Houzy develops the leading platform for homeowners in Switzerland with strong partners, a lot of expert knowledge and a fast growing community. The open ecosystem integrates user-friendly online tools such as the property valuation, the renewal fund calculator and the plant manager and brings homeowners and craftsmen together with one click. Houzy is continuously expanding with new features, partners and tools.
Home ownership is an emotional topic that is becoming increasingly complex: finding the right house or apartment, fixing the price, financing the purchase, keeping the home in good shape and one day selling it or passing it on to the next generation. New providers, innovative technologies and ever more information are making it even more difficult to keep track. But home ownership doesn't have to be complicated.
We solve the uncertainty and increasing complexity around home ownership.
We intelligently link data and information and use them to derive individual recommendations for homeowners. For example, we tell you how much money to set aside when the heating system needs to be renovated. In this way, we resolve uncertainties and reduce complexity.
We work with partners, but are independent and provide neutral advice. Our users know that we inform them honestly, trustworthily and transparently. So everyone on Houzy is always free to decide for themselves.
We not only link data and information intelligently, but also connect experts and community members with just one click. That's how we make smart use of synergies. In the houzy community, everyone helps everyone, whether homeowner, craftsman or architect.
Life as a homeowner is an emotional journey in several stages. Needs change according to life phases and real estate cycles. We centralize all these needs in one place.
Shared values are important to us. They define who we are, how we treat others and where we want to go. This is how we work:
Think big. Even though we are still a small startup. This gives us a lot of boost, motivates us and drives our passion further.
Each one of us is committed to our mission and gives 100 percent to it. This team spirit drives everyone and strengthens the Houzy team.
We do what we say and say what we do. We achieve our goals because we are honest, reliable and transparent, both internally and externally.
The common good is more important than the individual good, internally and externally. That's why the community - homeowners, craftsmen and real estate professionals - comes first for us.
Everything we do, we do for our users. Always. Before we develop something, we ask ourselves whether our users really need it - and whether we can solve it in a more user-friendly way.
Solar calculator. The innovative solar calculator expands the energy section on Houzy. It takes just a few clicks to calculate the solar potential of a roof and the profitability of a solar system. With the integrated self-consumption simulation, various scenarios can be run through.
Property comparison for home and apartment buyers. Different properties and their renovation needs, market value and other parameters can now be easily compared on Houzy.
Find your Craftsmen. Craftsmen mediation for the kitchen, bathroom, heating, electrical and garden industries with digital offer request on Houzy.
Partnership with Baloise. La Baloise completes our first round of financing in which we raised several million francs. Cements our growth and completes our valuable network of partners.
Partnership with key4 by UBS. As of July 17, it's official: Houzy and key4 by UBS are partners. Together we are further expanding our ecosystem for homeowners.
The Houzy Community complements the MyHouzy platform with a forum where users can easily exchange ideas, knowledge on the topic of home ownership.
Neophyte Checker. Our plant manager also detects invasive neophytes. In May, we further expanded our neophyte detection and launched our Neophyte Checker. Once identified by photo, it provides information on how to control them properly.
Plant manager for the recognition of plants. At the end of April, we launched our innovative plant manager. The system immediately recognizes over 60,000 plant species by photo or text input and provides helpful care tips. Reminders can be added to your own calendar with just 2 clicks.
Heating calculator for energy efficiency. March marked our first step in the field of energy efficiency. With our smart heating calculator, you can easily analyze your own energy needs and find out which heating system suits your home best.
Expansion for condominiums. We expanded the digital state analysis HouzyCheck for condominium owners and launched it at the end of February. The property valuation can now also calculate the value for a condominium.
First contribution calculator for renewal funds. The unique contribution calculator for condominiums was also launched at the beginning of the year. It analyzes the coverage ratio of the current renewal fund and calculates the ideal amount of the annual contribution to the renewal fund.
MyHouzy 2.0 platform launch incl. new webpage: incl. new webpage: The MyHouzy 2.0 platform is live since the end of October! Users can now find their own house cockpit on the platform, where all relevant topics concerning home ownership are clearly displayed. In addition to the redesign of the platform, the tools have also been renewed. The HouzyCheck is now available in a more detailed form as a "Pro" version. Information about the equipment can be selected more specifically and rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom can be given multiple entries - resulting in a more accurate condition analysis. The smart ToDos have also received a makeover. In addition to a fresh look, recommendations are displayed according to the new season and in an even more individualized way. Finances can now be monitored more easily and changes in market value can be tracked on a quarterly basis.
Integration craftsmen partners: At the beginning of 2019, the Houzy certified partners have been integrated on the MyHouzy platform. Regionally selected craftsmen with a fair value for money can now be contacted with just a few clicks via our platform.
Launch of the interactive HouzyCheck and other tools: The launch of the online house state analysis in October 2018 was just the start: building on the house state analysis, this was followed by, among other things, a smart To-do list tailored to the house with automatic reminders, smart recording of household appliances and documents, and our efficient property valuation HouzyValue.
The idea for the digital renovation calculator HouzyCheck was the starting signal for the implementation of our vision in 2017. After a successful test phase of our prototype at the end of the year, we launched HouzyCheck in a 100% interactive form and with a direct interface to QualiCasa in fall 2018.