Using Houzz to Build a Home in Westchester

September wasn’t just back to school month for students; hundreds of architects, interior designers, contractors and other housing industry professionals turned up for a series of presentations hosted by on how to harness the power of Houzz’s 23 million users for their businesses. Mixing education and fun, the learning and networking events hosted throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties brought modern day technology to established businesses.

Soundworks, along with Murphy Brothers Contracting and Gibbons Digital, were thrilled to host Houzz Team Community member Michael Stein as he presented all technological facets of industry professionals can use to improve business efficiency, reach new prospective clients and streamline communications. Equipped with laptops and tablets, industry professionals brought all their local knowledge and personal insights to sessions at the Antique and Artisan Center in Stamford, Molly Spillane’s in Mamaroneck and Westchester Magazine in Rye.

Houzz boasts impressive statistics with 90% of users owning their own home and 75% of users actively planning to redecorate or remodel their home. With over 17 million mobile app installs, industry professionals were taught the best ways to tailor the power of Houzz for their businesses.

“It was amazing to see so many Westchester and Fairfield County home professionals who were being proactive in trying to learn how to enhance and expand their business through learning more about Houzz,” said Michael Stein. “Our attendance was great, and there were so many questions and comments that showed me that Houzz really has created the best space for Home Professionals to get their names and their work out there to the thousands of homeowners in their area, and the millions of users we have around the country.”

Long gone are the days of designers hauling giant binders and portfolios to client meetings, Houzz provides sleek design and a platform for designers to tell their stories through high quality photographs on a site that already hosts of 3.5 million photos of exterior, interior and landscapes.

Check out Soundworks’ Houzz profile here and sign up today to see what the buzz is about, whether you looking to hire the right professionals for your remodel or reach out to local clients looking for your expertise.

On top of such a wonderful event, we were so pleased that with the generosity of the attendees. The three events raised a combined total of almost $2000 for The Food Bank for Westchester. The organization is the backbone of Westchester County’s emergency food distribution network and provides over 95% of all the food to front-line hunger-relief programs in the area. When presented with the donation, Executive Director Ellen Lynch announced that FBW can use the funds to purchase close to $8000 to feed the approximately 200,000 people in Westchester who are at risk for hunger or facing food insecurity. Thank you to everyone who turned out to the event and donated to this worthy local cause.



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