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Tech roundup: Orchard, Corcoran, REALM and Danberry

The latest technology news from around the real estate industry.

Tech roundup: Orchard launches concierge service 

Homebuying marketplace Orchard announced recently it’s launched a new concierge service that will make repairs and updates to customers’ homes before they’re listed on the market.

With the service, Orchard seeks to alleviate homeowners’ personal investment in pre-market improvements and remove the stress of getting a home ready for listing by managing the work from start to finish. Many owners forgo making suggested upgrades because they don’t want to invest thousands of dollars, leaving potential profit on the table by listing their home as-is.

Customers considering Orchard’s concierge service will get a free assessment of their home, where Orchard experts will recommend which items should be updated or repaired before putting the home on the market. Orchard will then manage the work with vetted vendor partners on the customer’s behalf. There are no upfront costs with the service, and both Orchard and the customer agree on a budget to complete the upgrades. When the home sells, the cost of repairs is deducted from the customer’s final proceeds from the home.

Tech Roundup: Corcoran adds RealVitalize to suite of agent tools

Corcoran Group LLC, a Realogy brand, recently announced that all brokerage agents across New York City, Hamptons, and South Florida will offer sellers access to the successful RealVitalizeSM program, providing home sellers with home improvement resources during the home listing period with no up front or hidden costs or interest fees. 

The RealVitalize program offers turnkey services that include everything from staging to kitchen upgrades to landscaping,and consistently result in less overall time on the market and fewer days to closing. To support the RealVitalize experience, Angi, a home care solution, connects clients with top-rated local professionals to ensure they’re getting the best service provider to get the job done right. 

Tech Roundup: REALM expands offerings through partnership with Aidentified 

REALM and Aidentified announced a partnership that will allow REALM members to be matched with clients based on pre-existing relationships, enhancing client data “to a level that has never been seen before in the industry,” according to a recent news release.

Aidentified uses the latest AI and machine-learning technologies to allow customers to search for prospects based on recent wealth events, such as stock trades, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, management changes, new company investments and so on. REALM is the first globally collaborative real estate platform that combines real-time data with human experience and networking.

Danberry/zavvie partner in instant offer program

A brokerage servicing northwest Ohio and southwest Michigan is the latest company to announce it’s working with zavvie to generate instant offers for homeowners looking to sell.

The program—called Danberry REALTORSⓇ, Instant Offers—allows homeowners ready to sell their properties that are in good condition and within a targeted price range can opt for an all-cash instant offer from an iBuyer, according to a press release from Danberry. 

Sellers who want more time to get their home ready to sell can choose to participate in a modern bridge loan program, which allows them to buy their next home before selling their current one. Homeowners also can work with a Danberry agent to list and sell their homes on the open market. 

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