Facebook Is Adding Recommendations on Home Services Professionals to Its Marketplace

The social network is working with Handy, HomeAdvisor, Porch

The new features will begin rolling out Wednesday and will be available throughout the U.S. 'over the coming weeks'
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Facebook teamed up with Handy, HomeAdvisor and Porch to add recommendations on home services professionals to its Marketplace ecommerce section.

Vice president of Marketplace Deborah Liu said in a Newsroom post that the new features will begin rolling out Wednesday and will be available throughout the U.S. “over the coming weeks.”

She added that the collaboration with Handy, HomeAdvisor and Porch will enable Marketplace to:

  • Become a single destination for people to manage home projects, from proposal to completion.
  • Offer hundreds of thousands of top-rated professionals across the U.S.
  • Simplify decisions by displaying professionals’ ratings, reviews, credentials and locations.
  • Make it easy to get a quote: Simply describe the project you need help with and send your request to multiple professionals at once.
  • Easily communicate in real-time with service professionals via Messenger.

Liu wrote, “More people ask for recommendations related to home services on Facebook in the U.S. than any other topic. Since the beginning of the year, millions of people have asked their friends for suggestions related to home services, such as house cleaners, plumbers and contractors.”