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The days of homeowners looking up a local painter or handyman in the Yellow Pages are gone. Instead, consumers are turning to online hubs like Craigslist, review sites such Yelp or Angie’s List, or on-demand newcomers like Thumbtack to find the right person for the job. As a result, local businesses can miss out on prime opportunities with their neighbors. Perhaps they don’t have enough five-star reviews or maybe they just didn’t pop up first on a Google search.

HomeKeepr, a home vendor recommendation web and mobile app, is poised to help out the store next door. Co-founded in 2014 by CEO Rob Morelli, the app connects homeowners and soon-to-be homeowners with a network of home service professionals and local businesses. Unlike Yelp or Angie’s List, which rely on consumer reviews, HomeKeepr’s recommendations are submitted by local businesspeople intimately acquainted with the home and area: real estate agents.

Street Fight spoke with Morelli to learn more about how the service works


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Source: Street Fight