On Tuesday, May 20, Pro.com, a self-service home repair cost estimator, launched on the web.
According to USA Today, Pro.com offers its customers real-time estimates (or Prestimates) for home repair projects that include price ranges of local businesses and larger home improvement franchises alike. Pro.com’s database includes 1.6 million professionals across the country for consumers browse and compare.
Matt Williams, former CEO of Digg, founded Pro.com to give homeowners price transparency regarding home repair work while also connecting them to the best-rated home repair contractors, according to techcrunch.com.
“This is a simple, fast way to get a price estimate on a broken door or leaky roof in seconds, and find a pro,” Williams told USA Today.
Using Pro.com is free for both contractors and homeowners; the website receives a commission off completed projects performed by the professional it recommended.
To browse Pro.com’s listings, all a homeowner has to do is enter his or her zip code and a home to-do list — the website does the rest, according to techcrunch.com.
With this new website, it will be easier than ever for homeowners to receive the best-quality home repair service and avoid contractors who overcharge for their services.