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Old 4/7/17, 10:51 PM
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I'm a big fan of Dr. Kevorkian. He helped on of my friends die many years ago. She had cancer.
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Old 4/7/17, 10:54 PM
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If Dr Kevorkian was still around can you imagine the Deal Nick would get us??
Tha deal of a lifetime.
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Old 4/8/17, 8:30 AM
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I am no fan of Home Advisor and if a friend asked I would suggest they would stay away.
Yes you will get some leads but you will get even more garbage.
On the other hand it works for some people.

If you do try them get a throw away credit card so you can turn off the leads but expect dunning letters and calls for quitting.

When you go into business you learn to read a good offer or not, although it would be nice for Internachi to refuse some dubious vendors it doesn't and maybe for legal reasons should not.

Buyer beware is one of the laws of business.
Personally I would spent my marketing dollars elsewhere.
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Old 4/8/17, 11:16 AM
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When you go into business you learn to read a good offer or not, although it would be nice for Internachi to refuse some dubious vendors it doesn't and maybe for legal reasons should not.
Not for legal reasons. You're close though. Actually, you're so close you're sitting on top of it.
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Old 4/8/17, 4:09 PM
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Very Dissatisfied With This Service.

1. Several Leads "Bogus". I actually called a police department! Embarrassing.
2. They lack of integrity and professionalism. No response on credit for bogus calls, they automatically deduct from your account. "Basically stealing your money".
3. I would never recommend this company to anyone.




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Old 4/8/17, 10:57 PM
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Why is there no class action lawsuit against them as of yet ?.....Nick ?
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Old 4/9/17, 8:58 AM
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Nick,
Buy them.



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Old 4/11/17, 12:27 AM
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I don't get why everybody thinks its a sham. I guess its good for me that you guys do.

Just to put it in prospective. I received 6 leads from home advisor in the last 7 days. The leads cost me like $20.00 each so a total of about $120.00. Out of those leads I closed 2 new clients. That's $600 in revenue. So I made $480.00 from clients I probably would not have had in the first place, and I got in front of two new realtors I wouldn't have worked with also.

Now there is some things that should also be said. I do get a lot of tire kickers just trying to price things out (don't expect a refund), people just asking a question (No refund), I get leads that have fake info (sometimes I get a refund but not always), and lots from people who don't even have an offer on a piece of property (no refund). They also send the same lead to 3 other inspectors.

Lastly, if your not a true salesman then Home Advisor is not for you. I consider myself to be a very good one and last year I closed 15% of my total leads, but that's not counting the repeat clients, and agent referrals I have gained as well.

Id love to hear what other service you guys think would be better.



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Old 4/11/17, 1:34 AM
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Not everybody thinks Home Advisor is a scam, but those of us that know what a scam is do.
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Old 4/11/17, 10:22 AM
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I don't get why everybody thinks its a sham. I guess its good for me that you guys do.

Just to put it in prospective. I received 6 leads from home advisor in the last 7 days. The leads cost me like $20.00 each so a total of about $120.00. Out of those leads I closed 2 new clients. That's $600 in revenue. So I made $480.00 from clients I probably would not have had in the first place, and I got in front of two new realtors I wouldn't have worked with also.

Now there is some things that should also be said. I do get a lot of tire kickers just trying to price things out (don't expect a refund), people just asking a question (No refund), I get leads that have fake info (sometimes I get a refund but not always), and lots from people who don't even have an offer on a piece of property (no refund). They also send the same lead to 3 other inspectors.

Lastly, if your not a true salesman then Home Advisor is not for you. I consider myself to be a very good one and last year I closed 15% of my total leads, but that's not counting the repeat clients, and agent referrals I have gained as well.

Id love to hear what other service you guys think would be better.
Three hundred bucks ea for 2 new clients & more than six out of ten get away?
At those cheeeeep prices it looks like you're not a good salesman.
huh? wha?



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Old 4/12/17, 2:37 AM
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Three hundred bucks ea for 2 new clients & more than six out of ten get away?
At those cheeeeep prices it looks like you're not a good salesman.
huh? wha?
Well Marc, my point was that if your not a good salesmen then you will close an even lower percentage then I do. Home advisor is a means to an end. I have gained 4 good young realtors that recommend me all the time. All I need is 20 more then I'm set. Since I wrote this I closed two more leads from them. I could quite possibly be trying to rationalize with a troll here though.

Here's the bottom line. It works for me. Id rather be rocking 10 inspections a week over six all day long as a one man shop.



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Old 4/12/17, 9:40 AM
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Good luck to you & hope to see you increase your fees & make some money,
unless that's all you are worth.



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Old 4/13/17, 7:29 AM
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Very Dissatisfied With This Service.

1. Several Leads "Bogus". I actually called a police department! Embarrassing.
2. They lack of integrity and professionalism. No response on credit for bogus calls, they automatically deduct from your account. "Basically stealing your money".
3. I would never recommend this company to anyone.
I learned the hard way too. It didn't take long though.




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Old 3/2/18, 1:23 PM
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Hi Nick. I am very concerned about this "Home Advisor" issue. There is a pending class action lawsuit against them and I have been contacted by them several times but have decided to NOT use them because of the seemingly countless complaints against them. I love what InterNachi offers me and represents for as I present myself and my credentials to the paying public-my clients and as a business owner it is imperative that I be associated with reputable companies like InterNachi or I will wither up and die due to the negative exposure. What say you about these videos and the lawsuits?

YouTube
and: YouTube
and this website :Class Action Filed Against HomeAdvisor & IAC/Interactive - Chimicles & Tikellis LLP
and:Class Action Lawsuit Alleges RICO Violations By IAC/InteractiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) and HomeAdvisor - this one is older so I don't know the outcome.
Anyway, Please feel "our" concerns........the first video is really disturbing sorry
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Old 5/1/18, 3:20 PM
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Do NOT use HA...

There are thousands upon thousands of contractors that have massive complaints against HA, and like 10 that actually make it work.

You'll also notice that the clientele HA has to offer are typically the ones looking for the best price. So when you get the lead, you have to hurry to call back and beat the other low-baller contractors. It's a race to the bottom!

I get plenty of tire-kicker calls that I don't have to pay $20/each for...

HA is a perfect example of how mass marketing can skyrocket you into success, but it won't last long if you have a crap business model. Trust me, they won't be around much longer.
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