With HomeKeepr, a homeowner has the power of their agent’s network in the palm of their hand.
Lyndhurst, NJ (PRWEB) November 29, 2016
HomeKeepr now has more than 50,000 real estate agents, mortgage and insurance professionals on its platform, who have posted over 2.5 million recommendations of home service contractors and other local businesses to homeowners in every state.
The company, founded in 2014, is the fastest-growing home service recommendation engine in the real estate vertical. Its unique business model puts the professional network and personal sphere of influence of real estate professionals in the hands of homeowners through the HomeKeepr platform and app.
“Our app makes it easy for homeowners to settle into their homes because they can easily find the pros they need to help,” explains Rob Morelli, CEO of HomeKeepr. “Because HomeKeepr comes populated with their agent’s favorite vendors, it’s instantly useful. With HomeKeepr, a homeowner has the power of their agent’s network in the palm of their hand.”
Homeowners typically spend at least one percent of their home’s value in home maintenance and repair projects, with the average American spending upwards of $3,200 annually, or $266 a month, per a study by the Joint Economic Housing Study conducted by Harvard University.
With more than 200,000 recommended businesses (who typically are not found in or served by other recommendation engines), HomeKeepr’s recommendations account for millions of dollars in revenue to small and local home service providers.
HomeKeepr gives home service pros access to a continuous supply of qualified, referred homeowners that need home maintenance services, instead of internet leads, cold calls or price shoppers.
That is an enormous benefit to the 87 percent of all home service contractors and professionals who are sole proprietors and small business owners (less than three employees with less than $200,000 in gross annual revenue) that do not typically advertise online. They are often unsuccessful on, and underserved by, other ad-driven recommendation engines that rely on a pay-per-click or revenue sharing model because they are not savvy internet marketers and do not want cold leads.
But these small contractors do participate on HomeKeepr, because the HomeKeepr platform works as they do — by referral.
The most popular categories on HomeKeepr are the ones most likely to be needed by homeowners in their first year of ownership, including painters, electricians, handymen, plumbers, dry wall installers and garage door specialists, as well as settlement services companies including title, mortgage, legal and insurance.
HomeKeepr works because it transforms the real estate, mortgage or insurance agent’s network of trusted (and unadvertised) contractors and providers into an asset available to homeowners precisely when a homeowner needs help.
“HomeKeepr strengthens the relationship between homeowners and their real estate, insurance and mortgage broker, because the app is always available and useful long after the transaction,” says Morelli. “It helps everyone stay in touch and do business with people they know and trust — and that builds repeat and referral business to pros who use HomeKeepr.”
HomeKeepr’s proprietary platform showcases more than 200,000 local home service and professional providers personally recommended by more than 50,000 real estate, insurance and mortgage professionals throughout the United States. HomeKeepr enables homeowners to access their agent’s personal directory of trusted vendors, store and retrieve appliance manuals and receipts, and set home maintenance reminders. HomeKeepr delivers repeat and referral business to every real estate professional, because it enables agents to provide valuable service and expertise long after the transaction closes. For more information, visit http://www.homekeepr.com