Who You Gonna Call.... When Your House Needs TLC? Homestars!!!!

It's such a risky business, trying to figure out who to call when your house needs repairs that are beyond your scope of expertise. Aside from canvassing neighbours and friends for referrals, what are you going to do?
Wouldn't it be neat to be able to find recommendations for plumbers, handymen, electricians, landscapers and flooring companies from folks in your area who you don't necessarily know?

Homestars, a web 2.0 Canadian Startup offers just that! A quick search for recommendations in the Richmond Hill area resulted in some really neat results. Folks are really embracing social media mechanisms to provide worthwhile content. In my area, over 1200 companies have been reviewed in the past 6 months! That's amazing!

Sure-Loc Interlocking in Mississauga received negative reviews, but Elite Designed Concrete were raved about!!! There's nothing more powerful than a handful of negative or positive comments to drive behaviors.

Now it's just a matter of figuring out what I want to do next with the house! :-)
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