Sunday, October 31, 2010

Benefits of Neighborhood Referrals - Community Directories

Many neighborhoods across the country are setting up their own community business directories. Community directories add an element that many online business directories leave out – reviews. By allowing members of a community to review particular businesses or services they’ve used, neighbors across the community have access to a complete referral system perfect for any community. This referral system allows clients to have all of their questions answered before hiring a business as well as creating a few other benefits of using a system with ratings, reviews and neighborhood recommendations.

Safety – With so many new businesses popping up each day, it’s hard to know who may be coming into your home. Community business directories allow people to see reviews and ratings of local businesses by their neighbors and friends, eliminating the worry about strangers in the home.

Quality – By hiring businesses that have been referred and reviewed by local members of the community, people know exactly what they are getting when they hire a service. Members of the community can review all businesses they’ve experienced, both good and bad, but only refer those who have shown quality work and behavior.

Reliability – The only businesses referred in a community business directory are those that have shown reliable work in the past. There is never any question of businesses reliability when they have been referred within the community.

Business Standards – When using the service of a business referred in a community business directory, people know they are dealing with businesses with high standards. Members of the community will refer only businesses that have shown high standards and services.

Involvement – When people participate in their community business directories, they are able to involve them and be an active part of the community. By rating, reviewing and referring businesses, people are also helping the community around them find quality businesses that offer quality in their work.

Most importantly, the involvement of community and neighborhood business directories allows people to hire businesses to work for them without having to ask any questions. The use of a proven and preferred referral system allows people to know exactly you they hire and invite into their home before they even speak to a business.

Many communities are already taking the initiative in setting up their own community business directory. Be an active member in your community and see how you can started with your community business directory today.

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