CINCINNATI — Curbio Inc., a leading pay-at-closing home improvement solution for the real estate industry, announced its expansion into the Cincinnati market.

Curbio focuses on improvements that generate the highest ROI for home sellers and completes projects 50% faster than the average general contractor, transforming the way homeowners get their homes ready to sell. Homeowners can work with their Realtor to use Curbio for any pre-listing home improvement project, so that they can sell their homes for top dollar without spending weeks doing DIY projects or hours on the phone lining up contractors.

Realtors and their listing clients simply tell Curbio about the projects they need to have done in the home. From there, Curbio gives a same-day estimate and creates a virtual home walk-through to finalize project details. Homeowners then sign a contract with zero payment due until closing, and zero interest, fees or premiums. Curbio takes care of all sourcing, project management and communication, and serves as the licensed, insured general contractor on all projects.

Curbio will complete any work that is needed to get a home move-in ready, including roofing, drywall repair, mold remediation and exterior painting, among others.

The Increasingly Competitive Real Estate Market

According to recent data from Redfin, in October 2022, Cincinnati home prices were up 8% compared to last year as the housing market remains competitive. Additionally, 594 homes sold in October this year, down from 797 last year as the real estate buying frenzy continues to fade.

"In an increasingly competitive housing market, sellers need to find ways to differentiate their homes if they want to sell quickly," said Olivia Mariani, chief marketing officer at Curbio. "Buyers are willing to pay more for a home that is move-in ready. Our experts at Curbio can help agents and their clients determine the projects that will get them the best ROI for their home, whether it be a fresh coat of paint, new flooring or an updated kitchen."

This is the eighth market expansion for Curbio this year. The company now serves 32 markets across the United States.