Homeadvisor

  • HomeAdvisor CEO: The Marketplace for Home Services Is ‘Operationally Intense’

    … Finding the right person to do a job around the house, whether it is a quick repair or major renovation, can often be a nerve-wracking chore. IAC’s HomeAdvisor has built a business around taking some of the pain out of the process by featuring prescreened, local service professionals at its online marketplace. CEO Chris Terrill says his company…

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  • Could the ‘Smart Home’ Be the Next Big Opportunity in Local?

    … layer. You can already ask Amazon’s Alexa to connect you with a HomeAdvisor plumber or to hail you an Uber. So it’s easy to imagine how consumers might also use smart home technology to immediately connect with other local task-related service providers — think babysitters, doctors, spa services, dry cleaners, etc. Then, there’s the product component…

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  • 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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  • Why ‘On-Demand’ Alone Isn’t Enough to Make a Viable Business

    … for the consumer, it doesn’t fundamentally change what the services cost to provide. Take Homejoy, the on-demand maid service company that recently shut down after attracting nearly $40 million of venture capital (VC) investment. While the idea of making a more technology-friendly cleaning company certainly isn’t a bad one (NYC-based MyClean has been…

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