The partnership will allow Partner agents to offer home sellers streamlined access to Curbio's "Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement" solution
MIAMI, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Curbio Inc., the fast-growing real estate technology company that specializes in pre-sale home renovations, has announced a strategic partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty in South Florida, a nationally ranked full-service real estate services firm.
Curbio is the only turn-key solution that makes pre-sale renovation fast, easy and profitable for home sellers. The company renovates homes before they go on the market so they can sell quickly for the best possible price and defers payment until the home is sold, with no deposit, fees, or finance charges. Its technology platform accelerates the entire renovation process, from the initial estimate to the materials acquisition and project management phases. Curbio completes projects about 60% faster than the average contractor.
While some real estate brokerages have launched concierge-type services or vendor-matching programs to finance and/or facilitate renovation, Curbio is the only company that both defers payment and serves as the licensed design/build contractor. Curbio employs highly rated, full-time general contractors to manage each project and delivers the same high-quality customer experience across its markets. Its on-the-ground Project Managers oversee the renovation, including ordering materials, hiring subcontractors, and monitoring project progress. They communicate real-time photo, text, and video updates to homeowners and agents via the Curbio app.
"Deferring payment is helpful for homeowners who want to renovate, but that only solves a tiny piece of the problem," said Rikki Rogers, Vice President of Marketing for Curbio. "How will sellers know which renovations will actually increase the value of the home? Who will find, vet and hire the contractors? Who will select and order the materials and make sure the project goes according to plan? These are the problems Curbio solves. Through our partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty, we're helping South Florida homeowners sell faster and make more money, without the stress of a typical renovation."
"Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty is very happy to offer this great resource to our South Florida home sellers," said Patrick O'Connell, Senior Vice-President of Business Development. "Through our collaboration with Curbio, we see an opportunity for sellers to maximize sale price by offering their home with the updates and designer finishes most buyers are seeking today."
Through the partnership, Curbio will provide Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty agents with an array of marketing resources and training to help them win listings and educate their seller clients on the benefits of renovating before selling their homes. Partnerships with major real estate brokerages supports Curbio's strategic decision to work only with homeowners who are represented by a licensed agent. Realtor referrals account for 100% of Curbio's business.
ABOUT CURBIO INC.
Curbio Inc. is a venture funded home renovation technology company that specializes exclusively in helping realtors and their clients prepare their homes for sale in order to reduce days on market and increase seller proceeds. From its base in Potomac, Maryland, Curbio operates in the metro areas of Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Chicago, and will enter dozens more cities in the coming months.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty, a full-service real estate brokerage founded in 1964, is one of America's largest real estate services firms. The brokerage is part of an international network of 50,000 agents operating from 1,500 offices spread across the globe. Its parent company, HomeServices of America, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway, is the number one brokerage company in the U.S. based on transaction sides. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty has 10 locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with more than 900 associates and staff members. Visit www.ewm.com.
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