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why voyageur flooring left http://www.servicemagic.com

For those homeowners who don’t know what http://www.servicemagic.com is, it’s a site where as a homeowner you can detail what type of contractor you are looking, give details about your job, and then contractors (who pay money to http://www.servicemagic.com) call you to service your need. Essentially, http://www.servicemagic.com is a lead service…they collect leads from homeowners and then sell the lead over and over again to any contractor who will pay for it. Each contractor must prove his company is insured, but that’s not that hard.

Here’s why Voyageur Flooring has stopped working with http://www.servicemagic.com. We have nothing against anyone at ServiceMagic, but feel like sharing why we left will ultimately benefit you (the consumer)!

1. As a homeowner, you have a need within your home that you are willing to pay someone to solve. You don’t need 10 companies to solve it – just one. ServiceMagic.com sells your lead until they are blue in the face often times resulting in a “mad dash” to your doorstep.

2. The best companies don’t always win – which means as a homeowner you don’t win. Companies that don’t spend money on advertising or other traditional business practices can simply be a member of ServiceMagic and call it a day. It’s not a sustainable business model but it can work for awhile. In the meantime, the loser is the homeowner. 

3. Because “the lead” is sold more than once, twice, three times, etc., this eventually will result in a degradation of the services provided. For example, if company A knows they need to bid the work REALLY low to get the job, because they are bidding against 6 other companies, what do you suppose will give way in this scenario? The answer is something that hurts the most important part of the equation – the homeowner that has a need! You see, company A is going to bid it really low to get “the work” and then will skimp on the supplies (using poor quality materials) which pads his already slim profits.

As a homeowner, you have a lot of research tools at your disposal via the web. We encourage you to utilize those tools (ie: look for letters of reference, reviews, etc.) and make an informed decision about your contractor (on your terms). Don’t fall for the low price leader – when it comes to hiring a contractor, you get what you pay for.

Thanks,

VF

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Minneapolis/St. Paul Recommended Service Providers

Voyageur Flooring realizes that we aren’t the only home maintanence service that you’ll need. That’s why we are in the process of building a “recommended providers” section on our website. Whether it’s tree trimmers, painters, remodelers, etc., we hope to be a resource for you. Stay tuned as we add more and more to this section on our website.

If you need hardwood flooring services and you live in Minnesota, please give us a call – we’d be happy to help. We do FREE ESTIMATES in the evenings and on weekends, ya know, when you’re home!

Thanks!

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minnesota wood flooring: before and after photos

Take a look at the wear patterns in the before picture. This is fairly common in older homes especially found in St. Paul and Minneapolis Minnesota. We can help though – as the picture might suggest.

Get a free estimate – we provide them in the evenings and weekends (ya know, when you’re not working).

http://www.VoyageurFlooring.com

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minnesota hardwood flooring: when you know you need a refinish

lots of times Voyageur Flooring receives questions like: when do you know you need a hardwood floor refinish? can i just get by with a buff and coat? here are a few pictures that help answer that question – if your floor looks anything like this, you need a hardwood floor refinish or at least a buff and coat!

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Should I Refinish or Resurface my Hardwood Floors

A question that Voyageur Flooring often hears from homeowners is “should I refinish or resurface my hardwood floors”? The difference between those two services is quite considerable. To refinish hardwood floors, Voyageur Flooring, actually sands your floor and removes the top layer of finish and wood. The purpose of this is to remove all deep knicks, scrapes, scratches, stains, etc. This process is applied to hardwood floors that have significant wear and tear. Often times hardwood floors have been neglected and as a result a hardwood floor refinish is the only option. Other floors have minor scratches and imperfections that are not as deep. These imperfections can often be cured by a resurfacing. To resurface a hardwood floor, Voyageur Flooring buffs the existing finish and applies a new coat of finish. The difference in price is about 2.00 per foot. Hardwood Floor resurfacing doesn’t not include a sanding but rather a buffing. For more information please visit Voyageur Flooring‘s website and click on services.

