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Checkatrade

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Review for Checkatrade by West Midlands Security and Fire
22nd June 2020

Been on CAT two years, started off well for the cost but now leads are getting less and less and costs are going up. Also the lead quality I feel has significantly reduced.

Been on CAT two years, started off well for the cost but now leads are getting less and less and costs are going up.
Also the lead quality I feel has significantly reduced.


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Review for Checkatrade by Finishing Touches Decorators
11th May 2020

After being with Checkatrade for 5 very good years, i have left, since HomeServe have taken over, the price has increaded, so much, for so little in return. My phone used to ring constantly, and i had so much work, before i left, i had 2 calls from timewasters in 5 moths, Their attitude towards their loyal customers has taken a dramitic hit, they just no longer care, they just want the cash squeeded out of you, and give you nothing in return. Once an excellect platform for work, has now been buried deep by Harpins mob, to extract the cash from you, and leave you high and dry. Checkatrade doesnt listen, will not listen and dont care about you, its money grabbing ways, and the absense of care has gone now, managed numbers does not work, people still get spam calls and even a youtuber has found a way to get everyones number, you only have to look to see how easy it is, yet the staff "apparently" tell the management this and still, but still, nothing is done, its their way or nothing, They removed the "How long you been a member" too, this to me would only make the customer more happy, to know a tradesmen has been with a company for so long with good reviews, mindless actions like this, has caused droves of people to leave, including myself to leave, the yearly subscription has gone ( for me) from £89 to a massive £175 a month (£2100) plus, i had to remove 2 added sections, checkatrade kept telling to have to get more work, removed, as each is another whooping £50 each!!, enough is enough, i left and sad to say, what a perfect working platform it was for years, has been medled with, by people who havent a clue, only in extracting the cash from you, and what a great job they did their, it has turned in to a just scam now, in the 2 years Home Serve has taken over, its gone from great to utter rubbish, you only got to search the bad reviews homeserve have, to see why they failed miserably at chechatrade.

After being with Checkatrade for 5 very good years, i have left, since HomeServe have taken over, the price has increaded, so much, for so little in return. My phone used to ring constantly, and i had so much work, before i left, i had 2 calls from timewasters in 5 moths, Their attitude towards their loyal customers has taken a dramitic hit, they just no longer care, they just want the cash squeeded out of you, and give you nothing in return.

Once an excellect platform for work, has now been buried deep by Harpins mob, to extract the cash from you, and leave you high and dry.
Checkatrade doesnt listen, will not listen and dont care about you, its money grabbing ways, and the absense of care has gone now, managed numbers does not work, people still get spam calls and even a youtuber has found a way to get everyones number, you only have to look to see how easy it is, yet the staff "apparently" tell the management this and still, but still, nothing is done, its their way or nothing,

They removed the "How long you been a member" too, this to me would only make the customer more happy, to know a tradesmen has been with a company for so long with good reviews, mindless actions like this, has caused droves of people to leave, including myself to leave, the yearly subscription has gone ( for me) from £89 to a massive £175 a month (£2100) plus, i had to remove 2 added sections, checkatrade kept telling to have to get more work, removed, as each is another whooping £50 each!!, enough is enough, i left and sad to say, what a perfect working platform it was for years, has been medled with, by people who havent a clue, only in extracting the cash from you, and what a great job they did their, it has turned in to a just scam now, in the 2 years Home Serve has taken over, its gone from great to utter rubbish, you only got to search the bad reviews homeserve have, to see why they failed miserably at chechatrade.


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Review for Checkatrade by Steve Payne builders & decorators
6th May 2020

Checkatrade has really changed prices has gone from approx £85 to £140 per month Call leads have dropped to one or two a week , A customer can just ruin your good reviews, by writing rubbish about you , checkatrade won’t do anything, rumours that prices are now going to rocket now homeserve own it

Checkatrade has really changed prices has gone from approx £85 to £140 per month
Call leads have dropped to one or two a week , A customer can just ruin your good reviews, by writing rubbish about you , checkatrade won’t do anything, rumours that prices are now going to rocket now homeserve own it


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Review for Checkatrade by Home Heating UK
3rd May 2020

Do not under any circumstances get checkatrade they are now owned buy home serve and your contact detail are no longer shown on the site it’s a contact number that goes straight to checkatrade, I have heard from a couple of company’s how they where getting 6 calls a day from checkatrade, then when homeserve took over that dropped to 1 a week and checkatrade then put the price up to over £100 a month Stay away

Do not under any circumstances get checkatrade they are now owned buy home serve and your contact detail are no longer shown on the site it’s a contact number that goes straight to checkatrade,
I have heard from a couple of company’s how they where getting 6 calls a day from checkatrade, then when homeserve took over that dropped to 1 a week and checkatrade then put the price up to over £100 a month
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Review for Checkatrade by Dook Joinery
23rd April 2020

This is such a rip off. It's not a waste of money if you don't mind throwing your hard earned money away on nothing every month and get nothing in return. It is expensive when you get nothing of equal value in return every month. I would not recommend Checkatrade to anybody else in the trades.

This is such a rip off. It's not a waste of money if you don't mind throwing your hard earned money away on nothing every month and get nothing in return. It is expensive when you get nothing of equal value in return every month. I would not recommend Checkatrade to anybody else in the trades.


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Review for Checkatrade by Acre Driveways
21st April 2020

I’ve been with checkatrade since 2009. I feel it plays an important role for reviews and my landscape business. With paving related works there’s not a huge amount of places set up for reviews other than Facebook or google reviews so this is an addition which I feel is good for me. I will probably stay with them for the future to improve my profile but for me it’s a good thing to have. Never had any issues really apart from the price they want to charge yearly!

I’ve been with checkatrade since 2009. I feel it plays an important role for reviews and my landscape business. With paving related works there’s not a huge amount of places set up for reviews other than Facebook or google reviews so this is an addition which I feel is good for me. I will probably stay with them for the future to improve my profile but for me it’s a good thing to have. Never had any issues really apart from the price they want to charge yearly!


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Review for Checkatrade by 1st Contact Plumbing and Heating
18th April 2020

I have been a member since 2014. One man band and did very very well for around 3 -4 years. Same old story now, they want more money and youbet less calls. Keep taking in more tradesman and keep putting the price up. When you question it, some wet behind the ears worker will attempt to feed you BS. Homeserve took over the company and everyone knew where that would end up. They even direct customers calls now via their own number. I guarantee half go to their own members like dyno Plumbing “by mistake” Overall, a load of rubbish. You’d be better off spending your money on FB. Coming from a member of 6 years with over 400 reviews

I have been a member since 2014. One man band and did very very well for around 3 -4 years. Same old story now, they want more money and youbet less calls. Keep taking in more tradesman and keep putting the price up. When you question it, some wet behind the ears worker will attempt to feed you BS. Homeserve took over the company and everyone knew where that would end up. They even direct customers calls now via their own number. I guarantee half go to their own members like dyno Plumbing “by mistake” Overall, a load of rubbish. You’d be better off spending your money on FB. Coming from a member of 6 years with over 400 reviews


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Review for Checkatrade by Paul Callaghan Builder
19th March 2020

I have been with checkatrade for 5 years now. I used to pay 6 monthly payments of £120 per month per year. Without telling me, checkatrade switched to 12 monthly payments of £120. This doubled my yearly subscriptions to £1440. I didn't realised that they had done this for over a year. I noticed while going through my books. When I asked them last September what the he'll they were thinking of, they just said there is nothing we can do about it and by the way, your locked in until next April and there's nothing you can do about it. I'm glad I've found this site to say my piece. Checkatrade are a bunch of crooks!

I have been with checkatrade for 5 years now. I used to pay 6 monthly payments of £120 per month per year. Without telling me, checkatrade switched to 12 monthly payments of £120. This doubled my yearly subscriptions to £1440. I didn't realised that they had done this for over a year. I noticed while going through my books. When I asked them last September what the he'll they were thinking of, they just said there is nothing we can do about it and by the way, your locked in until next April and there's nothing you can do about it. I'm glad I've found this site to say my piece. Checkatrade are a bunch of crooks!


