As a homeowner or renter you always have something that needs to get done "around the house." Some call these honey-do lists while others enjoy these ongoing challenges of owning or renting a "dwelling." Badabids appeals to those needing to get things done and even those who have the skill but lack the time or desire.
We are different than other so-called home service providers. The process of home repairs and renovations hasn't changed in decades. Even with sites that attempt to connect your needs to the right contractor, the process is still a heavy burden on you and a stressful experience.
Badabids turns things on its head. By creating a detailed profile of your service needs, we send your request "out to bid" to matching contractors looking for work. You do not receive responses unless they are interested. No wasting time calling and meeting with contractors - they come to you.
You receive bids that you can easily understand and compare for you to make the best decision.
Say goodbye to meeting with 3-5 contractors and explain the same thing over and over again.
Say goodbye to meeting those contractors and getting 1-2 estimates provided on-time or how it was discussed.
Badabids saves you time and frustration. Play more and stress less with Badabids
Click your way through the bid process.
Interactive elements to easily add repairs, maintenance and installation items to your task list.
Define your type of residence and dimensions so we know what services you may need season to season. The more detail you provide the better quality bids you will receive. Only information you mark as public will be shared with potential bidders.
Once your task list is complete, add details (ex: room dimensions); pictures; videos; links to inspiration photos; project start date; max bidder count and other relevant information that you define once and is shared with all interested contractors.
Once you are happy with a bid, you work with the contractor to form a contract using the submitted bid while leveraging badabids for change orders and project logging.
Build Your List
Through an interactive task list builder, you select from a graphical representation of your home or apartment what services are needed. Every home is the same - they all need repairs, upgrades and installations at some point. Your task list allows you to receive a bid for a wide variety of services - from raking leaves to installing a fence.
As contractors submit their bids, you will receive notifications to review their proposal. The proposals use a standard format that define the desired services, estimated pricing, assumptions and contractor information such as similar past work and references.
Leverage your profile to request new services or re-use an old bid request for repeat services such as raking leaves each fall.
How is Badabids different that other sites?Most sites provide homeowners a list of local contractors with ratings and reviews. Other sites offer a bit more service and capture what you are looking for and pass it onto contractors in your area. Badabids picks up where most sites leave off. Our software puts your task list of items (projects) out to bid to receive the best price while you save time and money by receiving responses using a bid template.
How much does it cost?For homeowners the service is free. Contractors pay a small one-time fee to bid on your project.
Does Badabids do the work on my home?Badabids offers a unique way for homeowners and contractors to connect. Our service helps shorten the time it takes to find and get estimates from qualified contractors. We do not perform services or manage the contract once you have selected the winning bid for your project.
What is a bid request?Once you define your task list of projects, the list is put into a bid package that is sent to accepting contractors in your area. Therefore your bid package, once sent to contractors, is a "bid request"
How long do contractrors have to respond to my bid requests?As the requestor you may specify the amount of time the request for bids is open. For example, you may allow all bidders 7 days (or any timeframe you see fit) to respond to your request.
What happens after I award the winning bidder my project?The winning bidder will be contacted and will arrange a formal contract (if needed) for services. The contracts can be uploaded into the project to refer back to at a later date.
Can I cancel or modify a bid request?Yes, you may cancel a bid request at any time before the close date of the timeframe you set on your request. You may also modify your bid request package to add / edit details of the job. Note that if you add / edit details within 24 hours prior to the close date of the bid deadline, all bidders will receive an additional 24 hours past the deadline to respond.
What should I consider before signing a contract for the winning bid?Remember to do your homework and verify the contractors references, insurance, license(s) and terms/conditions of the contract. Badabids works to get you the best price and quick turnaround using our bid process but at the end of the day it is your responsibility to read and understand the contractors terms of the contract.
Do I pay the winning bidder through your website?Payments are per the contract terms you work out with the winning bidder where Badabids is not responsible for the payments or delivery of services. Read the payment terms carefully as Badabids is not responsible for refunds for work not performed or poor quality of services provided by the contractor.
Does Badabids screen the contractors?Badabids employs an open market model connecting homeowners and contractors. We suggest verifying a contractor's references, licenses, insurance and reputation before entering into any contract.
What happens if the contractor does not complete work to my satisfaction.Any issue with quality or delivery of services should first be addressed with the contractor and per the terms of your contract. If resolution is not possible, we recommend leaving feedback on our site (inside your bid package) as this will be visible to other homeowners automatically in bids they receive from the contractor.