While it’s great to be able to take care of things around the house with your own skills, sometimes you need to call in a professional. But who has the time to call 4 different contractors, explain what you’re looking for, get a quote and then decide between the choices? There has to be a simpler way.
Friend Trusted is a smartphone app that makes it super easy to get your home repair and service needs met promptly and efficiently. All you have to do is snap a pic or shoot a quick video of what you need done. Then you get to sit back and watch the estimates come in from trusted service professionals in your area. You don’t have to meet with anyone, make phone calls or receive calls from overexcited contractors.
Friend Trusted supports a variety of popular home services such as plumbers, electricians, handymen, carpenters, landscapers, roofers, movers, cleaning services, general contractors and more.
Let me walk you through how the application works. For example, let’s say you were looking for an electrician to install a ceiling fan. Simply go to the Friend Trusted app, which you have downloaded to your Android or iPhone, and choose the Electrician.
After you click on the Electrician image, you’ll be asked to describe what you need done. You can shoot a short narrated video that describes how you want a ceiling fan installed in the master bedroom, and shows the location of that installation to potential contractors. If you don’t want to shoot a video, you can also upload pictures and a written description.
After you hit submit, four professional electricians are immediately assigned; the screen status indicates that the system is awaiting quotes.
Ten minutes later, you get a push notification that a bid had been received. 15 minutes later, you get another message that indicates you’ve received a total of three bids. This is what the screen will look like at this point.
You can feel confident choosing a source, because you can see the companies’ reputations through the Friend Trusted score. You decide to choose the quote from Safe Electric because they have a good rating, a fair price and a $1,000 service guarantee.
After you accept the quote by Safe Electric, you click next on the screen and an intuitive scheduling feature appears. It asks you to pick two times, which are then submitted to the selected contractor.
Ten minutes later, you receive a confirmation from Safe Electric that they will be out the following Friday at 10 a.m. On Friday, Johnathan from Safe Electric calls you at 9 a.m. to confirm your appointment.
He arrives at your home and completes the job for $135, which is on the low end of the quoted rate. He is punctual, efficient and cleans up after himself. After that you go back to the Friend Trusted app and give Safe Electric a rating to receive cash back.
Sounds pretty simple, right? Even if you don’t have a current project you need completed at your home, you can still use Friend Trusted since they pay up to $100 for each project you refer! If you refer a friend, they also can get a coupon for 25% off their service (up to $50).
Friend Trusted is absolutely free to use and there is no obligation to accept the estimates. Click here to go to the app’s download page now.