Handy is a reliable platform for connecting people in need of home cleaning services with highly qualified, pre-screened independent professionals. Handy instantaneously matches thousands of clients each week with reliable professionals in cities across the globe. With a flawless 60-second booking procedure, highly secure payment, a 100 percent money-back guarantee, Handy has turned out to be the most appropriate strategy for booking home services.
Origin of Handy
Handy, previously called Handybook was launched in 2012 as a pragmatic solution to a thorny problem of finding reliable and effective experts for common household services. At just 19 years, Oisin Hanrahan, a student in an Ireland-based Trinity College, ventured into the Eastern Europe’s real estate industry as a real estate developer. Upon touring various cities during the weekend breaks, Hanrahan bought and renovated several apartments in Budapest.
While carrying out renovation of several apartments, he discovered that it was hard to find a reliable and competent handyman. A couple of years later, Hanrahan joined Harvard Business School and met classmate Umang Dua. They realized that finding a reliable service professional was equally difficult in the U.S. They came up with Handy, with the aim of creating the easiest and most dependable way for busy persons to book domestic services.
Within two years after its inception, Handy managed more than $1 million bookings each week. According to Umang Dua (the operating officer), the firm grew from a run rate of approximately $3 million to a run rate of $52 million. Most cleaning experts on Handy charge a range of $15 to $22 per hour. This difference in hourly wages according to Real Estate Tech News, allows customers to pick their hours and offers them a healthy hourly wage. Handy has redefined its business by launching new apps compatible with different mobile devices. The firm ensures all service professionals go through thorough vetting procedures before listing them on the booking app.