For many of us smartphones and tablets have simplified our hectic lives. From helping us to remember an important date with a built in calendar to organizing special events utilizing creative apps., the mobile gadgets make the fast paced world we live in run more smoothly. In fact, most of us would be lost without them! But did you know there is a FREE smartphone app. that is able to assist you in getting your home project completed from start to finish? Meet Friend Trusted, a smartphone app that enables a user to snap a picture, or even take a video of the work needed to be done, and sit back and let the quotes roll in. The best part is you receive estimates without the need to meet with anyone, make any phone calls, and get to avoid those pesky aggressive sale pitches from providers who are way out of your budget.
For example, last summer I decided it was finally time to get my kitchen counters replaced. They look outdated, are cracked in places, and a big eyesore! However, being completely lost on how to go about finding a licensed contractor in my area to get the job done, I relied on someone my husband worked with who knew a guy. You know what I mean, the friend who knew a guy who supposedly knew a guy scenario. After waiting for weeks for this man to finally schedule time to come out and look at the job and give me a quote, he floored me with some outrageous install estimate. When he told me his price, I believe I responded with the ever famous eye roll. The whole thing was a total waste of his and my time. Discouraged at trying to find a contractor who was reasonable, I gave up on the project and my ugly kitchen counters still remain unfixed. If I had used Friend Trusted I could have saved him the trip out to my house and me the aggravation of hearing a quote way out of my ballpark.
How it works (DEMO)
The way Friend Trusted works is you download the free iPhone app on the App Store or the Android app on Google Play depending upon your mobile device platform. After installing the app. you choose what type of service you need such as plumbers, handymen, electricians, landscapers, movers, roofers, heating & cooling, cleaning services, and many others.
Next take a picture of the project, tell in detail what you would like done, and specify service location.
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Once you submit your request, in minutes, you will start receiving quotes from local service professionals.
View the quotes.
Choose the quote you like the most.
Select two appointment slots to meet with the provider.
Sit back, relax, and wait for the job to be done!
How is this different?
You might be wondering how this is different than using Craigslist, Yelp, CitySearch, and Angieslist? Basically, with these types of sites you have to rely on community ratings and reviews for local businesses or manually email each provider in hopes they will return your message. With Friend Trusted they do all the research and leg work for you. Additionally, they let you see the exact price a service provider will charge for your job and let you book an appointment with the trusted provider you like the best.
Conclusion — Five Out Five Stars!
The entire process takes just a few minutes and is painless! Plus it is absolutely free for the user and there is no obligation to accept the estimates! You can even take the service for a test drive to see how it works before actually entering any real projects and chat with the instant support if you have a problem. Not to mention, it is the more GREEN way of doing things, because it lowers the carbon footprint of providers by making it possible to give estimates without having to make a very wasteful trip to your home.
Oh, you can even earn cash back on your completed projects. In addition, if you don’t have a project to work on right away you can earn up to $100 for referring your friends. Friend Trusted saves you time and money while even letting you earn cash back! I give the Friend Trusted app. a five out of five stars rating! Check it out when you get a chance!