In last few years home improvement referral services are cropping up from New York to California. They are taking the time to do the legwork to find reputable and reliable contractors and these businesses are reaping profits from good work.
To make a good start, you do not need a lot of resources. A home improvement referral service business takes only a little money and not more time than a regular 40 hour a week job. Even in the first business year these entrepenuers will see the money coming in.
What you need to to first is to think about what kind of home improvement business you want to refer. This can include gutter cleaning and replacement, remodeling, building additions, fencing, lawn maintenance, and many others. Bear in mind that not all people like to remodel if you do, and many of them simply don’t have the time to do it. Therefore, no business should be overlooked.
When you figure out what kind of contractors you would like to include in your referral sevice business, you have to call related government offices. It is best that you get all the requirements and regulations connected to business registry, licensing and insurance for every contractor you have. And this is just a first step in building your list. Any contractor that does not meet government regulations should not be on your referral list.
Your business of reffering the contractors will start to grow and gain the much needed credibility and value if you start to use these requirements. It will be very clear to them that in case a contractor is not meeting the requirements needed, they will simply be deleted from the list. Knowing that the job will be done as agreed and correctly is what will make your clients feel more satisfied and relaxed.
One more way that will bring good reputation to your business is that you only deal with those contractors that did the good job with their past customers. But this is not the end of the screening process. The recommendations are simply not enough.
Once a contractor is recommended to your home improvement referral business, you need to check out his or her service. You will need to talk to them and present then your referral business. Many contractors will give you the needed information happily. Be aware that the business is yours completely and that you can take it in any direction you wish.