Houzz Pro is a bit of a hybrid construction project management software solution. It focuses on generating leads for small contractors or subcontractors looking for individual projects, such as home improvement projects. However, it includes the basic tools you would need to make quotes and manage orders, invoicing, and invoices for landscapers, home builders, and interior designers.
Perhaps the most valuable features are for lead generation. On Houzz Pro, you can create a profile to showcase past projects, get lists of verified prospects, and contact prospects directly to bid on a project. Beyond the marketing features, you will find that the cloud-based application allows you to connect with your team and clients to provide transparency for all parties. Create proposals from templates or create your own, set up a schedule so customers know when they can expect a finished product and provide estimates and invoices, and accept payment through the app. You can also update task lists and track project progress in real time.
A free trial is available and you can use some of Houzz Pro’s basic tools for free, but the greatest value comes from the top-tier plan for $399 per month. If you’re looking for tools without the marketing and advertising perks, the mid-tier plan gets a discount from time to time – it’s usually $99 per month, but costs $49 per month for the first three months, so you can get more time with the software at a more affordable price.
One caveat to mention is that dissatisfied Houzz Pro customers quickly post reviews. There are good reviews for the service and the software, but there are also a lot of negative ones. Not all users got good leads, and many say canceling a subscription can be tricky at best.
Who should use it:
Small construction companies that want more exposure, especially locally, and need an all-in-one marketing and project management tool. Users are limited in the low to medium plans, but unlimited in the most expensive plan, so keep that in mind when choosing Houzz Pro.