SAN MATEO, CA - Redbeacon (www.redbeacon.com) announces today its expansion into three new markets: Portland, Ore., Denver, Colo. and Boston, Mass. The website -- a free service that provides the consumer with competitive quotes from approved local professionals in home repair and improvement services -- already operates in eight markets, including New York, Chicago, Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Atlanta and the San Francisco Bay Area.
"Just in time for the holidays, Redbeacon will be able to take care of all the home-service needs for even more busy homeowners across the country," says Anthony Rodio, CEO of Redbeacon. "During the holiday season, we're all strapped for time and money, and our service eliminates the need to call around and compare prices by bringing home-service professionals and their lowest bids straight to the consumer."
After launching in the San Francisco Bay Area in September 2009 and expanding into 10 additional U.S. markets this year alone, Redbeacon has quickly established itself as a free, innovative solution for consumers to find the best home service pro at the right price, while saving upwards of 40 percent.
Consumers simply go to Redbeacon.com and describe what they need done and then Redbeacon uses its patent-pending matching technology to identify and invite the best local professionals to submit their lowest price quote for the job. Redbeacon's proprietary algorithm takes into account location, availability, ratings, and even recommendations from the consumer's own Facebook social graph. Redbeacon then packages up the price quotes and profiles of people interested in doing the job, enabling consumers to select and book an appointment with their favorite pro online, which saves not only time, but the hassle of calling around.
Redbeacon launched its first iPhone app last month, enabling iPhone users to not only find and book local home repair jobs on the go, but they can now also take a video, photo or record an audio message to better explain their home issue and attach it to the request. This allows the professional to provide quicker, more accurate quotes, and the homeowner can make the most informed decision on which pro to use.
Redbeacon offers a Home Service Guarantee to cover all customers in case they have an experience that is less than satisfactory with a provider in the network. Redbeacon works very hard to deliver the very best experience to its customers, yet sometimes unexpected things can happen. If the work is not adequate, Redbeacon will cover the cost of another provider to come out and finish or fix the work up to $1000.
To learn more about Redbeacon or to make a request for a service professional in your area, visit www.redbeacon.com. You can also find out more about Redbeacon by following us on Twitter (twitter.com/redbeacon) or friending us on Facebook (facebook.com/redbeacon).
Redbeacon.com takes a revolutionary new approach to finding home services online without hours of reputation research and tedious price comparisons. Redbeacon's thousands of qualified local service professionals bid against each other to help homeowners maintain and build upon the value of their homes. Its innovative solution uses a proprietary algorithm incorporating even the consumer's own Facebook social graph to recommend professionals. Founded by seasoned Internet veterans from Google, Redbeacon launched and took the top prize at the prestigious TechCrunch50 Conference in September 2009, and is funded by venture capital firms Mayfield Fund and Venrock.
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