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Everything you need to succeed as a Home Services company in a digital world.

What Is An Automated Billing System?

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

February 16, 2019

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Automated billing systems are becoming a necessary tool for every business owner. Learn what an ABS is, and how your business could benefit from one today.

How Reviews Help SEO For Your Small Business

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

February 14, 2019

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Ever wondered if reviews affect your SEO? Well, they do! Learn why reviews should be the center piece of your local SEO strategy and how to leverage them to improve your rankings.

Housecall Pro announces January 2019 Superpros

Alexa Greenberg

Posted by Alexa Greenberg

February 6, 2019

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SAN DIEGO, February 6, 2019 - Housecall Pro, the #1 rated app for home service companies, has announced the January cohort of Superpros.  This program is dedicated to defining excellence and identifying the highest quality local home service companies. The Superpro community includes the best Pros in each industry across the country, allowing for a unique opportunity to connect with equal caliber service professionals. Every month, we award this status to Housecall Pros dedicated to providing their customers with a transparent, modern, and online experience from day one, establishing a strong relationship for years to come. At this time, only 5% of Housecall Pro users are awarded with Superpro status. The Superpro Program was relaunched in the beginning of this year with a new application and stricter eligibility requirements. These requirements include offering a seamless online booking experience for customers on both website and Facebook pages, detailed and personable pictures and descriptions for all services to further facilitate an easy and customer-friendly booking experience, an average of 4.5 star reviews across all platforms , and high-account usage. We do a detailed audit of the Pro’s account to ensure they have met all requirements. Once they have been approved for Superpro status, we require the Pro to sign the Superpro Code of Ethics. This Superpro Codes of Ethics is signed by the company promising elite professionalism, quick response times to both customers and other Pros, and overall responsibilities as a Superpro in the home service community. Together, Superpros are dedicated to bringing trust and value back into the trades.

What Is Field Service Management Software?

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

February 5, 2019

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Are you wondering what field service management software is and how it could help your business? Discover how you could utilize this industry-leading software to streamline your daily workflow.

Let's Talk Money: A Guide to HVAC Profits, Salaries, and Revenue

Stephen Altrogge

Posted by Stephen Altrogge, Author

February 4, 2019

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This guide to HVAC profits looks at strategies for setting your prices, factors that impact technician salaries, and average income for an HVAC business owner and contractor. We also provide practical tips to help HVAC professionals optimize their profits.

HomeAdvisor vs. Angie’s List: The Ultimate Lead Generation Service Comparison for Home Service Businesses

Stephen Altrogge

Posted by Stephen Altrogge, Author

January 31, 2019

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The home service marketplace is growing with more than ten online providers hoping you list your business on their site. Two services, however, stand above the rest - Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor. Which one should you align your home service business with?

Technician Scheduling: How to Tame the Beast (Once and For All)

Stephen Altrogge

Posted by Stephen Altrogge, Author

January 31, 2019

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As your team expands further, your ability to make smart scheduling decisions will continue to play a huge factor in your success as a business owner. So, how can you do it better?

32 Must-Have Tools to Get Your HVAC Career Started

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

January 29, 2019

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An HVAC technician has one of the most vital jobs in today's home service industry - keeping homeowners comfortable. The following list of 32 tools will ensure your success on every HVAC call. As a new HVAC technician, the first few months can be a bit overwhelming. Applying your new skills to real-world scenarios.

Feature Focus: Segments

Kindra K.

Posted by Kindra K., Marketing Coordinator

January 28, 2019

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Having online booking available for your field service business is a great way to drive customer acquisition and boost loyalty. Here's how you can optimize and promote your online booking to get the most out of it.

Reaping the Rewards of Referrals: How A Simple Referral Program Can Increase Your Customer Base

Stephen Altrogge

Posted by Stephen Altrogge, Author

January 22, 2019

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Growing your business can be both costly and time-consuming. Instead of paying for another ad campaign that might require months before achieving any results, leverage the power of satisfied clients by developing a referral program.