Do you need quick bids on your small kitchen remodel?  Do you need to remodel before you sell your home in San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, or Saratoga? Well, Redbeacon which was acquired by Home Depot could be a decent place to get started.  Below is a sample video describing how the Cloud computing based solution from Redbeacon can help homeowners get bids on their contracts:

RedBeacon offers a matching service between homeowners and contractors.   Think of the service like the Lending Tree folks once you create a profile and post your loan information, multiple lenders can bid on your project.   In the case of Home Depot their ProDesk member contractors are the one’s who will bid on your project.

The way the service works is that you enter your project into RedBeacon’s website.  You can also choose from popular project categories as well.   You can also have someone at Home Depot store initiate such a request for you.

Once you have entered your project, they system matches your project with a contractor’s profile who have registered to offer these services on Home Depot ProDesk.  Then contractors are notified using SMS text message or emails that a bid request has been posted and they can respond to this bid.

Home Depot’s Redbeacon manages the process from end-end and also offers a $1,000 guarantee when the payment for the services is made using their payment portal.  We suspect this payment service works like a draw on a construction loan where the funds are only released if you certify the work has been completed by the contractor.  But we recommend you verify how this guarantee works if you plan to utilize their payment service.

We hope Redbeacon folks add a review process by the customers that would rank the contractors.  This would help with the selection process and will go a long way in eliminating the anxiety of home owners when it comes to working with contractors.

So, if you have a small kitchen or small bathroom remodel then you might want to try out this service and let us know how it works out.



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