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Old 12-13-2014, 08:42 PM   #141
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Listen, HA works well. It is the people on the other end that don't.
I know I stated 1 in 10. But at times it has been 1 in 4. Haven't used them in a while...although they have kept me busy!

At times it is a pain to deal with HA, but there is no need to break bad on TNT!

Would I try other sites like Porch, BuildingPros, Tack... there are tons of others. I will not, I get tons of calls daily from various sites, lead companies, etc. why change? they are all the same, except HA has been out here for many years! I stay with the most experienced, subs, material men, Insurance companies, and so on.
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:03 PM   #142
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I'm pretty much done with them. I don't like waking up first thing Monday morning and being down $60 for a BS Home advisor lead. I have plenty of work. If I get slow I may try Craft Jack. Has anyone here ever used them?
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Out of 17 leads from HA and over $1000 spent I did not even get the chance to meet a HO.I heard excuses like I never signed up for anything,My son was on the computer while I was at work,wrong number and the list goes on.Just my experience but would never consider using them again.Out of the 17 "confirmed leads" they refunded 2 or 3.
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Out of 17 leads from HA and over $1000 spent I did not even get the chance to meet a HO.I heard excuses like I never signed up for anything,My son was on the computer while I was at work,wrong number and the list goes on.Just my experience but would never consider using them again.Out of the 17 "confirmed leads" they refunded 2 or 3.
Then you did something wrong. And what leads were you getting for $60 each?

Like I have outlined in previous threads there is a system that you must abide by in order to have a chance at even meeting with these leads. You are competing against two other hungry contractors.

The first thing is to have the leads texted to your phone.

Second, you have to stop everything that you are doing and call the lead. If at that time you discover that it is not a true lead, you call HA and inform them of the issue. (I only had one lead that was not credited).

Third, you must know how to qualify the lead. HA isn't like a cold call from your website or WOM. There is a definite way to qualify HA leads.

Fourth, It's not for everyone or at every time in your career. Sometimes it's just not what you need.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:20 PM   #145
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Yea.I've heard you're song and and dance before.I called every lead back witin ten minutes of recisving it on my phone.Offeed to come by and give them a quote that afternoon or evening.
What do you tell a prespective lead that tells you they have never heard of HA or that their kid must have filled it out while they were at work.?Some of their leads are charged at and around $70.Most aren't but some are.
My point is I spent a grand to give them a try and never even got to meet a HO.
I understand that HA works better in some markets than others.Just giving my honest experience with them.Glad it's working well for you.
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Yea.I've heard you're song and and dance before.I called every lead back witin ten minutes of recisving it on my phone.Offeed to come by and give them a quote that afternoon or evening.
What do you tell a prespective lead that tells you they have never heard of HA or that their kid must have filled it out while they were at work.?Some of their leads are charged at and around $70.Most aren't but some are.
My point is I spent a grand to give them a try and never even got to meet a HO.
I understand that HA works better in some markets than others.Just giving my honest experience with them.Glad it's working well for you.
It's not a song and dance. I've made tens of thousands from that method. Those that mock, don't understand.

I tell Ha that is was a mistake, give them the details and get a credit. I don't whine about it.

What lead is $70? Addition? Kitchen?

If you spent a grand an never met with HO that's not on HA, that's on you. That much money and that many leads you should have been able to get into one house.
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It's not a song and dance. I've made tens of thousands from that method. Those that mock, don't understand.

I tell Ha that is was a mistake, give them the details and get a credit. I don't whine about it.

What lead is $70? Addition? Kitchen?

If you spent a grand an never met with HO that's not on HA, that's on you. That much money and that many leads you should have been able to get into one house.
They were charging 45 dollars for a paiting lead five years ago. I had the same experience as Mako. Bs leads that were generated by homeowners paid 50 cents to ask for a quote.
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I have been dealing with theses people off and on since May. I've told them to stuff it once, and then gave them a second chance. I do not count on them for income...most of their leads are bogus, rehashed crap. I use them solely for the purpose of web presence. If you look for a contractor, they always pop up 1 or 2 on all the search engines, and I'm on the first page for them. That being said...they are now just sending me leads and going over my set spending limit. And don't tell me to call them so they can fix it. They do it because they are unethical and unashamed of their policies. They charge you money that you will never see in cash, only more BS leads. I have made money off of them, I will not deny that. But the brazen way they go about there business has to be coming to a head. In closing, I would not recommend them in any way, shape, or fashion. BEWARE!!!
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I tried them and got a fair amount of bogus leads. Didn't pay for it them somehow it needed up getting into collections even after I claimed the were bogus. I did get one job that was work 800 and then i did work at her sisters house that was 3500. So I guess it worked out for me.

Been planning on trying them again but still debating!
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It's this simple, either it works for you or not. If it doesn't, maybe you can tweak it to get leads in only certain categories that work. I know some categories are worse than others for various lines of business, and it can vary from one lead service to the next. Home Advisor might give better or worse leads than another service for the same line of work in the same area. Sometimes it just isn't a good match for you. It could be your line of work, service area, or the people who use Home Advisor in your area. No telling. You can't know until you try it for a while and see. I know if I get certain leads with particular language in them from certain areas I won't even call. Then sometimes I get one I do like and I can't get a hold of them. It averages out in the end.

