|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.
May. 26, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,316
May. 26, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,119
May. 26, 2015 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,204
May. 26, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,271
May. 26, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,421
May. 26, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,342
May. 26, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,065
May. 26, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,603
May. 26, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,533
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. 8th International Big Data Expo, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. As advanced data storage, access and analytics technologies aimed at handling high-volume and/or fast moving data all move center stage, aided by the cloud computing bo...
May. 26, 2015 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,382
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the...
May. 26, 2015 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,940
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, demonstrated how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
May. 26, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,853
Today’s enterprise is being driven by disruptive competitive and human capital requirements to provide enterprise application access through not only desktops, but also mobile devices. To retrofit existing programs across all these devices using traditional programming methods is very costly and time consuming – often prohibitively so. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., discussed how you can create applications that run on all mobile ...
May. 26, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,367
The OpenStack cloud operating system includes Trove, a database abstraction layer. Rather than applications connecting directly to a specific type of database, they connect to Trove, which in turn connects to one or more specific databases. One target database is Postgres Plus Cloud Database, which includes its own RESTful API. Trove was originally developed around MySQL, whose interfaces are significantly less complicated than those of the Postgres cloud database. In his session at 16th Cloud...
May. 26, 2015 07:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,043
There are 182 billion emails sent every day, generating a lot of data about how recipients and ISPs respond. Many marketers take a more-is-better approach to stats, preferring to have the ability to slice and dice their email lists based numerous arbitrary stats. However, fundamentally what really matters is whether or not sending an email to a particular recipient will generate value. Data Scientists can design high-level insights such as engagement prediction models and content clusters that a...
May. 26, 2015 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,110