Facebook Marketplace Now Lets You Hire Home Service Professionals

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    Facebook today updated its mobile Marketplace to include home service professionals, such as house cleaners, plumbers, and contractors.

    The company says that Marketplace will integrate with existing service professional marketplaces like Handy, HomeAdvisor, and Porch to provide users with an all-in-one location for finding help around the house. In total, there will be hundreds of thousands of top-rated professionals available across the United States to browse through.

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    Similar to other Facebook pages, professionals will have ratings, reviews, credentials, and their location to ensure that they're nearby. When you find multiple people who might be a match for your project, you can describe the task and use Messenger to send it to multiple professionals at once and judge their responses.

    According to Facebook, there have been an increasing number of users asking for recommendations related to home services, totaling "millions of people" since the beginning of 2018, leading to the launch of the new feature.

    The updated Facebook Marketplace is starting to roll out today on iOS and Android, and the social network says that it will be available for all U.S. users in the coming weeks.

    Article Link: Facebook Marketplace Now Lets You Hire Home Service Professionals
     
  2. rictus007 macrumors regular

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    They want to know what’s broken in my house? Lol
     
  3. Robinovack macrumors newbie

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    I was expecting this app to happen for more than 6 years by the some big players like FB. Finally, they made it!
     
  4. macduke macrumors G3

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    That's how long it took for most of their execs to be able to afford a house in California and realize the value of such a resource. :D
     
  5. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    Having previously worked for Angie's List (acquired by HomeAdvisor). I can only say this is probably a bad thing for ANGI stock. If this takes off, people will build allegiance to Facebook, rather than to HomeAdvisor (ANGI). It's similar to why restaurants don't really like GrubHub, UberEats, etc... they lose the primary relationship with the customer. Anyway, just a random thought as a former ANGI employee.
     
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    And of course various analytic companies will sell ratings/likes to businesses for a small fee.
     
  7. danielchow macrumors member

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    Millions of people have been asking since 2018? So suddenly? Are they sure these are real people genuinely asking?
     
  8. trusso Suspended

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    If I need work done on my house, I pick up the phone and call a professional. None of this texting bullcrap.
     
  9. Ginalina macrumors newbie

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    thanks, great feature, I think it will be very popular.
     
  10. hagar macrumors 6502a

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    This is becoming problematic. It’s slowly entering and taking over other markets and giving its dominant and unique position it has an unfair advantage over other platforms. I was trying to sell some stuff and had no luck on the dominant platform in my country. On FB Marketplace I got immediate response.

    And we need competition. Nothing we can do, expect not using FB anymore, and wait for the next FB to emerge.
     
  11. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    They want undeniable confirmation of your home address, utilities expenses and ...

    I’m sorry anyone whom uses FB for this is downright in need of medical help
     

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