Home Services

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

    … from a directory-centered model to a matching-based one; and my company, HomeAdvisor, continues to report significant growth on the back of the matching service it’s offered since its inception in 1998. The reasons that the home services vertical is so readily embracing matching are clear. When variables such as trust, uncertainty, availability…

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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…

    Todd Bairstow/ Street Fightin Google- 11 readers -
  • 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…

    Steven Jacobs/ Street Fightin How To's- 11 readers -
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