Category Archives: News Items

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 […]

More Luxury, Less Privacy For People Living In Show Homes (CBS Minneapolis)

Showhomes Minneapolis’ Home Manager program was featured on WCCO Channel 4 News this week on the 10PM News.  Home managers live in luxury houses at discounted prices, but must open their homes to potential buyers at a moment’s notice, reports Natalie Nyhus. Click here to see the feature:

How to Best Market Your Home for Sale (The American Dream)

Showhomes San Diego North Coast was featured on “The American Dream” TV Show   Top Realtors Glen Henderson and Shannon Keatley discuss how to best market your home for sale, and how they use Lisa Gulliver, owner of Showhomes, to help make the sale fast and for the top dollar.  Click here to see the great […]

Quality Staging DOES Matter! (Showhomes Charleston Blog)

As a home staging professional, I take my job seriously. It is my full-time career as it is for many other stagers like me who work tirelessly to create well-designed spaces to help agents and homeowners sell properties. Most of us have invested in our businesses, trained and received our staging certifications, joined professional groups […]


Home stagers serve as stand-ins for those looking to sell vacant homes, giving these homes that lived-in look that help speed along the home-selling process … as long as they are tidy. When Calvenn Starre moved from Orange County to San Diego, he immediately looked for a home in Rancho Santa Fe, a community he had […]

Local Renters Find Way To Pay Fraction Of Cost To Live In Multimillion-Dollar Homes (CBS LA)

NEWPORT BEACH ( — Five bedrooms, six baths, an entertainer’s back yard with sweeping views, an outdoor fireplace and 4,000-square-feet of luxury. You won’t believe what the couple who lives in this Newport Beach home is paying for it all. Janiell and Adrian Vashon aren’t your normal renters; they work as home managers with a company calledShowhomes. “[We pay] $2,950-a-month […]