...or will you? I've been following this whole find-a-contractor-online business for a short while and have come to two conclusions:
- Homeowners want to find a contractor online.
- Contractors want to find homeowners online.
And never shall the twain meet? Apparently not. It's not like there is a shortage of these sites out there. But none of them have the mojo to do the job. Just read my brilliant piece of journalism, Crash and Burn: an Abbreviated History of Find-a-C0ntractor Sites.
Want to know a secret? One reason for the problem is that a lot of money is at stake. Contractors pay big money for homeowner "leads." If you don't know the value of sales leads, then just watch my favorite heart-warming movie, Glengarry Glen Ross.
Now, there's another company, CalFinder. CalFinder is new (new in my consciousness; they've been around since 2005), and originally focused on the California area. As if you couldn't tell by the name? People not in the Golden State should not fear: CalFinder is expanding nationwide.
One good thing about CalFinder is that they specialize just in home remodeling. No dog groomers here.