Realty Direct of Boston Partners with Handybook to Solve Moving Snafus Handybook Provides an Instant and Easy Way for Realty Direct Customers to Book Moving Help, Handymen and Cleaners Online

BOSTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty Direct, a full-service residential real estate discount brokerage firm, today announced a partnership with Handybook, a Boston-based startup that provides quick and reliable household service provider booking. Through the partnership, Realty Direct customers can instantly book moving help, cleaning services and handymen online, without the hassle of comparing price quotes or matching availability.

Handybook offers a simple solution to a growing problem consumers face: quickly finding and booking reliable household service providers. Those in the process of moving have little time to sift through online reviews, phone book listings and odd hours to find a reliable person to clean, assemble furniture, help with moving and complete odd jobs. Through Handybook, Realty Direct customers based in Boston can instantly search for and book services with reliable handymen and household service providers, making the next steps after finding and purchasing a home even easier.

"Our partnership with Handybook will give customers the best access to cleaners and handymen in the Boston area," said Tom Truong, Realty Direct Agent in Boston. "One of the challenges our customers face is the shortage of moving help, cleaners and handymen, especially during the holidays, spring cleaning season and the September 1st moving period. We're always striving to deliver great value and quality service to our customers—and through our partnership with Handybook, we will continue to deliver on our customer promise."

Realty Direct offers solutions to all real estate needs based on the local housing market, information about new homes and resales. In the Boston market, Realty Direct customers can use Handybook's online platform and reliable service providers to make moving or selling a home even easier.

"With Handybook, Realty Direct can increase local Boston market infiltration and provide its customers with additional help on top of finding a new home," said Oisin Hanrahan, CEO and Co-Founder of Handybook. "As we continue to build an efficient and reliable online platform and strong supplier relationships, we'll be announcing a number of partnerships similar to our partnership with Realty Direct."

For more information about Realty Direct in Boston, visit http://realtydirect.com/manager/tomtruong/my_profile.asp?P=.

For more information about Handybook, or to book a service with a reliable household service provider, visit www.handybook.com.

About Handybook
Handybook is the easiest, quickest and most reliable way to book a household service professional. Founded in Boston in 2012 by Harvard Business School students Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua, Handybook grew from an idea to a zip-code search tool in a few short months, and is now available in the New York City and Boston markets. Within 90 seconds, Handybook customers can book services with a pre-approved professional home cleaner or handyman for any time, any day, without the hassle of comparing price quotes or matching availability. For more information, visit www.handybook.com

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