March 27, 2013 (Golden, CO)– Today HomeAdvisor, a leading online destination for home repair and improvement, reached a record milestone of 2 million verified ratings and reviews of service professionals in their screened network received from its homeowner customers. Homeowners submit ratings and reviews on HomeAdvisor after connecting with a service professional through the HomeAdvisor website. Service professionals in the network have passed comprehensive criminal and financial background checks.
“This 2 million milestone is more than a metric. It highlights the value we offer to homeowners seeking real, trusted reviews from those that have used a screened service professional in the HomeAdvisor network,” said Chris Terrill, chief executive officer for HomeAdvisor. “For over 13 years, we have provided trusted reviews to over 25 million homeowner who have used HomeAdvisor.”
HomeAdvisor’s extensive network spans more than 500 home improvement and repair categories. Once a homeowner is matched with a HomeAdvisor screened and approved service professional, they are sent a questionnaire inviting them to share their experience and evaluate the professional. Review topics cover quality of work, timeliness, cost and more. Reviews and ratings of service professionals may only be completed by homeowners that have been matched to that service professional, which ensures an unbiased, real review.
In addition to offering ratings and reviews, HomeAdvisor provides homeowners free access to resources such as ProFinder, HomeAdvisor’s patented technology that connects homeowners with pre-screened and customer-rated local service professionals. Cost Guide, another HomeAdvisor exclusive, provides project cost comparisons for hundreds of home project types. HomeAdvisor also provides a suite of mobile apps including Home911, which lets homeowners to take control of any home repair emergency by giving instant access to pre-screened service professionals and live 24/7 support with the Home911 Homeowner Emergency Line.
HomeAdvisor is a leading website and mobile app provider offering resources for home repair and improvement projects. HomeAdvisor’s patented ProFinder technology matches homeowner projects to service professionals from their network of over 80,000 pre-screened providers. Homeowners can make informed home project decisions using resources including: Pro Reviews, featuring reviews from homeowners who have actually been connected with the service professionals they review; Cost Guide, providing average costs for projects coast-to-coast; Home911, offering dedicated 24/7 emergency home repair support; as well as robust home tips and project planning tools. Access to all of the site’s features is free for homeowners, with no membership or fees required. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, CO, and is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).
Senior Director, Corporate Communications