Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Marketing Strategy for Vacant Houses that Works in a Slow Real Estate Market

Vacant houses are a tough sell in any market and getting them to stand out in the minds of Realtors can be equally difficult. Showhomes Home Staging is shining the spotlight on the dilemma by hosting successful open houses specifically tailored to Realtors and brokers. The highly effective events take place onsite at previously vacant […]

Real Estate Professionals Turn to Showhomes Home Staging for Lucrative Career Switch

It’s no secret that the economic tumble of 2008 hurt many professionals in the real estate industry — Realtors, mortgage brokers, contractors and home builders among them. Many have scaled back their careers, left them altogether or are searching for a related alternative. For many, Showhomes Home Staging has emerged as a profitable career option. […]

Homeowners Turn to ‘Home Staging with a Twist’ to Sell Distressed Properties

Homeowners wanting to sell face a daunting set of circumstances: How do they get the most value for their property in a market that’s focused on deep discounts and bargain basement shopping? Many homeowners are turning to Showhomes Home Staging, a Nashville-based franchise company that specializes in staging high-end vacant houses. Realtors and homeowners who […]

Showhomes Home Staging Makes Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual List of Low-Cost Franchises

Franchises costing less than $50,000 to start gaining popularity With the economy struggling to recover and the housing market showing little life, one franchise industry sector has a healthy pulse: franchises that cost $50,000 or less to start. Entrepreneur Magazine, considered by many as the bible for small business owners, listed Showhomes Home Staging on […]

Showhomes Home Staging Celebrates a Quarter of a Century Staging Homes

Cutting-edge home staging pioneer marks 25th anniversary When Showhomes Home Staging launched in 1986, few people understood what home staging was, much less the critical role it played in selling a house faster and for a higher price. The Nashville-based franchisor changed all that with its dynamic ‘home staging with a twist’ concept that combines […]

Showhomes Home Staging Ranked in Top 50 Franchise Companies by Franchise Business Review

Showhomes has industry high franchise owner satisfaction For the third year in a row, the Franchise Business Review ranked Showhomes Home Staging one of the Top 50 franchise systems based on franchise owner satisfaction. The Franchise 50 – 2011 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards ranked franchisors by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction. The Top 50 […]

Showhomes Home Staging: 5 Reasons Vacant Houses are Hard to Sell

Showhomes Home Staging helps homeowners win the beauty contest Musty smelling, bare-walled, vandal-prone properties just don’t sell. Last year of the estimated 130 million housing units in the United States, 11.3 percent or some 14 million stood vacant according to the U.S. Census. A large portion of these houses are vacant and for sale, leading […]

Showhomes Featured in Nashville Ledger

Staging a house for sale with furniture is nothing new. Putting real people in the picture is another story. Spacious four-bedroom executive home in upscale Nashville neighborhood. Monthly rate: Too good to be true. The catch? You have to keep the house spotless and be ready to disappear with 30 minutes notice. It’s home staging […]