How It Works

01

Create an account

We need to know your location so we can invite the relevant contractors and other providers in your area. We won’t transfer your contact information to anyone, contractors will only see your zipcode as they bid, and full address will be revealed only to the contractor who wins your job.

Post a job

Be as elaborate as you can with your job posting, try to include all your preferences, the bids you’ll get will be as accurate as the job you post, keep in mind that your job posting replaces the site visit and the conversation with the customer that contractors usually do. Inaccurate job description may translate into higher cost, your goal should be no surprises.

Pictures- The contractor would like to know how difficult it is going to be to perform the job, to that end, we recommend including pictures of the job site which could be the driveway you are replacing, the existing water heater, existing furnace, etc. When the job site is not directly accessible from the street (i.e. building a deck in your backyard) we recommend posting some pictures of the pathway. Pictures have a huge value for the bidder, if you are concerned about privacy you are welcome to anonymize or remove details as you wish.

When being asked a question by a contractor over the chat, we recommend answering in details even if it means stating the obvious, but also changing the job description so that other contractors are informed and can bid accurately.

02

We go shopping for you

We believe that contractors should compete for your business, that’s why we built our software so that it knows who’s best equipped to do your job. Contractors often have jobs they specialize in, and those who specialize can give you better value and better quality. We invite many competent contractors to bid on your job, we let them bid through a job specific form, so all the bids you’d get would be similar and you can compare them like apples to apples. A bid may contain multiple milestones in case that the contractor requires payment by progress; you are welcome to negotiate terms through the chat which is available once a bid has been submitted. If you are not satisfied you can click “Request more Bids” and the system will invite more contractors to bid on your job, our experience however shows that in most cases it won’t be necessary. We encourage you to make sure every aspect of the job shows up in details in the scope of work for one of the milestones, keep in mind that we generate the contract based off of the scope of work as described in the bid.

03

Accept a Bid, Fund your dedicated Hold Account, Receive a contract

You are welcome to negotiate and ask questions through the chat, keep all the communication thru the built-in chat so that our representatives, you and the contractor will have it for the record.

Once you have sufficient bids to select from, you are welcome to compare them and select the one that fits you the best. Once you accept a bid you’ll be guided to fund the first milestone, Funds are kept in a special Hold Account that serves only your specific job. Contractors are guided to start work on each milestone only once funds are in the hold account, so to get your project running uninterrupted you should always have sufficient funds in the account to satisfy the next milestone.

Contract - Our system also generates a custom contract for each job, this part is very important because we cover construction aspects that are often in disputes and litigation. The best way to ensure a smooth process is to capture detailed scope of work, make sure every piece is covered in one of the milestones, be very elaborate about materials included and materials that may be needed but not included.

04

Milestone completion and job completion

Your contractor will mark a milestone or the entire job as complete once they believe they satisfied the associated scope of work, as they do so the system will send you an invoice and notify you to approve the milestone, once you approve, funds will be transferred to the contractor’s account.

If you are not satisfied with the work done towards a milestone, you are welcome to contact the contractor through the chat and highlight your concerns. If you can’t bridge the gaps we are happy to assist.

1. Create an account

We need to know your location so we can invite the relevant contractors and other providers in your area. We won’t transfer your contact information to anyone, contractors will only see your zipcode as they bid, and full address will be revealed only to the contractor who wins your job.

Post a job

Be as elaborate as you can with your job posting, try to include all your preferences, the bids you’ll get will be as accurate as the job you post, keep in mind that your job posting replaces the site visit and the conversation with the customer that contractors usually do. Inaccurate job description may translate into higher cost, your goal should be no surprises.

Pictures- The contractor would like to know how difficult it is going to be to perform the job, to that end, we recommend including pictures of the job site which could be the driveway you are replacing, the existing water heater, existing furnace, etc. When the job site is not directly accessible from the street (i.e. building a deck in your backyard) we recommend posting some pictures of the pathway. Pictures have a huge value for the bidder, if you are concerned about privacy you are welcome to anonymize or remove details as you wish.

When being asked a question by a contractor over the chat, we recommend answering in details even if it means stating the obvious, but also changing the job description so that other contractors are informed and can bid accurately.

2. We go shopping for you

We believe that contractors should compete for your business, that’s why we built our software so that it knows who’s best equipped to do your job. Contractors often have jobs they specialize in, and those who specialize can give you better value and better quality. We invite many competent contractors to bid on your job, we let them bid through a job specific form, so all the bids you’d get would be similar and you can compare them like apples to apples. A bid may contain multiple milestones in case that the contractor requires payment by progress; you are welcome to negotiate terms through the chat which is available once a bid has been submitted. If you are not satisfied you can click “Request more Bids” and the system will invite more contractors to bid on your job, our experience however shows that in most cases it won’t be necessary. We encourage you to make sure every aspect of the job shows up in details in the scope of work for one of the milestones, keep in mind that we generate the contract based off of the scope of work as described in the bid.

3. Accept a Bid, Fund your dedicated Hold Account, Receive a contract

You are welcome to negotiate and ask questions through the chat, keep all the communication thru the built-in chat so that our representatives, you and the contractor will have it for the record.

Once you have sufficient bids to select from, you are welcome to compare them and select the one that fits you the best. Once you accept a bid you’ll be guided to fund the first milestone, Funds are kept in a special Hold Account that serves only your specific job. Contractors are guided to start work on each milestone only once funds are in the hold account, so to get your project running uninterrupted you should always have sufficient funds in the account to satisfy the next milestone.

Contract - Our system also generates a custom contract for each job, this part is very important because we cover construction aspects that are often in disputes and litigation. The best way to ensure a smooth process is to capture detailed scope of work, make sure every piece is covered in one of the milestones, be very elaborate about materials included and materials that may be needed but not included.

4. Milestone completion and job completion

Your contractor will mark a milestone or the entire job as complete once they believe they satisfied the associated scope of work, as they do so the system will send you an invoice and notify you to approve the milestone, once you approve, funds will be transferred to the contractor’s account.

If you are not satisfied with the work done towards a milestone, you are welcome to contact the contractor through the chat and highlight your concerns. If you can’t bridge the gaps we are happy to assist.

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