Dallas-based digital real estate brokerage Door.com has announced a new partnership with Curbio Inc., a technology company that specializes in pre-sale home renovation, in an effort to make selling a home faster, easier, and more profitable.
Door.com Founder Alex Doubet said that joining forces with another “innovative, tech-enabled business will ensure homeowners can maximize the proceeds of their sale.”
“Door.com is focused on modernizing the outdated real estate industry and its commission model. Our mission is to put money back into the homeowner’s pocket and make selling your home easier and faster,” Doubet said. “Door.com and Curbio Inc. are both breaking the molds in their respective industries.”
Headquartered in Potomac, Maryland, Curbio entered the Dallas-Fort Worth market earlier this year, announcing in June that it was teaming up with Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Cos. That move gave homes being sold by Ebby Halliday a gamechanging solution for sellers: pre-sale home renovations.
Rikki Rogers, vice president of marketing at Curbio, said joining Door.com has the potential to change the way people buy and sell homes.
The new partnership with Door.com is similar to Curbo’s with Ebby Halliday.
Together, the two companies will work hand-in-hand to ease the selling process by saving customers time and maximizing profits. Door.com will be able to offer Curbio’s affordable and innovative services, like its pre-sale renovations.
Door.com offers a $5,000 flat fee to list, market, and sell a home, rather than the typical brokerage commission of 3 percent of the home sale price. Door.com said since its founding in 2015, it’s been able to save its clients a total of $14.5 million in Realtor fees with its specific model. Earlier this year, Door closed on $5.4 million in funding that was an infusion of cash from existing investors.
Curbio, which is venture-funded, calls its model a one-of-a-kind “renovate now, pay when you sell.” It provides same-day estimates, virtual walk-throughs that leverage 3D video technology, and real-time project communication and updates to both agents and sellers via the Curbio app.
Curbio also offers a design-build process that includes complete project management, like the pre-selection of materials. Its bread-and-butter—the pre-sale renovations—are intended to maximize the return-on-investment for sellers. Curbio’s specialty is to help realtors and their clients prepare their homes to sell in order to reduce the number of days on the market and increase seller proceeds.
Curbio operates in Dallas, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Orlando, Houston, and Phoenix, and plans to expand to Chicago, Tampa, and Miami before year’s end.
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