Thu, 3 March 2016
AIPIS 125 – Matt Williams – Taking the Mystery Out of Repairs, Improvements & Rehabs with Pro.com, Former CEO of Digg
The fact that U.S. homeownership rates are tumbling is great news for real estate investors! The time is ripe for cash flow oriented linear markets. And it turns out that Pro.com’s home project service engine is up and running at full capacity. I talk with Matt Williams, former CEO of Digg, about the latest and greatest tool for real estate agents and investors: Pro.com. Pro.com is a new service which gives you the cost of a pro contractor’s services to complete your home upfront, so you know exactly how much you can expect the bill to be. There were no fees exchanged for this or any of my podcasts.
[2:05] Learning the ins and outs of building marketplaces and communities at Amazon
[3:07] Digg’s V4 - An attempt at a personalized news experience
[9:39] Homeowners have access to what it costs to get their home ready for sale
[11:16] The most comprehensive pricing engine for any home project
[13:48] The problem is a lack of transparency for home services
[15:30] What costs should be broken down for the consumer
[16:47] It’s really for every single job you can imagine in the home
[19:07] Pro.com also handles the processing of payments
[20:12] Thousands of common projects and the multiple variations
[21:40] There are a lot of jobs left undone because people don’t know the price upfront
[22:16] We survey the pro after the job and post rankings
[23:06] How do real estate agents work with Pro.com?
[25:38] This free service is nationwide, right?
The Mystery of the Missing Inflation - Tyler Durden