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Showhomes began in 1986 with the concept of helping home owners and their Realtors to sell vacant homes faster and for higher prices. We do this by offering a turn-key suite of services that involves whole-house furnishing, staging and design and live-in Home Managers that keep homes in show-to-sell condition.

We provide whole house furnishing and live-in Home Managers for vacant, upscale homes for sale. These homes are hard to sell vacant and are vulnerable to low-ball offers. We create an environment in the home that pushes emotional buttons and often results in list-price sales in a shorter amount of time.

Today Showhomes offers several new revenue sources. We offer traditional home staging for vacant homes, we offer home makeovers for occupied homes for sale, and home updating services. We now offer a much wider range of services to a broader market mix and our demand is higher than ever.

Enjoy Four Exciting Businesses in One Multi-Faceted Franchise
Home Management, Home Staging, Home Makeovers & Home Updating Services

In order for you to fully understand the strength of the Showhomes brand, we encourage you to check out some of our Franchisee Testimonials below.



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8 Steps to Owning Your Own Showhomes

1. Submit online Confidential Request for Consideration (RFC) and have initial introductory call.

2. Complete initial franchise questionnaire

3. Receive and review the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

4. Contact existing franchisees for validation

5. Visit Showhomes locations.

6. Review territory maps and demographics

7. Receive Showhomes approval.

8. Showhomes signing and begin the Ramp Up Process.

 

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National home staging company opens in Santa Fe (Albuquerque Business Journal)
Posted on Wednesday January 27, 2016

Even though home staging has been around for years in the residential real estate industry, until recently the practice had been considered an added expense only used when a homeowner’s furniture and taste was a bit unstylish. But now, even homeowners on trend with the latest decor are turning to home staging professionals to increase […]

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Showhomes Enjoying Real Estate Boom (1851 Magazine)
Posted on Thursday January 21, 2016

Over the past decade, Showhomes, America’s leader in home staging and design, has done its legwork to establish itself as what has been referenced as a “recession-proof” business. “Our original model was based around our Home Manager service,” said Showhomes COO Matt Kelton. “The recession between 2008 and 2011 was actually a great time for […]

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Triad couple finds success in staging homes for sale (Winston-Salem Journal)
Posted on Monday December 14, 2015

Nancy Jones had just served her husband, Robbie, breakfast in bed early one Sunday morning when they got a text message from a Realtor showing service that the house they lived in was about to be shown to potential buyers. The Joneses had 30 minutes to get out of the house. As Showhomes home managers, […]

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Showhomes Set to Make History with Record-Breaking 2015 Revenue
Posted on Tuesday December 08, 2015

Showhomes, the nation’s largest and most successful home staging franchise continued its record breaking charge through 2015 by posting the second highest month in sales revenue in nearly three decades of operation. The brand recorded an impressive $704,129 in revenue in October 2015, representing a 64 percent increase from the same month last year. Showhomes has […]

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How to live in a mansion for a fraction of the price (WFTS-Tampa Bay)
Posted on Wednesday December 02, 2015

TAMPA – Robert and Dareda Mueller live in a $900,000 home in Tampa for about $1,200 per month. Rent in the neighborhood would normally run about $5,000.  The couple won’t stay in the home for long, because they are house managers. The couple lives in the home while it’s on the real estate market. “We […]

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Showhomes Top 10 FAQ

  • 1. What is the initial Investment?

    The total investment to open a Showhomes franchise ranges from $45,300 to $78,000

  • 2. How much money can I make?

    Once you've completed our online application and successfully completed an initial interview, we will provide you with our Franchise Disclosure Document which contains a section titled "Financial Performance Representations" (FPR). The FPR discloses franchisee-level financial information for locations open at least three years. This information was voluntarily submitted by our franchisees. The disclosed information includes gross sales revenue only

  • 3. How long before I start to make money?

    Since there are so many variables that go into answering this question, we do not ask our franchise owners to attempt to answer it; therefore we can't provide it to you. One of the major variables when calculating "time to cash flow positive" is debt service. Some franchisees open with no debt, while on the other end of the spectrum, other franchisees may take out loans for 70% to 75% of the total investment required. Again, we encourage you to speak with our existing and/or former franchisees to learn more about the length of time it took them to reach the point where their franchise was cash flow positive.

  • 4. How long does it take to open a franchise?

    In general, 3-6 months is typical, but it will vary depending on a number of factors. Since there is no "brick and mortar" location to build-out our franchises traditionally are faster to open up.

  • 5. Is this a full time or absentee franchise model?

    Showhomes is a hands-on business and we require that you have adequate staff to run the business. You are allowed to have a full time General Manager run the business as long as you have a total of 2 (two) full time equivalents on staff. Over 90% of our franchisees are full time.

  • 6. Do I need to be an interior designer or home stager to run this business?

    No. More than 50% of our franchisees didn't know how to stage a home when they joined our system. We offer a home staging certification as part of your training with Showhomes. You also will be managing a team of stagers over time.

  • 7. Do I Need an Office?

    No. Over 90% of our franchisees work from a home office set-up. Over time you may choose to have warehouse space that includes an office but it is not a requirement.

  • 8. How much competition is there for home staging?

    The staging industry is extremely fragmented with a majority of competitors being small locally owned businesses. Showhomes has a unique niche in that we offer the broadest range of services of any staging organization. In looking at the total numbers of homes for sale today and the demand for staging this is an industry that is extremely under served.

  • 9. Do I need to be a Realtor to own a Showhomes franchise?

    Access to local multiple listing service systems, home office lock box keys, and membership in a local board of realtors are essential to you in developing the Showhomes Business. For these reasons, we require that you hire or affiliate with a licensed real estate broker or agent if you do not hold one of these designations.

  • 10. What are Showhomes royalties?

    10% of gross sales


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