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How to Use Social Media to Find Gas Fireplace Service Woodbridge, VA

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Jan 15, 2019 8:02:00 AM
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If you’re looking for the kind of gas fireplace installation, repair and replacement Woodbridge, Virginia residents prefer and trust, you have your work cut out for you.

You really do.

It’s easy to see why this is the case. There are lots of service providers in the local Woodbridge, Virginia area. There are no two ways about it. It seems like when somebody is able to figure out how gas fireplaces work and how to install them as well as fix common problems, they have instantly become an expert in their minds.

This can lead to all sorts of confusion and unfortunately, this can lead to all sorts of inconvenience as well. You don’t want to waste your time on lousy service providers. That’s the bottom line.

You have better things to do with your time. Time is a luxury for most Americans and you really don’t have the time and the space to mess around with somebody who can’t get the job done the first time around.

So, what do you do?

Well, let me tell you, you cannot trust social media. Seriously. If you just go on to social media and ask your friends for some sort of random recommendation, you’re going to get exactly that. You’re going to get random recommendation.

Some of them maybe good but let me tell you, the vast majority of them will be either a waste of time, money or both.

The reason for this is because most people like to be a hero on social media. When was the last time somebody asked you for directions? You don’t want to seem like an ignorant person. You don’t want to appear like you’re totally clueless to the person asking you the question.

So, what do you do? You pretend to know. You take a general guess. You take a stab at the question and more likely than not, the person ended up going to the wrong place.

Hey, I know. This is uncomfortable. This might touch on a raw nerve but I’m just being real here. All of us are not immune to this. We want to be heroes. We want to be helpful but unfortunately, we may not have the information that would actually add value to the life of the person asking for advice.

So, what do we do? We either recycle stuff that we heard or we just saw an ad and recommended the service being advertised. We did not try it out before. We have no need for that type of service or product but we recommended it.

Do you see what’s wrong here?

Please understand that when you give people wrong advice on social media and elsewhere, you are squandering the amount of personal credibility and authority you have built up with them. People can only trust you so far. You don’t want to destroy that trust by giving them a bum recommendation. This is why social media should not be your first place to get proper service provider recommendations.

With that said, you can use social media in a responsible way that, with everything else being equal, lead you to the results that you desire. You just have to use it the right way.

Step One

The first step is to ask your friends on Facebook or Twitter for recommendations. Tell them that you need the kind of gas fireplace installation, repair, replacement Woodbridge, Virginia residents trust. That’s all you need to do.

When somebody from outside this area gives you a recommendation, you know that you can politely disregard that lead. This is an important filter. You said that you want services from a particular part of Virginia. You couldn’t care less for services that are located away outside of that geographic location.

Step Two

Second, double check your recommendations. The key here is to go to the social media pages of the companies recommended to you and do your homework. Roll up your sleeves, take a look at what people have to say, pay attention to the feedback that they’re getting, and get the general idea of whether this service is worth your time, effort and most importantly, money.

Step Three

Third, cross reference favorable social media impressions with actual online reviews. There are dedicated online review websites. You don’t need me to spell these out for you. You can easily find them online. Go to those resources and double check to see whether the positive review and feedback these companies are getting on social media actually pan out on dedicated review sites.

If you go through this three-step process above, you increase the likelihood that you will find high- quality leads when you start with social media. The worst thing that you want to do is to just ask a random question on Facebook and take the first lead you get. Talk about a one-way ticket to disappointment.

By deciding to spend a little bit more time on how you select your next service provider, you end up protecting yourself from all sorts of hassles and headaches later on. True story. No joke.

what's next?

Well, if you think you’re saving time by rushing on the selection process, think again. If anything goes wrong or if there is some sort of misunderstanding, no matter how big or small, you can bet that you will be inconvenienced. Not only will you have to spend a lot of time on the phone trying to sort things out, you might even have to go to Small Claims Court in the worst case scenario.

Sure, using the methodical and systematic social media search process outlined above might seem like a little bit too involved but as they always say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Avoid problems before they appear by making sure you went through the right process. Filter your providers carefully and you wouldn’t have to worry about any nasty shocks or rude surprises later on. A little advanced planning and necessary steps definitely go a long way when it comes to avoiding headaches.  

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