We just launched a new feature to put REAL jobs on our Pros’ calendars. You read that right. Real jobs. Not Leads. A Pro made over $2,900 on work from Job Inbox. And now, you have access to these types of jobs too! Stop chasing down leads, and instead land real jobs from directly within Housecall Pro. 😄
We are sourcing jobs from HomeServe, a leading Home Warranty company serving millions of customers across the US and Canada. It’s never been easier to work with a Home Warranty company because we’ll manage the relationship and all you’ll have to do is follow a short checklist. Plus, pros are loving how fast and easy it is to get paid.
How to Accept or Decline a Job:
Admins will receive texts on their mobile phone alerting them about a new job in their area. Depending on the urgency of the job, you will have a limited amount of time to accept or decline the job. To learn more about the job details, click the link on the text or you can head straight to your dashboard on your Housecall Pro app.
Upon viewing the job, you will have the option to either decline the job and pass it to another Pro or learn more. By clicking "learn more," you are not accepting the job just yet, but gathering more information about the job details and customer info.
*Important Note* The dollar amount on the job details is an estimate only. The scope of work may vary depending on your assessment and the homeowner's home warranty plan. The final total will reflect actual work done, but there is a minimum trip fee of $75 in place if no work is completed.
How It Works
How to Complete a HomeServe job through Job Inbox:
Once you accept the job, call the customer to confirm a time and date with them.
Press On My Way in Housecall Pro.
When you arrive on site, diagnose the issue and create line items for the proposed work.
Call HomeServe at 888-666-8830, choose option 1 for Cost Authorization
💡 Don’t forget to push Start and Finish
👉 Do not collect payment from the customer. Click Invoice and HomeServe will pay the invoice online with a credit card within 14 days.
And don't worry, all of these steps will be included on the job details for easy access! You can click on the phone icons to call the customer and the HomeServe cost authorization number!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens if HomeServe does not give me approval for the work?
A: If HomeServe cannot cover the work based on the customer’s home warranty plan, there are three options:
Accept the $75 trip fee
Do the amount of work that was approved
Talk to the homeowner about covering the additional unapproved work
Q: My minimum is higher than $75, can I request a higher trip charge?
A: The current guaranteed trip fee is $75 for a free job, and we’ve seen 90 percent of our pros get approved for the work, and make more than this $75 minimum. You can also call HomeServe after accepting the job to see if they will approve your rates before going out to site.
Q: I have worked with home warranty before, is Job Inbox different?
A: We vet every partner to ensure that our pros are getting quality jobs, and most importantly, getting paid on time.
Q: I usually diagnose my own work. Why should I listen to the price that a home warranty company gives me?
A: The approval is based on if the homeowner’s warranty covers the scope of work. Remember, you are still in control of diagnosing the issue.
Q: If Im gonna go out there just to get an approval from home warranty, then why wouldn't I just do that on my own instead of going through Job Inbox?
A: Job Inbox takes searching for leads and jobs out of your process. This is a new job that you didn’t have to find yourself + it’s one more job that you didn’t have before, and you didn’t have to do any additional work to get the job. By accepting a job through Job Inbox, you are guaranteed a $75 trip fee + what work you are approved for.
Q: What if I don’t have availability at the preferred time slot?
A: You can still accept the job and confirm a time that works for both you and the Home owner.
Q: How do I get paid?
A: HomeServe has a guaranteed deadline of 15 days, but you could be paid sooner.