Category Archives: News Items

Set the stage: Making your house shine can equal a quick sale (The Post and Courier)

Ask pretty much any real estate agent the No. 1 tip on getting your house ready to sell and you’ll get one word: declutter. Sometimes that’s easier said than done when you have kids, pets and 10 years’ worth of “stuff.” But if you’re putting your house on the market and want it to sell […]

Showhomes Reports Biggest Sales Month in Company History

   Showhomes, the Nashville-based home staging franchise, has made company history by posting the highest sales revenue since the brand’s inception. The company posted a total system revenue increase of 27 percent February year-over-year. “We’re very excited to announce our highest grossing month in the history of our 29-year-old company,” said Showhomes CEO Matt Kelton. […]

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. […]

Husband-Wife Team Find Perfect Fit with Showhomes of Little Rock

Dana and her husband Mark met at Ouachita Baptist University where they both majored in Mass Communications. Upon graduating, Mark joined the military and moved to California with Dana by his side. Mark was a personnel clerk who worked out of a battalion level office in California. After leaving the service, Mark worked several jobs […]

Showhomes listed as one of the "Top 5 companies hiring in the US right now" on Fox News

5 Companies Offering Career Opportunities The theme of looking for a job in 2015 is not just getting “a” job but finding work that can pay a decent wage. We’ve seen lower paying jobs come to the forefront of this job recovery (if you can call it that). My challenge for myself to serve you […]

Tampa Bay condos, townhomes that became rentals reconverting to condos (Tampa Bay Times)

On a sunny afternoon in mid Pinellas County, two moving vans lumber onto a narrow street of Back Bay at Carillon and start disgorging sofas, rugs and enough other stuff to fill a 3,000-square-foot townhouse. ”That’s gonna go straight through, right back to the family room,” Carol Ackerman instructs a mover wrestling an armchair through […]

Setting The Stage to Sell a Home (San Diego Union Tribune)

You may need to pinch yourself if you check out Joe Muscatel’s Poway home in the coming days. It may feel like yours as soon as you walk in, even though upward of $1.4 million stand between you and his property. That’s because the 4,900-square-foot single-story residence has been staged to engage any potential homebuyer. […]


ATLANTA — Craig Craft only sleeps on the left side of his queen-sized bed so as not to unduly muss it up. Most of the toiletries in the bathroom are unopened, high-end hotel samples. The closet hangers are perfectly spaced and angled just-so. An orange-mandarin scent tickles the nostrils. Each morning, at 7:30, Craft remakes the […]

This Staging Service Can Make Your House a Hot Property (Entrepreneur Magazine)

From the November 2014 issue of Entrepreneur If you make 10 percent less than asking price selling your Beanie Babies on eBay, it’s no big deal. But get less than you’re asking on a house? You could easily be out tens of thousands of dollars. That’s why realtors and home sellers turn to home staging, in which an […]

Want to avoid high insurance premiums for a vacant home? Try ‘home staging”

Check out what a leading insurance website has to say about the benefits of home staging: Whether you just bought a new home and have yet to sell your old one, or you’re going on a long vacation, a vacant home can lead to serious insurance problems. Your absence increases the likelihood of theft, vandalism and utility-related […]