Why go with Houzz Pro vs. Thumbtack?

Great question! With Thumbtack and similar sites, it’s hard to know exactly what you’re paying or what you’ll get because the costs are based on a wide variety of factors. Some other things that help Houzz Pro stand apart from Thumbtack are:

  • Unlike Houzz Pro, you’ll have to pay when a homeowner contacts you directly on Thumbtack.
  • On Houzz Pro, homeowners go through more steps to get matched with the right Pro.
  • With Houzz Pro, you can add your phone number, link to your website and include your average job cost on your listing.
  • On Houzz Pro, homeowners are shown photos from your portfolio when you match their project’s criteria.

All of our marketing solutions are included with an Ultimate Houzz Pro plan that renews annually so expectations are crystal clear.

The Latest Houzz Pro Buzz

"Shortly after signing up for Houzz we received our first lead and found it smooth to get in touch with them and set up a meeting. Since we have gotten great leads from Houzz, we have reduced and even canceled other marketing methods. We also love the concierge service to make it even easier to connect with potential customers.”

Where Houzz Pro wins as a Thumbtack alternative


Free Direct Connections

Many could argue that the highest quality online lead is one where the homeowner reaches out to you directly for help with their project. Thumbtack prices these leads higher since there’s a higher chance you’ll win the job, but Houzz Pro gives them to you for free if you only need a basic profile. How’s that for investing in your business’ future?

Choose a lead provider with premium homeowners! On average, Houzz Pro clients pay their invoices within 48 hours.*


Let us introduce you to your next client

On Houzz, homeowners decide who they want to contact, meaning they’re only connected with Pros they truly want to speak with. This isn’t the case on Thumbtack. 

  • Just like Thumbtack, we’ll dig deep into the details of homeowner’s projects to match them with the right pro.
  • Unlike Thumbtack, homeowners have control over which matched pros can contact them with our Select Match feature.
  • We don’t make you do all the work. We pair homeowners with pros via a live phone connection through our Concierge service.

Let us be your matchmaker! Select Match increased the number of Houzz Pro and homeowner connections by +59%!*


Supercharge Your Directory Listing

You can showcase your business on both Thumbtack and Houzz, but with Houzz Pro you can:

  • Add your phone number 
  • Add links to your website
  • Add typical job price range

Thumbtack doesn’t allow for this additional information to be shared with homeowners.

Among HOs who hired a Pro on Houzz, 23% choose $$$ or $$$$ for their project budget level.*


Portfolios That Speak for Themselves

With sites like Thumbtack, you don’t have many ways to build credibility with potential leads from the jump. Wouldn’t it be great if leads could get a feel for your style and the quality of your work? With Houzz Pro’s Visual Match feature, homeowners are shown photos from your portfolio when you match their project’s criteria.

Perfect for pros who specialize in larger projects like major remodels or new builds, this Visual Match feature gives you another tool to attract the right homeowners.

Get to know Houzz Pro with a free demo

Discover how Houzz Pro is the best alternative to Thumbtack.

View plans & pricing to start exploring Houzz Pro today

What you get with Houzz Pro vs. Thumbtack

All Features

Houzz Pro


Business Management




Online Payments

QuickBooks Online Integration

Financial Reporting

Client Dashboard



Cost Catalog

Mobile App

Mood Boards

3D Floor Planner


All Plans Except Starter


All Plans Except Starter

Task Management

Project Schedule

Pro & Custom Plans

Change Orders

Pro & Custom Plans

Daily Logs

Pro & Custom Plans

Time Tracking

All Plans Except Starter

Subcontractor Management

Pro & Custom Plans

Purchase Orders

All Plans Except Starter

Expense Tracking

All Plans Except Starter


Email Marketing


All Plans Except Starter

Premium Profile

All Plans Except Starter



All Plans Except Starter

Get More Leads

Preferred Directory Placement

Ultimate Plan Only

Lead Generation Program

Ultimate Plan Only

Targeted Advertising

Ultimate Plan Only





Additional Users

$60/User/Mo. or Unlimited with Custom Plan


Customer Support

Level Depends on Plan

Level Depends on Plan

Onboarding Experts

Pro & Custom Plans

Level Depends on Plan

*Based on the features available on Thumbtack 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.

Trusted by 3 Million+ Contractors and Design Pros


Houzz Pro Teams Up with Your Tools

As a Thumbtack alternative, Houzz Pro plays well with others. We integrate with tons of your favorite apps like:

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

Don’t worry. You won’t miss out on the same powerful integrations that other alternatives to Thumbtack offer.

More reasons to pick Houzz Pro vs. Thumbtack

To really stand out from the competition, you need more than just a profile. That’s why Houzz Pro is one of the only Thumbtack alternatives that can build you a fully-customized, dedicated website to boost your professional presence.

Hands-on Help

You wouldn’t be the first to jump over to Houzz Pro. Our customer service team can help smooth your move and determine if Houzz Pro is the best Thumbtack alternative with a one-on-one demo before signup.

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Houzz Pro doubles down on pairing the right homeowners with the right Pros via our Select Match and Live Connection Services.


Unlike Houzz Pro, HomeAdvisor’s professional directory listings are pay-to-play only and require a live sales call to set up.

*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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