Today most people frustratingly browse the paper Yellow Pages and online directories to find local service professionals. If the professional picks up the phone, you’ll describe the work, ask if the pro’s available and at what price. Getting multiple quotes to make sure you’re not getting ripped off is likely to take more than 10 phone calls and several hours.
At Thumbtack we believe there’s a better way. Our new homepage is a gateway to get you the right service service pro in just a few quick clicks. You tell us what service you need and when and where you need it.
We do the rest. We route your request to the best of our 275,000 service pros. You’ll have multiple price quotes in your inbox the next day from pros who are available and qualified. And you’ll never have to pick up a phone, leave voicemails, wait for returned calls or deal with the various other frustrations of finding the best person for your job.
We’re excited to be helping with life’s bigger moments, like planning a wedding or remodeling a home, and with more regular jobs, like cleaning your house or getting a massage. We also help with the funnier ones — like hiring body painters for San Francisco’s revelrous Bay To Breakers or a Viking Opera Singer to embarrass your friend on his birthday.
You can ask for just about any service, anywhere in America. We have specific questions to to help service pros understand exactly what you need. Here are some examples:
- For house cleaning, we ask how many bedrooms and baths and how often you need cleaning.
- For drum lessons, we ask what type of drums, how much experience you have and how often you want lessons.
- For a mechanical bull rental, we ask what type of event you’re having, how many hours you need the bull and how old your guests are.
Thumbtack has specific questions like these for more than 400 types of service. The questions allow our service professionals to quickly understand what you need, whether they’re qualified to deliver it and what they’ll charge. By knowing the right questions to ask, Thumbtack gets you accurate quotes from the right pros.
Oh, and be sure to check out the awesome new video when you visit our homepage!