According to a recent poll, the majority of Irish adults have admitted trying to find a trustworthy retailer is a daunting experience.
A recent survey by YourPro, a new digital platform connecting consumers and skilled handymen, found that over 70 percent of adults say finding a trustworthy handyman is among their top three challenges.
35 percent of respondents found it the most discouraging thing to do before booking a dentist appointment and driving test.
The survey also found that 44 percent of people plan to spend up to €3,000 to renovate their home in the next 12 months.
YourPro brings qualified local traders and consumers together quickly, efficiently and with a guaranteed quality of service.
It was first established in 2015 and operates in Greece, Cyprus and Portugal. The platform is now officially launched in Ireland.
As a nation, the Irish are “house proud”, with nearly 60 per cent of respondents saying they typically enlist the services of handymen at least once or twice a year to fix a problem, decorate an area of the home or to renovate.
When it comes to choosing a handyman, cost is a key factor, with nearly 40 percent of respondents saying it is a key decision factor, with 20 percent citing the quality of the work as the most important element to them.
Waiting times can be a challenge: a quarter of respondents say it can take anywhere from one to four weeks for a handyman to get to their home. However, once an appointment for service is confirmed, a quarter of respondents said they make sure there is extra milk for tea or coffee.
YourPro’s founder and chief executive officer said the team is looking forward to launching the platform in Ireland.
Andreas Grammatis said: “Ireland is a market that we have been focused on for some time for many reasons.”
“There is a strong pool of highly skilled professional tradespeople with high consumer demand. Having trialled our services in central Dublin in late 2021, we have seen a tremendous response from consumers and professionals, with over 4,500 advertised and 1,500 successfully filled positions already on the platform.”
“Considering how discouraged the Irish are at the thought of finding a tradesman, our platform guarantees an immediate response from highly skilled tradesmen, continually ranking them and tailoring them to the unique requirements of each job according to their rating and overall service level .”
https://www.independent.ie/news/majority-of-irish-adults-say-trying-to-find-a-trusted-tradesperson-is-daunting-41539397.html A majority of Irish adults say trying to find a trusted retailer is “disheartening”.