@properties’ Pre-Sale Home Renovation Partnerships Give Sellers an Edge

@properties recently formed two new partnerships to address one of the biggest challenges for home sellers in today’s real estate market: more and more buyers expect “Pinterest-perfect,” move-in ready homes, but a lot of properties – even those that are just 8 or 10 years old – need updating to bring them up to today’s standards.

Renovating a home before listing it for sale requires not only the complicated logistics of design and construction, but also a significant financial outlay. Curbio, a national pre-sale renovation service, and Renovation Sells, which performs similar services exclusively in the Chicago area, take the hassle out of the entire process.

Working exclusively with real estate agents, both companies focus on renovation projects that deliver maximum value in the marketplace. They manage design and construction from start to finish, and best of all, they collect payment at closing – using the equity in your home as collateral – so that sellers don’t have to come out of pocket before their home is sold.

Curbio leverages national buying power and technology to streamline the process and lower costs. Each job is run by a local, in-house project manager. Similarly, Renovation Sells uses a local team of designers, project managers and subcontractors to quickly design, budget and complete renovations. Most of Renovation Sells’ projects are completed within 14 days.

Once renovations are done, your @properties agent will determine a listing price and come up with a comprehensive marketing plan featuring photos and video of the remodeled home.

The ultimate goal is for the increased value to more than offset the cost of renovations, and for the home to sell more quickly than it would have in its former state. And both Curbio and Renovation Sells can offer dozens of Chicago-area case studies that prove those very outcomes.

Properties with deferred maintenance or outdated finishes are seeing fewer and lower offers as well as longer market times. In the end, sellers may be leaving a lot of money on the table by rushing a home to market without making necessary improvements. Services like Curbio and Renovation Sells help ensure a home makes the best first impression on buyers, and ultimately help achieve faster market times and higher sales prices.

Contact your local @properties agent to get a full rundown on the process of renovating with Curbio or Renovation Sells.

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