“The traditional home improvement process doesn’t work for real estate,” Olivia Mariani begins. “However, Curbio was built for real estate. It was built to get every listing to closing with smart and fast home improvements.”
It’s a Win-Win
Virtually every real estate transaction includes some type of home improvement or repair work. When selling a home, repairs and improvements help get the home ready to be listed on the market. On the flip side, when purchasing a house, buyers have a laundry list of projects and updates they want to be taken care of prior to moving in.
Thanks to Curbio, what used to be a painful, time-consuming experience fraught with inconsistencies has been transformed. Olivia and her team have placed three values at the core of their offerings: speed, reliability, and transparency. Curbio partners with REALTORS® and their clients to get homes ready for market or move-in with smart home improvements delivered via a turnkey experience.
“We make home improvement hassle-free and reliable, so all realtors and their clients get to closing quickly and with peace of mind,” Olivia explains. “Agents depend on Curbio to reach their clients’ goals, whether it is to sell fast, sell for more, or move into their dream home. The biggest win-win is working with agents every day to achieve their clients’ goals by taking the hassle out of home improvement.”
A Contractor Built for the 21st Century
“The traditional home improvement process is outdated, unreliable, and simply does not work for real estate,” Olivia continues.
Scheduling and working with contractors can often be time-consuming and riddled with delays, leading to issues closing on time or risking the client relationship. Curbio understands the flaw in working with a typical contractor during a real estate transaction.
Curbio is an all-in-one home improvement company founded on the premise of doing things differently. The company is committed to delivering peace of mind through a technology-driven approach. Curbio offers a vastly different experience compared to working with traditional contractors, where old-school methods still reign supreme. All contractors are licensed and insured and trained and reviewed regularly by Curbio.
“We are the realtors’ home improvement company, and unlike most concierge programs that are simply providing up-front cash for improvements, we’re the licensed general contractor and project manager on every project,” Olivia explains. “With Curbio, the entire process is turnkey. Everything from A to Z is taken care of, alleviating the real estate professional’s workload and saving agents an average of 40 hours in project management time.”
Making Home Improvement Simpler
Curbio offers technology and systems that assure their success in any real estate transaction. According to Olivia, Curbio’s repairs move 65 percent faster than those of the average general contractor. Curbio provides same-day estimates and fixed-price proposals. From initial quote to final punch-list, the client has full visibility into the project with an app that allows them to track each stage of the project with real-time photo, video, and text updates. Curbio also defers all payments until closing, with zero fees, interest, or premiums.
“I love that I get to be part of a company on a mission to make home improvement simpler and more accessible for the real estate industry,” Olivia explains. “It’s an industry that is old-fashioned and has been done the same way forever, and Curbio is changing that, bringing a refreshingly transparent, turnkey approach to realtors and their clients.”
Olivia Mariani has spent her career in the technology industry developing creative, data-driven marketing strategies for companies of various sizes, from startups to publicly traded companies. She is now the director of marketing at Curbio. For more information, please visit curbio.com.