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Porch.com Releases Most Popular Search Terms of 2014

SEATTLE, Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Porch.com (http://porch.com), the home network, released the most popular search terms of 2014. Across the country "painter" led the way followed by "plumber" and "handyman" rounding out the medal stand.

"It's no surprise that painters show up so high in the results," said Asha Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer at Porch. "Painting is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to freshen up a home. For home sellers, interior and exterior painting provides a really good return on investment as you prepare to sell. On the homebuyer side, painting is a great way to add some personal touch whether it's repainting interior walls or improving the exterior curb appeal."

In addition to painters, plumbers and handyman ranked high given the yearlong consistency homeowners have for their services. Whether homeowners need help with projects like appliance installation, pipe repairs, or water heater maintenance, plumbers are a need that every homeowner is likely to encounter along their home journey. On a similar note, handymen and handywomen are often called about to help homeowners complete numerous projects around the home.

With over 2.8 million professionals in the home network, Porch is helping homeowners across the country connect with the professionals their neighbors have used and loved.

Earlier this month the Seattle-based company put the power of the home network in the palm of homeowners through the release of the Porch App, a mobile offering for iOS 8 users, which gives homeowners three seamless and innovative ways to connect with great home improvement and maintenance professionals - Concierge, Pro Dial, and Pro Search.

The full list of most popular professionals searched for in 2014 within the United States and across all major regions of the country:

Most popular searches in the United States:

  1. Painter
  2. Plumber
  3. Handyman
  4. Electrician
  5. Roofer
  6. General Contractor
  7. Landscaper
  8. Carpenter
  9. Handyman Service
  10. HVAC Contractor

Most popular searches in the West Region:

Region comprised of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

  1. Painter
  2. Plumber
  3. Handyman
  4. Electrician
  5. General Contractor
  6. Roofer
  7. Landscaper
  8. Remodeling Contractor
  9. Handyman Service
  10. HVAC Contractor

Most popular searches in the Mid-West Region:

Region comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

  1. Painter
  2. Handyman
  3. Plumber
  4. Electrician
  5. Roofer
  6. Remodeling Contractor
  7. General Contractor
  8. Landscaper
  9. Carpenter
  10. Handyman Service

Most popular searches in the South Region:

Region comprised of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia

  1. Painter
  2. Handyman
  3. Plumber
  4. Electrician
  5. Roofer
  6. General Contractor
  7. Remodeling Contractor
  8. Landscaper
  9. Carpenter
  10. Handyman Service

Most popular searches in the Northeast Region:

Region comprised of Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

  1. Painter
  2. Plumber
  3. Electrician
  4. Handyman
  5. General Contractor
  6. Roofer
  7. Remodeling Contractor
  8. Landscaper
  9. Carpenter
  10. Handyman Service

About Porch

Porch is the home network, free for homeowners and professionals. With over 2.8 million professionals and over 120 million projects, Porch enables homeowners to make smart home improvement decisions by giving them the services they need to find the right professionals, get inspiration, and manage their home. For more information about Porch visit http://porch.com.

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CONTACT: Craig Cincotta craig@porch.com 425-753-0156Source:Porch.com