HomeAdvisor offers InterNACHI members an exclusive deal:

(Nick Gromicko, CMI) #1

https://www.nachi.org/homeadvisor.htm

(Ian W. Mayer, CMI) #2

Funny, they called me yesterday and said that deal was exclusively for ASHI members (and why they think I'm still with ASHI, I'm not sure).

Sorry Nick, you're getting played.

And why would NACHI even want their good name even associated with a company that is being sued for false business practices?

(Ian W. Mayer, CMI) #3

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https://www.nachi.org/homeadvisor.htm
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From that link:

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HomeAdvisor offers a 25% discount on pre-paid lead bundles for all InterNACHI inspectors:
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yet
https://homeinspector.org/resources/partners.aspx

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Mention Partner Code “ASHI” to receive the following:

50% off New Enrollment
6% Quarterly Rebate
50% off ProLeads for First 30 Days After New Enrollment
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InterNACHI members gets 25% off.
ASHI members get 50% off.

For an organization that
https://www.nachi.org/forum/f14/class-action-lawsuit-against-homeadvisor-120290/
Class Action lawsuit against HomeAdvisor

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The Amended Complaint alleges how IAC and HomeAdvisor charge home service professionals (and often automatically debit from their bank accounts) hundreds of thousands of dollars for business leads, sight unseen, that are purportedly qualified new business opportunities from targeted, serious, qualified and project-ready homeowners who are seeking the services of home service professionals. Based on a months' long investigation by Plaintiffs' Counsel, including interviewing former employees, home service professionals and homeowners from around the country, the Amended Complaint details how IAC and HomeAdvisor hard-sell the service to unsuspecting home service professionals so as to charge them for thousands of leads that are actually illusory and the product of a systemically defective process that is incapable of producing project-ready and quality leads.
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(Michael L. Marlow, CMI, TREC-22424) #4

This really diminishes the value to InterNACHI partners that actually take care of members.

(Ed Wisham) #5

I have to agree with Ian. This company is a sham. Just google their name and a lot of complaints appear. They also changed their name. They were previously called ServiceMagic. That company didn't have a good reputation either. I would guess they got too many lawsuits and then changed the name. I put them in the same category as Townsquare Media. I had a bad experience with Townsquare but I never used Homeadvisor(did my homework first). To all my fellow inspectors, stay away from both.

(Marc A. Goldenberg, Inspector Lic # HI1365 Mold Assessor Lic #1) #6

I do not trust or like them.
Nick knows exactly what's up & down with them I'm sure.

(Nick Gromicko, CMI) #7

HomeAdvisor responds:

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Smith, Nolan via homeadvisor.onmicrosoft.com
4:17 PM (4 hours ago)

to Tyler, Fast

Nick,
Apologies for the delayed response, I was waiting for upper management to respond.

Most of this is entirely false and I appreciate your inspectors bringing it to our attention. Our legal team is going to be addressing their verbiage used on their website. There's no such thing as 50% off membership, that's unheard of. The only discount they get are 50% off of market match leads and ONLY in their first month. These are the cheapest leads we offer, there's no such thing as "proleads."

The reason I went with the discount I presented to you is because there's way more value. The bundles are valid for market match leads, exact match leads & instant connect leads which is everything we offer.

Nolan is available by phone today, I am out sick unfortunately. There's without a doubt way more value available in the offer we went with for InterNachi, otherwise I wouldn't have even presented it as I am well aware of what ASHI members receive.

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(Dave Range, CMI) #8

Is receiving a deal on an untrustworthy company still a deal?

This doesn't affect me or my company because I will never use their services but I'm sure that there are newer companies out there that are desperate for work and will try almost anything that comes down the pipe.

Buyer Beware.

(Christopher Currins, CMI) #9

Nick, I cannot believe that you would use InterNACHI and HomeAdviser in the same sentence. Let alone promote them.

(Nick Gromicko, CMI) #10

Some get the purpose of the message board, some don't. I can keep explaining it for you but I can't understand it for you.

(Christopher Currins, CMI) #11

[quote="gromicko, post:10, topic:115238"]

Some get the purpose of the message board, some don't. I can keep explaining it for you but I can't understand it for you.
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I understand its purpose, that's why I commented, hoping anyone thinking of using HomeAdvisor will read it. Before they get suckered.

(Ian W. Mayer, CMI) #12

[quote="gromicko, post:7, topic:115238"]

HomeAdvisor responds:
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In other words:

Hi, we got caught in a lie, and now we'll cover it up with another lie.

Doesn't change Home Advisor called me telling me they have partnered with ASHI with a special deal..

(Ian W. Mayer, CMI) #13

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Nick, I cannot believe that you would use InterNACHI and HomeAdviser in the same sentence. Let alone promote them.
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This.

(David Ruth) #14

I have tried them and continued to get false leads with things such as number disconnected or could not get an answer, they said that I could get credit for things such as that and then would refuse to give me the credit so I refuse to use them any more, I do better without home advisor

(Brian E. Kelly, AZ Cert. # 60234) #15

If Dr Kevorkian was still around can you imagine the Deal Nick would get us??

(Nick Gromicko, CMI) #16

I'm a big fan of Dr. Kevorkian. He helped on of my friends die many years ago. She had cancer.

(Christopher Currins, CMI) #17

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If Dr Kevorkian was still around can you imagine the Deal Nick would get us??
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Tha deal of a lifetime. :twisted:

(Paul Lesieur, CMI) #18

I am no fan of Home Advisor and if a friend asked I would suggest they would stay away.
Yes you will get some leads but you will get even more garbage.
On the other hand it works for some people.

If you do try them get a throw away credit card so you can turn off the leads but expect dunning letters and calls for quitting.

When you go into business you learn to read a good offer or not, although it would be nice for Internachi to refuse some dubious vendors it doesn't and maybe for legal reasons should not.

Buyer beware is one of the laws of business.
Personally I would spent my marketing dollars elsewhere.

(Nick Gromicko, CMI) #19

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When you go into business you learn to read a good offer or not, although it would be nice for Internachi to refuse some dubious vendors it doesn't and maybe for legal reasons should not.
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Not for legal reasons. You're close though. Actually, you're so close you're sitting on top of it. ;)

(Brett Salinardo, 24GI00145200) #20

Very Dissatisfied With This Service.

  1. Several Leads "Bogus". I actually called a police department! Embarrassing.
  2. They lack of integrity and professionalism. No response on credit for bogus calls, they automatically deduct from your account. "Basically stealing your money".
  3. I would never recommend this company to anyone. :mad: