ServiceSpider releases improved auction website for homeowners
on: April 21, 2009, 4:49 am
Author: Haye Kesteloo, President of ServiceSpider,
Hartford, CT April 22nd, 2009 - ServiceSpider makes the online
auction process that has long been used by companies like eBay,
available for homeowners and contractors to buy and sell services
on the Internet.
beta testing for a year ServiceSpider releases a new version of
their auction website with many new features such as forums. On
ServiceSpider.com homeowners can save time and money by letting
contractors compete for their home improvement needs.
Homeowner Haye Kesteloo came up with the idea for ServiceSpider
while working on a bathroom remodel project in 2006. “As
I started to contact different contractors to get quotes for my
project, I found it difficult to establish what a fair price should
be for a job well done.” Prices, time estimates, and other
factors varied from one contractor to another, and Kesteloo found
himself wondering if there wasn’t a better way to navigate
the Home Improvement market using the Internet. Kesteloo decided
to stop wondering and to make the idea a reality, helping homeowners
and contractors in the process. With that plan in motion, ServiceSpider
homeowners know how difficult and time consuming it can be to
find the right contractor for a home improvement job. Scheduling
appointments, checking references and licenses and other related
issues can make a job seem much more difficult than it needs to
be. This is where ServiceSpider comes in. As a homeowner, one
needs only to go to http://www.servicespider.com,
and create a posting about the job that needs to be done. Need
a leaky shower fixed? Maybe it’s time to upgrade the electrical
panel? Or perhaps it’s time to replace those old windows?
Whatever the home improvement needs are, once the job is posted
at ServiceSpider, the service request will show up on the site’s
home page, and will be automatically send to matching service
providers in the area. Free of charge to the homeowner, ServiceSpider
will have pre-screened contractors offering competing bids for
the job. One can even read the reviews from other homeowners on
different contractors and see how they are rated.
in the greater New York area alone, there are over 700 service
providers, so a match can be made quickly and efficiently. The
homeowner chooses how, when and where they will be contacted,
be it phone, fax, or email. The homeowner is in charge!
Haye Kesteloo, making ServiceSpider a success is a full time job.
He knows that finding the right contractor for the right job and
for the right price can be a challenge, especially in the current
economic climate. Kesteloo offers the following advice: “Take
your time when choosing the right contractor. Don’t let
yourself be hurried into making a decision. Make sure the contractor
you hire is licensed and insured and that you receive a written
additional information regarding ServiceSpider, please contact
Haye Kesteloo directly or go to www.servicespider.com.
Contact Details: Haye Kesteloo, President
34 Lexington Road
West Hartford, CT 06119