Home Advisor Review



HomeAdvisor is a one-stop-shop that finds local experts in your area that can assist with almost any area of repair, construction, or maintenance around the house. You can browse reviews from other users to make an informed decision and help you choose the best service provider for your home and needs.





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HomeAdvisor offers multiple service options within 38 separate categories to help you with any home improvement, repair or project.

However, as with any company, there are those with positive and negative experiences. Where possible, it’s recommended to research the person or service outside of the HomeAdvisor site for a more complete assessment.

What Services Does Home Advisor Offer?

There is an impressive scope of services offered by HomeAdvisor. If you need it, there is a very good chance they can suggest someone to do it.

We can categorize HomeAdvisor offerings into five general categories: 

  • Construction
  • Repair
  • Chores
  • Electronics
  • Everything else

The HomeAdvisor website reports having over 400 services available.

Under the Construction umbrella, HomeAdvisor can help you find an expert to help with:

  • Fences
  • Remodels
  • New builds
  • Flooring
  • Plumbing
  • Foundations
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Drywall
  • Insulation

If you need something fixed, then HomeAdvisor can suggest a repair service for:

  • Painting
  • Carpentry
  • Cabinets
  • Patios
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Winterization
  • Driveways

Homeownership is synonymous with chores, and often there are just too many to do. If that’s the case for you, HomeAdvisor can recommend services for:

  • Furniture Assembly
  • Yard Work
  • House Cleaning
  • Waste Disposal
  • Pest Control
  • Drain Cleaning
  • Moving heavy items
  • Storage

HomeAdvisor can also match you with a handyman for a variety of smaller projects as well.

Many of us would rather leave electronic connections and repairs to a professional, including:

  • Home theatre
  • Computer
  • Appliances
  • TV wall mounting
  • Home automation
  • Networks & cables

The last major category is everything else, such as:

  • Moving
  • Landscape Design
  • Swimming Pools
  • Chimney cleaning
  • Soundproofing
  • Radiant heat systems
  • Home efficiency
  • Grout cleaning
  • Gazebos
  • Home Security

And the list goes on…

HomeAdvisor can also recommend professional architects, land surveyors, contractors, engineers, home inspectors and appraisers, and real estate agents.

Equipment and Supplies

The equipment and supplies rely entirely on the type of service you are hiring. For example, a cleaning service can bring everything required for cleaning your house or can use supplies you already have. 

If you’re having something built from scratch, while the contractor may pick up the supplies, they will ultimately be on your bill.

How Much Does Home Advisor Cost?

This varies widely based on the size of the job, the amount of time it takes, the equipment and teams needed. 

HomeAdvisor gives you the option of comparing quotes for your project from four different vendors. You can communicate with each of these companies to discuss the project, and ultimately have more information when choosing.

HomeAdvisor is also upfront about the cost of each service. Check out their True Cost Guide to get an idea of the budget for your project.

For example, an entire house cleaning would be between $116 – $235, or $40-$80 per maid (per hour). If you’re looking for someone to install a central vacuum system, that will range between $1,100 to $2,200, depending on the vendor. Having a fence installed can be between $1,600 and $4,000, and installing a light fixture can be as low as $150.

Satisfaction Guarantee

HomeAdvisor wants your experience (and project) to be a success.

That’s why they offer tips, tutorials, and checklists to help you ascertain what to look for when hiring a service, or starting a project.

They offer advice on:

  • How to calculate square footage or the amount of siding needed
  • Color palettes for carpets and walls
  • Different kind of roof shingles available
  • Moving checklist

Additionally, advice on how to find and hire contractors such as painters, plumbers, cleaning services, gardeners, and moving companies.

Also, HomeAdvisor promises that all their recommendations are approved and verified, so you can trust the suggestions and quotes you receive.

HomeAdvisor also gives you the option of recommending companies and professionals who are not yet part of their network. It’s best to check with the company in question first though, to confirm that is something they’re interested in.

Lastly, HomeAdvisor wants to hear from you. While there are reviews out there that are critical, there are also many people who have used HomeAdvisor repeatedly and successfully and are very happy with their service. Essentially, by opening up the floor to reviews, they feel confident in the service they are offering.


HomeAdvisor is a great place to start when you have a job that needs doing, a project that needs starting,  or something that needs fixing. While many people may turn to handy friends, many jobs truly need to be left to the professionals. 

Doing an internet-wide search may bring up loads of options in your location, but HomeAdvisor takes that one step further and helps you decide on a budget through the quotes offered from vendors.

Whether you use HomeAdvisor as a place to find companies that you further research on your own, or use the service to match you with a vendor or service that is precisely appropriate for your needs – this is a website populated by local information for local customers.

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