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Top 8 Marketing Tips for the Home Services Industry

As one of the nation’s leading local search directories, it’s our goal to help customers find local businesses online. Of course we believe that one of the best ways to connect with customers is to advertise with us, but we also know that’s not the only thing you can do to improve your online presence. Because we value your business, we’d like to offer you our favorite tips for helping customers find you online. We use many of these ideas to help grow our own business and we hope you find them as effective as we do. 1. Maximize your …

healthy home

6 Updates for a Healthier Home

When you’re at home, the last thing you want to be worrying about is what dangers might be lurking around every corner. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t realize the real risks posed by threats they can’t even see. That’s why we turned to our experts, to find out what updates and changes homeowners can make to keep their homes safe, and to help them rest easy at night. Our experts had a lot of suggestions, ranging from minor home adjustments to more major undertakings.

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4 Everyday Elements Homeowners Take for Granted

Living a modern life comes with a great deal of conveniences that are easily taken for granted. Its pretty common to never give a second thought to the pipes and wires in your walls, the humming appliances that clean your dishes and clothes, and even the fact that you can go to sleep at night without worry of insects joining you. All of these modern conveniences make our lives easier and safer, but rarely get the recognition they deserve. In honor of World Plumbing Day, which celebrates the vital but under-appreciated role plumbing plays in human health and safety, we …

Seasons

4 Ideas for Maintaining a Successful Business Year Round

Weather. Seasons. Sports. Holidays. As the year progresses, schedules and priorities change for consumers as often as the weather does. These seasonal changes can greatly affect the home improvement industry. For business owners and consumers alike, it’s important to know how to handle these changes. For businesses especially, it’s crucial to know how to stay afloat when the phone stops ringing. Our home experts have given us some great tools and tips for coming out on top, even with peaks and dips in revenue based on the time of year. Below we have compiled four ideas for maintaining a successful …

renters

Top 7 Tips for Renters to Personalize Their Space

This week we learned a great deal from our home experts about making a rental feel like your own space. Through careful communication with your landlord and an understanding of what is allowed on your property, you can move forward with transforming a rental. Décor can be temporary and inexpensive, but still make a large impact.

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4 Steps for New Homeowners

Becoming a new homeowner is an exciting event, but that first year can prove to be difficult without proper preparedness. Cleaning the gutters regularly can be as valuable as being prepared for an earthquake to save both money and the integrity of your home. Together, with the help of our home services experts, we have put together a 4-step guide for new homeowners.

houses

Top 10 Tips for Manufactured Homes

In our modern world, housing options are quite varied. From condos to apartments and permanent homes to manufactured homes, it is important to choose what is right for you and your family. This week we looked to our housing experts to learn more about the option of manufactured homes. We’ve generated a list of the top advice our experts have on manufactured homes.

save energy

4 Reasons to Smarten Up Your Home

This time we’re not talking about making it look better—although we think that’s also a great goal to pursue. We’re talking about adopting smart technology for the home. The use of new home technologies is sometimes greeted with doubt, but when the benefits are this useful for individuals as well as the environment, we think everyone should get an run-down of the topic.

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The Top 5 Ways to Make Space in Your Home

The holiday season is upon us, and that means guests galore! We’re all scrambling to find space for the end of the years celebrations, and what better way to make some than by heeding the suggestions of the Blog-Off experts? To that end, we’ve taken their ideas and fished out the five best that will make space in your home; from simple rearrangement to more complex renovations, these are solutions for both for the holidays and beyond!

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The 15 Most Creative Reuses Of Common Household Items

Everyone knows that you can repaint walls, switch out furniture arrangements, or go to a resale store for a quick switch-up. But how about some small fixes that anyone could do with items already in your home? Look no further for great ideas on how to recycle odds and ends in your house to new uses! With these ideas, you’ll be able to save cash, be green, and declutter your home all in one.