When hiring a pro, a homeowner wants to know that you’ve got the skills to get the job done right the first time. More than likely, they’ll also want to know that you’re billing the project out at a competitive rate. And while price plays a big role in their decision-making process, their decision often comes down to who they trust the most.
It’s no secret that many homeowners don’t trust contractors. In fact, according to a Better Business Bureau/Gallup Trust Poll, less than 73% of homeowners said they had a great deal of trust in them. Not surprisingly, lack of trust is a major obstacle you’ll need to overcome before you can win their job. Thankfully, HomeAdvisor’s comprehensive screening process helps you clear this hurdle.
Homeowners count on HomeAdvisor to recommend pros they can trust. That’s why every pro in our network must successfully complete our six-point screening process before becoming a member. What’s it take to become a HomeAdvisor Pro? Here’s what we look for:
1. State-level trade license verification
2. Criminal and sex offender background check
3. Insurance coverage
4. Verification of state business filings
5. Bankruptcy, judgments, and liens records check
6. Identity verification
When a homeowner uses HomeAdvisor to find a pro they know that they’re getting a true professional and not some fly-by-night scam artist. It’s one of the reasons more than 25 million homeowners use HomeAdvisor. And because they know that you’ve been screened and approved, you’ll be able to spend more time selling them on what you can do and less time trying to convince them that you’re someone they can trust.