I know how you feel, this travel radius stuff is ridiculous. 3 years as a top pro with 300+ reviews and it doesn't matter
@trhoads155 your loyalty, success, and Top Pro status definitely does matter. Do you have any questions for us or concerns you want to expand on? I truly want to hear you out and help with whatever I can.
@TimFitz I'm here to help with any questions you have. On the leads/jobs you refer to that are far away, are those jobs from the Jobs tab or are they leads that are reaching out to you directly?
If it's from the Jobs tab, then yes pros can now see jobs up to 150 miles away but will choose whether to quote or not and only pay for a customer response.
If they are leads that are directly contacting you and showing up as such in your Inbox, then it sounds like we may need to take a look into your travel preferences. If they do not match your preferences then you'll be given the option to accept the contact. Either way, you should only be paying for contacts when you've opted into them on your own, or if you're promoting you opt-in ahead of time with your settings and preferences.
What about having Thumbtack have a setting for ALL jobs(jobs tabs and inbox)? I'm getting tired of seeing jobs that are 3 hours away and not in my travel preference, and I'm sure many Pros feel the same way.
The leads that I started receiving just a few days ago are 60-175 miles away. Even though I turned my service area down to 15 miles from 25 testing to avoid dealing with an undesired service radius, it had no effect. Reducing my area does nothing to correct having to spend time first looking if the lead has enough detail to interest me, then how reasonable is the fee (that is a separate issue) and now, is the lead still realistic considering the extended travel time to another metropolitan area.
The “enhancements” being made should focus on increasing our business by improving lead qualification, not cause us to spend more time weeding out undesirable projects, thus taking us away from revenue generation.
Yes! I am getting the same thing in my “jobs” file! Massachusetts, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey etc... and customers are actually wanting me to come cut their lawns there!
I guess we are all getting this ridulous option. I have talked to support several time and at one point was told that it was going to be fixed the net weekend. Guess what it still isn't fixed and I don't believe it will be in the near future if at all. I tis a nucence and they don't care if they clutter up our in box. GOOD Luck IN TRYING TO GET THIS REMOVED!!!!