As a Home Owner, Where can I find Reputable Sources for Repairs and Who to Hire?


As a Home Owner or future Home Owner, you will more than likely find yourself visiting the Toys-R-Us store for property owners quite often. Which store is this you ask? Well, Home Depot or Lowe’s of course.

Common questions that many of my clients ask are:

  • Where can I research how much a repair or renovation for a kitchen will be?
  • I want to change the bathroom fixtures, how much will that be?
  • Where can I find reputable contractors?
  • Can I see reviews for reputable contractors?

Because these common questions are highly asked, I have put together this post to help everyone find the sources to aid in their research.

Angie’s List is going to be the first site I am going to talk about. This site is an excellent source for finding contractors or any business in your local area. This site works through a paid ‘membership’ fee that enables you to log into the site, view past client reviews, and research companies while being matched to the best one for the job.

The Better Business Bureau is a national site that enables consumers to search for businesses locally and provide consumer feedback of their service. This site is commonly used to report any dissatisfaction with a company that failed to address a consumer complaint or request. For the Atlanta Market, the Metro Atlanta, Athens and NE Georgia is the local bureau.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is another excellent site and tool available to consumers to research local businesses. The local Chamber of Commerce for North Atlanta is the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. These sites are helpful to determine if perhaps a specific business is part of the local chamber of commerce.

HomeAdvisor is going to be the fourth site I am going to write about. This site comes in handy if you are trying to find home improvement pros, trying to see reviews, and my favorite: if you are trying to see a “true cost guide“. This site is completely free to use and allows you to create an account.

The last site I will mention is Fixr. This site is perfect if you are considering a kitchen remodel, painting a room, building a home, needing a new roof, etc. This site lets you search by project type and allows you to tailor the search further by whatever project you are needing specifically. Once you fill out the form, Four service pros in the area will contact you with estimates.

I hope this blog post provided helpful tools to aid in your home projects. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions.

Do you have Questions or Comments? Please let me know!

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