Zurich, 14 July 2022 - Houzy, the leading platform for home ownership in Switzerland, has reached another milestone: the 100,000th homeowner has registered on the platform. In just one year, the number of registered users and the number of digitally recorded houses and flats have doubled (from 70,000 to 144,000).
Houzy completely covers the life cycle "buying - living - selling" for the real estate. The open ecosystem combines free online tools such as the most complete property search in Switzerland, the property valuation, the renovation calculator or the solar calculator. All data is intelligently linked and analysed. From this, Houzy derives concrete recommendations. For example, when a roof renovation is due, how much it will cost and how the costs can be optimised. Or how great the solar potential of a house is and how long it will take for the investment to pay off. With each recommendation, Houzy suggests up to 3 certified tradesmen who can be contacted with one click.
In recent weeks, the PropTech start-up founded in 2017 has revised the platform, improved its usability and developed new online tools. Homeowners can now check the demand for their house or flat, optimise the sales price and calculate the real estate gains tax for all 26 cantons. The most important innovation is the most comprehensive property search in Switzerland, which has been online for a few days. It searches all major real estate platforms and enriches their sales advertisements with valuable additional information. Anyone looking for a property can see at a glance a neutral market value estimate, energy efficiency, energy-saving and solar potential as well as renovation requirements. This allows prospective buyers to make an informed decision about whether they want to take a closer look at a property and clarify financing on the platform if they are seriously interested.
In the first half of 2022, Houzy has developed and expanded its advisory services. Registered homeowners and prospective buyers can get free advice. For example, if they have questions about assets or insurance, are planning a conversion, want to sell their property or would like an on-site property valuation. In addition, the Houzy Magazine contains more than 150 articles on buying, financing, maintenance, selling and insurance with many valuable tips, and the Community Forum always has an answer to your questions. Once a month, Houzy sends out a newsletter with the latest articles.