Orchard launches concierge service

New York-based home buying marketplace Orchard launched a new concierge service that makes repairs and updates to customers’ homes before they list on the market, without any upfront costs to the homeowner. “Orchard’s concierge service removes the stress of getting a home ready for listing by managing the work from start to finish, with no upfront costs for the customer. Homes that have used Orchard’s concierge service have sold three times faster than the market average.”

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.

“We’re thrilled to bring Orchard’s concierge service to customers so that they can get top dollar for their old home without any of the hassle. This, paired with our Move First offering, is giving customers the best of both worlds: they can move into their new home first while maximizing profits on their old one-something you can’t get with a traditional broker.” – Court Cunningham, CEO and Co-Founder of Orchard.