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Houzz Pro business software



[edit] Introduction

Houzz Pro software provides renovation professionals with a suite of business tools to stand out, win more clients, increase profits and stay connected with their clients and teams. The easy-to-use business software also helps professionals to manage their entire project life cycle in one place.

With Houzz Pro software and the dedicated mobile app, pros can manage all their business activities, from attracting and converting new clients, to building estimates and collaborating with homeowners from anywhere, at any time.

[edit] Tools for business

“Most of the professionals, including Architectural Technologists, who turn to Houzz are entrepreneurs running small businesses, and they need the right tools that enable them to run their businesses profitably and efficiently,” said Ines Cid, Country Manager UK, Ireland and Southern Europe at Houzz.

“Houzz Pro was born from listening to feedback from our pro community and it is important to us that this powerful solution is both affordable and easy-to-use," Cid added.

[edit] Major features of Houzz Pro

[edit] 1. Manage leads

Manage your client pipeline from Houzz and any other source, using the integrated lead management tool to stay top of mind and win more projects. Communicate with your prospective clients, add internal notes about projects and attach relevant files and photos.

A scheduling tool within Houzz Pro integrates with your calendar to easily schedule meetings. When a lead becomes a client, the entire communication history moves seamlessly to the new project.

[edit] 2. Create estimates

Use the estimate creation tool within Houzz Pro to build fast, accurate estimates from scratch. These can be saved as templates and customised for use on future projects. You can send your estimates via email to clients for approval with a digital signature.

[edit] 3. Collaborate with clients

Stay connected and collaborate with clients within Houzz Pro. Track the entire client communication history, including chat, email, photos and documents. Keep on top of payment requests, invoices, change orders, timelines and all client approvals.

[edit] 4. Keep clients up to date

Proactively communicate project status to clients through a built-in dashboard, choosing which content you want clients to see before sharing. A preview function allows you to confirm everything is correct before sending. The dashboard includes message history, an interactive project timeline that you can build and share with clients, daily logs to share regular updates of what’s happening on the job site, photos and more.

[edit] 5. Track change orders and schedule payments

Easily create, send and track change orders and get client approval. The payment scheduling feature can be set up to automatically invoice clients.

[edit] 6. Attract clients with new marketing tools

Stand out, build your brand and attract clients with new marketing and advertising features, including website building and hosting services, highlight video, featured reviews and branded client communications.

This article originally appeared under the headline, 'Houzz launches Houzz Pro business software for renovation pros', in the Architectural Technology Journal (at) issue 135 published by CIAT in fall 2020. It was written by Kiya Kelly, Communications, Houzz UK & Ireland.


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