Hey Steve, thanks for the post! I had some mild success with Thumbtack, and in fact, still have the same clients I gained from them 3-4 years later. It started to seem like the leads you had to pay to contact were the same, with different names so I stopped doing that. I never gave home advisor a shot because I felt it would have been a more expensive version of that. My friend used them and was virtually a waste for him. I hope this helps 😉
I got my AST certification and it definitely helped me. It gives you a bit of insight on the business side of pools and emphasizes the customer service aspect. I think Eric would agree that if you give great customer service, the business will grow beyond expectations. Education is always the way to go.
I have been repeatedly contacted by Home Adviser and other "service hunters". Just wanted to know what your thoughts on this type of services. I have only recently started a small cleaning company with less than 20 clients on the route. I still work at a full time job, but would like to see more leads. Is this route really worth it?
Thank you for all you do for the industry!