Using the Yellowpages to find a plumber has become a slightly outdated method of finding a contractor for hire — but with Facebook Marketplace’s new home services feature, homeowners can instantly and easily browse for plumbing contractors in their area.
Facebook’s Marketplace feature debuted in 2016 as a classified ads section for users buying, selling, or giving away items. Now, after pairing with Handy, HomeAdvisor, and Porch, Facebook’s marketplace allows users in the U.S. to search for and hire home service contractors.
Users simply go to the marketplace section on Facebook and select a service, answers a series of related questions to help narrow the search, enter their zip code, and they’ll immediately be directed to a list of relevant companies with reviews and ratings to help inform their decisions.
If you’re a plumbing contractor looking to pull in some new clients through Facebook’s latest feature, make sure your business’ Facebook page is up and running — and the more reviews and ratings you have from satisfied customers, the better your chances are of getting new referrals from Marketplace.