Home ownership is a funny thing. It should really be called home fixership, because houses (even in the best of shape) require constant maintenance. It’s a wonder so many people share the dream of having a house to call home when it has traditionally required so much work to keep one livable.
The emergence of websites like ServiceGEMS makes the dream of homeownership a lot dreamier. ServiceGEMS is a marketplace that connects homeowners or property managers with service providers.
Help Without Headaches
Homeowners enter a few details about the project they need completed (new construction, repairs, landscaping, etc.) – or begin searching by work category – and then choose a qualified, available contractor from a short list of vetted professionals.
ServiceGEMS both quickens and simplifies the process of contracting services. From carpentry to cleaning services, remodeling to electrical work or storage, ServiceGEMS is a handy resource for finding professionals to complete any kind of property-related work.
Trust, No Fuss
The only thing better than finding help without hassles is not having to worry about the quality of help offered. Pictures of completed projects and customer reviews give homeowners a real sense of contractors’ capabilities. What’s more, ServiceGEMS spares homeowners the pain of weeding out losers in the first place. In order to continue offering services onsite, businesses must maintain a minimum 3-gem rating out of 5 gems.
ServiceGEMS provides contractors a system for growing business and connecting with potential clients. Creating a profile gives service providers an online presence where they can showcase skills and generate solid leads. Inclusion on the platform runs $40 per month, which is a bargain compared to the price of advertising campaigns.
Currently, ServiceGEMS offers service providers a free 30-day trial period, while the site is always free to use for homeowners.
Setting High Standards
Similar websites tend to grow one city at a time, slowly adding contractors. This leaves frustrating holes for homeowners that can’t find the right services in their neighborhood. ServiceGEMS is ahead of the competition here, already helping homeowners find a contractor in a number of cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Brendan Huff, Co-founder and CMO of ServiceGEMS, adds:
“We’ve worked hard to find contractors that specialize in everything from interior decorating to plumbing in cities from Vancouver to New York and everywhere in between. Contractors are all pre-screened assuring our site homeowners & property managers that they’ll never have to search endless Google webpages or phone books to find a reputable pro again.”
$1.4 million in angel funding raised in May of 2014 will allow the company to continue expanding the contractor database and growing the company. ServiceGEMS maintains offices in Vancouver and Phoenix. Visit ServiceGEMS.com for more information and connect with Brendan and the team on Facebook and Twitter.