Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question, we have an answer. Browse through our frequently asked questions and their answers to learn everything you need to about Curbio and how to work with us.

General

What is Curbio and what can I use it for?

Curbio is the leading pre-listing home improvement company for Realtors® and their clients. This means we’ll manage and execute on anything from basic repairs and touch-ups to whole-home remodels that will help agents sell homes faster and for more. The best part? We wait until closing to be paid for the work, making pre-listing updates (and the additional profit that comes with them) possible for any seller.

With free, same-day estimates, agents use Curbio to provide their clients and potential clients with more options, winning more listings and increasing referral rates as a result.

See examples of our work.

What types of projects can I use Curbio for?

If the home is being sold and is represented by a real estate agent, Curbio will tackle any work necessary to get the home sold faster and for more, with no minimums or maximums tied to our pay-at-closing model.

We have completed over 1,000 projects ranging from under $500 to over $800,000. Every listing is unique, and we are happy to take on anything from simple repairs to whole-home makeovers. Learn more about our services.

Are there any scope limitations to use Curbio?

There are no minimums or maximums tied to our pay-at-closing model, ensuring that any agent can get any listing market-ready. To determine a specific client’s maximum budget, we use a simple equity equation (80% of the expected after-renovation value minus the amount currently owed on the property) to ensure a sound business case.

How does Curbio make money?

We make money just like a traditional general contractor. Curbio gets paid solely for the work we complete, at the price agreed upon before the project kicks off, with no additional charges or hidden fees.

How is Curbio different from a concierge service?

Most brokerage concierge programs simply pay contractor invoices and wait until closing to get reimbursed. With a concierge service, the Realtor® and homeowner are often still stuck finding contractors, selecting materials and overseeing the work. Most importantly, regardless of who does the work, it’s still done the same old-fashioned way, with lack of visibility, confusing schedule changes, endless project delays and a lot of work for the Realtor®.

Curbio uses technology to reinvent the actual home improvement process to meet the needs of busy real estate agents that need to get their listings market-ready, with a high degree of transparency and zero hassles.

Learn more about how we stack up against real estate concierge services.

What happens if the house doesn’t sell?

Every home will eventually sell, and on average, Curbio homes sell 50% quicker than the national average. In the unlikely event that the home stays listed and unsold for more than a year from our project start, the homeowners can either pay Curbio for the amount due or pay a monthly admin fee to extend the payment deadline.

Do you have marketing resources to share Curbio with my clients?

Yes! You can access our marketing toolkit here for customizable templates, flyers, and materials to update your marketing materials with Curbio and the options it provides for your clients!

Who can use Curbio?

Pretty much anyone! The only requirements are that the home is being sold and the owner is represented by a licensed real estate agent.

I’m a contractor interested with working with Curbio. How do I get started?

To figure out whether your business is a good fit for our team and learn more about how our contractor partnerships work, you can reach out directly to our Vendor Management team at .

Quality Assurance

What materials does Curbio use?

Simply put, we use high-quality materials that today’s home buyers love, and therefore get houses sold quickly and for more. Curbio has an expert team of design professionals that continually curate a catalogue of the most popular and current home improvement materials. The catalogue has sets of materials to meet the needs of homes with varying price-points and regional design trends.

How do you find and vet contractors and tradespeople?

Curbio only works with licensed and insured contractors and tradespeople. Our Project Managers are full-time, W2 employees and our contractors and tradespeople are heavily vetted and trained by Curbio for professionalism and quality.

Payment & Pricing

How does ‘pay-at-closing’ work?

100% of all project costs is deferred until the home sells with no upfront deposits, progress payments, fees, interest charges, or credit checks. We simply look at sellers’ equity to ensure there is enough to cover the work (Our simple calculation for a maximum budget is 80% of the expected after-renovation value minus the amount currently owed on the property).

Curbio completes the project and gets paid when the home is sold or one year after the project is started.

Learn more about our pricing and pay-at-closing model.

What does Curbio charge?

Curbio gets paid by the home sellers solely for the work we complete, at the price agreed upon before the project kicks off, with no additional charges or hidden fees.

Is Curbio more expensive than average contractor?

Our pricing is consistent and fair, and falls in line with national averages. The experience, however, is far from average, including everything from design consultations to financing. Moreover, since we use technology to price our projects, our pricing is very consistent across projects, without the wild fluctuations and inconsistencies typical in the home improvement industry.

To provide agents and their clients with added peace-of-mind, we offer a price-match guarantee to ensure you know that you’re receiving a fair, competitive price for the work we complete.

Learn more about our competitive and all-inclusive pricing.

What happens if the house doesn’t sell?

Every home will eventually sell, and on average, Curbio homes sell 50% quicker than the national average. In the unlikely event that the home stays listed and unsold for more than a year from our project start, the homeowners can either pay Curbio for the amount due or pay a monthly admin fee to extend the payment deadline.

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