Why go with Houzz Pro vs. Buildxact?

When shopping for user-friendly Buildxact alternatives, there’s really only one stop to make: Houzz Pro. Some differences between Houzz Pro and Buildxact are:

  • Houzz Pro comes with a local material and labor cost database to help you save time and estimate accurately.
  • You may get paid quicker with Houzz Pro thanks to speedy e-signatures and built-in online payments. 
  • Houzz Pro offers a free mobile app to help you take care of business on the go.

Call off the search—you just found your new, do-it-all business hub.

The Latest Houzz Pro Buzz

“We use Houzz Pro as a cloud service both internally as a team and with clients. That includes managing leads, organizing notes and files—like plans, job scope, estimates and photos. Everything is now in one place; so you don't have to jump back and forth between different systems or scroll through emails to find a file.”

Where Houzz Pro wins as a Buildxact alternative


Lightning-fast Estimates

When it comes to Buildxact alternatives, Houzz Pro helps you price jobs more accurately with a built-in database of local material and labor costs

  • Use our database to confirm your pricing is competitive
  • Save commonly used items to your product library
  • Save commonly used estimates as estimate templates
  • Get estimates out faster than the competition

With Buildxact, you’ll need to have your own cost library and keep it updated to match local rates.


Get Signatures Fast, Get Paid Faster

While many Buildxact alternatives leave you to chase signatures the old-school way, Houzz Pro streamlines getting signatures and getting paid. With Buildxact, you’ll need to pay for an additional online payment service. 

  • Collect e-signatures on estimates, invoices or change orders
  • Track approvals in real time
  • Accept online payments from clients with a click

Why not speed up your workflow? Clients on Houzz Pro approve their estimates within 25 hours and pay online within 23 hours, on average.*


Manage Projects on the Go

When your work takes you into the field, take it with you in Houzz Pro’s free mobile app

  • Check on project milestones
  • Message with clients and team members
  • Send and approve crucial files

Sounds pretty standard, but Buildxact actually doesn’t offer a mobile app at all (and neither do some alternatives to Buildxact).


More Bang for Your Buck

When it comes to Houzz Pro vs. Buildxact, we offer a 30-day free trial for getting started, which beats Buildxact’s 14-day free trial. Need to add users from your team? Houzz Pro is more affordable than Buildxact if you need to add more than four users. If you’re serious about your bottom line, Houzz Pro may be your best bet for a Buildxact alternative.

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What you get with Houzz Pro vs. Buildxact

All Features

Houzz Pro


Business Management




Online Payments


QuickBooks Online Integration

Financial Reporting

All Plans Except Starter

Client Dashboard


Cost Catalog


Mobile App


Mood Boards

3D Floor Planner


All Plans Except Starter

Task Management

Pro & Ultimate Plans

Project Schedule

Pro & Ultimate Plans

Change Orders

Pro & Ultimate Plans

Daily Logs

Pro & Ultimate Plans

Time Tracking

Pro & Ultimate Plans

Subcontractor Management

Pro & Ultimate Plans

Purchase Orders

Pro & Ultimate Plans

Expense Tracking

Pro & Ultimate Plans


Email Marketing

All Plans Except Starter

Premium Profile

All Plans Except Starter

Custom Website

Ultimate Plan Only

Get More Leads

Preferred Directory Placement

Ultimate Plan Only

Lead Generation Program

Ultimate Plan Only

Targeted Advertising

Ultimate Plan Only





Additional Users

$40/User/Mo. or Unlimited with Unlimited Plan

2-4 Users Ranges From $69-$79/Mo.


Customer Support

Level Depends on Plan

Level Depends on Plan

Onboarding Experts

Level Depends on Plan

Level Depends on Plan

*Based on the features available on Buildxact and Houzz Pro in the U.S. in January, 2023. Please note that this information may have changed since publication. Visit the company websites for current prices and features.

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Houzz Pro Teams Up with Your Tools

Just think—all your calendar events, financial figures, and more in one streamlined place. Cut back on double data entry and switching apps to run your business. Houzz Pro’s integrations make that happen:

  • iCloud
  • Gmail
  • Exchange
  • Office 365
  • Outlook
  • QuickBooks Online

Buildxact and some Buildxact alternatives offer much more limited integration options.

More reasons to pick Houzz Pro vs. Buildxact

Welcome to the future of floor plans. With Houzz Pro’s 3D Floor Planner, you can digitally recreate, renovate, and present any space in stunning 3D:

· Create detailed room models

· Visualize space expansions or fixture upgrades

· Tour clients in awe-inspiring augmented reality

It’s a win-win no other Buildxact alternative offers: your client gets to see the big picture before you begin. 

Hands-on Help

Houzz Pro is here to help. With Stevie award-winning customer service across the board, our team will make your transition to the top Buildxact alternative smooth and seamless. Use our easy import tool to salvage estimates or invoices from Buildxact.

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Designed by pros for pros, Houzz Pro has all the features builders need–and at one-third of the price of Buildertrend.


Unlike Joist, Houzz Pro includes features like unlimited file uploads and financial reports in every plan. 

*Based on a 2022 Houzz Pro Usage Study of U.S. Houzz Professionals across all categories. 

**Note: Not all features are included in every plan. Please view pricing and plans to find the plan right for you.

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