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-Jul 18, 2016

Why I Love Angie’s List

By Teresa Caruso

This post is sponsored by Angie’s List. All opinions are my own. 

This past week I had the opportunity to attend an incredible event for Angie’s List. During the event, I learned more about Angie’s List, and the exciting new direction they are going in. The event was held at a beautifully renovated townhouse in the West Village that highlighted the different services and brands you can find on Angie’s List. For those of you who may not know, Angie’s List is a membership-based platform that allows you to read millions of reviews from their verified members, in hopes of helping you find a service you may need for your home. It’s a community where members and local home-service providers can connect. Angie’s List is a leading provider of reviews and offers, in over 700 service categories. From painting to pest control, you can read reviews and search offers in their online marketplace to find the best service provider for you. What’s really exciting, is that for the first time EVER, Angie’s List has dropped their pay wall, and you can now join for free and access their 10 million verified reviews.

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During the event, both the founder and CMO of Angie’s List, Angie Hicks, and the CEO, Scott Durchslag, spoke about the exciting new things happening at Angie’s List. What really resonated with me, was the company’s new commitment to focus on the needs of millennials. As a millennial myself, it was exciting to learn about all of the ways I can use Angie’s List in my day-to-day life. Within the last year, I moved into my first apartment, and it seems every other day something is breaking or needs to be replaced. Until recently, I didn’t know where to go. Since it’s basically the first time my boyfriend and I have been on our own, there’s a lot we don’t know about taking care of a home, which is why our first instinct is to hire someone. The problem is, finding a reputable home-service provider, within our budget, isn’t always the easiest. That is, until Angie’s List entered our lives.

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Here’s a recent example: As many of you know, we got a puppy earlier this year. Any puppy owner knows that accidents are inevitable when training your pup. Unfortunately, most of our apartment is carpeted, and our puppy, Merlin, has left behind quite a few stains. We knew we wanted to hire a carpet cleaner, but we didn’t even know where to start. Enter Angie’s List. As soon as I logged into Angie’s List, carpet cleaning was listed front and center under Popular Services. Within seconds, we were able to find a carpet cleaner in our area, for an affordable price, with excellent reviews. And that’s just one of the many ways you can use Angie’s List.

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At the event, I actually had the opportunity to speak with Angie herself, and she shared details of the incredible local-services that were on display and being highlighted that evening. One of the companies I especially loved, Symmetry Closets, was at the event displaying the beautiful built-in closets they design for their clients, thus showing me the range of services you can find on Angie’s List.

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Angie’s List now offers three different membership levels; green, silver, and gold. The green membership is absolutely free and gives access to Angie’s List 10 million verified consumer reviews. The silver membership includes all of the perks of the green membership, along with additional features such as fair price guarantee, service quality guarantee, chat and email customer support, as well as a bimonthly printed magazine for $24.99. The highest tier, the gold membership, includes all green and silver features, plus complaint resolution process and customer support via phone, for $99.99 a year. 

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I highly recommend turning to Angie’s List for any of your home-servicing needs. It’s free to join, and you’ll be blown away by the number of reviews and information available to you.

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  1. Oooooo Angie’s list is new to me, but it does look great! I will have to keep it in mind and give it a try!

  2. How amazing! I have never tried Angie’s List before, but I’m thinking about using it in the future. – HilLesha

  3. I have never heard of Angie’s list before but it sounds like a great service. I will have to do more research into it and see if they have something similar in the UK.

  4. I tried Angie’s list before but I found it a bit confusing. Also, it doesn’t seem like I should have to be the one to pay for a membership. It seems like the companies should pay to be a part of it.

  5. I’m not a member but I need to become one! I didn’t know you could do so much with a membership.

  6. I have heard about it but I have yet to use it. I’m in such a small town that everyone knows where everyone is that does a job.

  7. I have heard about Angie’s List but never really joined to check it out. It sounds like a great service that could save you same hassles in the long run.

  8. I have not joined Angie’s list but have heard it’s amazing! I need to check the site out a bit more

  9. That looks like it was a really fun event to attend. I’ve heard such good things about Angie’s List. My Mom always says that she wish she would have used them when they remodeled their house.

  10. This is the first time I’ve heard of Angie’s List! Sounds like an amazing service and it’s good to have a list of places where you can get help from painting to everything else! That’s really awesome!

  11. I’ve never used Angie’s List. I’ve read nothing but great things about the service.

  12. I heard about the recent changes in angies list. I have to say, paying for it was what prevented me joining in the first place. Now that it’s free, I’ll be checking it out.

  13. I’ve never used Angie’s List but I’ve definitely seen the company’s marketing materials before. Sounds like you’ve had great experiences with them

    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

  14. I have heard of Angie’s List, but I have never dealt with them. I might need to start because it sounds like they are heading down the right path.

  15. I have used Angies List before. It makes me nervous to find new people and Angies list makes it so much easier!

  16. I’ve heard of Angie’s list but I’ve never used it. It sounds like I need to check it out. Thanks so much for sharing.

  17. This is so interesting because I’ve never had any experience with Angie’s List. I’ve only heard the name because it’s mentioned as a reliable source for reviews. I had no idea they had a free version. I should check it out!

  18. I have never tried Angie’s List, but I am always seeing the commercials and wonder! Next time I need something I will check them out!

  19. Wow, sounds like I know where to turn next time we have issues with the house!

  20. Thanks for sharing this. I’d heard some bad things about Angie’s List a while ago and strayed away from them. Sounds like they are recommitted to serving the consumer and that’s great.

  21. Oh wow I didn’t know they had a free level! I’ve been wanting to get my couch cleaned and didn’t know where to go.

  22. We’ve been members of Angie’s List for three years. When we built our home, we used them for many of the subcontracting we had to do. Every single time, we had great people to work with!

  23. Random, but I love that pink chair! I have heard great things about Angie’s List, but never wanted to pay. Glad its free now so I can check out the reviews!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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