Category Archives: Franchisee Profiles

For Real Estate Agents And Brokers, Becoming A Showhomes Franchisee Is A Natural Next Step

When Showhomes, the nation’s largest and most successful home staging franchise, decides to bring its concept to a new community, it first looks for the right franchisee. The brand’s selection process takes the basics into account, like whether or not prospective owners have the appropriate financial capability and skill set required to run their own […]

Showhomes Idaho Franchisee to Know: Mary MacDougal Abajian

After a successful 25-year career in the law, Mary MacDougal Abajian was ready for the next phase of her life – bringing her passion for home design to the forefront while providing her family with a new opportunity Mary MacDougal Abajian has deep roots in Idaho. Born and raised in the Gem State, she attended […]

Showhomes Continues its Strategic Growth Initiative with Expansion into Santa Fe

Franchisees Elisa and Brandon Macomber found a perfect blend of their talents and passions in an opportunity with Showhomes Elisa and Brandon Macomber have been married for three years and have merged a combination of life and professional experience that has lead them to purchasing and opening their brand new Showhomes. Having grown up in […]

National home staging company opens in Santa Fe (Albuquerque Business Journal)

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 […]

Triad couple finds success in staging homes for sale (Winston-Salem Journal)

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, […]

Showhomes Central Houston:They set the stage for selling a house (The Houston Chronicle)

Greg Williams would argue it takes a lot more to sell a house than hiring a real estate agent, putting away the clutter and sticking a sign in the yard. Other things can be done in certain rooms that will resonate with potential buyers when they walk through during a private tour or an open […]

Showhomes Fox Valley Success Story- A Whole Lot to Show for It

Spend less, make more. It’s such a simple concept but, like most things in the real world, it’s easier said than done. Not so for some franchisees who recognized a low-cost opportunity in the crowded franchise industry and through hard work, dedication and following the brand’s blueprint, have been able to turn a low-cost investment […]

From Wall Street to Award Winning Stagers

Carol Ackerman and her husband, Barry, met in 1974 while working in the finance industry. Carol has always had a passion for design but with the security the finance industry provided, she found it difficult to walk away and pursue her dream. Her husband on the other hand, a born and bred New Yorker, spent […]

Franchisee Success: How Jim and Kaye Biby Became Successful with Showhomes

Husband-and-wife team Jim and Kaye Biby of Jacksonville, Florida celebrated their highest grossing month ever in June, since purchasing their Showhomes franchise location in 2006. “Over the past several months we’ve rolled out a few new marketing initiatives, but above and beyond marketing, we rely on referrals,” Kaye said. “Over the years we’ve continually provided […]

Finding a Franchise Where a Banker and a Decorator Can Work Together (Entrepreneur Magazine)

Mike Callahan’s corporate career was focused on finance before he became a franchise consultant. However, even with his extensive experience in the industry, it took him a while to realize there was a franchise that would utilize both his financial knowledge and his wife’s design skills. Then, the couple discovered Showhomes, a home staging company. […]