If you are on social media, you might have asked your friends and family for recommendations. Where to eat? What to do on vacation? It’s called crowdsourcing and it’s common – and useful when choosing a contractor using social media.
But if you are looking at choosing a contractor using social media, maybe you are still searching the old-fashioned way. We think one of the best ways to find a contractor using social media who is by asking for recommendations from family and friends.
And the easiest way to do so is to ask them via social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Choose your site and fire away! It’s easy, fast and best of all: You’ll get real-time recommendations from people you already know and trust about contractors they know and trust.
It’s a win-win. Read on to learn more:
If you are one of the billions of people who use Facebook, you might have noticed its new recommendations feature. Facebook wants you to ask your friends for recommendations and has now made it easier. You can also contact the recommended contractors directly via Facebook, so it’s fast and efficient.
Most businesses have reviews as well, so you can look to see how others view the contractor.
Reviews are super important and that is why sites like Yelp are popular. You can’t ask for recommendations per se on Yelp, but digging a little deeper into a contractor recommended by a friend is easy on Yelp. Read all the reviews and take the good with the bad. Remember, you are looking for how a company resolved an issue – not that there was an issue. Is the contractor responsive? Professional? Yelp can tell you a lot.
Some contractors are even on Instagram. Check out their work – many post images of jobs well done. Like what you see? Read out and ask for an estimate.