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Review for Checkatrade by Brush magic
28th February 2020

Really shocked and disappointed how Checkatrade has treated its loyal customer’s. I have been with Checkatrade for over 10 years . It was a great way to get work,excellent service at a reasonable price. Since Homeserve have taken over they have ripped us all off massive increase in price and within the last 12 months I have had no more than 10 calls none have given me work. I have been ripped off as we all have the ethics of Checkatrade has gone when they do this to us good trusted tradesmen and then rip us off when preaching how us the traders should be and treat our customers. Nothing more than Greed. Harpin cares about lining his pockets and so did Kevin.

Really shocked and disappointed how Checkatrade has treated its loyal customer’s.
I have been with Checkatrade for over 10 years .
It was a great way to get work,excellent service at a reasonable price.
Since Homeserve have taken over they have ripped us all off massive increase in price and within the last 12 months I have had no more than 10 calls none have given me work.
I have been ripped off as we all have the ethics of Checkatrade has gone when they do this to us good trusted tradesmen and then rip us off when preaching how us the traders should be and treat our customers.
Nothing more than Greed.
Harpin cares about lining his pockets and so did Kevin.


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Review for Checkatrade by Thomas Chaney Electrical Services
27th February 2020

I was a big supporter of checkatrade for the first few years I had membership but year on year my good opinion of the service is lowered by their constant increase in cost and lack of a better service for the money the charge. The phone used to ring non stop and now it's very rare I get call through checkatrade.

I was a big supporter of checkatrade for the first few years I had membership but year on year my good opinion of the service is lowered by their constant increase in cost and lack of a better service for the money the charge. The phone used to ring non stop and now it's very rare I get call through checkatrade.


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Review for Checkatrade by RMT building
23rd February 2020

I’ve just received a letter from Checkatrade telling me my membership cost will be going from £1000 per year, up to £4000 per year!!!!! Even at £1000 a year I felt I was paying too much, at least 50% of calls were from time wasters. Called checkatrade about the price rise, they did nothing for me. I’ve had to lose all but 1 work category to keep the price at £1200 a year. I’ll give it 1 more year to see what I get out of it. Better off spending money on other advertising and the sites that you purchase job leads from, which have given me higher returns on investment in the past.

I’ve just received a letter from Checkatrade telling me my membership cost will be going from £1000 per year, up to £4000 per year!!!!! Even at £1000 a year I felt I was paying too much, at least 50% of calls were from time wasters. Called checkatrade about the price rise, they did nothing for me. I’ve had to lose all but 1 work category to keep the price at £1200 a year. I’ll give it 1 more year to see what I get out of it. Better off spending money on other advertising and the sites that you purchase job leads from, which have given me higher returns on investment in the past.


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Review for Checkatrade by Responsive Roofing Services
22nd February 2020

I have been with checkatrade for 2 years. When I joined my monthly installments were £82 for the 1st year, reasonable enough. However the second year went up to £108, which is slightly more than I would of liked to have been paying but still went with them. My term finishes on the 28 of March this year, now I've just had a letter stating that my payments will go up from the 28th of March to £149.99 VAT. Errrrrhmmm no thanks checkatrade, I will certainly not be paying £180 pounds a month to stay with you. I can't believe how greedy they are being. If this is how they treat there loyal customers, then I'm afraid they are going to lose thousands of trades. No one in the right mind will pay those sorts of prices!!!!

I have been with checkatrade for 2 years. When I joined my monthly installments were £82 for the 1st year, reasonable enough. However the second year went up to £108, which is slightly more than I would of liked to have been paying but still went with them. My term finishes on the 28 of March this year, now I've just had a letter stating that my payments will go up from the 28th of March to £149.99 VAT.
Errrrrhmmm no thanks checkatrade, I will certainly not be paying £180 pounds a month to stay with you. I can't believe how greedy they are being. If this is how they treat there loyal customers, then I'm afraid they are going to lose thousands of trades. No one in the right mind will pay those sorts of prices!!!!


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Review for Checkatrade by Audio Visual Installation Ltd
21st February 2020

keep away!! I have just finished my membership after 8 years. The last 3 years my membership fees have doubled form £1000 to £2000. They think you will not leave after having over 250 reviews but I have heard that a lot of one man bands are leaving. just as I was leaving they offered me a 10% discount but it is still a rip off with that been offered . don`t get locked in to this system of advertising. THEY SAID IF I DID NOT LIKE THE PRICE INCREASE THEN LEAVE, Thanks for the advise checkatrade!! and thanks for wasting my time and money£££££

keep away!! I have just finished my membership after 8 years. The last 3 years my membership fees have doubled form £1000 to £2000. They think you will not leave after having over 250 reviews but I have heard that a lot of one man bands are leaving. just as I was leaving they offered me a 10% discount but it is still a rip off with that been offered . don`t get locked in to this system of advertising. THEY SAID IF I DID NOT LIKE THE PRICE INCREASE THEN LEAVE, Thanks for the advise checkatrade!! and thanks for wasting my time and money£££££


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Review for Checkatrade by C Brookes Plumbing & Heating
6th February 2020

I have been recently contacted by Checkatrade and have tried getting me to sign me up with a free two month trial, the rep has constantly been ringing me even after i said i was too busy to have a look at the offer. After speaking to numerous people who have used them i haven't been told one good thing so will be staying clear.

I have been recently contacted by Checkatrade and have tried getting me to sign me up with a free two month trial, the rep has constantly been ringing me even after i said i was too busy to have a look at the offer. After speaking to numerous people who have used them i haven't been told one good thing so will be staying clear.


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Review for Checkatrade by Martone Plastering Services
3rd January 2020

It was good for the first 5 years, then 2 years ago the takeover happened and its gone down hill. Not what it used to be. A waste of money, expensive and no work in return. I had to leave in the end like many other tradesman that were with them for years.

It was good for the first 5 years, then 2 years ago the takeover happened and its gone down hill. Not what it used to be. A waste of money, expensive and no work in return. I had to leave in the end like many other tradesman that were with them for years.


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Review for Checkatrade by Shady blinds ltd
29th November 2019

Waste of money from my point of view been on for about 8 months had 2 jobs off it but loads of calls from my ‘energy supplier who will cut me off if I don’t pay £xx!

Waste of money from my point of view been on for about 8 months had 2 jobs off it but loads of calls from my ‘energy supplier who will cut me off if I don’t pay £xx!


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Review for Checkatrade by JMS Constructions
20th November 2019

They could be better I think we wasting time and money for it haha I spent over 2000 and no more work anyway I think better spend more money on marketing

They could be better I think we wasting time and money for it haha I spent over 2000 and no more work anyway I think better spend more money on marketing


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Review for Checkatrade by Randall garden design and landscaping
18th November 2019

I have recently found out that after last years membership of £800 this year they want £1440 nearly double. They have informed me that there is £10 that they can negotiate with...so insulted! I have had no follow up calls for the last 9 mths from them, shocking and greedy.

I have recently found out that after last years membership of £800 this year they want £1440 nearly double. They have informed me that there is £10 that they can negotiate with...so insulted! I have had no follow up calls for the last 9 mths from them, shocking and greedy.


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Review for Checkatrade by VPS Door & Window Repair
17th November 2019

Checkatrade may be good if you live in an area where it's popular. I've found that it pays for itself (just about) but there are better returns available using other forms of marketting.

Checkatrade may be good if you live in an area where it's popular. I've found that it pays for itself (just about) but there are better returns available using other forms of marketting.


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Review for Checkatrade by Page Maintenance Ltd
7th November 2019

Was with this lot from 2015 had just under 200 reviews , it’s been bought out I saw my fees rise by 200 % and calls drop using their figures by 30% They don’t care just want your money

Was with this lot from 2015 had just under 200 reviews , it’s been bought out I saw my fees rise by 200 % and calls drop using their figures by 30%
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Review for Checkatrade by AJD Construction
30th October 2019

I feel Checkatrade has gone downhill drastically in the past few years. It seems more about money and numbers these days instead of connecting customers to good trades. Massively over priced.

