Tag: review

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What Do You Do in a Renovation Emergency?

My upstairs bathroom faucet had a teeny leak, so my husband bought a replacement to change it this weekend. However, when we got up this morning, the teeny leak turned into a full onslaught of water running. Worse yet, it was the hot water tap so there was no way...

/ January 7, 2011
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The Secret of a Great HomeStars Review

There is so much more to a review than whether or not it was positive or negative. Reviews might seem black or white, particularly if you are the one receiving them, but even among good reviews some are better than others. And let’s face it; nothing is as certain to...

/ August 23, 2010
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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
Kitchen Renovation done by Newview Renovations

We Don’t “Vet” Companies On Our Site – Users Do.

We got another letter from a company listed on our site. He suggests that he doesn't want to be on our site because a competitor, who he claims is worse than him, is on the site. We don't 'vet' companies on our site. Users do.

/ May 30, 2010
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Mr Rooter, Mr Roof Repair and Toronto Home Theatre Get Extra 2009 Awards

At our 2009  Best of Awards night we held this month, we recognized 97 winners at a special event. There were three companies that stood out for their extra efforts at connecting with homeowners. Mr Rooter received the “Most Reviews” in 2009 – clocking 389 reviews from their constituents over...

/ February 17, 2010
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Shovel Your Walk? – Finding a Good Snow Removal Company Is Tough!

Finding a good snow removal company can be tough. Reading the reviews for many of these companies there seems to be a tendency to over-promise and under-deliver.

/ December 14, 2009
Guest Room with Murphy bed by NIICO Millwork Group Ltd.

Welcome New HomeStars

Every month our community of companies who use our site grows. And we're always excited to see companies getting involved and increasing their online communication with their customers.

/ July 3, 2009
Guest Room via Style Me Pretty

Want to Kill Your Reputation? – Sue Your Customers!

Last week I posted an article about how to build your "Whuffie" - that is, your social capital among your customers and peers. It involves turning the bullhorn around and listening to your customers. In this new paradigm, your customers now have a voice. They can talk about you, your...

/ July 2, 2009
Two level deck by Royal Decks

HomeStars Makes the nextMedia’s Digital Hotlist

We have to extend a thanks to the folks who run the nextMedia conference in Banff. They have nominated us, with four other great Canadian digital media properties, to their "HOTTEST CANADIAN EMERGING DIGITAL BRAND".

/ June 2, 2009
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HomeStars Saves the Day – Again!

It's a regular occurrence here at HomeStars. People post a critical review of a company, and suddenly the gears start turning at the company in question.

/ May 27, 2009