Angie’s List Review: Is A Membership Worth It?

Read on and find out what I really think of Angie’s List

I had the most unpleasant experience of dealing with a general contractor for a bathroom and roof repair for our home a few years ago. At that time, the only recourse we had for finding a contractor was either through a realtor’s recommendation since our close friends could not recommend someone for the job.

What was initially planned to be completed within five days dragged on for three weeks and believe me, it was one of those situations wherein we just had to stick with the contractor cause we did not have any options.

That surely was a very frustrating experience which my family and I are not willing to subject ourselves to again.

That surely was a very frustrating experience which my family and I are not willing to subject ourselves to again. Not only was a prolonged and unfinished house project inconvenient but it also became so unproductive cause we really had to plan our work schedule around the contractor’s schedule.

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Fortunately nowadays, there are better ways to find general contractors for any home improvements, repairs, or other projects that you may have in mind. While some people still prefer to take a risk with Craig’s List, online forums, or the increasingly insignificant yellow pages, a much better avenue for finding the help that you need is Angie’s List.

In fact, when my family and I moved to another house, the first thing I did was go to Angie’s List to find the best movers I could find. Yes, I did find a great moving company that took care of everything. I don’t think I would have had any idea that the movers were trustworthy, efficient, and capable if it wasn’t for the actual ratings and feedback provided by people on Angie’s List.

Better Chance of Weeding Out Unprofessional Contractors

Angie’s List is a very valuable and convenient site to use. Once a member of Angie’s List, you will have access to thousands of unbiased ratings and reviews on different contractors and service providers within your city.

Think of Angie’s List as the Consumer Reports for contractors and service providers.

You can log-on to the site any time of the day to do some searches for highly recommended contractors as well as read all the unbiased and verified reviews on them. In fact, Angie’s List is the only company of its kind that provides unbiased reviews and other-related information that are focused on contractors and service providers in the United States. Think of Angie’s List as the Consumer Reports for contractors and service providers.

You can find actual reviews from people who have used services you are interested in.
Sample Review: You can find actual reviews from people who have used services you are interested in.

Contractors and service providers are rated on the site based on various criteria that includes professionalism, quality, responsiveness, punctuality, and of course, price. I really find these ratings and reviews very helpful cause these provide me with really valuable insights on companies that I plan to hire. With Angie’s List, you have a better chance of weeding out unprofessional and low quality contractors as members provide their feedback on their actual experiences with these vendors.

With Angie’s List, you have a better chance of weeding out unprofessional and low quality contractors as members provide their feedback on their actual experiences with these vendors.

Furthermore, in order to guard against unscrupulous companies from reporting positively on themselves or negatively on their, reviews are verified and checked prior to being posted on the site.

Reviews on Angie's List are detailed.
Sample Feedback: Reviews on Angie’s List are detailed.

Some of the other information on contractors or service providers that you can find on the site that can truly help your decision-making are business description, service area, operating hours, payment options, emergency service availability, years in business, number of years listed on Angie’s List, senior discount offers, free estimate offers, warranty and guarantee offers, trade license information, bond information, eco-friendly accreditation, and insurance information.

A common misconception about Angie’s List is that it is only a site to find your next home repairman, gardener, plumber, roofer, or general contractor.

A common misconception about Angie’s List is that it is only a site to find your next home repairman, gardener, plumber, roofer, or general contractor. I was in fact surprised that Angie’s List has spread its clout to cover plastic surgeons (yes, you read that right: plastic surgeons), physical therapists, beauticians, wedding planners, accountants, and other community service providers.

Reasons why Angie’s List is better than free review sites:

  • You won’t find anonymous reviews on the site.
  • The certified data collection process that the site employs prevents companies and service providers from providing feedback on themselves or their competitors.
  • The company’s complaint resolution team can help you in cases wherein a home repair or health experience goes bad.
  • Companies and service providers can respond to reports so you get the whole story on incidents.

Benefits for you when you become an Angie’s List member:

  • You get access to actual user reviews provided by other members on contractors or service providers that you are interested in working with.
  • You get live support through the company’s call center if you want to talk to someone.
  • You get the award-winning Angie’s List magazine.
  • You have access to the complaint resolution team who will help you resolve issues that you are experiencing with a company or service provider.
  • You get discounts from highly rated contractors and service providers within your area.

Among some of the helpful and useful features of the site are the tips and articles that are available to help you with any service that may be of interest to you. Not being much of a handyman myself, these articles help educate me regarding home maintenance and other service issues for my home, care, and other properties.

Another particular quality that impressed me with Angie’s List is the fact that you can call them in case you have any questions about the service or reviews on the site.

Another particular quality that impressed me with Angie’s List is the fact that you can call them in case you have any questions about the service or reviews on the site. Their customer care team is friendly, easy to talk with, and willing to help out anytime.

How Busy Is The Site?

If you are curious on whether people really use the site, you can click on the image below to find out how busy the site is. You will see a real-time update of searches conducted by members of Angie’s List from all over the United States. You will also get to see what types of services people are searching for and the types of reports provided by Angie’s List members.