I feel Checkatrade has gone downhill drastically in the past few years. It seems more about money and numbers these days instead of connecting customers to good trades. Massively over priced.


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Review for Checkatrade by Absolute Plumbing and Drainage
16th October 2019

I point blank refuse to use checkatrade. The ever lasting price increase for lower call rates is the main factor. They call me 2 times a week and never seem to have records of any previous calls. There website is flooded with tradesmen and the no regulations on there have proved to be there downfall

I point blank refuse to use checkatrade. The ever lasting price increase for lower call rates is the main factor. They call me 2 times a week and never seem to have records of any previous calls. There website is flooded with tradesmen and the no regulations on there have proved to be there downfall


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Review for Checkatrade by Walkers plumbing & building
12th August 2019

I have been a member off checkatrade.com for about 5 months it is a little bit expensive every month but I do quite well from it . It's important to make sure you get reviews in because that keeps you at the top off the list

I have been a member off checkatrade.com for about 5 months it is a little bit expensive every month but I do quite well from it . It's important to make sure you get reviews in because that keeps you at the top off the list


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Review for Checkatrade by London decorating Company
31st July 2019

I have used checkatrade now for 3 years and have to say it is alot of money to pay every month but I always make that back with the amount of work I get from it. you do have to get your reviews from every job or you will go down the list. other tha that I highly recommend it.

I have used checkatrade now for 3 years and have to say it is alot of money to pay every month but I always make that back with the amount of work I get from it. you do have to get your reviews from every job or you will go down the list. other tha that I highly recommend it.


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Review for Checkatrade by He@Heating ltd
30th July 2019

It’s a real shame, a few years back it really did work! Unfortunate since Homeserve have taken over every aspect of this great platform has gone downhill and fast! CEO gone back on his words and bring in a system no one wants! The website/trade search constantly fails to work, seems only advertising they are currently driving is to get more trades on board. Customer service is shocking, gone are the friendly helpful staff, (account manager/team) now there’s call centre staff that know very Little and are unable to help in anyway.

It’s a real shame, a few years back it really did work! Unfortunate since Homeserve have taken over every aspect of this great platform has gone downhill and fast! CEO gone back on his words and bring in a system no one wants! The website/trade search constantly fails to work, seems only advertising they are currently driving is to get more trades on board. Customer service is shocking, gone are the friendly helpful staff, (account manager/team) now there’s call centre staff that know very Little and are unable to help in anyway.


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Review for Checkatrade by Prompt Services Ltd
12th July 2019

I paid for a years membership and never received one single lead. I had customers post reviews but made no difference. Just one big scam where other members post fake reviews of themselves every night to stay top. Scams the trades and scams the public. Real bunch of leeches.

I paid for a years membership and never received one single lead. I had customers post reviews but made no difference. Just one big scam where other members post fake reviews of themselves every night to stay top. Scams the trades and scams the public. Real bunch of leeches.


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Review for Checkatrade by Heather Contracts Limited
10th July 2019

Didn’t really get as many calls as hoped, but we took advantage of a £30 two month no obligation trial. Really don’t like not having our number on the listing, only our managed contacts. Not writing off this product, will look in the furture

Didn’t really get as many calls as hoped, but we took advantage of a £30 two month no obligation trial. Really don’t like not having our number on the listing, only our managed contacts. Not writing off this product, will look in the furture


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Review for Checkatrade by BODMIN PLUMBING SERVICES
7th July 2019

Since been taken over by HomeServe gone downhill no enquiries managed to contact not living up to expectations cost doubling Concentrating on new membership

Since been taken over by HomeServe gone downhill no enquiries managed to contact not living up to expectations cost doubling
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Review for Checkatrade by Louis Gas & Heating LTD
24th June 2019

Was great at the beginning but since homeserve took over enquiries have gone down hill even with getting lots of reviews. They have over saturated my area so I'm competing with 100's of other companies so customers are getting loads of quotes and driving quotes down to where there is no profit to it. Need to focus on advertising Instead of advertising for new trades and overloading areas. Should be quality not quantity which they have forgotten.

Was great at the beginning but since homeserve took over enquiries have gone down hill even with getting lots of reviews. They have over saturated my area so I'm competing with 100's of other companies so customers are getting loads of quotes and driving quotes down to where there is no profit to it. Need to focus on advertising Instead of advertising for new trades and overloading areas. Should be quality not quantity which they have forgotten.


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Review for Checkatrade by Flintshire Property Services Ltd
21st June 2019

Since been bought out by homeserve they have really gone downhill. To busy trying to get new tradesmen on board than getting work for the ones already members. Totally a waste of money

Since been bought out by homeserve they have really gone downhill. To busy trying to get new tradesmen on board than getting work for the ones already members. Totally a waste of money


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Review for Checkatrade by J & S Plumbing & Heating
10th June 2019

I get loads of quality leads from checkatrade, definitely worth the £1,000 per year fee. Plus they are really helpful via email, phone or Facebook. The positioning system is good as well.

I get loads of quality leads from checkatrade, definitely worth the £1,000 per year fee. Plus they are really helpful via email, phone or Facebook. The positioning system is good as well.


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Review for Checkatrade by Hurley Group Limited
5th June 2019

I’ve been a member for a few months now. I found that it’s definitely worth the money, the application process is easy. I’ve found that 90% plus of the quotes turn into jobs, due to people already have confidence in you having seen your reviews.

I’ve been a member for a few months now. I found that it’s definitely worth the money, the application process is easy. I’ve found that 90% plus of the quotes turn into jobs, due to people already have confidence in you having seen your reviews.


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Review for Checkatrade by Smidt ltd
27th May 2019

I have been member since 2014 with mixed review value for money. Allays looked at it as advertisement expense rather than core source of business. Last year got hit with massive incise in fees. I have questioned justification to 300% incrise as it is not normal business practise only to be told that has been massivley underpriced for years, so more of plie of horse manure from them if I may say so. Since then I have been following financila and investors news with particular aim at Home Serve and Checkatrade. As it turns out Home Serve has been downgraded May 2019 from low to reduce, with Checkatrade part of company showing healthy 33% rise in profits year on year. They have poured massive amount of money into advertisement which had to be reclaimed via new membership or rise in fees. According to article plan is to invest even more money into adverts which will probably result in more rise in fees. I believe Checkatrade worked great as it was originally set up and help customers find reputable local small professionals like myself. It work for a decade so not sure why mess up something good for contractors and clients. Unfortunately I believe that small firms like myself are unable to sustain this rapid rise in fees and will be force to make room for larger companies that can afford it making it a bit discriminatory towards small firms. https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/220675/homeserve-pours-money-into-chekatrade-as-us-profits-soar-220675.html

I have been member since 2014 with mixed review value for money. Allays looked at it as advertisement expense rather than core source of business.
Last year got hit with massive incise in fees. I have questioned justification to 300% incrise as it is not normal business practise only to be told that has been massivley underpriced for years, so more of plie of horse manure from them if I may say so.
Since then I have been following financila and investors news with particular aim at Home Serve and Checkatrade.
As it turns out Home Serve has been downgraded May 2019 from low to reduce, with Checkatrade part of company showing healthy 33% rise in profits year on year.
They have poured massive amount of money into advertisement which had to be reclaimed via new membership or rise in fees.
According to article plan is to invest even more money into adverts which will probably result in more rise in fees.
I believe Checkatrade worked great as it was originally set up and help customers find reputable local small professionals like myself. It work for a decade so not sure why mess up something good for contractors and clients.
Unfortunately I believe that small firms like myself are unable to sustain this rapid rise in fees and will be force to make room for larger companies that can afford it making it a bit discriminatory towards small firms.

https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/220675/homeserve-pours-money-into-chekatrade-as-us-profits-soar-220675.html


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Review for Checkatrade by Lancashire Gas and Heating Limited
22nd May 2019

Didn't work out for me. I joined and was told less trades men in the area and a few weeks later it tripled. Plus to stay top of the list you need to be getting loads of reviews. But some customers say they will but never do.

