What does House At Work Do?
House At Work allows you to easily get referrals from your past clients. Unlike traditional word or mouth, we focus on generating referrals for your business from your past clients utilizing social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. These platforms combined have billions of users, many of which are potential customers for you. When a past customer refers you using House At Work, all their friends, family, and coworkers on these platforms will be exposed to your brand, your past customer’s great experience with your company, and a link to your House At Work profile, from which they can contact you about your services. Setting up your company for House At Work is easy and takes as little as 5 minutes. To get started, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Build Your Profile
Your profile page on House At Work is the first thing referrals from your past clients are going to see. To edit your profile do the following:
- Log in to House At Work
- Click on View and Edit Contractor Profile
- Add your logo, summary of experience, pictures of past work, phone number, and website
- Click Save
The more detail you have in your profile, the better! Be sure to also regularly monitor the email that you have associated with your account, many updates and messages from potential clients will be sent to that email.
Step 2: Send out referral and review requests to your best past clients
Once you have built your profile, it is time to get some reviews and referrals! It is best practice to send out review and referral requests to your best past clients first. Before you send out the request, be sure you contact them and let them know that they should be receiving a request from you in their email (have them check their spam folder too, sometimes requests may end up there). To send out a request do the following:
- Log in to House At Work
- Click on Get Referrals
- Enter Name and Email address of past client
- Select whether you want your past client to leave a review or not.
- Click Submit
After you click Submit, an email will be sent to your past client asking for a review and/or referral. Our system will guide them through the process without any effort on your part. As you get more satisfied customers, be sure to send them a referral request from House At Work.
Step 3: See all the other things House At Work provides
House At Work not only allows you to easily get referrals from past clients, but also provides the following features:
Get bids from subcontractors
Are you a general contractor that is looking for high quality subcontractors? Then you have come to the right place! To get proposals from quality subcontractors in your area do the following:
- Log on to House At Work
- Click on Find Subcontractors
- Enter in project name, project location (zip code), when you need it done, required specialties, whether you need financing, and the best way to get in contact with you. If there are any photos you feel are relevant add those as well.
- Press Save
Once you press Save qualified subcontractors in your area will be notified via email about your project and will have thirty days to respond to your proposal. They can either respond to your proposal by contacting you directly or by submitting a bid to your proposal through House At Work.
Get accreditation from House At Work:
We only want high quality contractors to be on our platform for several reasons:
- High quality contractors are likely to get great referrals from past clients, so they are more likely to use our platform.
- Homeowners can go on House At Work and have us find contractors for their next home project.
To show that you are a contractor that is a cut above the rest, we give you a sticker that you can place on your work truck or on your office window.
Get leads at no cost:
Besides giving contractors tools to help them get referrals from past clients we also give contractors a way to get new clients. Homeowners also to turn to House At Work when they want to find a high quality contractor. If a homeowner posts a project that requires one or more of your specialties, you will receive an email saying “You Have A New Lead!” and you will be given the opportunity to contact them. Unlike HomeAdvisor, Thumbtack, and many others, you will not have to pay per lead, this service is included free with your membership! As a side note: we are currently active with this service in some areas and not other, we are working on expanding this nationwide!