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    Contractor Looking for Best Home Warranty Company

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm part of a new A/C company located in Texas and we're looking for the best home warranty company to work for. In the summer, we used Craigslist for leads. After a month, we found out that our posts were taken off as soon as we posted.

    Can anyone give any suggestions for the best home warranty companies ? (So far, we haven't really had a great experience working with two of them. They want us to fix everything within the time period of the service call. )

    Is Angie's List a good place to get leads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tia View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm part of a new A/C company located in Texas and we're looking for the best home warranty company to work for. In the summer, we used Craigslist for leads. After a month, we found out that our posts were taken off as soon as we posted.

    Can anyone give any suggestions for the best home warranty companies ? (So far, we haven't really had a great experience working with two of them. They want us to fix everything within the time period of the service call. )

    Is Angie's List a good place to get leads?
    There are none

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    There are none. Stay far far away from those crooks. Realtors should be forbidden to sell or give those away too. Craigslist sucks too. You got two strikes already. lol. You can do way better than both of those.

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    I've never paid Angies list to advertise but I think they are okay. I have even seen one company put Angies list symbol on their vans and it looked good.

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    Home warranty companies are terrible if you find a unit that needs to b condemned they will call in a second opinion from another co and they will get the changeout, it's not good for business to give your competition easy sell change outs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tia View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm part of a new A/C company located in Texas and we're looking for the best home warranty company to work for. In the summer, we used Craigslist for leads. After a month, we found out that our posts were taken off as soon as we posted.

    Can anyone give any suggestions for the best home warranty companies ? (So far, we haven't really had a great experience working with two of them. They want us to fix everything within the time period of the service call. )

    Is Angie's List a good place to get leads?

    There are no "good home warranty companies."

    There. That should clear up that misconception for you.

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    I worked with a company who ONLY did home warranty work. For seven years I catered to AHS, HBW, AON, Old Republic and the "Realtor Special". You make a fraction of the money per call and are expected to scalp the customer for your real money. You're severely pressured into never condemning equipment. You get penalized if you're averages are high, meaning you spent their money. Your response time is expected to be godly. The stress is unbelievable. Did I say I did that crap for seven years? On the plus side, I got a LOT of experience and saw every problem you could see. I was expected to take 10 calls a day, every day. I actually made good money but it will ruin your faith in humanity. The customer isn't yours, and they are already pissed before you even get there! You are the enemy even though you are there to hopefully get them running again because you are seen as the insurance contractor. The home owner will remember your face and company and know you are the low-ball bidder who takes all the short cuts and doesn't put the customer first. The warranty companies force the home owner to pay the "deductible" and then expects you to make your real money through "uncovered" items that their policy doesn't cover. If you milk it right, you can make a lot of money fast. Of course, you will have alienated you and your company from the community and you will be seen as a banker's or insurance contractor/lackey. My buddy who ran this business died very unexpectedly and I took my license and business and steered as far away from the warranty companies as I could. You will also alienate your company from all the other local AC companies by catering to the vermin/vultures of the warranty companies. They are bad for quality control and will never have a happy customer. They make the money and you take the heat. Just my 2 cents...

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