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Six Simple Outdoor Trends

It’s the season for spending time in the beautiful outdoors. For many, our own properties are a safe haven that provides nearly all we need to enjoy the warmer months. However, there are always ways to enhance our most beloved spaces. Are there any aspects of your home’s outdoor environment that could use a refresh? Check out these simple-yet-impactful ideas to get in the revamping mindset, then Make a Request on GetAssist to connect with top local pros to execute your projects flawlessly! Read more

Hire Local to Help Your Community Thrive

While big names and large chain companies tend to saturate the markets they’re part of, they don’t always offer the best value, nor do they offer the best service. These companies are able to push their names to such an extent due to advantageous marketing budgets, making it more likely for them to capitalize off folks who “buy into” their tactics. Don’t be one of the individuals that buy in; Instead, help give small local businesses a voice! Pay-it-forward and strengthen your community by hiring local small businesses for whatever your needs may be, as this is going to be your best bet for the many fruitful reasons below. Remember, all you have to do is Make A Request on GetAssist to be connected with LOCAL small-business professionals that truly and genuinely know how to best serve your needs!  

Health of Local Economy

Thanks to data gathered by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), we know that 54% of grocery shoppers prefer buying locally sourced food because they want to support farmers and other producers in their area. The same holds true for homeowners opting for small, local contractors for house projects and beyond. Hiring from your local talent pool signals to your customers and clients that you’re a true citizen of your area, according to Forbes. In addition, your investment goes straight back to the community you reside in! It is vital for everyone to do their part in investing in their community’s economic growth and assist in enhancing the overall well-being of its laborers. Whether you need a handyman for a quick and easy project, or a small army of professionals for a larger project, your needs will be met and surpassed when you make a request on GetAssist to be connected with your choice of top local pros for the job.

Strong Relationships & Network

When you hire a local pro from a small business, you’re helping them build their clientele, thus benefiting both of you equally. While you have peace of mind from a job well done, they gain more exposure and another potentially long-term client. Sure, the project is still an expense, but it’s exceptionally worth it knowing you’re helping feed a family’s stability as they grow their beloved business. Most importantly, through these strong relationships, you know exactly who to contact if future issues arise! Perhaps you will depend on the great services of this individual for many years to come.

We’ve provided some simple tips that will help enhance your relationship with your preferred local professionals. If you’re happy with their services, be sure to:

  • Leave them a great review
  • Call them after the project to say just one more “thank you”
  • Tell your friends! Word of mouth marketing is extremely valuable for small businesses in your community.
  • Let them know you would be happy to provide a testimonial or have your project serve as a case study

Personal Touch of Community

When you reside in the same community as the individual you embark on a project with, you have a connection right out of the gate that will help foster trust throughout the project and beyond. At GetAssist, we believe that hiring nearby small businesses is the most logical, worthwhile route when scouting out professionals to tackle a job. By investing in local talent, the notion of a strong & thriving community remains at the forefront. Further, when you are part of the same community, you have a joint understanding of the local culture, initiatives, resources, hurdles, etc. Nothing feels better than comradery and a sense of comfort when you make a request to connect with the same team that remembers you and your project. In fact, “the personal touch is one of the best things that a local contractor can offer; the feeling that your project matters to them and that you as a customer matter to them,” according to National Home Improvement, Inc.

When it comes to the personal touch of community, we can’t forget to mention these two crucial areas of safety that are best instilled in knowledgeable locals:

  1. Local professionals are up-to-speed with building codes, permit requirements, zoning rules, etc. in your area.
  2. Local professionals are more familiar with the types of builds and structural integrity of homes and properties in the area.

Simpler to Choose Your Preferred Professional

Choosing your preferred professional for projects is easier when you eliminate large names and companies from the line-up from the get-go. Since they reside in the community they serve, local contractors are compelled to perform quality work that satisfies their customers and creates a good reputation in order for their business to survive and prosper. Whatever needs arise, be sure to support your local community and #MakeARequest to connect with top locals to execute your project flawlessly.

Emergency Service / Availability

How many times have you been given the run-around with inconvenient service time windows or flat-out unavailability after regular business hours? Life is full of surprises, and we certainly can’t anticipate the issues that occasionally arise at vexing times. When you #MakeARequest for services on GetAssist, you’re connected with multiple choices of professionals to tackle the job, so at least a few of them are bound to offer more flexible service hours! And/or, when you build rapport with the professionals that we help connect you with, they will be more likely to lend a helping hand at the drop of a hat.

