I always find local verses national trends interesting—especially in times like these where results are all over the board. ServiceMagic compared site requests from third quarter ’09 with third quarter ’10 and here are the top three increased requests and decreased requests:

Increase in Requests:

  • Lawn and garden care +37%
  • Heating and furnace systems +26%
  • Windows +22%

Decrease in Requests:

  • Garage remodel -49%
  • Outdoor kitchen -40%
  • Counter tops -34%

Are you seeing the same results in your area? If not, what trends are you noticing and where are you located?