Home Services

  • The Power of Pairing: 4 Reasons Matching Is Gaining Traction in Local Home Services

    … The Power of Pairing: 4 Reasons Matching Is Gaining Traction in Local Home Services December 11, 2015 by Adam Burrows Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary If you’ve been paying attention to the home services space, you’ve probably noticed that matching is gaining traction among key marketplace players as the preferred way to connect…

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  • Realtors Can Recommend Their Favorite Local Businesses Using HomeKeepr

    … with their neighbors. Perhaps they don’t have enough five-star reviews or maybe they just didn’t pop up first on a Google search. HomeKeepr, a home vendor recommendation web and mobile app, is poised to help out the store next door. Co-founded in 2014 by CEO Rob Morelli, the app connects homeowners and soon-to-be homeowners with a network of home service…

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  • Can Home Services Really Be Uber-ed?

    Over the last several weeks, there’s been an enormous amount of interest in announcements by Amazon and Google about moving into the home services space. The “on-demand” economy seems to be finally descending on one of the oldest of sectors: taking care of your house. Having led a lead-generation company serving the home services industry for the past 10 years, I’ve read thes ...

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  • Why the Home Services Market Suddenly Exploded in Startup Land

    … Few things can be as tedious, time consuming, and expensive as home improvement. Seattle’s Pro.com connects people with local home improvement professionals in a way that’s similar to ordering food or making dinner reservations. The service is fast and seamless, an exhaustive one-stop shop that, according to Pro.com’s CEO Matt Williams has yet…

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  • How Online Dating Helped Thumbtack Raise $100M

    In January 2012, Home Depot bought a small startup, Redbeacon, that allowed shoppers to request quotes from local contractors and other service providers. The company essentially flipped the typical search model on its head: consumers outlined what they wanted, and businesses would come calling. A week before Red Beacon sold, another startup, Thumbtack, raised a relatively sma ...

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