Didn't work out for me. I joined and was told less trades men in the area and a few weeks later it tripled. Plus to stay top of the list you need to be getting loads of reviews. But some customers say they will but never do.


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Review for Checkatrade by AJD Construction
18th May 2019

As with most things it’s the most well known so that comes with extra costs. Still as it’s so well known and advertised it does go in your favour when customers see your in it.

As with most things it’s the most well known so that comes with extra costs. Still as it’s so well known and advertised it does go in your favour when customers see your in it.


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Review for Checkatrade by Z.I.Property Services
13th April 2019

Stay Clear! I joined Checkatrade in 2012 and had a good 5 -6 years with them. Good level of enquiries and generally few time wasters. Cue Homeserve taking over and things went drastically downhill. Level of enquiries fell off a cliff and customer service went with it! Absolute joke of a company now, such a shame coz in its heyday it helped me build my business from nothing

Stay Clear!
I joined Checkatrade in 2012 and had a good 5 -6 years with them. Good level of enquiries and generally few time wasters. Cue Homeserve taking over and things went drastically downhill. Level of enquiries fell off a cliff and customer service went with it! Absolute joke of a company now, such a shame coz in its heyday it helped me build my business from nothing


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Review for Checkatrade by Apex Appliances
9th April 2019

Used to be with checkatrade four five years,but last year when homeserve fully took over in August they vertuly doubled my fees ,more and more of the same trades came in the same area when I was told it would be limited work dropped off,customer services went down and attitude was appalling.since I had left herd of more and more problems trades are still having.

Used to be with checkatrade four five years,but last year when homeserve fully took over in August they vertuly doubled my fees ,more and more of the same trades came in the same area when I was told it would be limited work dropped off,customer services went down and attitude was appalling.since I had left herd of more and more problems trades are still having.


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Review for Checkatrade by Three counties damp and groundworks
8th April 2019

Used to be really good when you got one point of contact. Since being bought out by homeserve, enquiries have gone down and customer service has lowered considerably

Used to be really good when you got one point of contact. Since being bought out by homeserve, enquiries have gone down and customer service has lowered considerably


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Review for Checkatrade by i-Fix Gas & Heating
8th April 2019

They take a lot of your money and very little to show of it. Roughly £1000 a year. You cant show your own number any more. I dont trust the company

They take a lot of your money and very little to show of it. Roughly £1000 a year. You cant show your own number any more. I dont trust the company


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Review for Checkatrade by Approved Technical Services Ltd
25th March 2019

Only been with them for a few months but works coming in from them plus it helps to have the affiliation put on my website yellow pages listed, customers wanna see that kind of stuff now

Only been with them for a few months but works coming in from them plus it helps to have the affiliation put on my website yellow pages listed, customers wanna see that kind of stuff now


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Review for Checkatrade by Aurora Building and Maintenance
19th March 2019

Stay well clear starts out okay saying there’s only going to be four of you in your area by the time I left there was 12, mis-selling,won’t take off false reviews As said by many people taken over by HomeServe who are also a company To stay well clear off

Stay well clear starts out okay saying there’s only going to be four of you in your area by the time I left there was 12, mis-selling,won’t take off false reviews As said by many people taken over by HomeServe who are also a company To stay well clear off


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Review for Checkatrade by RJ Electricians Ltd
8th March 2019

This is another marmite sinario, my personal experience is they are ok a little pricy but ok I usually get enough work which warrants paying them the £90+ a month although I’ve been ill over the last 6 months and been struggling with my finances, checkatrade were very understanding and gave me two months free to help me get back on my feet

This is another marmite sinario, my personal experience is they are ok a little pricy but ok I usually get enough work which warrants paying them the £90+ a month although I’ve been ill over the last 6 months and been struggling with my finances, checkatrade were very understanding and gave me two months free to help me get back on my feet


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Review for Checkatrade by TJ painting and decorating
23rd January 2019

I have been a member twice over the last 4 years, The first time I joined 4 years ago the response from customers was amazing. I had more or less 6 -8 months work lined up. However the second (last year) time I joined was a complete nightmare, despite keeping my profile up to date weekly my phone never rang with an inquiry from CAT at all. Think twice before investing your hard earned cash is my advice, as there are other better and cheaper lead generation sites available.

I have been a member twice over the last 4 years, The first time I joined 4 years ago the response from customers was amazing. I had more or less 6 -8 months work lined up. However the second (last year) time I joined was a complete nightmare, despite keeping my profile up to date weekly my phone never rang with an inquiry from CAT at all. Think twice before investing your hard earned cash is my advice, as there are other better and cheaper lead generation sites available.


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Review for Checkatrade by A Royal Flush Plumbing
9th January 2019

member for half a year. issue after issue, feedback not being published though sent and site breaks a lot, their search pattern is really messed up as well. they also are trying to flood the trades and spin members a load of rubbish when complaining

member for half a year. issue after issue, feedback not being published though sent and site breaks a lot, their search pattern is really messed up as well. they also are trying to flood the trades and spin members a load of rubbish when complaining


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Review for Checkatrade by Glenco plumbing Milton keynes
30th December 2018

We don’t agree with having to pay for work and believe work should be earns on reputation alone and no subscription fees possibly a bad thing for the industry.

We don’t agree with having to pay for work and believe work should be earns on reputation alone and no subscription fees possibly a bad thing for the industry.


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Review for Checkatrade by Shaw's plumbing and heating
16th December 2018

I've been with CheckaTrade since 2010 and have to say it has been great up until Homeserve took over since then there has been too many issues with the website crashing and not showing up business correctly, they get put right but then it happens again, just check the checkatrade facebook group to see just how many un happy customers there are now. the price is another issue 100% increase on renewals.

I've been with CheckaTrade since 2010 and have to say it has been great up until Homeserve took over since then there has been too many issues with the website crashing and not showing up business correctly, they get put right but then it happens again, just check the checkatrade facebook group to see just how many un happy customers there are now. the price is another issue 100% increase on renewals.


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Review for Checkatrade by J.M.Horley Property Maintenance & Home Improvements
10th December 2018

Been with them 5 years. Since the change of ownership to homeserve the customer see has fallen to an all time low, prices have almost doubled and enquires have dramatically reduced.

Been with them 5 years. Since the change of ownership to homeserve the customer see has fallen to an all time low, prices have almost doubled and enquires have dramatically reduced.


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Review for Checkatrade by Northwest Engineers
8th December 2018

Was with checkatrade for 2 years and in them 2 years I received at most 10 calls through it all small jobs, came up for renewal in September this year and decide it wasn’t working for the business and wasn’t worth the money.

Was with checkatrade for 2 years and in them 2 years I received at most 10 calls through it all small jobs, came up for renewal in September this year and decide it wasn’t working for the business and wasn’t worth the money.


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Review for Checkatrade by Gas Eco Heat
7th December 2018

I’ve been with CheckATrade for nearly a year now and I have to say I do like the idea of tradesmen register as you just pay full year membership and get work leads directly from customers not like others charging you money for customer details so you can quote and that doesn’t warranty anything. However I don’t get much work from CheckATrade , but I think that’s because there is too much competition in my area.

I’ve been with CheckATrade for nearly a year now and I have to say I do like the idea of tradesmen register as you just pay full year membership and get work leads directly from customers not like others charging you money for customer details so you can quote and that doesn’t warranty anything.
However I don’t get much work from CheckATrade , but I think that’s because there is too much competition in my area.


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Review for Checkatrade by MB Gas & Heating Ltd
1st December 2018

In my opinion it is very over priced , I'm not happy with the managed contacts as I am paying for my business information to be advertised .The site does generate enquiries but not as many as they would have you believe

In my opinion it is very over priced , I'm not happy with the managed contacts as I am paying for my business information to be advertised .The site does generate enquiries but not as many as they would have you believe


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Review for Checkatrade by AEI Electrical
1st December 2018

Didn't work for me. I kept on Top of my reviews but didn't get much out of it. I am in a very competitive area which may be why. Is a good tool if it works for you.

