With the new year well underway, attention turns to sprucing up the house. But finding a local tradesman you can trust can be tricky.
Saga have partnered with Rated People to help connect you to more than 50,000 tradespeople across the country. Each tradesperson has a profile which includes reviews of their work from other Rated People homeowners. So you know every review is genuine and can be trusted.
It’s simple to get started:
1. Create a job post – it’s free to do!
You just need to write what you want to do, when you want to do it and an approximate budget – the more detail the better.
2. Get quotes.
Up to three tradespeople can quote for your job but depending on where you live the average is one or two.
3. Check their ratings.
You’re not obligated to go with the best price. Don’t forget only homeowners that have found their tradesperson through Rated People can leave a review – so they’re based on genuine experience.
4. Need a bit more reassurance?
Rated People have a handy checklist before you book. It tells you how to review a tradesperson’s qualifications, reputation and how to agree a contract with your chosen tradesperson.
5. Rate your tradesperson.
When your work has been completed, to help build your tradesperson’s reputation and to help other homeowners make an informed decision you can rate your tradesperson on quality, reliability and value.
If you’re a tradesperson you can advertise your services on the site too. Book up any spare capacity and decide where you want to work.
The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated. The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.