We have all agreed the pricing for Pros is to expensive. The rates should be more consistent. As an Architect, there are basic questions we ask clients to understand the scope of work. What type of building ie restaurants, retail store or office space? This helps us determine the scope of services that will need to be provided or even if the project is a good fit for us. Customers should be required to provide a strong project description so we as Pros are eager to provide a quote. So when Thumbtack charges $75 for a project; that's 1,500SF, Commerical, renovate a few rooms. I just won't provide a quote for it because of there's inadequate information from the start. Nor do I have available to reach out to 5-6 people daily asking for them to provide additional information. In my opinion, if Thumbtack charges pros reasonable rates, requires customers to provide better project descriptions. Pros would bid on more projects and consumers would make Thumbtack the go-to pro website. Hence increasing traffic and profits for everyone. As a suggestion maybe visual aids will assist customers when describing their project.
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