What if I told you there was a website/app where you can find a local tradie and compare quotes all in one spot? No ring arounds, no spending hours or days comparing and researching quotes, questioning are they reliable? Are they going to get the job done? Are they going to come out to my suburb? Would you be more inclined to get that job done now that you have been meaning to get around to?
For me the gardening is a job that’s put off way too often as a mum to six, a business to run along with the household and playing the taxi service – the gardens never get the attention that they need (as you can see in photo).
“Find a local gardener” my father would say. Easier said than done dad, the time I would spend ringing around researching, finding the right person! The TIME!
Then I was introduced to hipages: I was told that I would avoid the ring around and they would find the tradies and I can compare quotes as well. All tradies are pre-screened for ABNs and all licenses are verified. They’ve connected over 1.5 million Australians with professional tradies, with over 70,000 qualified tradies at the ready and 88,000 jobs well done. Every month: I was prepared to give it a go if I could do it in the time I have my coffee.
Coffee was made, I grabbed my phone and entered my details:
What I was looking for: Gardener
My Postcode: 2795 — Now I am classed as rural so this was an even bigger test.
From here I was given two options:
From here I was given two options: to punch in my postcode to search businesses servicing my area and request a quote directly with the click of a button.
Find a gardener the easy way and get multiple quotes — Being the option I chose (time saver!)
1. Tell them what I need
2. Gardeners contact me
3. I choose the best gardeners
It took under two minutes to fill in the form:
All whilst I had my coffee (and I was not even finished with the coffee!)
Now hipages have advertised that they will find three suitable tradies and I can choose the best tradie for me out of my job posting (this I did not think was possible being so rural). Let’s see!
Back to work and within minutes I had a response.
The next step was simple, a window popped up for me to send a message to the first connected business. An automated message was there for me to simply hit send on or adjust the text if I wished. Nope, send button was pushed, wording was all I needed, why waste more time? A Messaging centre so I can easily have a conversation with my tradie. BRILLIANT!
As I mentioned I am rural — So to see 22 businesses had been matched to my job I was impressed.
My quotes were offered and I accepted the one that I found to suit my needs. And within days I was meeting my new gardener! The First Anchorage Nursery:
Fred was amazing, on time, fully equipped and prepared.
Needless to say I found my new regular gardener.
hipages certainly have reinvented the way people find and connect with service providers. By combining technology with service, they have created trusted online marketplaces for 11 million + members to connect with the experts, professionals and services they’re looking for.
What we found is hipages are all about Australians helping Australians to get things done, one place, every kind of tradie.
Hipages supported us through the entire process of getting the job done; they’re not onsite, but they’re on-hand to help.
We highly recommend Hipages, and pleased to say we will be using hipages on a regular basis!
Ready to give them a go? Check them out via the links and view for yourself the time you will save.