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We are always looking to add Quality, Licensed and Insured contractors to our list of home improvement pro's. Joining our network is FREE, Fast and Easy!
Here's how we go to work for Contractors and Consumers:
Our unique process begins with various advertising methods directed at homeowners in specific regions. We take a very personal approach and encourage consumers to call us rather than filling out an online form.
By prompting a phone call, we are able to personally explain our service to consumers. At the same time we are able to get information on their project, PRE-QUALIFY the lead and verify their contact information.
Once a lead has been qualified, a price is established for the lead purchase. The price depends on the details of the job which include: size, type of work to be performed, etc. The lead is then put into our automated system and sent out to all contractors that are registered in that region and registered under the trade that the scope of work requires.
Leads are available in just about any city across the United States. There is not a fee to join the pay per lead program and you will always be able to PREVIEW THE LEAD prior to purchase. We receive estimate requests everyday for just about every trade. After previewing the lead you can purchase the ones that fall into your scope of work.
Once registered in our system, you will receive a notification via e-mail or text every time that there is a new lead in your area (and in your trade). You will have the ability to review the details of the lead as well as purchase the lead and receive all of the contact information. As contractors ourselves, we understand the nature of this business and the importance of good quality leads. The leads that we provide you with are qualified and many of them will turn into a sale.
You only purchase a lead once you have seen the lead preview. We do not require a monthly budget or minimum. Simple buy the leads that you want to bid. IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!
By providing consumers with up to 3 competitive bids (from our database of pre-qualified contractors) they are able to effectively compare up to 3Quality Contractors without the hassle of multiple phone calls, phone tag, research, etc.
After the consumer has talked with up to 3 contractors they are generally able to make a decision and move forward with the project.
Please note that we only work with licensed and insured contractors. We do not work with unlicensed contractors that have lower costs due to their bad business practices. Our consumers are usually satisfied with 2-3 bids and do not seek bids from contractors outside of our network. We emphasize the fact that cheaper isn’t always better, and that quality comes with a price.
1. Are there any annual/monthly fees that I must pay in order to be in the 3FreeBids contractor network?
No- We do not charge any fees to sign up or register for our program. You only pay for the leads that you decide to purchase.
2. Why should I choose your marketing program over other means of advertising?
If you are using other advertising mediums such as the Yellow Pages, Direct Mailings, Print Advertising, etc., you are probably spending a lot of money upfront for ads that are generating calls from consumers that may or may not be qualified for the services that you offer. You pay a fixed rate for this advertising and don’t know how many calls you will get. When you do get a call you (or your employees) may be wasting valuable time talking to customers that are not really interested in your services.
• With 3FreeBids you will spend less time on the phone and more time giving estimates for projects that you have previewed.
• You only purchase the leads that you want. There are no minimum requirements.
3. How much do estimate appointments cost?
Depending on the trade and the project description, the cost of a lead is between $12-$42.
4. Will I always be bidding against 2 other contractors?
No, sometimes you will only bid against 1 other contractor and on occasion you will be the only contractor bidding a job.
5. How will I get jobs if I am bidding against 2 other contractors?
Most consumers will not make a decision on a project until they have been given an opportunity to compare different contractors. The customers that we send you to will be ready to make an informed decision. We create a level playing field by only working with licensed and insured contractors that are in good standing with the state board.
You will not get every job, but suppose you are a painter that buys 10 leads from us at a cost of $28 per lead. Let’s say that the average estimate is $3500 and you close 20% or 2 of the deals. You paid $280 for $7000 worth of business and you didn’t pay anything until you previewed and purchased the lead.
6. Why do you offer the customer 3 free bids instead of 2 or 4?
For most people 3 bids seems to be the magic number. With 3 bids a consumer is generally feels that they are able to comfortably make an informed decision on a project.
7. Am I required to purchase a certain amount of appointments each month?
No. You simply choose the leads that you would like to purchase and pay for them at that time. We do not automatically send you anything. We do not charge upfront fees or ongoing fees.
8. I already use another lead company, why should I use 3FreeBids?
We are much more flexible than most of our competitors. We DO NOT have monthly minimums and have a much better resolution process regarding any “bogus” leads.
In addition, most of our competitors that sell leads generate their leads via online forms. Many times the leads may be worthless due to the fact that they have not been qualified or screened. We DO NOT schedule an appointment unless we personally speak to the potential customer on the phone.
OUR APPOINTMENTS ARE VERIFIED, QUALIFIED, and GUARANTEED!
9. What do you mean by guaranteed?
If you purchase a lead from us and it turns out to be a lead with incorrect contact or project information you will receive a full refund or credit (you choose).
10. What are the requirements to join the 3FreeBids network?
First of all you must be a licensed contractor in good standing with the state board. Secondly, you must provide us with proof of commercial liability insurance and workman’s comp (if applicable). Lastly, we expect you to be professional and courteous on any estimate that you purchase from us.
11. I’m still not sold, why should I sign up?
It’s free to sign up and you get to preview the leads for free. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?