Didn't work for me. I kept on Top of my reviews but didn't get much out of it. I am in a very competitive area which may be why. Is a good tool if it works for you.


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Review for Checkatrade by M.E.T Electrical Ltd
27th October 2018

Works well for us. Keeping on top of reviews a must. I've had a good amount of leads and confirmed jobs through them.

Works well for us. Keeping on top of reviews a must. I've had a good amount of leads and confirmed jobs through them.


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Review for Checkatrade by Surrey Gas & Services
21st October 2018

Works well for us but you have to keep on top of your feedback. £120 a month for 2 categories which isn’t bad at all

Works well for us but you have to keep on top of your feedback. £120 a month for 2 categories which isn’t bad at all


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Review for Checkatrade by Ph plumbing & heating services ltd
19th October 2018

Works for us but you do need to keep up your end by handing out review cards with every job . I find I’m only getting a few cards back as reviews around 1 in 5 back as reviews

Works for us but you do need to keep up your end by handing out review cards with every job . I find I’m only getting a few cards back as reviews around 1 in 5 back as reviews


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Review for Checkatrade by Austin Plumbing Services
30th September 2018

Joined last year. Made no difference to my work load. All I got was spam emails. Left within a year as I found it to be a complete waste of money.

Joined last year. Made no difference to my work load. All I got was spam emails. Left within a year as I found it to be a complete waste of money.


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Review for Checkatrade by GGB Heating Solutions
20th September 2018

The Idea is a great concept. However, for generating work it wasn't great for me. It was good for the review system and I had a lot of positives from that aspect.

The Idea is a great concept. However, for generating work it wasn't great for me. It was good for the review system and I had a lot of positives from that aspect.


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Review for Checkatrade by Electrical but keeping private
26th August 2018

Check a rip off more like. Almost doubled my annual membership as they were taken over by homeserve, with promises of extra spending on advertising which is interesting because I've had far less less customer work from Checkatrade thatn when I was paying half the amount. £1,500 a year to have a page on a website is far too much. The staff don't even bother calling to see how things are going like they used to. Don't waste your money, and be warned they will double your annual fee after the first year when you have worked your socks off to get great feedback. I shall be leaving them when my membership expires. They also allow an unlimited amount of the same trades to advertise with them locally, so you may be surrounded by other same trades working all around you (check a rip off don't care as long as they are taking your money),

Check a rip off more like. Almost doubled my annual membership as they were taken over by homeserve, with promises of extra spending on advertising which is interesting because I've had far less less customer work from Checkatrade thatn when I was paying half the amount. £1,500 a year to have a page on a website is far too much.
The staff don't even bother calling to see how things are going like they used to. Don't waste your money, and be warned they will double your annual fee after the first year when you have worked your socks off to get great feedback. I shall be leaving them when my membership expires.
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Review for Checkatrade by InsideOut Property Solutins
13th August 2018

Checkatrade offer an excellent product and it made a massive difference to our business at start up as it was an almost instant customer base. Only downside was the recent price increase for membership which my opinion was excessive.

Checkatrade offer an excellent product and it made a massive difference to our business at start up as it was an almost instant customer base. Only downside was the recent price increase for membership which my opinion was excessive.


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Review for Checkatrade by Esspro Property Services
4th August 2018

Being part of Check A Trade had given my company the ability to take the next step due to the leads and profile. Check a trade also made me realise the importance of my company brand and the need for things like feedback. Check A Trade is changing and I’m not 100% it’s going to be for the better with homeserve but time will tell.

Being part of Check A Trade had given my company the ability to take the next step due to the leads and profile. Check a trade also made me realise the importance of my company brand and the need for things like feedback. Check A Trade is changing and I’m not 100% it’s going to be for the better with homeserve but time will tell.


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Review for Checkatrade by Kingston Gas Services Ltd
29th July 2018

There is currently a lot of concern with checkatrade, my review is based on the last two years Ive dealt with them. The staff are always very polite and helpful, everything I have asked for they have delivered on hence the 5 stars. The brand up to date is excellent Im not sure about the new owners and cant help thinking they have a hidden agenda. Costs have been reasonable and I have received good quality leads, checkatrade helped me realise that getting customer feedback is key to gaining new business. Hopefully my charge wont double like others have said. Hopefully checkatrade wont be ruined.

There is currently a lot of concern with checkatrade, my review is based on the last two years Ive dealt with them.
The staff are always very polite and helpful, everything I have asked for they have delivered on hence the 5 stars.
The brand up to date is excellent Im not sure about the new owners and cant help thinking they have a hidden agenda. Costs have been reasonable and I have received good quality leads, checkatrade helped me realise that getting customer feedback is key to gaining new business. Hopefully my charge wont double like others have said.
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Review for Checkatrade by LH ELECTRICAL
14th July 2018

The price of checkatrade has just risen to £1500 a year which was explained by “more marketing and realisation of their leads true value” Checkatrade has also been taken over by home serve a much larger company so I only see it getting far far worse. We said goodbye but good whilst it lasted

The price of checkatrade has just risen to £1500 a year which was explained by “more marketing and realisation of their leads true value” Checkatrade has also been taken over by home serve a much larger company so I only see it getting far far worse. We said goodbye but good whilst it lasted


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Review for Checkatrade by Bells Heating & Gas
1st July 2018

Too expensive l, sometimes pushy, dont be fooled by as they just want to take your money. Not worth it

Too expensive l, sometimes pushy, dont be fooled by as they just want to take your money. Not worth it


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Review for Checkatrade by Boilers 4 Britain ltd
30th June 2018

Awful! I do not believe in this company whatsoever I always feel they have an alterior motive in what they offer

Awful! I do not believe in this company whatsoever I always feel they have an alterior motive in what they offer


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Review for Checkatrade by Wadhams Plumbing and Heating
29th June 2018

I was previously a member of Checkatrade in the begining my ROI was great! 80% of the calls converted into jobs,there where limited number of any one trade which boosted my work load but as they grew so did the number of tradesman, the calls started to slow down and the number of calls converted to jobs severely dropped off. It soon became clear to me it would only get worse as they grew larger so i left. Over all i was pleased with the service they provided for the time i was with them.

I was previously a member of Checkatrade in the begining my ROI was great! 80% of the calls converted into jobs,there where limited number of any one trade which boosted my work load but as they grew so did the number of tradesman, the calls started to slow down and the number of calls converted to jobs severely dropped off. It soon became clear to me it would only get worse as they grew larger so i left. Over all i was pleased with the service they provided for the time i was with them.


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Review for Checkatrade by Newport Alarm & CCTV Services
26th June 2018

I do like checkatrade the staff a helpful but they are very high priced in value for there money u could get it cheap else where for the same service

I do like checkatrade the staff a helpful but they are very high priced in value for there money u could get it cheap else where for the same service


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Review for Checkatrade by Fastfix Heating & Home Services
19th April 2018

Great valve for money when starting out just so long as the reviews keep coming in! I get the exact kind of work i need out of it

Great valve for money when starting out just so long as the reviews keep coming in! I get the exact kind of work i need out of it


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Review for Checkatrade by Box Home Services Ltd
7th March 2018

This has worked well for me but you have to keep on top of the feedback and update your profile. I made the fee back within 2 weeks of going live but be wary of cold calls and spammers emailing constantly but I guess that goes hand in hand with online advertising. Deffo gives the customers a chance to view your work before calling and generally don't get many timewasters, plus its good to refer clients back to should they require references...but as with most things you'll only get out of it what you put into it.

This has worked well for me but you have to keep on top of the feedback and update your profile. I made the fee back within 2 weeks of going live but be wary of cold calls and spammers emailing constantly but I guess that goes hand in hand with online advertising. Deffo gives the customers a chance to view your work before calling and generally don't get many timewasters, plus its good to refer clients back to should they require references...but as with most things you'll only get out of it what you put into it.


