I think a background check should be mandatory to open any Thumbtack profile, but it is good news that at least will be a criteria to become a top pro. I saw many times someone with no hires, no reviews and no background check at the top of the list while top pros with a lot of 5 star reviews, hires and background check are at the bottom of the list. I think this sends a bad message to the customers, implying that Thumbtack list is totally random and meaningless.
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Hello Marco, I don't know if you are ever reading this but I will write it anyway. One of the reasons I was trying Thumbtack was a youtube video where I saw you talking about developing Thumbtack platform. The idea that Thumbtack was a hybrid of Match.com and Angies list seemed genial. I was disappointed in Home Advisor, Angies list, Porch.com- they all seemed to care just for making money out of hardworking professionals. I bet there is a lot of pressure from the investors on Thumbtack to make money. My concers is that there is a chance that Thumbtack is going to be a new Home Advisor, concentrating in just making money out of professionals and not caring about their success. I hope this is not gonna happen and we all can benefit-Thumbtack, Professionals and Customers. Thank you for the great work you are doing, Vasile SAVU LLC
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