For me, I could take or leave Home Advisor. I've gotten some good work off it occasionally, but it isn't very often. I've gotten just regular old work plenty of times, and tons of leads I couldn't get a hold of or who were just looking for an astronomically low price. It seems to come in spurts, all of a sudden I close a few sales from there in a streak and then nothing much for months.
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I tried them and got a fair amount of bogus leads. Didn't pay for it them somehow it needed up getting into collections even after I claimed the were bogus. I did get one job that was work 800 and then i did work at her sisters house that was 3500. So I guess it worked out for me.

Been planning on trying them again but still debating!
Hey buddy. I would stay away from them, especially if they screw with your credit. I'm on the verge of going to war with them very soon. I've heard that Craft Jack is on the level. I'm swamped right now, but I'm definitely going to check them out.
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I'm curious why don't lead generation company's offer a 3 month trial period or a set amount of free leads so they can prove they can generate decent leads.

I hear nothing but bad things about lead generation and something like above would give vastly more people confidence in using them.
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I'm curious why don't lead generation company's offer a 3 month trial period or a set amount of free leads so they can prove they can generate decent leads.

I hear nothing but bad things about lead generation and something like above would give vastly more people confidence in using them.
I would like to know more about what you consider a good value proposition,

I offer my clients exclusive leads and only charge them for legitimate phone call from people that need their services. We use a phone tracking system to review the quality of the leads and avoid charging for bad leads. If a client consider a lead to be bad quality they just have to send us an email an we are happy to remove it from the bill after we check the recorded phone call.

I'm not a big company, i build and rank custom lead gen sites for my clients and it takes 2 to 3 months to get the job done. It's hard for me to offer 3 months trial because i will have to wait 5 to 6 months to start generating money and recover my investment.

if you guys have any suggestion on how to add more value, just let me know
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I would like to know more about what you consider a good value proposition,

I offer my clients exclusive leads and only charge them for legitimate phone call from people that need their services. We use a phone tracking system to review the quality of the leads and avoid charging for bad leads. If a client consider a lead to be bad quality they just have to send us an email an we are happy to remove it from the bill after we check the recorded phone call.

I'm not a big company, i build and rank custom lead gen sites for my clients and it takes 2 to 3 months to get the job done. It's hard for me to offer 3 months trial because i will have to wait 5 to 6 months to start generating money and recover my investment.

if you guys have any suggestion on how to add more value, just let me know
Maybe your system is different, but I'm with with BCConstruction.

The answer to his question is to get your money.

Here's a sample of a call I received once that I vaguely remember, though I have had probably a few hundred just like it.

Telemarketer: Sign up for our super internet lead service and get a bajillion leads a month!

Me: How much is it?

Telemarketer: $150 per month with a twelve month contract.

I just happened to be at the office at the time and have a few internet links at the ready. I said hold on a minute and in seconds I asked him how he's going to get me any leads when his website has 5,000 visitors a month. Assuming half of those are from people he called, that's less than one per county in the U.S. Based on population, that might be one or two visitors within my service area every month. Assuming, according to my proprietary formula, that I close 1 of every 10,000 of those, it would take me about a thousand years to get a sale. That's an ROI of about .0000005%. I tell him that I like my ROI to be a couple hundred million percent better than that.

I've run and paid for dozens of advertisements across numerous platforms that yielded 0 customers. I've been on lead generation sites that yielded 0 calls. I'm not paying for it unless it works, and AFTER it works.

That's my experience with it. I'm not saying anything about your business in particular.
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Just got a e mail from HA yesterday, with the title are you a trustworthy pro.
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I got an email for Contractor Marketing Pro.Just for kicks and being bored I thought I would check them out since I'd never heard of them.
Exclusive Leads (or so it says)
Bath remodel $180
Cabinets $54
Kitchen remodel $218
And I thought HA was bad.
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Kitchen remodel leads at $218 are a bargain, if they set at 80%, and close at 50%. My point is that it all depends on lead quality.

A better way or judging "cheap" versus "expensive" is to look at marketing cost of sales. Divide the total cost of your leads over 3 months from a given source by your net sales from that source. Do that for all of your lead sources, and consider shutting down those sources with the highest percentages.

We encourage all of our clients to judge us - and all of their sources - against this metric.

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I would have no problem singing up for a lead generation system if i had 3 months trail or a set amount of leads to try before you buy. If they are such great leads then most contractors will have no problem staying signed up. Just like netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify, Sirius XM etc etc all of these gave me a free trial and i stayed a customer since i signed up. They worked so it was worth staying a customer. If these lead generation systems work then do a free trial.
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Kitchen remodel leads at $218 are a bargain, if they set at 80%, and close at 50%. My point is that it all depends on lead quality.

A better way or judging "cheap" versus "expensive" is to look at marketing cost of sales. Divide the total cost of your leads over 3 months from a given source by your net sales from that source. Do that for all of your lead sources, and consider shutting down those sources with the highest percentages.

We encourage all of our clients to judge us - and all of their sources - against this metric.

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$218 may be a bargain as long as it does not turn out like HA.Out of 17 leads I did not get to meet one single customer and was only able to contact maybe 5 and none were serious leads.
How many $218 leads am I supposed to try to figure this out?You all talk about the quality of your leads but how do you prove it before we spend thousands on BS.

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There's unfortunately no free lunch here. I advise my clients to base their assessments on at least 10 - 20 leads. Any less, and they're making decisions on a sample size that just too small.

Perhaps your best approach is to try one lead source at a time. That way, you minimize your cash outflow and risk.

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