Category: HomeStars How-To

Deck maintenance by Beaver Brothers of Richmond Hill

Deck Maintenance – ‘Clean, Stain, Maintain’

There are four steps to proper deck maintenance: Clean, Stain, Maintain, Repair.  Deck repair was covered in this earlier article, so now we’ll focus on how to Clean, Stain and Maintain your deck. A word of caution: Cleaning and staining your deck is hard physical work and there are many ‘tricks...

/ May 18, 2016
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Job Requests – Keep all of your quotes in the palm of your hand

That’s all it takes. In today’s competitive and always-on world it’s necessary to be on top of your client’s requests in real time. Millions of homeowners use HomeStars to find reliable home contractors. The new Job Request system makes it easy to keep on top of requests. Download the HomeStars...

/ May 5, 2016

What Companies are saying about HomeStars

Before the holidays we had an open house at our office. During the event we invited our attendees to tell us how HomeStars has helped and changed their businesses, as well as how they deal with bad reviews, when they happen. From landscapers and electricians to appliance repair and self...

/ January 5, 2012

Add Your HomeStars Reviews to your Facebook Fan Page

Want to showcase your HomeStars reviews on your Facebook page? You can embed your reviews right into a tab in your Facebook page.

/ November 7, 2011

HomeStars 101 Session in Toronto

On Wednesday we hosted our first HomeStars 101 Session with great success! Held at our new office space at 49 Spadina in Toronto,  Shannon lead a small group of ten contractors through the ins and outs of managing their listing, responding to reviews, using the project messaging system, and tips...

/ September 16, 2011

Managing Your Projects With The Project Tool

In January we added another tab called Projects.  The purpose is to allow you to manage your contacts and projects all in one area on the site.  At this point thousands of projects have been created and added to the site by our users. Have you used this feature on...

/ June 21, 2011
Elbow Valley from Masterpiece Hardwood Flooring Ltd.

New Site Update – Our New Media Gallery!

Now companies can upload unlimited photos and video, and place them in Galleries (essentially a file folder online). There is a nice new preview screen to allow consumers to quickly mouse over an image and see what it is before opening it into a larger slide show.

/ September 28, 2010

How to Write a Review on HomeStars

Yes, we get asked how to write a review. Hopefully it's easy enough, but here's a little video tutorial.

/ July 21, 2010

Lesson #3 – Claiming your Company on HomeStars.

Lots of people ask how to find and claim their company on the site. Here’s the tutorial!

/ July 21, 2009

Editing a Review on HomeStars

We have a lot of questions on how to edit a HomeStars review. It's quite easy. Homeowners are free to edit any review at any time. So if your contractors has come back and made things right, don't forget to tell the world about it online.

/ July 20, 2009