You already know a trustworthy contractor – Leading Edge Homes.  Whenever a project comes up, please call us at 561-795-2551 and we will be happy to complete it for you.

Todd Perry, a State of Florida Certified Building Contractor and president of Leading Edge Homes, Inc., provided this information.

If you have questions about a home improvement project, call Leading Edge Homes at 561-795-2551 or email Todd at: todd@leadingedgehomes.com and he’ll be happy to share his knowledge with you.

Leading Edge Homes, Inc. specializes in improving your lifestyle through room additions, bathroom renovations, kitchen updates, hurricane-resistant screen enclosures, and more!  In business since 1991, they demolish your stress by building your trust.
Visit the Leading Edge Home’s website or call 561-795-2551 to discover how they can help you with your next home remodeling project in Palm Beach County.