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Review for Checkatrade by Camlec
31st January 2018

You must keep on top of updating the site and make sure that review go in otherwise you will slip down the order and phone dry’s up. They have put me at the top for my area for a 24hr period and my phone is non stop. Like how helpfully there services are but i do tend to find other companies phone me just to advertise with them.

You must keep on top of updating the site and make sure that review go in otherwise you will slip down the order and phone dry’s up. They have put me at the top for my area for a 24hr period and my phone is non stop. Like how helpfully there services are but i do tend to find other companies phone me just to advertise with them.


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Review for Checkatrade by Grant John Services
19th January 2018

Always worked well when I used checks a trade, the price increase I think was a bit much but they soon reduced after some feedback.

Always worked well when I used checks a trade, the price increase I think was a bit much but they soon reduced after some feedback.


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Review for Checkatrade by Lakins Heating and Plumbing
4th January 2018

Really didn’t work for me, all the reviews that I had on Checkatrade were my own customers that left reviews, none were from Checkatrade. In my year membership I managed to generate leads for 2 gas safeties. After sales just kept saying “it’s very unusual for you to be getting no calls, you’ve everything set up right on the site”... 6 months later still dry and still no real help from the aftersales team.

Really didn’t work for me, all the reviews that I had on Checkatrade were my own customers that left reviews, none were from Checkatrade.
In my year membership I managed to generate leads for 2 gas safeties.
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Review for Checkatrade by Gas Smart Home Services
5th December 2017

Great value I think. Gets you the right type of customers and more than covers itself in terms of cost

Great value I think. Gets you the right type of customers and more than covers itself in terms of cost


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Review for Checkatrade by Ethos Heating Ltd
2nd December 2017

I found that checkatrade.com does boost business and the staff there are allways there to help i just find it rather expensive and would never pay that much would be good to use to start your business but after that it is not needed

I found that checkatrade.com does boost business and the staff there are allways there to help i just find it rather expensive and would never pay that much would be good to use to start your business but after that it is not needed


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Review for Checkatrade by Buildit
7th November 2017

I have to say I do love check a trade. There always kind and will help in any way they can have never had a problem. As long as you always keep up the feedback cards

I have to say I do love check a trade. There always kind and will help in any way they can have never had a problem. As long as you always keep up the feedback cards


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Review for Checkatrade by J P Chandler Plumbing And Heating
12th October 2017

First year free, great loads of work then it dramatically dried up. Then customer service gave up sorting issues. Never go bk.

First year free, great loads of work then it dramatically dried up. Then customer service gave up sorting issues. Never go bk.


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Review for Checkatrade by D. Barrett Decorating
10th October 2017

I have been a member for two years now and it has been a very successful form of advertising for my company. Whilst the initial outlay is greater than other places the amount of work generated by the site is more than worth it. It works very well alongside my other memberships.

I have been a member for two years now and it has been a very successful form of advertising for my company. Whilst the initial outlay is greater than other places the amount of work generated by the site is more than worth it. It works very well alongside my other memberships.


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Review for Checkatrade by Stuart Roberts Limited
17th August 2017

I've found check a trade to be the best firm of advertising that I have done. Some say it's expensive, but I don't agree. I was paying twice as much to yell, and didn't get anything like as much work Fon them. I do find it's better for bringing bathroom work in rather than the heating side.

I've found check a trade to be the best firm of advertising that I have done. Some say it's expensive, but I don't agree. I was paying twice as much to yell, and didn't get anything like as much work Fon them. I do find it's better for bringing bathroom work in rather than the heating side.


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Review for Checkatrade by i-Secure Systems
3rd August 2017

I signed up for checkatrade last November. The sales rep was pleasant and really sold it to me. Although pricey I was made to believe the work enquiries were high but I found I've only received a handful of jobs so hasn't really paid for itself. I've worked on my profile and promoted it but still difficult to get noticed. I'm in two minds as to renew. They had my address wrong when requesting feedback cards and stickers and still not received and we are 8 months in.

I signed up for checkatrade last November. The sales rep was pleasant and really sold it to me. Although pricey I was made to believe the work enquiries were high but I found I've only received a handful of jobs so hasn't really paid for itself. I've worked on my profile and promoted it but still difficult to get noticed. I'm in two minds as to renew. They had my address wrong when requesting feedback cards and stickers and still not received and we are 8 months in.


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Review for Checkatrade by Direct Developments and Maintenance Ltd
18th July 2017

I feel the fees are to high, they are set in stone even if your a small company, its alot to pay out, only my view it should be chargeable for the size company you, that would give every size company a fair chance, all the feedback I hear is good

I feel the fees are to high, they are set in stone even if your a small company, its alot to pay out, only my view it should be chargeable for the size company you, that would give every size company a fair chance, all the feedback I hear is good


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Review for Checkatrade by JR Williams Plumbing Services
30th June 2017

I was sceptical at first and the fee nearly made me walk away. I've renewed for a second year because it has brought me so much. I always ask my customers where did they find me (like an advertising survey) and about 75% is Checkatrade

I was sceptical at first and the fee nearly made me walk away. I've renewed for a second year because it has brought me so much. I always ask my customers where did they find me (like an advertising survey) and about 75% is Checkatrade


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Review for Checkatrade by A1 Complete Plumbing & Heating Ltd
28th June 2017

I have been a Checkatrade member for over 5 years, it's by far the best advertising we do and remains a constant source of reaching new customers. Would recommend to other companies

I have been a Checkatrade member for over 5 years, it's by far the best advertising we do and remains a constant source of reaching new customers. Would recommend to other companies


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Review for Checkatrade by MJE Plumbing Services
27th June 2017

Good service idea. And been a member for about 8 months now. Finding it hard to get customers to leave feedback on there but all in all a good service and I get a bit of work from it.

Good service idea. And been a member for about 8 months now. Finding it hard to get customers to leave feedback on there but all in all a good service and I get a bit of work from it.


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Review for Checkatrade by M c bathroom and boiler company Ltd
24th June 2017

Check a trade has worked well for me, I have put a lot of pictures and customer feedback review into it. It's true what they say, you only get what you put into it.

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Review for Checkatrade by Chubb heating ltd
14th June 2017

Been a member for a few years Found to many people advertising for leaflet delivery Has worked well for us You get what you put in so if you don't tell your customers you won't get feedback we get a lot of enquirys and have found a better quality of work from it

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Found to many people advertising for leaflet delivery
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Review for Checkatrade by Stour Valley Plumbing
1st June 2017

For first six months I found it brilliant but even though I collect lots of reviews , work tailed off around xmas time. This may be because of increased numbers of tradesman in my area or maybe as more of these type websites have popped up

For first six months I found it brilliant but even though I collect lots of reviews , work tailed off around xmas time. This may be because of increased numbers of tradesman in my area or maybe as more of these type websites have popped up


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Review for Checkatrade by S J Wright Plumbing &a Heating Ltd
21st May 2017

Have been a meneber for 3 years now, debating about it next year. To many people doing the same thing in the same area. Even brickwork company's listing as plumber / electricians etc which are then subcontracted out. The theory behind it works but need some attention.

Have been a meneber for 3 years now, debating about it next year. To many people doing the same thing in the same area. Even brickwork company's listing as plumber / electricians etc which are then subcontracted out. The theory behind it works but need some attention.


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Review for Checkatrade by Alltime Plumbing & Heating
18th May 2017

Since being on checkatrade my business has gone from strength to strength. If your willing to put the hard work in and keep customers happy then checkatrades worth doing.

Since being on checkatrade my business has gone from strength to strength. If your willing to put the hard work in and keep customers happy then checkatrades worth doing.


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Review for Checkatrade by Tante Gas Plumbing & Heating
14th May 2017

All about feedback this site you need get feedback to get calls if customers don't post cards they you won't get as many calls but seem get calls

All about feedback this site you need get feedback to get calls if customers don't post cards they you won't get as many calls but seem get calls


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Review for Checkatrade by Ignite Plumbing Services
14th May 2017

Signed up a few months ago and the enquiries I get through it is good. Definitely a good return on investment Signing up was a breeze and it was all up and running within about 3/4 weeks as I was informed. You do need to keep getting review cards filled out and sending them in to ensure you are at the top of results. I have noticed a few review cards going missing and not being published but this could be down to the mail system so I am now taking pictures of each card before it is sent so that I have a copy in case it goes missing.

