What Is a Homeowner Referral Network?
A: It's a business that refers
home-improvement contractors to homeowners in their
area. Not only is it a resource for homeowners, but
it also serves as an outsourced sales and marketing
force for busy contractors.
What was your motivation to start a Homeowner Referral
A: As first-time homeowners,
we quickly discovered how difficult it was to find
reliable home-improvement contractors. And we didn't
have time to scour the phone book for names of trustworthy
painters, plumbers, and carpenters.
came up with the idea of developing a network that
would refer home-improvement contractors to homeowners
in my area. Within three days of launching Home Remedies®
of NY, Inc., I was getting requests from homeowners
for pest-control specialists, painters, and floor
refinishers. And contractors were thrilled to receive
new job leads.
How did it turn into a business opportunity for others?
A: I was getting inquiries from
homeowners and contractors outside of my local area.
Then other entrepreneurs called, interested in launching
a business similar to mine. I realized the business
concept had wide appeal, so I put together a comprehensive
manual showing others how to launch a referral business
in their communities.
What do you offer those who are interested in starting
their own Homeowner Referral Networks?
A: The receive The Complete
Guide to Owning and Operating a Successful Homeowner
Referral Network®. I also offer a turnkey
Homeowner Referral Network (HRN) website package,
customized HRN Management Software, graphics CD, HRN
newsletter, and one-on-one consultation time for added
What are the benefits of running this type of business?
A: This business only requires
about 20-25 hours a week. It's also unique in that
it offers a sense of satisfaction when you match a
homeowner with the right contractor as well as help
hard-working, responsible contractors build their
client bases and businesses.
a personal note, I get to enjoy the rewards of a profitable
home-based business while staying at home to raise
To date, there are more than 400 HRNs operating nationally.
With Debra's help, you can quickly and easily get
an HRN started in your area! Visit www.ReferralNetworkBiz.com
for more information.