Realtors - Need a Local Contractor? Check out Fixr - the "eBay for Contractors"

I am always impressed with a company that has a unique idea and value proposition.

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Home improvement is always a hot topic – and usually something that Realtors know a good deal about. As a Realtor, you know how important an upgraded kitchen or bath can be when listing a home, or how it pays to scrape the “popcorn” off your ceiling, or even the power of new lighting throughout the home to make it “light and bright.” When a home is picture perfect it makes it that much easier to sell, and to sell for the best price possible.

Fixr is a home improvement site that I was first introduced to on LinkedIn. Described by the press as an “ebay for contractors”, fixR is a Home Improvement, Renovations & Repair services marketplace.

How Fixr works:

  1. Describe your project and post it 100% free
  2. Get estimates from qualified pros in your area (love the local feature!)
  3. Pick the best based on quality, reputation and price

Pretty cool concept! I really like this for a home owner but also for the agent.

In my past job, working in a residential real estate firm as their marketing manager, I can not tell you how many times I saw emails going out asking for qualified contractors for specific projects for clients. Although most agents have relationships with key local contractors, sometimes you are up against a tight deadline, or have a really uniqe project and aren’t sure who to turn to. I think this site could be a great solution.

In addition, One thing that really caught my eye for Realtors, was this infograph they posted: 2010 Home Buying Guide to Tax Credits. They created a really easy to understand graph and easily supplied the HTML code for you to copy and paste it into your Web site or blog. Is this helpful to you? Is this something you’d use?

Would love your feedback or comments – please post below!

Written by: Katie Lance, Marketing Manager, Inman News