Angie's List Live Searches

Is Membership Worth It?

Annual membership for Angie’s List is tiered and may start at around $40 a year if you are located in larger cities. If you are located in smaller cities or towns, annual membership should be relatively cheaper. At $40 a year, that equates to about $3.33 a month. You can get significant special discounts on the service if you decide to go for multi-year memberships or use the latest promo code.

I really think that membership to Angie’s List is well worth it, most especially because of the value, convenience, time-savings, and peace of mind that the site provides.

I really think that membership to Angie’s List is well worth it, most especially because of the value, convenience, time-savings, and peace of mind that the site provides. I do not have much time in my hands to do a comprehensive search on the internet and on various online communities to find trusted, reputable, and qualified people for my home repair projects.

In fact, I am not even willing to go that route cause it can be such a time-consuming, unproductive, and most of all, risky way to find contractors. I would rather pay for the convenience of having access to all the information that I need on Angie’s List to make a more informed decision on contractors and service providers than hop from one internet site to another in search of reviews, feedback, and recommendations.
Can you get a refund in case you decide to cancel your membership? For annual memberships, you can cancel anytime and for any reason. I think this is a very reasonable offer if you think you are not getting any value from your membership. Monthly memberships (yes, they have a monthly membership) are not part of the refund guarantee so you are better off with an annual membership to qualify for a refund.

Give Angie’s List a try and see for yourself why more than 2.0 million members nationwide are using Angie’s List to find reputable contractors and avoid getting ripped-off. Even Consumer Reports endorses Angie’s List.

I really find Angie’s List very useful and wanted to provide my two cents on the service most especially since I get a lot of questions about Angie’s List from neighbors and friends. If you are still not sure if this service is for you, I suggest that you check around their site to get more familiarized with the service. In fact, you can browse through the home improvement and other helpful videos and articles that they have featured on their site for free.

I hope that this article was helpful in informing you about Angie’s List.

Stop guessing when it comes to hiring contractors and service providers. Join Angie’s List and find out who does the best work in town.

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What Angie’s List Users Have To Say …

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165 thoughts on “Angie’s List Review: Is A Membership Worth It?

  1. Sure the reviews are great and very helpful. But what I really like about angie’s list are the discounts. As a member, I can get more discounts (BIG discounts).

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  2. As long as I can save some money and find the right contractor, then my sign up fee is worth it.Anyway, it’s not like the membership fee is so expensive. It’s actually very affordable. It’s all worth it considering the conveniences that come with it.

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  3. For such a small price, I can find reliable service providers within out area. This saves me the trouble of driving and asking around. I’m better off with angie’s list.

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  4. I haven’t regretted signing up. As a matter of fact, I have been a member for about two years now. With all the reviews, I am aware of all the services offered in my area.

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  5. At first, I found it absurd to have to pay for something that allowed me to read some reviews. I had such limited knowledge of the services of angie’s list. I had no idea that I could get more than just the reviews. I like the fact that there is a team that can help me resolve an issue, in case there is.

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  6. Hey, the no. 4 benefit seems a good enough reason for me to sign up. For me, I find it very important to know that there is a support team that can help me anytime.

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  7. No doubt it’s worth it. At anytime, I can always read the reviews of a certain company I’m interested in. Or in some cases, I am able to find a certain company or service provider by reading the reviews. Angie’s List really works for me. But what a lot of people don’t know about is the fact that there are a lot of discount offers on Angie’s List.

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  8. You’re right. If I break down the yearly fee on a monthly basis it becomes very, very affordable. I might give it a shot. It’ll be great that I can always find whatever I’m looking for in a very short span of time.

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  9. Since there’s a promo code, I’m going to give this a try. I hear about Angie’s List from everywhere and everybody. I’m kinda getting curious about it. I hope I can find a good interior designer.

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    1. As long as you read all the reviews and browse through the ratings, you will have a good idea as to which interior designer to hire. Just pray that the one you are hoping to hire can be available for the job. The challenge I have with the highly rated contractors on angie’s list is their availability.

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      1. I agree with you there. As a matter of fact, I have a pending home repair project. I have chosen the contractor already. But we have yet to see as to when the project can take off. Apparently, they have so many clients. But I’m willing to wait. I just hope I don’t wait forever.

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  10. My membership isn’t so expensive. Our area is pretty small so the membership is very reasonable. But I still get great service from the contractors I hire. I pay little and get amazing service. I guess my membership is truly worth it.

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  11. I think I can find practically all kinds of reviews and ratings of community service providers on Angie’s List. Now, that’s very important for me. I won’t have to depend on word-of-mouth and I can have a better picture of the service provider.

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  12. I get all the information I need from the magazine and the website. At the same time, I am able to find great contractors every time I need one. Also, I can get discounts . All these reasons make my membership worth it.

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  13. I can always get any kind of information on the internet. But of course, I would always have to verify the information. I can’t believe everything I read. With this in mind, an angie’s list membership can be worth it since all the reviews and ratings have been verified already.

