SOURCE: Redbeacon

April 02, 2012 09:00 ET

Redbeacon Launches Price Estimator Tool, Instantly Calculates Average Price Quotes for Common Home Projects in Your Area

New Tool Offers Consumers Total Price Transparency While Saving Them Time and Money

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - Keeping up with the Joneses is a lot easier when you know what the Joneses paid for their new kitchen remodel. Today, online home-services marketplace, Redbeacon ( launched a free Price Estimator tool that lets homeowners find out the average prices for common home projects in their area.

"The home-services industry doesn't have much price transparency," says Anthony Rodio, CEO of Redbeacon. "For many home projects, consumers spend about two hours comparing prices and risk overpaying up to 77 percent. Our Price Estimator sorts data from more than 70,000 price quotes for matches in your area. Homeowners get comprehensive local price estimates to decide if their home plans can become a reality."

Redbeacon's Price Estimator shows the average price of the job, as well as the high and low ranges. The tool mines a catalog of professional quotes for home services to share price information for many common projects. Consumers can check the Price Estimator for free even before they submit a request. Price Estimator findings are easy to share with other decision-makers, and users can move swiftly from searching for prices to submitting a Redbeacon job request.

"Homeowners used to have to spend hours finding and contacting pros before being able to decide if they'll be able to move forward on a project," says Nate Gentner, director of product management at Redbeacon. "Now you can learn how much virtually any home service will cost in your area -- quickly and for free."

This new tool is now available on and will be coming soon to the Redbeacon iPhone app. Price Estimator is a perfect addition to Redbeacon's current services that help meet consumers' home-improvement needs. The website already enables consumers to submit an online home-service request, receive price quotes from pre-screened local pros and book an appointment with their favorite pro -- all online, without the hassle of calling around and comparing prices. Redbeacon is available in 13 U.S. cities including Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Denver, Boston, Portland, New York and Washington D.C.

To learn more about Redbeacon or to make a request for a service professional in your area, visit To check out the new Price Estimator tool, visit You can also follow us on Twitter ( or visit our Facebook page (

About Redbeacon takes a revolutionary new approach to finding home services online without hours of reputation research and tedious price comparisons. Redbeacon's thousands of qualified local service professionals bid against each other to help homeowners maintain and build upon the value of their homes. Its innovative solution uses a proprietary algorithm incorporating even the consumer's own Facebook social graph to recommend professionals. Founded by seasoned Internet veterans from Google, Redbeacon launched and took the top prize at the prestigious TechCrunch50 Conference in September 2009, and was recently acquired by The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer.

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