|By Business Wire||
|May 13, 2014 09:18 AM EDT||
Pro.com today announced the availability of its self-service price estimator for home services, where homeowners can instantly turn their home to-do list into a detailed estimate of labor costs for their area. For the first time, homeowners now have access to the most comprehensive and simple pricing engine for estimating the cost of a home project.
On Pro.com, homeowners can get an instant, real-time estimate--a Prestimate--for just about any home project. When a customer is ready to schedule, Pro.com gives the option to book instantly online in select cities without having to make a phone call. Pro.com recommends home service professionals based on over a dozen specific attributes including proximity to customer, expertise, and ratings. Pro.com assigns each of the service professionals on the site a rank for any Prestimate created.
“It takes way too much time to find a price and qualified pro in your area for a given home project,” said Matt Williams, Pro.com founder and CEO. “Pro.com makes it simple to get a price estimate for your project in seconds and find a pro.”
For the home services professional, Pro.com focuses on job creation rather than lead generation. Companies and individuals are not charged a fee to be listed in the marketplace; instead, Pro.com receives a commission from the completed work performed directly by the professional. To ensure that only the best home service professionals are listed, Pro.com collects verified customer reviews before certifying the pro and following the completion of every job.
Starting today, Pro.com, which is currently in beta, will offer Prestimates nationwide. In addition, Pro.com will be offering a nationwide service to customers in the form of a custom Pro Report. The Pro Report will provide recommendations for qualified local pros that are a good fit for the job requested. Online direct booking services are currently available in select cities, including Seattle.
Pro.com offers a nationwide pricing engine for home projects. Through its detailed home services and pricing information, anyone can immediately turn their home to-do list into a detailed estimate for labor costs in their area. Homeowners in Seattle and select cities can also find trusted professionals and schedule appointments directly online. Based in Seattle, Pro.com was founded by Matt Williams and a team of former Amazon executives and has raised $3.5M in seed funding from Madrona Venture Group, Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures, Bezos Expeditions, Two Sigma Ventures, and Sherpa Foundry. For more information, please visit: www.pro.com.