LinkedIn recruiting agents for matching service

LinkedIn's ProFinder may provide more reason than ever for agents to beef up LinkedIn profiles
  • LinkedIn's ProFinder, which currently only covers San Francisco, is set to match consumers with agents.
  • Agents can sign up for the ProFinder network now.
  • ProFinder generates up to five proposals from professionals for consumers or employers.

LinkedIn is gearing up to match real estate agents with consumers, possibly providing an additional incentive for agents to beef up their LinkedIn profiles. LinkedIn, which claims more than 400 million members worldwide, recently rolled out a tool that lets users post jobs to receive proposals from up to five professionals. LinkedIn began piloting “ProFinder” in San Francisco with jobs in three categories: accounting, graphic design and writing and editing, The San Francisco Chronicle reported in mid-October.