Referral Buzz Chosen by Bachman’s for Web Based Marketing in Minnesota’s Twin Cities Metro Area

Minneapolis, MN, December 04, 2011 --( Referral Buzz is proud to have acquired Bachman’s as a new client on their web based referral resource for homeowners seeking reputable contractors for home improvements.

Owner Lisa Schneegans notes, “As a Minnesota based, family owned company, we’re excited that Bachman’s chose to use our services. Bachman’s is the epitome of a well-known, reputable Minnesota family-run business. It is a true milestone for Referral Buzz to have them on board as a client.”

Lisa and her partner, Klaus Schneegans, previously sold Praxis Software Solutions, publisher of NetPoint Commerce and NetPoint CRM, to SAP AG in 2006. After that sale, they spent some time in the real estate investment/rehab business and identified the need for a simple and painless way of finding trustworthy providers; leading to the genesis of Referral Buzz.

When asked why Bachman’s chose Referral Buzz and what they hope to accomplish with the service, Tom Faust of Bachman’s responded, “Most of our projects take less than a week to complete. Because of that we will mainly use Referral Buzz at the end of projects, soliciting feedback and sharing before and after pictures. This will be a great way to interact, ask for input, and make it extremely easy for our customers to proudly show off their yards and our projects!”

About Referral Buzz and How It Works
Referral Buzz, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the fastest growing online referral network connecting homeowners with residential service professionals. The company is revolutionizing how word of mouth connects homeowners and service providers through people they know and their friends, family and community. The Referral Buzz owners have industry experience in remodeling and software. This experience makes the company uniquely qualified to bring Referral Buzz to the marketplace. Referral Buzz is locally owned, locally run and exclusive to the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area.

Businesses that register to become a provider on the site pay a minimal monthly fee allowing them to showcase their projects. Once the projects are in Referral Buzz, homeowners are automatically notified so they can share their project with friends and family and they are asked to give the provider a social referral. When homeowners log on to the site through a Facebook account, they can view providers and projects liked and recommended. Detailed feedback is only allowed if a provider/contractor directly requests a referral for a project, thus ensuring that the feedback is written by somebody who has previously worked with the provider/contractor.

“Most home contractors, while skilled at their craft, do not devote the time or resources to marketing or formalizing their referral systems. Referral Buzz provides contractors with an easy way to combine their craft with word of mouth in order to establish an online presence and leverage their referral network,” Schneegans says.

About Landscaping by Bachman’s
Much like the pale blue box being a symbol of a special jewel inside, a Bachman’s pale purple insignia, delivery trucks, and packages are readily recognized as being indicative of something special. Their reputation is undeniable.

Since their beginnings in 1885, Bachman’s has become a Minnesota institution. Bachman’s Landscaping division provides a full range of services. Whether you need a complete design of your entire back yard or just want to install a hedge of shrubs, you can trust Bachman's to provide high quality products, professional expertise and outstanding customer service. Their talented designers and professional installers deliver the Twin Cities' best value for landscape projects large and small.

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Referral Buzz
Krista Varley
Lisa Schneegans, Owner of Referral Buzz

Tom Faust, Bachmans