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?

    … Could the ‘Smart Home’ Be the Next Big Opportunity in Local? July 21, 2016 by Adam Burrows Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary It’s a well-known fact: Merchants who built businesses to serve the influx of miners into their communities during the Gold Rush made greater fortunes than the miners themselves. Today, more than 150 years later…

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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

    … The success of Uber has created a feeding frenzy as companies rush to create an “on-demand” option for every part of the service economy. The winning companies are taking common, high-frequency services and making them more convenient and efficient through technology. Yet, other companies are struggling as they try to capitalize on the trend…

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