Our Selection Criteria

When looking to hire someone to do something important such as a real estate agent to help sell your house, a lawyer to incorporate your business or a restoration company to fix your flooded basement, you want only the best – a true expert in their field.

For many people, this means spending hours researching online, submitting estimate requests and calling around in order to determine which business provides the most reliable service at the best price.

We Connect People With Experts in their Local Community

We know how busy you are, so we’re creating lists of the 3 best local experts in each city in Canada in order to provide our readers the confidence they need to make the right choice.

Here’s how we do it:

Step 1: Find What’s Available

The first step is to find every business that provides service in a city and filter out any that don’t meet our definition of an expert. For example, we remove those that have a history of dissatisfied customers, or with limited information available online.

Step 2: Rank Businesses

We then score each business on 25 variables across the following 5 categories:

1. Reputation

Long history of satisfied customers and known to provide excellent service.

2. Experience

Years of hands-on experience and practical on-the-job education.

3. Credibility

Confidence building factors such as licensing, awards and professional associations.

4. Professionalism

As good as their word, respectful and good communication.

5. Availability

Responsive and approachable both online and off.

Step 3: Handpick the Best

Finally, our staff analyses the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best businesses in your community.