May 19, 2016 (Golden, Colo.) – HomeAdvisor® announced today that Brad Hunter has joined the company as chief economist. Hunter brings 30 years experience as an expert in real estate, home improvement, and economic trends. In his new role, Hunter will serve as a thought leader and national expert on home improvement and housing trends, as well as be the face of HomeAdvisor’s home improvement research.
“Over 35 million homeowners have trusted HomeAdvisor with their home projects, providing us with a wealth of home improvement data that can serve as a barometer for what’s going on in the economy at large,” said Chris Terrill, CEO of HomeAdvisor. “As our chief economist, Brad is the perfect expert to distill HomeAdvisor data into the kind of valuable and actionable insights that will keep our industry apprised of key trends in economy, housing, and home improvement.”
Previously, Hunter was chief economist and director of consulting for Metrostudy, the leading nationwide market intelligence firm specializing in tracking residential markets around the country, where he orchestrated hundreds of area-specific housing market studies over his 18 years with the firm. Additionally, he worked with federal agencies to present original research and insights on the housing industry during the depths of the housing crisis.
“I’m honored to take on the role of chief economist for HomeAdvisor and look forward to bringing economic analysis to the company’s original research on the nation’s most important housing topics, including real estate, renovations, remodels, and construction,” said Hunter.
Hunter is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has authored numerous articles and chapters in books for ULI, including Market Profiles and Foreclosure Nation. He is regularly cited in local and national media outlets, and was recently featured in Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and CNBC.
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HomeAdvisor is a nationwide digital home services marketplace providing homeowners the tools and resources for home repair, maintenance, and improvement projects. HomeAdvisor’s marketplace lets homeowners view average project costs coast-to-coast using True Cost Guide, find local prescreened home professionals, and instantly book appointments online or through HomeAdvisor’s award-winning iOS and Android mobile apps. Access to all of HomeAdvisor’s resources is free for homeowners, with no membership or fees required. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, Colo., and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).
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