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Old 05-02-2017, 09:53 AM   #1
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Well finally after Angie's List not making money for the majority of it's life, it is being absorbed by HomeAdvisor parent company IAC as being reported all over the place this morning.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ut-500-million

Of course nothing is a done deal until it closes, but the stock market seems to think this will happen.

So how will this work?

Well for one thing I think it will be terrible for the contractors who agree to the Terms and Conditions which I have discussed for many years now.

The reasoning is now the information you give free reign to for one company will immediately be available to the other company. So basically signing up for HomeAdvisor will eventually propagate to Angie's List and vice versa.

I can envision someone signing up for Angie's List Free services, and within a blink of an eye there will be solicitations coming from the (perceived) competing service.

And even harder for the contractor will be all the landing pages being created to divert traffic away from the Contractor's website.

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Old 05-02-2017, 10:25 AM   #2
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they will continue to fail, when only a small segment of contractors use their services to generate leads they cannot succeed. Many legit contractors do use them for lead generation but it's such a small percentage. Mostly new to the business contractors, fly by nights, and just relocated types use their services. My opinion though.

Amazon, houze, and home advisor seem to relentlessly prey on the need to get you sign up for their services, Two of the above companies will not leave me alone, why would anyone give up 30% of your income to amazon to let them control how you do business. Houze is a nightmare too, they want you to dump 3k a year so you get a top listing, really, told the sales person to delete my account with them, she didn't know what to do. Told her I needed work visas not more work

Just got beat out by 30k on a job by someone who just showed up in my area and uses all these pay for leads companies, hope he can find cheap labor to make up the shortfall.
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If he isn't familiar with Breckenridge and Colorado Mountain communities in general, he is in for a wake up call.
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Here is an interesting fresh off the press NBC story about Angie's List. It is titled "Many Local 'Angie’s List Certified' Contractors Unlicensed".

It is rather shocking how many are counted in just one area. Just imagine how big in scope this can be.

So I wonder how HomeAdvisor will begin to tackle the problem since perhaps some of the metrics they are aware of are not what they seem?

http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigat...420965484.html
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Here is an interesting fresh off the press NBC story about Angie's List. It is titled "Many Local 'Angie’s List Certified' Contractors Unlicensed".

It is rather shocking how many are counted in just one area. Just imagine how big in scope this can be.

So I wonder how HomeAdvisor will begin to tackle the problem since perhaps some of the metrics they are aware of are not what they seem?

http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigat...420965484.html
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Man....they paid $500 million???
That was the best move Angies ever did!!!
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Nothing will change.
You are wrong - combined these two will OWN google organic search, making it EVEN more difficult for contractors to rank, and get homeowners to their websites...

This is a complete monopoly ...
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You are wrong - combined these two will OWN google organic search, making it EVEN more difficult for contractors to rank, and get homeowners to their websites...

This is a complete monopoly ...
Yep, as if insurance didn't create enough hurdles and hoops now advertising goes all wall street on us too.
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OK, it is a done deal. The companies are now under one umbrella.

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/02...merger-growth/

I will be waiting for you all to tell us what the sales reps say when they call you. It will be interesting when an Angie reps calls a contractor knowing what they spent at Home Advisor, and vice versa. But I wonder if they will specifically mention they are the same company?
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Think my Angie's rep said they're going to Remain two separate entities for now. This was a few months ago.


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I wonder if the ads will remain obnoxious.
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Just got a call last week from a Home Advisor rep. Easily the most obnoxious and pushy witch I've ever talked to from them. After I told her I wasn't interested for the 4th time on this one phone call, she loudly sighs all exasperated and yells out "Fine!" and hangs up the phone on me, lol.

I don't hope for bad karma onto people but I'll make an exception for her. The idea that a business strategy of harassing past customers trying to wear them down, and getting infuriated when they don't budge, is ridiculous. They call me once or twice a month, always leave messages and I get their emails too. I've spoken to them about 10 times on the phone over the last year. I always politely ask to be removed from their call list and yet 2 weeks later and it never gets me anywhere.
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I talked to Angie's list one time, the guy was the rudest, most arrogant obnoxious sales rep I have ever spoken to, and he had good competition. I did HA for two months and broke even. I got auto calls for people that just clicked to see how much something might cost. If it was a legit job if I took 5 minutes to return the call the job was gone.

For me those are two worthless companies. Haven't needed them.
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Most of our homeadvisor leads that we get are no leads at all. They are good at catching customers browsing but really not interested in getting stuff done. That's what we have run into so far
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Most of our homeadvisor leads that we get are no leads at all. They are good at catching customers browsing but really not interested in getting stuff done. That's what we have run into so far
Same here. I did it for two months. Many "leads" where just people wondering what something would cost if they decided to do it, sometime in the future. After all, it's free.

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