Category Archives: News Items

Local companies create dream room for teen leukemia survivor (Mountain Xpress)

Local Keller Williams realtor Nona Armour first met Megan Vess about 4-6 weeks back, she estimates. Right away, Armour says, she noticed the 13-year-old girl is “just a really strong kid.” In early 2013, Megan, her mother Amber, her father and three siblings moved from Johnson City, Tenn., to Marion, N.C., into a two-story modular home. The upper floor was unfinished when the family moved […]

Showhomes Posts Biggest Quarter in 29-Year History, Celebrates Franchisees at Annual Convention

Thriving Franchise Posts 28 Percent Increase in Q1 Revenue, Achieves Best Sales via Diverse Revenue Streams  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Showhomes, the almost 30-year-old leader in home staging, entered Q2 with confidence after achieving an all-time high in quarterly revenue of $1,663,780, an increase of 28 percent year-over-year. Showhomes also achieved its biggest month in the brand’s […]

Showhomes Strikes a Balance Between Low Costs, Scalability (1851 Magazine)

Leading home staging franchise appeals to franchisees with unique opportunity. Value is a term bandied about by many franchise brands, but as the nation’s largest home staging company, Showhomes is able to put its money where its mouth is. In this case, that means franchisees being able to keep more of their own money in their pockets. […]

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. […]