You only get one chance to make your first impression. Make it count!

Present your home in its best light with Ahern + Kalmbach Concierge

We pay for the upfront costs to prepare your property for market-you sit back and relax and simply reimburse the funds, interest free, at the close.


Your Compass agent will work with you to determine which services will help sell your home.


The entire process is designed for speed, so that work can begin-and your home can sell-as soon as possible.


Your agent will be by your side throughout the process, advising you along the way.


You'll never have to worry about hidden consts or interests fees: just repay the money spent upon closing.

What kinds of improvements are we talking about? Here are just a few to get the ideas flowing:
Staging, Landscaping, kitchen and bathroom improvements, Painting, pre-sale inspections, roofing repairs, new fencing, new carpeting, new wood flooring, new light fixtures

All the marketing and exposure in the world will not sell a property for its highest value if the home looks tired, worn down and uninspiring. Don’t leave money on the table. In our experience the return on investment for strategic improvements made prior to listing is very significant.

Case Study: We recently sold a home in Mill Valley that was built in the 70’s and had been very well lived in. We had the floors refinished, put new carpeting in, changed all the light fixtures, painted the entire interior and exterior and rehabbed the backyard. All told the seller spent $50,000 and we sold the home for $300,000 over the asking price. Well worth the investment.



For more specific information on the Concierge program click this link to find get the details or call Ahern + Kalmbach at 415 350 7911 to schedule us to visit your property and provide you with a custom property enhancement preparation list and pricing analysis.

Compass Concierge

The Compass Concierge program is the latest in a suite of services designed to prepare your home for the market. From deep-cleaning to cosmetic improvements, we will work together to assess opportunities to elevate your home's value.

How it works:

Compass Concierge will assist you with the execution of a tailored plan for updating and staging your home for prospective buyers. We will cover the upfront costs associated with home-selling improvements and collect a fee for the services rendered at the time of the property’s closing. House preparation services include staging, painting, deep cleaning, landscaping, and decluttering.

  • Our team will develop a tailored project plan with suggested home improvements and updates to prepare your home for the market.
  • You will contract directly with home improvement service providers.
  • Compass Concierge will pay the associated cost for home improvement work performed subject to your agreements with home service providers.
  • At the closing of the property, Compass Concierge will collect a fee that covers the cost of the work performed.

Key Eligibility
Criteria & Restrictions:

  • The program is available to all sellers with an exclusive Listing Agreement with Own Marin at Compass.
  • Prospective sellers interested in participating in the Compass Concierge program must review and execute the Compass Concierge Service Agreement outlining the program services.
  • Properties that are short-sales or foreclosures are not eligible for the program. Structural or construction services will not be covered.

Payment for Services

  • Invoices should be sent to your agent at Own Marin for payment by Compass.
  • When your property closes during the term of the Listing Agreement, Compass Concierge will issue an invoice reflecting the total cost of services rendered.
  • Payment for the program services will be collected using your preferred payment method at the earlier of (a) the actual closing of the property or (b) the one-year anniversary of your participation in the program.
  • In the event that your property does not sell or the Listing Agreement is terminated for any or no reason (including the property going off market), Compass Concierge will collect any actual costs incurred by the home improvement work performed (within 15 days).
  • Properties that are short-sales or foreclosures are not eligible for the program. Structural or construction services will not be covered.

See our below is the list of services:

  • Architecture plans
  • Art rental
  • Asphalt repair
  • Asphalt sealing
  • Attic repair
  • Backyard renovation
  • Bathroom remodel
  • Bathroom improvements
  • Cabinet repairs, refinishing or resurfacing
  • Cabinet replacement
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Carpet replacement
  • Caulking
  • Closet renovation
  • Color consultation
  • Concrete staining
  • Cosmetic renovations
  • Custom closet work
  • Deck refinishing & repair
  • Decluttering
  • Deep-cleaning
  • Design consultations
  • Driveway repair
  • Dry rot repair
  • Drywall repair
  • Electric outlet repair
  • Electrical work
  • Environmental analysis
  • Exterior cleaning
  • Exterior painting
  • Fencing repairs
  • Floor refinishing, lamination & updates
  • Floorplans
  • Furnace repair
  • Furniture
  • Garage door repair
  • Gas pipe replacement
  • General contractor
  • Grout repair
  • Gutter repair
  • Handyman repair
  • Hardscape
  • HVAC repair
  • Interior painting
  • Kitchen countertops
  • Kitchen improvements
  • Landscaping
  • Light fixtures
  • Lighting
  • Marketing campaign
  • Masonry work
  • Mold remediation
  • Moving & storage
  • New appliances
  • New cabinets
  • New carpet
  • New decks
  • New dishwasher
  • New driveway
  • New fencing
  • New front door
  • New furnace
  • New garage door
  • New hardwood floors
  • New HVAC
  • New sinks
  • New tub
  • Painting
  • Permitting
  • Pest control & remediation
  • Pest inspection
  • Photography
  • Plumbing repair
  • Pool recoating
  • Powerwashing
  • Presale inspections
  • Pressure washing
  • Reglaze tub
  • Re-tiling bathrooms
  • Roof brightening
  • Roofing repair
  • Scaffolding
  • Seller-side evaluations
  • Sewer lateral inspections & remediation
  • Sewer line maintenance
  • Side fencing
  • Slab jack
  • Smoke smell removal
  • Soundproofing
  • Staging
  • Stairs resurfacing
  • Termite extermination
  • Tile repair
  • Trash removal
  • Tree inspection
  • Tree removal
  • Utility maintenance
  • Virtual staging
  • Wallpaper removal
  • Water heating repairs
  • Waterproofing
  • Window cleaning
  • Window replacements
  • Wine unit installation

Ahern + Kalmbach

Top 1% agents SF/Marin
500+ million sold
25+ years of experience

Ahern + Kalmbach is a top producing real estate team at compass with over $500 million in sales and ranked in the top 1% of agents in San francisco and Marin. We have consistently achieved record setting price per square foot sales for our sellers and we leave no stone unturned to find special properties for buyers looking for their ideal home.