- Pro.com has launched Premier Home Services, which gives agents branded versions of the site and insight into how their contacts use it.
- The service is free for real estate agents now.
- A handful of startups also have products to help agents stay in touch with their spheres around home-related services.
In addition to a headshot-emblazoned fridge magnet or an “it’s a great time to sell” coffee mug, real estate agents can now connect with clients around home services with a new service from Pro.com.
With the firm’s new Premier Home Services offering, agents give clients and leads a branded version of Pro.com’s site where consumers can find home maintenance professionals, get estimates on home projects and connect with home improvement professionals.
Agents get access to a back-end dashboard where they see how their contacts use the site, alerting them to actions that may indicate a contact is looking to sell.
Premier Home Services agent users get access to a dashboard, showing how their contacts use their branded Pro.com site.
The service is currently free to agents, but Pro.com has plans to roll out a premium version sometime in the future.
Pro.com, which makes its money off of commissions home services professionals pay for business it delivers, is part of a burgeoning online home services-related industry. The firm has raised $17.5 million.
Competitors Houzz.com and Porch.com have raised $166 million and $65 million, respectively, but haven’t rolled out products specifically for real estate agents yet.