It is our hope that you, too, see the immense value in investing in small businesses and local talent. Join all of us at GetAssist in our continued efforts to lift up the communities in which we reside and help them to not only function, but thrive! Whatever your needs, Make A Request and we’ll handle the rest.

Spring Into Action: Lawn, Garden, and Landscaping

Spring Into Action: Lawn, Garden, and LandscapingKeeping up with lawn and garden care is quite a worthwhile task, especially considering plants and flowers are so beneficial to the environment. It’s truly a win-win; your property looks excellent while simultaneously contributing to good air quality. However, not everyone has a “green thumb,” nor does everyone understand the hard work that goes into maintaining a bountiful outdoor space. If the latter applies to you (or if you just need an extra hand this Spring), simply  ‘Make A Request’ on GetAssist to be connected with your choice of top lawn care, gardening, and landscaping pros in your area. If you are willing to give it a try, here are some task to tackle to prepare your lawn and garden for Spring!

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Protecting Your Home From Arctic Temperatures


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The arctic temperatures we’ve experienced all across North America have served as a brutal eye opener to the damage mother nature can bring upon our homes. One thing is certain: the month of January taught us the importance of weather proofing our most prized possessions. Good thing, because the winter season is only halfway over and we’ll surely endure another arctic blast or two. Be sure to carefully review the following crucial tips and measures to protect your plumbing, furnace, and electric. Then, simply #MakeARequest on GetAssist to be connected with top-ranked pros near you to aid in the safeguarding process.

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Take 5 to Take Care of Fall and Enjoy the Rest of Your Summer

We’ve all heard horror stories about unanticipated home issues during the chilly months. Why risk a mishap (and some serious denial) when we can address potential issues right now? Check out some of these to-do’s to get your home ready for the cold stretch. Read more

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Extreme Spring Clean


extreme spring cleaningRemember all the moments during the winter months when you said, “This coming Spring/Summer I’m going to fix…” or “When it gets nicer out, I’m going to clean…”? Yeah, we’ve all been there. As soon as the sun starts to shine and the weather gets nice out, that do-it mentality goes away. Thinking about carrying out the usual spring cleaning and maintenance tasks as listed below is not very inspiring.
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Preparing for Buying, Selling, and Moving in the Winter

moving in the Winter with GetAssist is easyMoving in the Winter can create some extra challenges. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or selling and moving on, planning a move can already seem like a cumbersome chore. To assist in a smooth move, we’ve put together a Winter Moving Checklist.

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Have a Plan to Protect Your Home When Old Man Winter Strikes


the cost of repairs and replacement of winter home maintenance‘Tis the season of pumpkin picking, apple cider sipping and taking in the beautiful changing landscapes. As the leaves start to fall, and the breeze turns crisper and colder, you may sense the ever-approaching blustery winter weather. Colder weather isn’t just hard on us; it’s hard on our homes. Running the furnace or utilizing the woodstove is constant wear-and-tear on these appliances. Not to mention the fluctuating temperatures, high winds, and heavy snowfalls are hard on a home’s foundation, chimney, roof, and overall structure.

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Summer Home Maintenance for all year

Take Advantage of Summer to Prepare for a Year of Home Maintenance

Summer Home Maintenance for all yearThe short summer months bring opportunity for many things. Playing in the outdoors without a care for the elements, lazy afternoons in the shade sipping iced tea… And catching up on home maintenance without the weather dictating your availability to do so.

With so much to do and so little time, here is a list of home maintenance and repairs you may not have thought of. Take care of these now to enjoy the benefits and avoid trouble later in the year when Mother Nature is not so kind.

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The Benefits of a Snow Removal Service

4 Benefits of Hiring a Snow Plow Service

The Benefits of a Snow Removal Service

A snow plow service, like many things in life, is often assumed more expensive than it really is. The recent snow storm of epic proportions in Alberta may have you regretting not having one.

When you consider all the risk that is mitigated by hiring a professional to extract the sometimes powdery, and sometimes downright icy white stuff… you may even see the investment not only saves you head and back aches, but money as well.

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