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  14. I have heard a lot of stories on how angie’s list has stood up for the member. That’s the good thing about it. As a member I don’t expect to find the perfect service provider. But if I do end up with a horrible service provider, I know that I can get some help from angie’s list.

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  15. There’s no way I will just choose a doctor randomly. I will definitely look into their reviews and ratings of their past and present patients. It’s the safest way to do it.

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  16. There’s no need to ask for recommendations now that we have Angie’s list. The best way to really find a contractor is by reading what others have written about them. This beats word of mouth.

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  17. It’s very important that a contractor delivers on time. Time wasted is money wasted as well. Since I can always read the reviews, I know which contractor is serious about the getting the job done ON TIME.

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  18. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on angie’s list. I must say that you made a good point. But aside from “weeding out” the rotten apples, I am quite excited about the discounts from the established contractors located in my area.

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  19. I am finding this very interesting. It’s good to know that there’s such a thing as a consumer report for the contractors and service providers in my area. I am going to try it out since I need someone to help me out with our garden. Thank you for your review.

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  20. A friend of mine had already signed up and then told me about it. At first, I thought it was absurd to have to pay for a website that offered some reviews. But when I finally signed up (I gave it a try since there was a discount) I came to realize that it was not just about the reviews. It also offered a lot of discounts for the services offered within.

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  21. The reviews have been helping me find some amazing service providers. I didn’t even realize they existed. I am able to learn a lot about the different establishment in my area thru my membership with Angie’s List. Hence, I really think my membership is worth it.

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  22. I’m good with all the reasons and benefits that you have listed down. It’s time I sign up. Those discounts from highly rated contractors will come in handy for me as well.

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  23. My membership with angie’s list has helped find great service. For such a minimum fee, I have the exclusive privilege of reading all kinds of reviews that can help me find the right contractor.

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  24. I really like the ratings I see as a member. They’re very straightforward. The parameters on the ratings system are the exact features I look for in a contractor. Price, quality, responsiveness, punctuality, and professionalism are what I’m looking for in a contractor. It’s really easier for me to just check the ratings.

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  25. At any time I need some kind of home repair service, I feel good knowing that I am with angie’s list. I read the reviews and choose the contractor which I think can help me with my urgent home repair job. It such a time saver.

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  26. I’ve been a member for some time. I have seen it expand to other service categories. Before I used to just look for electricians, gardeners, movers on angies list. But now, I also check out the reviews of doctors and wedding planners. It’s really a one-stop shop for me.

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  27. Several times, I have tried to find certain service providers on AL. Most of the time, I end up with good service. There were a couple that gave me headaches but we were able to work things out.

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  28. I feel protected with Angie’s List. The fact that I can always call on the Resolution Team means my membership is well worth it. It’s the best way to be protected as a consumer.

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  29. I’m not a member yet but I do want to sign up. I think more than the reviews, I can also enjoy some discounts 🙂 But seriously, the reason why I want to sign up is because I like the fact that I can turn to the resolution team if I’m faced with any challenge. For me, that’s very important.

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  30. The fact that the reviews are verified makes my membership worth it. I won’t be able to find credible reviews on free sites. If it’s free, there’s gotta be a catch. I’m better off paying and knowing that I’m reading verified reviews.

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  31. In my experience, I think my investment in angie’s list is worth it. I know that I can always get the right support in case I have chosen the wrong service provider.

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  32. Everybody seems to be really happy with their membership. I still have some doubts. I mean I can always to some kind of research about a contractor before hiring.

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  33. One of the hardest task is to find someone I can trust to do some home repairs. I don’t know anything about home repairs (plumbing, lighting, carpentry) and it’s pretty easy for me to believe just anybody. Hence, I have chosen to sign up with Angie’s List instead. I’m sure I can always get all the right leads by reading the reviews

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  34. I have no issue with the price. It seems very reasonable. But I really want to make sure the reviews are worth reading. Will they really help me 100%?

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  35. I find it very convenient that I am able to find a contractor right away. By having access to the reviews, I can easily look up any service and get the one that I need right away. I don’t have to take a chance on any contractor. I can use the reviews to choose the right one for me.

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  36. The free review sites cannot provide valuable and credible information the way angie’s list does. We all know, at this point, that only members can post reviews on angie’s list. But most importantly, reviews on angie’s list are all verified.

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  37. If I can find a service provider based on the following criteria: professionalism, quality, responsiveness, punctuality and price, then I’m off to a great start. It can lower the stress level. Hence, this has got be the best way to hire a service provider.

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  38. I remember when I was young, we always had a thick book of yellow pages in the house. My parents relied on it and they would panic if they didn’t have the latest one. Now, I feel the same way with my membership with angies list.

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  39. I can’t imagine not being part of AL. The information it provides is very useful to me. It’s really very convenient to be part of this.

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  40. This kind of review site works well for me. Knowing that the reviews and ratings are posted by members like me, I’m sure that they have all been based on actual experiences.

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