Tech-enabled home renovation company Curbio is getting a direct line to the West Coast luxury market with its latest partnership, Corcoran Global Living. The two-year-old luxury firm is the latest of over 30 brokerages added to Curbio’s brokerage partnership program, and the most recent initiate in just over two months.
The Corcoran group was founded by one of Shark Tanks original “Shark” investors, Barbara Corcoran. It is based in New York, but its Global Living brand stakes claim to the California, Nevada and Ohio markets.
In 2001, National Realty Trust (later named NRT), which had been trying to enter the New York market for several years, acquired the Corcoran Group in a deal reportedly worth $70 million.
Under the new partnership, Corcoran Global Living’s real estate agents will now have access to Curbio’s home improvement services with fix now, pay later terms for their clients.
Curbio – born from the phrase “Curb Appeal Inside and Out” – uses proprietary technology to expedite the process for consumers throughout the home improvement lifecycle. This can include anything from easier access to proposals, lining up labor and materials, tracking project schedules, getting visual updates and communicating in real-time.
“In an industry where demand for concierge services is continuing to rise, we’re thrilled to provide Corcoran Global Living with a powerful tool that can be used to provide a better transaction experience for all of their agents and clients,” said Olivia Mariani, head of Marketing at Curbio.
Curbio’s latest news arrived fresh on the heels of its $65 million Series B round led by D.C.-based venture capital fund Revolution Growth. That round, unveiled just over a week ago, brought Curbio’s total funding to $93 million.
Prior to Corcoran Global Living, Curbio’s most recent addition to its brokerage partnerships program was CityLight Homes, a full-service brokerage based in Boston, Massachusetts, co-founded by Peter Souhleris of A&E’s TV show “Flipping Boston” and Robert Berry.