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FREE – Minneapolis/St. Paul MN Wood Floor Sanding – SERIOUSLY

Voyageur Flooring is offering a FREE wood floor refinishing for up to 500 SQ. Feet. Seriously – we really are! You may be asking yourself, how do I sign up for this? GOOD QUESTION!!!!! All you have to do is go to Voyageur Flooring‘s wonderful website and request a Free Estimate and in the notes section, indicate you’d like to be entered into the FREE wood floor refinishing drawing. Voyageur Flooring is accepting entries through the month of March. Tell your friends by emailing a link to this blog entry or our Free Estimate page on our website.

 Click Here to go to Voyageur Flooring’s Free Estimate page and sign up now!

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Minnesota Wood Flooring: Wood Floor Before and After Pictures from Voyageur Flooring

Despite the cold weather that we’ve had recently, Voyageur Flooring has been hard at work helping homeowners in the Twin Cities with their hardwood flooring needs. One of our most recent customers in St. Louis Park (a Minneapolis suburb) asked Voyageur Flooring to refinish their hardwood floors. The hardwood floor turned out great and is a wonderful example of the quality of work that Voyageur Flooring is committed to! Take a look below and see for yourself or you can visit our newly designed Before and After Gallery on our site…

 Before:

 Minneapolis Minnesota Hardwood Floor Refinish Before and After Gallery

After:

Minneapolis Minnesota Before and After Picture

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How Long Does Hardwood Floor Refinishing Take? Voyageur Flooring FAQ…

Often times we at Voyageur Flooring here the question: how long does hardwood floor refinishing take? Although every hardwood floor is different, hardwood floor refinishing usually takes 2-3 days. Our goal at Voyageur Flooring is to sand the hardwood floor on day one. Upon completion of hardwood floor sanding, Voyageur Flooring then thoroughly cleans the hardwood floor by vacuuming the hardwood floor. Once the hardwood floor surface has been cleaned, Voyageur Flooring will apply one coat of water based polyurethane. That usually concludes day one. Day two Voyageur Flooring buffs the hardwood floor and applies another coat of water based polyurethane to the hardwood floor. This step is repeated by the end of the second day. In some cases with older Minneapolis/St. Paul homes, the hardwood floor needs extra sanding or perhaps repair and in these cases its not uncommon to have the process take three days. For more information on hardwood flooring and refinishing, visit Voyageur Flooring’s FAQ page: http://www.voyageurflooring.com/faq.htm.

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Minnesota Hardwood Flooring – Special offer to Realtors and Real Estate Investors from Voyageur Flooring

Voyageur Flooring has created a new program for REALTORS and Real Estate investors. Our new program allows homeowners who need to refinish their hardwood floors, as part of preparing their home for the market, the opportunity to have the work done and then pay Voyageur Flooring when the home sells. Voyageur Flooring knows that homes going on the market need to be crisp and clean in order to compete with other homes on the market in a time when the inventory of homes is high. Our program for REALTORS and investors is simple: if your client or your home needs its wood floors refinished, Voyageur Flooring will refinish the hardwood floors for 50% up front, and when the home closes, we collect the balance from the homeowner. If the listing should expire, Voyageur Flooring will collect the balance when the listing expires. As a REALTOR, offering this service to your clients is a must. It will make the home look better and hopefully sell more quickly. It also offers REALTORS a way to distinguish oneself from competition by aligning your business with a company such as Voyageur Flooring who is willing to work with homeowners and help in the preparation process. If you have questions or want more information on Voyageur Flooring‘s new program, please don’t hesitate to call Jake Witham (Director of Business Development) and he will give you more details. If you would like to request a free estimate, simply visit Voyageur Flooring‘s website: http://www.voyageurflooring.com/free_estimate.htm.

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Minnesota Wood Flooring

Voyageur Flooring is owned by three brothers who love to fish. Recently Voyageur Flooring was hired to travel to northern Minnesota to install wood flooring in a new cabin being built on a lake. As fisherman, we always have time to get up north! If you own a cabin but live down here in the Twin Cities, Voyageur Flooring will consider traveling to your cabin to install your hardwood flooring or refinish existing wood floors. Give Voyageur Flooring a call today and we’d be glad to consult with you on your hardwood flooring project and see if we can help!

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