Curbio and other concierge home improvement companies offer “new” experiences in pre-listing home renovations. Whether you’re a real estate agent or a homeowner, you probably know that pre-listing renovations are daunting. Companies like Curbio intend for services to alleviate common pain points for real estate agents and their clients and typically defer payment for pre-listing improvements until homes are sold. But is one better than others at reducing the chaos and stress rightfully associated with home renovations?
With various concierge home improvement options on the market, we get a lot of questions about how Curbio differs from its competitors. While Curbio and other concierges are similar at first glance, our robust services differ significantly from others. Let’s break down those differences so that you make a confident and informed choice when you’re preparing a home to sell.
Curbio vs. other concierge companies: the key differences
There’s a lot riding on the decisions you make regarding pre-listing renovations. REALTORS® know that the overwhelming majority of today’s home buyers want move-in ready homes. So, there’s no way to avoid pre-listing updates and repairs if your goal is to meet the demands of the market.
Ensure a smooth renovation and earn the best prices at sale. Curbio is the best partner to agents across the country and the only company in its league offering completely turnkey solutions. Here’s how:
Differentiator #1: Our relationships with general contractors
Experienced agents understand the headaches of consulting with and hiring general contractors. They spend endless hours cobbling together a team of several independent GCs. Renovation stress is real yet renovations are pivotal to success.
Curbio: The biggest differentiator is that Curbio is the only company of its kind with licensed and insured general contractors on every single one of its projects. Our dedicated project managers and general contractors are full-time Curbio employees. We know and trust our team to complete jobs seamlessly and skillfully.
Other concierge companies: Other companies do not employee licensed general contractors directly. In fact, every one of our competitors utilizes contracted workers and often select them from existing home improvement networks (like Angi and HomeAdvisor). The onus is on agents and their clients to vet contractors. Disjointed service and project management cost agents precious time and energy, from driving to and from project sites, consulting, selecting and ordering materials, coordinating the schedules of multiple contractors, and chasing them down for updates.
Differentiator #2: White-labeled brokerage services
Large brokerages offer in-house concierge services to meet the needs of their clients and mitigate the stress of pre-listing home improvements. The ultimate goal is to list and sell homes profitably. Many times, brokerages white label services to save on time, expenses, and other resources.
Curbio: We customize white-labeled services to meet the needs of large brokerages. Curbio enables brokerages to offer authentic, branded concierge services. From logistics to marketing strategies, we deliver an integrated experience to our partners and their clients.
Other concierge companies: Agents who use a brokerage concierge service (whether white-labeled or truly in-house) take on additional responsibilities and sacrifice hours managing projects. Furthermore, each concierge has its own set of limitations and inefficiencies. These pervasive challenges hinder the success and bandwidth of brokerages and agents.