Signed up a few months ago and the enquiries I get through it is good. Definitely a good return on investment Signing up was a breeze and it was all up and running within about 3/4 weeks as I was informed. You do need to keep getting review cards filled out and sending them in to ensure you are at the top of results. I have noticed a few review cards going missing and not being published but this could be down to the mail system so I am now taking pictures of each card before it is sent so that I have a copy in case it goes missing.


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Review for Checkatrade by Bell Heating Services Ltd
2nd May 2017

After signing up last year it paid for itself within a month. Getting set up was quite easy and the checkatrade team were really helpful. Took about 3 weeks from signing up to going live. Volume of enquiries coming through can vary from couple a day to 1 a week.need to make sure your customers are giving you reviews to stay at top of search list in your area. Not for everybody and never going to keep you busy full time but works for me

After signing up last year it paid for itself within a month. Getting set up was quite easy and the checkatrade team were really helpful. Took about 3 weeks from signing up to going live. Volume of enquiries coming through can vary from couple a day to 1 a week.need to make sure your customers are giving you reviews to stay at top of search list in your area. Not for everybody and never going to keep you busy full time but works for me


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Review for Checkatrade by Ren-Tech Solutions Limited
1st May 2017

Signed up about 5 week ago, I was told my profile will be live within two week, after the two week they phoned to say they had not recieved my references... I provided them on the day of the interview, so at the mo not a good experience!

Signed up about 5 week ago, I was told my profile will be live within two week, after the two week they phoned to say they had not recieved my references... I provided them on the day of the interview, so at the mo not a good experience!


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Review for Checkatrade by Lock'n'Secure Locksmiths
30th April 2017

Despite their customer service being of variable quality, sometimes very good and other times terrible, the roi I get is second to none. Typically pays for itself in month 1 from the jobs generated. That said you need to ensure you keep a steady stream of reviews coming in from customers to stay at the top of searches.

Despite their customer service being of variable quality, sometimes very good and other times terrible, the roi I get is second to none. Typically pays for itself in month 1 from the jobs generated. That said you need to ensure you keep a steady stream of reviews coming in from customers to stay at the top of searches.


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Review for Checkatrade by Youngs Gardening Services
30th April 2017

I lost alot of work from having my equipment stolen last year, thought i would try checkatrade as an advertising point, not only because their advertised on tv and catchy theme tune but eveybody googles services nowadays. Checkatrade team for Me were brilliant they keep checking in always there to help alot pf hepful things for members. And good way to help your business grow, it works really wel. You need to get the ratings from customers do this and checkatade works wonders for you no matter how many other services are on there similar to yours. Its cheaper to use checkatrade than local magazines and paper ads because your top Of google pretty mich can add pictures people can confact you on there direct request call backs. Really good system and sorts cowboys wirh ko insurance to the genuine so people who look on there arent looking for a cheap job but a proffesional job.

I lost alot of work from having my equipment stolen last year, thought i would try checkatrade as an advertising point, not only because their advertised on tv and catchy theme tune but eveybody googles services nowadays. Checkatrade team for
Me were brilliant they keep checking in always there to help alot pf hepful things for members. And good way to help your business grow, it works really wel. You need to get the ratings from customers do this and checkatade works wonders for you no matter how many other services are on there similar to yours. Its cheaper to use checkatrade than local magazines and paper ads because your top
Of google pretty mich can add pictures people can confact you on there direct request call backs. Really good system and sorts cowboys wirh ko insurance to the genuine so people who look on there arent looking for a cheap job but a proffesional job.


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Review for Checkatrade by DWF TILING
27th April 2017

I've previously used checkatrade, and for. E it worked perfectly! Great value for money vs my return. Custer service was spot on if ever I had an issue. Would recommend.

I've previously used checkatrade, and for. E it worked perfectly! Great value for money vs my return. Custer service was spot on if ever I had an issue. Would recommend.


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Review for Checkatrade by CCH Leeds
22nd April 2017

We used Checkatrade and we did get work from it but I found myself very disappointed that I paid £700 for it and they then started offering in it free to new customers. Not really a company I would like to support but you will get some work, All in All ok

We used Checkatrade and we did get work from it but I found myself very disappointed that I paid £700 for it and they then started offering in it free to new customers. Not really a company I would like to support but you will get some work, All in All ok


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Review for Checkatrade by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating
20th April 2017

Joined these 4 years ago and for the majority of the time we were pretty happy. We are still members however the leads of dramatically reduced. Biggest factor I feel is they have saturated the areas and despite saying they were going to limit members in areas it never materialised and they have taken on more and more members all pissing in the same pot. For us to renew next year they would have to have a major change if not we will invest the money elsewhere

Joined these 4 years ago and for the majority of the time we were pretty happy. We are still members however the leads of dramatically reduced.
Biggest factor I feel is they have saturated the areas and despite saying they were going to limit members in areas it never materialised and they have taken on more and more members all pissing in the same pot.
For us to renew next year they would have to have a major change if not we will invest the money elsewhere


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Review for Checkatrade by J.C.O Plumbing and Gas
13th April 2017

I love the whole set up of checkatrade.com I've been with them for 18 months and always receive a steady supply of work from them. Hopefully with the merger with homeserve this will not effect how the company is ran

I love the whole set up of checkatrade.com I've been with them for 18 months and always receive a steady supply of work from them. Hopefully with the merger with homeserve this will not effect how the company is ran


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Review for Checkatrade by A-Rates PowerFlush
5th April 2017

The customer service you get from checkatrade is second to none. Fast at getting things done. Been abit quiet since Homeserve purchased 70% of the company so I wonder what's going on in the offices.

The customer service you get from checkatrade is second to none. Fast at getting things done. Been abit quiet since Homeserve purchased 70% of the company so I wonder what's going on in the offices.


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Review for Checkatrade by Core heat
17th March 2017

Allwais good to say im on checkatrade. We will see what the home serve deal brings!

Allwais good to say im on checkatrade. We will see what the home serve deal brings!


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Review for Checkatrade by iGas Heating Ltd
17th March 2017

I was very sceptical at first but finally bit the bullet last Christmas and went live in January I can honestly say it has worked far better than I could have imagined, and paid for itself at least 10 times over in 3 months. If it continues like this I won't need to advertise anywhere else. Slightly unnerving hearing about the sale to homeserve but the owner himself has sent an email to members reassuring them it won't affect us winning future work. Great touch imo

I was very sceptical at first but finally bit the bullet last Christmas and went live in January
I can honestly say it has worked far better than I could have imagined, and paid for itself at least 10 times over in 3 months. If it continues like this I won't need to advertise anywhere else. Slightly unnerving hearing about the sale to homeserve but the owner himself has sent an email to members reassuring them it won't affect us winning future work. Great touch imo


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Review for Checkatrade by Quality Plumbing
22nd February 2017

I've been a member of checkatrade for nearly 3 years. It has kept me busy but to keep the work coming in you have to put effort into getting reviews and keeping your profile up to date. If you don't, you slip down the list and customers won't find you. The customer service has always been good if I've had issues. If a customer sends a negative review in, your advisor will help you to get it resolved rather than just putting it straight online. Better value for money than other review sites too which cost per job.

I've been a member of checkatrade for nearly 3 years. It has kept me busy but to keep the work coming in you have to put effort into getting reviews and keeping your profile up to date. If you don't, you slip down the list and customers won't find you. The customer service has always been good if I've had issues. If a customer sends a negative review in, your advisor will help you to get it resolved rather than just putting it straight online. Better value for money than other review sites too which cost per job.


