FAQ

What if we do the renovation, spend all this money, and the house doesn’t sell?

We base the current market value of your property on today’s actual market of comparable homes sold in the same condition. We then base the increased value that renovations or improvements will bring to the property based on over 600 successful projects we’ve completed.

How much commission do you charge?

The standard commission rate in the local market.

Are you insured?

Yes. Renovation Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage AND licensed contractor. We carry all state required licenses and are fully insured and bonded. This includes General Liability/Professional Liability/ Workers Compensation/Auto.

Do you get permits for renovations?

Yes. We get all required permits for renovations.

Do you use your own crews?

We use both in-house crews and General Contractors. All workers are bonded, insured and fully vetted.

How long will construction take?

Projects usually take from 3 days to 45 days based on which of our service packages best suits your needs.

How do you market the property when listed?

We provide our clients professional photography, staging, open houses, broker caravans, MLS & premium real estate sites like Zillow and Trulia. We also advertise on TV, Radio, newspaper internet & social media platforms.

How does Renovation Realty get paid?

We defer all construction costs and are paid the real estate commission and construction costs at the close of escrow. There are no interest charges or fees. The homeowner keeps all the added profit that renovations/improvements have contributed to the property.

Will you just do renovation work for me?

No. Our menu of services has been designed to support our real estate brokerage only.

Why should I need to stage my home?

Staged homes sell 78% faster than un-staged homes (RESA), according to NAR, an average investment of 1%-3% of the homes list price on staging, delivers 8%-10% return on investment.

What if something comes up after the renovation and I decide not to sell? Is the renovation and commission owed?

Yes, circumstances happen, however we would need to be paid the renovation amount and brokerage commission owed.

A friend down the street says they could do the scope of work for less? Why is that?

Renovation Realty is a fully licensed, bonded and insured residential contractor. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. We also get all building permits where required and strictly adhere to all EPA guidelines. This is to your benefit because it protects you, the homeowner, from being sued for injuries on the job site, any construction defects and any future penalties/law suits from unpermitted work done on the property… even after it has sold!

  • I was in a financial bind and had to sell my house. Maximizing the amount of money I was to receive from the sale was critical. I was attracted to the Renovation Realty concept. They dramatically transformed my old house into a beautiful model home in a short period of time. They received 11 offers on the house within 2 days of appearing on the market! All of those offers were over the list price!
    Marc D.
  • When the time came to sell our parents' home, it seemed an overwhelming task. The house needed a lot of attention. The job was more than we could handle Renovation Realty made an impossible task become an amazing reality. Within 3 months the house was completely redone, sold after the first open house, and escrow closed in a timely fashion!
    -Kay F.
  • The Renovation Realty business model is a home seller’s dream. Where else can a cash-strapped homeowner find a partner, who has the financial resources to front the money, design and construction expertise to complete full-scale renovations, and then operate a full-service realty operation with a home seller's profit in mind.
    -Don H.
  • I used Steve and his crew to do some basic upgrades and work before I put my house on the market. With great execution and market research, once we hit the market, we received offers over asking price within 6 days. I would highly recommend using Renovation Realty.
    -Chris A.
  • It was a difficult time for our family and selling our home of 37 years was a decision we didn't take lightly. They transformed our well-worn home into a bright new place. We closed in under 30 days at 20K over asking price.
    -Holly P.
  • If you’re reading their business model and wondering, what’s the catch? There is none! The entire team at Renovation Realty was professional, straight-forward, and accommodating throughout the renovation and sale of my home. Selling your house is already tough enough-they made it as PAINLESS as possible.
    -Danica D.
  • Keith and Griffin were instrumental in advising us what renovations would give us top dollar for our home and then carrying out those renovations in a timely and professional manner. We received multiple offers for our home. We know that this only happened because of Renovation Realty.”
    -Jonathan and Sherri B.
  • We recently worked with Renovation Realty to sell our San Diego home and were more than pleasantly surprised with our experience. Everything was disclosed to us and laid out several options. Highly recommend this company!
    -Josh H.
  • Griffin and Terri did an incredible job of getting the house listed and sold quickly for a top market price! They have perfected a unique concept to get a house ready for sale that needs some work, with no out-of-pocket cost to the owner!
    -Doug H.


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