A recap of the exclusive Angie's List media preview that I attended in NYC, via @sarahsarna.

I was in New York on Tuesday, and while I was there I attended an exclusive event in collaboration with Angie’s List, a leading provider of reviews, offers, and information for home services. I got a chance to speak with Angie’s List Founder and CMO, Angie Hicks, along with CEO, Scott Durchslag about new changes to the company, and to tour the gorgeous West Village townhouse where the event was held. As I walked around the town-home and viewed the many ways that people use Angie’s List on display, I could see how invaluable Angie’s List is for taking care of everything relating to the home. Angie’s List gets how much TLC a home needs and they’re making it easier for us to handle – now, for free.

A recap of the exclusive Angie's List media preview that I attended in NYC, via @sarahsarna.

Yes, the one-stop online marketplace for services – in over 700 categories – is now available at no cost! From lamp re-wiring and wallpaper hanging to closet organization and reupholstery, pretty much every service you can think of can be shopped on Angie’s List, and membership is now free. Angie’s List also offers unique tools and customer support, designed to improve the local service experience for consumers and service professionals alike. When Founder and CMO, Angie Hicks, along with CEO, Scott Durchslag made this announcement at Tuesday’s event, I was delighted. I love that this shift to the new membership plans was primarily driven by customer demand and as a way to empower more people to experience the industry-leading value and unique services that Angie’s List provides. Angie’s List is democratizing home services, and I’m all about it! In fact, I’m already signed up.

A recap of the exclusive Angie's List media preview that I attended in NYC, via @sarahsarna.

When you head over to AngiesList.com and sign up for a free Green level membership, you’ll be good-to-go to locate, shop, and rate top local service providers. Think of all the home improvement projects you can start planning. Angie’s new membership levels provide value at each of the three tiers, allowing us to select whichever level works best for us. Membership begins at the Green level, with free-of-charge access to companies in upwards of 700 service categories, nationwide access to over 10 million verified consumer reviews, and a digital subscription to Angie’s monthly magazine.

A recap of the exclusive Angie's List media preview that I attended in NYC, via @sarahsarna.

Now, the next level of membership is Silver. The Silver tier includes all Green membership features plus: service quality guarantee, fair price guarantee, exclusive discounts, chat and email customer support, and a bi-monthly print version of the magazine, all for $24.99 per year. The highest tier is Gold membership; it includes all Green and Silver features plus complaint resolution process, and customer support via phone for $99.99 per year. More awesome benefits are in the works for these memberships in the future, including a project pricing guide, project scheduling, and project financing. I got a preview of the project scheduling feature and it’s extremely helpful. Other future benefits include handy chat, a home emergency service line, and instant hiring.

A recap of the exclusive Angie's List media preview that I attended in NYC, via @sarahsarna.

Make sure to visit www.angieslist.com for more information and to see how invaluable Angie’s List is for taking care of everything relating to the home. It’s never been easier to find a top service provider – now, for free.

A recap of the exclusive Angie's List media preview that I attended in NYC, via @sarahsarna.

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Editor helping intelligent women unlock their style and own it, à la: decorating, fashion, beauty, and beyond.