Prepare now. Pay later. Profit more.
Pre-Sale Renovation Services for Agents and Homeowners.
HomePrep's mission is to provide homeowners and realtors with the information and resources required to maximize a home's market value. Our reliable pre-sale renovation process is stress-free for homeowners and a value-add service realtors can trust. At HomePrep, we believe every seller should have the ability to maximize their home’s value no matter their circumstances.
check

Eliminate up-front costs

No up-front costs. No payment required until closing.
check

Save time

Streamlined and hassle-free renovation process. Don’t waste your time managing contractors.
check

Maximize your home’s value

Sell faster and for more money.
phone Step 1
Phone Consultation

timer 30 Minutes


Contact us at (703) 349-4624 or click here to complete an estimation form. From there, one of our property specialists will schedule a follow up call to discuss:

• Overall property condition

• Repairs in consideration

• Estimated after-repair value of the property

• Any current mortgages or other liens against the property

Following this conversation, we will schedule an in-person property evaluation at a time convenient for you.
search Step 2
Property Inspection

timer 1-2 Hours


We’ll conduct a thorough on-site property inspection using our custom renovation software. We’ll discuss the property’s current conditions, suggested upgrades, and which renovations will deliver the highest value.

How we’re different: We come to you! While other companies give inaccurate digital or over-the- phone estimates, HomePrep is able to survey and inspect each property in person.
assignment Step 3
Proposal & Contract

timer Delivered within 48 Hours


Within 48 hours of the property evaluation, we’ll deliver a custom proposal detailing our recommended scope of work and the total cost for the renovations. The proposal will include a Contracting Proposal, a Property Improvement Agreement, and a Deed of Trust that will be recorded on the property’s title.
build Step 4
Renovation

timer Completed in 4-8 Weeks


We’ll take it from here! Our project manager will oversee all aspects of the renovation from start to finish. We will have the property market-ready as quickly as possible without sacrificing the quality of work. Our project manager will keep you updated with weekly progress reports.
local_offer Step 5
On the Market

timer 30-45 Days


Once our work is complete, the property will be on the market within 7 days. On average, our houses go under contract within one week of listing. In rare instances where this is not the case, as per our contract, the listing price will be reduced by 2% per month until a contract is received. Once the home sells, we will coordinate with the title company for reimbursement from sale proceeds.

How we compare


Traditional Remodel
  • Be left guessing which updates will increase your home's value.
  • Pay for repairs up-front and out of your pocket.
  • Be responsible for contractor management and material selection.
  • Hope everything is done on-time while managing a difficult and stressful process.

Renovate with HomePrep
  • No up-front costs. No payment required until closing.
  • Our thorough inspection process will identify the updates needed to maximize the home’s value.
  • Sell faster and for more money
  • Streamlined and hassle-free renovation process. Don’t waste your time managing contractors.

Sell As-Is
  • Attract investors who offer only 60-75% of property’s value.
  • Miss out on all ‘move-in ready’ buyers.
  • Spend time responding to ‘low ball’ offers.
  • Longer time on-market leads to price reductions.
RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT OUT OF POCKET WAIT TIME DIFFICULTY ROI UP FRONT WAIT DIFFICULTY
INVESTOR CASH SALE Investors offer 60% - 70% of property’s actual value. None. Most investors promise to close between 7-10 days, many don’t deliver on that promise. Hassle free if you find a trustworthy investor.
AS-IS SALE More days on market, means lower sale price. None. Homes in need of repairs stay on the market for 60+ days. Stressful waiting period and negotiating low offers.
TRADITONAL REMODEL Expensive, unnecessary renovations mean lower return on your investment. Contractors require a deposit at the project’s start and full payment when renovations are complete. 8-16 weeks or more for renovations. 1-2 weeks to sell. Time-consuming, stressful process managing the renovation.
HomePrep We’ll complete the right repairs to achieve the highest possible sale price. We perform all repairs and only get paid once the property has sold. 4-8 weeks for hassle-free renovations. 1-2 weeks to sell. Turn-key solution. Let us do the work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • live_help Are there any up-front out of pocket costs?
    No, HomePrep does not require any up-front out of pocket costs or fees to be paid. All costs associated with the renovation of your home are paid back at the time of closing.
  • live_help Is there a premium or additional fee for deferring payment?
    Yes, there are two additional fees for deferring payment until settlement. The first is a processing fee of $700 that covers the costs for deed recording, title search, and certificate of satisfaction. The second is a 2% deferment fee of the total job cost.
  • live_help Can my clients pay up front rather than deferring payment until settlement?
    Yes, if your client prefers they can pay on a typical contractor draw schedule.
  • live_help How long after a decision is made can you start work?
    We can typically schedule work to begin within 1-3 weeks from the time you agree to move forward and we sign an agreement
  • live_help Do you work on properties that are occupied or must I vacate the property?
    We work on both occupied and vacant properties. However, properties that require a large scope of work must be vacated.
  • live_help Who sells the house?
    Your realtor is responsible for selling the house. HomePrep is not a licensed brokerage and does not partake in the marketing and selling for your home.
  • live_help How long do renovations typically take?
    It very much depends on the scope of work. We have projects that take only 1 week and others that can take 8+ weeks. On average, most of our projects will take approximately 4-6 weeks.
  • live_help What if my house doesn't sell?
    Eventually all houses will sell and especially houses that have been renovated by HomePrep. If your house does not sell immediately, HomePrep does require that the price be reduced by 2% every 30 days until the house does sell.
  • live_help Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
    Yes, we hold a Class A license in Virginina and a MHIC license in Maryland. We are fully bonded and insured as well.
  • live_help How does HomePrep ensure they are paid and when do they get paid?
    We file a deed of trust on the title of your home. This is similar to what your mortgage company files when you take out a mortgage. This deed of trust is paid in full upon the sale of your home and removed from the title of the property.
  • live_help Am I involved in the construction process? Do I have to deal with contractors?
    No, we deal with all contractor coordination and material selection. If you would like to be involved with the planning of the project, we always enjoy your involvment.
  • live_help Is there an income requirement or credit check?
    No, we do not run a credit or background check. The only requirement is that you have some equity in your home.
  • live_help Is there an equity requirement?
    Yes, HomePrep requires at least 20% equity in the homes after repair value. We calculate our allowable renovation budget as such:
    Maximum renovation budget = After repair value x 80% - Renovation costs
  • live_help What type of work do you perform?
    We perform all types of interior and exterior home remodeling work. Everything from kitchen and bathroom remodels to roof and window replacements.
  • live_help Who does the work?
    We do! We are a fully licensed contracting company and our in-house project manager oversees all sub-contracted work.

Our Service Area