Find your perfect match with HomeStars’ newest offering
Finding a verified home service professional has never been faster or easier, with the latest offering from HomeStars.
By Dave Gray
Finding a verified home service professional has never been faster or easier, with the latest offering from HomeStars. The company is continuing to redefine the way homeowners connect with home service professionals and this latest advancement uses matching technology to further simplify the process.
The matching process is simple and found on the HomeStars homepage using the Get a Quote search function. To use the service, some basic information is required, such as postal code, category of job and job urgency which is used to match up to three top-ranked service providers in the area. With an average response time of 30 minutes or less, homeowners can quickly compare quotes and hire immediately, or use the website to further investigate and explore these companies as well as other larger home projects. HomeStars is a free service for homeowners.
HomeStars receives more than 8,000 reviews each month from homeowners and the online marketplace has more than 300,000 home service providers across the country. Established in Toronto in 2006, the company was acquired by Denver-based HomeAdvisor in 2017.
HomeAdvisor is part of IAC, which owns more than 100 brands in 150 countries, including match.com, Plenty of Fish and Tinder, to name a few.
A proprietary algorithm developed in collaboration with HomeAdvisor is what allows HomeStars to instantly match homeowners with service pros. The innovation has made it easier than ever before to connect with trusted professionals for anything from fence repair to basement waterproofing and everything in between.
“We have been helping homeowners find top-rated and reputable pros for over a decade, and now our matching technology delivers much faster results,” says Nancy Peterson, founder and CEO of HomeStars. “HomeStars has more than 1.1 million registered users and, so far, we’ve already had over 500,000 requests using the matching technology, which offers on-demand service in an underserved category.”
HomeStars is the only Canadian company in the home services space to offer this sophisticated matching technology. While all different jobs can be quoted, the most popular categories are carpenters, roofing, handyman services, appliance repair and house and apartment cleaning.
In September 2017, HomeAdvisor merged with Angie’s List to form ANGI Homeservices Inc. ANGI Homeservices is the world’s leader in digital home services marketplaces, with Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor and Handy in the U.S., HomeStars in Canada, Instapro in Italy, MyBuilder in the U.K., MyHammer in Germany, Travaux in France, Werkspot in The Netherlands, and CraftJack and mHelpDesk for the trades.