The advent of technology and the rise of digital applications have facilitated ease in several areas of people’s lives. Not only are they immensely useful for personal purposes, but numerous online platforms have demonstrated outstanding utility in promoting the growth of businesses.
In the case of Property Reputation, an app designed to provide support to contractors, it helps in avoiding transactions that may be harmful and financially unproductive.
This platform borne out of the experiences of Mario Reyes, a landscaping company owner, seeks to offer a solution to the grave issues Mario has noted in his sixteen years of experience in the industry.
Upon observing that there is a significant number of contractors who have not received payments after completing a job at a particular site and left without the choice to pursue legal repercussions because of the fees they entail, Mario decided to create a much-needed community of support.
As a result, he tapped his daughter, Lydia Reyes-Hernandez, who was recognized by the United States Marine Corps in 2013 for her exceptional performance therein and launched Property Reputation together.
Property Reputation, an esteemed family-owned business, serves as a tool that allows contractors to share their experiences at a job site. It hopes to address the lack of information that has contributed to business owners and service providers in landscaping, plumbing, roofing, interior designing, and masonry, among other sectors, to fall prey to less than ideal property owners.
The platform works by enabling users to enter reviews on the properties, and these reviews are made viewable to other contractors. What this hopes to achieve is the formulation of a conclusion regarding the viability of a property, as well as the reliability of its owner to honor transactions between them and the contractors.
This app, crafted to reduce the risk of future inconveniencies with a particular client, makes it possible for contractors to focus on what matters — providing a quality service to property owners who deserve it. And with its provision of real-time information, the tool makes it easy to decide which endeavors to pursue.
Property Reputation has made it its mission to protect workers and honest companies. And this commitment is immensely needed because of the regrettable number of cases involving tradespeople getting scammed and not receiving the monetary compensation for their hard work. Moreover, there is also a gap in the industry that has not been bridged before the introduction of Mario’s brainchild to the market. While clients and property owners have their choices of sites, such as Yelp and Better Business Bureau, where they can air out their concerns and vent about their complaints, business owners providing services to properties do not have the same backing.
As the head of this growing community of individuals and institutions who are looking out for each other, Property Reputation wishes to reach the largest number of contractors in the country, strengthen this network that provides users support and guidance, and continue providing them with a safe space.
In the coming years, Mario, Lydia, and the rest of the team look forward to seeing the success of landscapers, masons, interior designers, painters, and other service providers. And they hope to bear witness to an industry whose hard-working members are respected for their skills and given what they deserve.
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