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Review for Checkatrade by Dickens Gas & Heating
20th February 2017

Checkatrade is great if you're near the top and that's in your own hands. Send a couple of review cards off daily and you're gonna be up there and then the work comes in. If you drop down the list you won't get a sniff though.

Checkatrade is great if you're near the top and that's in your own hands. Send a couple of review cards off daily and you're gonna be up there and then the work comes in. If you drop down the list you won't get a sniff though.


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Review for Checkatrade by Dps plumbing and heating
20th December 2016

Never wasted my time or money with this company. Far too pushy saying they have loads of work available. More than likely usual sales person spiel.. another expensive organisation to pay out for.

Never wasted my time or money with this company. Far too pushy saying they have loads of work available. More than likely usual sales person spiel.. another expensive organisation to pay out for.


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Review for Checkatrade by SWAT 24-7 Pest Control
20th December 2016

Very good company alway there at the end of the phone if you need them , great service great prices

Very good company alway there at the end of the phone if you need them , great service great prices


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Review for Checkatrade by The Window Workshop (Sussex) Ltd
18th December 2016

Terrible organisation

Terrible organisation


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Review for Checkatrade by SAFGas Ltd
15th November 2016

Have never - & don't intend to - spent money on advertising, just recommendations.......

Have never - & don't intend to - spent money on advertising, just recommendations.......


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Review for Checkatrade by Martindale Windows and Developments Ltd
15th November 2016

Much better than the yellow pages

Much better than the yellow pages


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Review for Checkatrade by J.Croucher Painters & Decorators
15th November 2016


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Review for Checkatrade by Ackroyd Plumbing and Heating Ltd
15th November 2016

I've found Checkatrade outstanding value for money. Although it doesn't necessarily generate a huge amount of work for us directly, it more than worth the cost. Many customers find us by other means then check out our reviews which helps us to win the work. As long as you are proactive with your account and get customers to leave feedback, and are good at what you do you can't go wrong with it.

I've found Checkatrade outstanding value for money. Although it doesn't necessarily generate a huge amount of work for us directly, it more than worth the cost.
Many customers find us by other means then check out our reviews which helps us to win the work.
As long as you are proactive with your account and get customers to leave feedback, and are good at what you do you can't go wrong with it.


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Review for Checkatrade by Atd construction
15th November 2016


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Review for Checkatrade by SPC Plumbing and Heating Ltd
21st October 2016

I'v been on checkatrade for 7 years now and it been good for my business, it's got a bit more expensive now.

I'v been on checkatrade for 7 years now and it been good for my business, it's got a bit more expensive now.


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Review for Checkatrade by M Brierley Plumbing Limited
21st October 2016

customer service is terrible. 6 years I was a member. They are only interested in the money.

customer service is terrible. 6 years I was a member.
They are only interested in the money.


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Review for Checkatrade by Quantum Commercial Heating
18th August 2016

Poor due to having to many tradesmen in one area my first year was ok but second year my phone never rung from it

Poor due to having to many tradesmen in one area my first year was ok but second year my phone never rung from it


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Review for Checkatrade by Heating And Plumbing Engineer
17th August 2016


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Review for Checkatrade by Hanbury Plumbing and Heating Ltd
9th August 2016

Best paid site

Best paid site


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Review for Checkatrade by O'Brien Property Maintenance
9th August 2016

Disgusting attitude from customer services only interested in taking your money for very little return, Will not give you any help or advice if your profile is under 18 positive review not taking in to consideration the neutral reviews, I found a total waste of time always took customers side to an argument not the trade that is being squeezed to get more out you for the money they originally agreed to pay.

Disgusting attitude from customer services only interested in taking your money for very little return,

Will not give you any help or advice if your profile is under 18 positive review not taking in to consideration the neutral reviews, I found a total waste of time always took customers side to an argument not the trade that is being squeezed to get more out you for the money they originally agreed to pay.


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Does anyone use Trust A Trader I keep hearing there radio adverts. I feel its to late in the game to join Checkatrade and with the recent buyout from Homeserve i now feel it will be a waste of time.

Asked on 22nd April 2017 by Hampshire Boilers

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Used to be with them dropped them waste of time, still with Checkatrade but that's died a death to many at it now

Next years advertising budget will invest a lot more into getting Adam to redo the site etc he currently looks after it and to be fair is now our main source of work

Answered on 22nd April 2017 by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating

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How long ago whas it you was with them. I keep hearing there ads and i cant help but feel if im hearing them then potential customers can hear it as well.

Answered on 22nd April 2017 by Hampshire Boilers

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I’ve been with them coming up to the end of my first year
I will not be renewing over£800 inclusive of vat
I will spend that money on promoting my own web site

Answered on 7th January 2018 by Home Heating UK

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Do any heating engineers use this and how much work do you get off it? What kind of jobs do you get from it?

Asked on 10th April 2017 by Drew Styles Plumbing & Heating

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Been on checkatrade for 7 months, quite frankly it has not worked very well for me,I havec had a few little jobs, but it has not jutified the fee at present, over £200 a month, some months we have had nothing at all, despite the fact that we were told they get thosands of enquiries every month.we are using our word of mouth jobs to pay for it.You get reasring phone callsfrom the checkatrade staff saying it will hopefully pick up, mean time you just keep paying.I just hope it does pick up, or i have wasted a lot of money.

Answered on 15th April 2017 by The Boiler Guys

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I use them and get lots of work through them. I'd have a look on there website first and see how many engineer's are in your area. Initially I was the only person in my town on there but a few others are now using it.

Answered on 18th April 2017 by J.C.O Plumbing and Gas

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YES! I don't know where the £200 a month comes from (as the other reviewer stated) I pay £650 a year and that's it. Provided you are pro active and get your customers to leave reviews then it works well.
If you don't get reviews then you drop down the list. You have to help yourself or it won't help you.
I find that even if it's not directly generating a job then people are using it to decide who to use. We gain ALOT of work from people checking our reviews out after hearing our name.

Answered on 19th April 2017 by Ackroyd Plumbing and Heating Ltd

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Worth it for new business until you can get established and rise up the google rankings etc

Answered on 19th April 2017 by GRT heating & Gas services

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Used to get loads years ago now it's very poor, think this is our last year with them

Answered on 22nd April 2017 by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating

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Used to get a lot of work from full installs to leaking taps. Now they have saturated the market and customers seem to want something for nothing. Not as good as it was

Answered on 22nd April 2017 by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating

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Got loads of jobs from boilers to taps my boss sacked it off in the end though got too busy

Answered on 6th May 2017 by J.McKie plumbing & heating

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Hey all - are you using Checkatrade for leads (new business) or reviews etc to convert leads you get yourself ('please check out my Checkatrade profile')?

Asked on 27th March 2017 by Expert Trades (Adam)

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No, would rather push my expert trades site and Google reviews rather than pay a middle man site like check a trade.

They may be top of Google rankings but you then have to compete with everyone else on there.

Answered on 4th April 2017 by Terry Burgin Plumbing and Heating Engineer

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No. I'd never use them. Spend some time on your Expert Trades profile and website and the leads will start coming through.

Answered on 5th April 2017 by PARAGAS

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Mainly to win new work for me personally but having an online presence through reviews is also a bonus

Answered on 6th April 2017 by iGas Heating Ltd

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I don't use them. Seemed expensive, or am I being tight?

Answered on 10th April 2017 by Electrical Innovations (Derby) Ltd

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Have been on checkatrade for five years now and the benefits to my business far outweigh the cost. As with any marketing spend you need to calculate the RoI for you as it will vary depending on location, business type and saturation.

Answered on 16th April 2017 by Lock'n'Secure Locksmiths

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Yes, it is a valuable source of work for myself. There are a lot of time wasters that you have to sieve through but the genuine customers pay for the years membership in one job. For a young business it helps build a customer base which leads to repeat work

Answered on 16th April 2017 by D. Barrett Decorating

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If you do checkatrade properl its easy and cheap seo , every photo added you put some keywords in - boiler relacement leeds and so n . Then you are ranking better because you are on checatrades back links

Answered on 18th April 2017 by Bright gas

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