Now You Can Get a Quote From a Handyman on Facebook

Facebook and Porch.com are making it easier for homeowners.

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The next time you have a household chore you need a professional to take care of—maybe fixing your plumbing issues, painting the house’s exterior, or remodeling your bathroom—you can start the hiring process on Facebook. The social media network and home services platform, Porch.com, have teamed up to allow users to request quotes from the experts. So now you don’t have to go through the hassle and waste time by calling a bunch of professionals to get a quote—all you have to do is send them a message through their Facebook Page. And you probably check Facebook at least once a day, so why not cross one thing off your to-do list while you’re at it?

The household services professionals need to be in the Porch.com network in order for them to use the “Request a Quote” tool. That's an added bonus for homeowners, since the site has a directory of three million professionals in cities across the country—so there’s a trustworthy contractor or expert for any type of home improvement project you might have. You can even choose to hire a “Porch Guaranteed Professional,” who has been pre-screened, gone through a comprehensive background check, and has pledged to deliver good results for the customer.

“We’re thrilled to be exposing our high quality professional base to people on Facebook looking to get their project done,” Porch CEO and Chairman, Matt Ehrlichman said in a press release. “This integration with Facebook allows homeowners who spend a considerable amount of time on the world’s largest social network to contact Porch pros and help them paint a room, landscape their yard, or remodel their bathroom.”

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