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Re: Does more Pros cost me more money to place a bid?

@Kameron Thank you for affirming the facts. Now this is going to get very messy. In most zip codes near me that I do a seach, 30 Pro's profiles are listed when I do a search for a Home Inspector as a job poster. But not all 30 are licensed Home Inspectors. I know this by looking for their license to do home inspections on the state of Illinois website 20% of the Pros appearing in that list of Home Inspectors are not licensed as Home Inspectors. Does this mean that the cost of the leads should be 20% less due to the Thumbtack matching algorithm inflating the list with Pros who have never asked to be shown Home Inspection Leads?

I do not believe that the Licensed Plumbers, Licensed Electricians, or Licensed Chimney Sweeps would jeopardize their license by doing unlicensed work as a Home Inspector. They have not asked Thumbtack to be included in the list of Pros doing Home Inspections In Illinois. Give them a chance to opt out of Home Inspections and I am sure they will accept. They have not chosen Home Inspections as a service. The Thumbtack Matching algorithm is matching Pros based on key words, not on the services. Ask the programmers and I am sure they will agree with me. 

John C Hansen, LEED AP
Hansen Home Inspections