Referral Buzz, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the fastest growing online referral network connecting homeowners with residential service professionals. The company is revolutionizing how word of mouth connects homeowners and service providers through people they know and their friends, family and community. The Referral Buzz owners have industry experience in remodeling and software. This experience makes the company uniquely qualified to bring Referral Buzz to the marketplace. Referral Buzz is locally owned, locally run and exclusive to the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area.
Businesses that register to become a provider on the site pay a minimal monthly fee allowing them to showcase their projects. Once the projects are in Referral Buzz, homeowners are automatically notified so they can share their project with friend and family and they are asked to give the provider a social referral. When homeowners log on to the site through a Facebook account, they can view providers and projects liked and recommended. Detailed feedback is only allowed if a provider/contractor directly requests a referral for a project, thus ensuring that the feedback is written by somebody who has previously worked with the provider/contractor.
“Most home contractors, while skilled at their craft, do not devote the time or resources to marketing or formalizing their referral systems. Referral Buzz provides contractors with an easy way to combine their craft with word of mouth in order to establish an online presence and leverage their referral network,” Schneegans says.