ratedpeople.com

Soldato
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Has anyone any experience with www.ratedpeople.com when looking for a tradesman? I need a small-ish job doing in the bathroom and am after some quotes before deciding if I should get someone in or DIY.

So, thoughts? Am I likely to get spammed with calls or e-mails? Is it free for me to use? Do trademen actually use these sorts of websites?

Thanks in advance :)
 
Soldato
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I've used it...surely your intention is to get spammed with calls and e-mails with quotes?

In my experience I have asked for quotes on 4 jobs, and had work carried out successfully to a good standard on 2 of them. The other 2 didn't get quoted on.

The tradesmen have to "buy" your "lead" i believe.
 
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[FnG]magnolia;21605074 said:
I can't help you but this is amazing, absolutely amazing :D
It's had me in tears :D

I've used the site a few times and...

You can specify how many responses you want.
Only the tradesmen pays
A lot of tradesmen use the service for when they have a quite moment. Most of the ones I've spoken too recent say they prefer mybuilder because the monthly fixed cost is less.

I'd only ever look for a tradesman online now. You get a better price and only deal with people who are keen to do the work.
 
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