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Showhomes Looks to Lock Up Florida

Showhomes has a long track record of success in the Sunshine State. Founded in 1986, the company’s first franchise location was in Florida and set the stage for decades of continued success in the region. “This is a great place for us to develop for many reasons, but one of the most obvious is that new […]

Showhomes: America’s One-Stop Shop for Home Staging

Showhomes, America’s leader in home staging for nearly 30 years, is helping motivated sellers close more quickly – and for top dollar – through a streamlined strategy previously unseen in the market. For the first time, one expert can now guide homeowners and their Realtors® through the entire sales preparation process, from updating to staging, […]

Showhomes Sets Personal Bests in First Half of 2015

Profits Showhomes Sets Personal Bests in First Half of 2015 Home staging and design company sees strong Q2. Showhomes, with a nearly 30-year success record in home staging, has reached new milestones for growth following a strong first half of 2015. Following an impressive 26 percent year-over-year increase in April, Showhomes’ momentum continued through May […]

Triad home staging franchisee experiences record-breaking first year (Triad Business Journal)

The owners of a local home staging franchise location are being recognized for a record-breaking first year in terms of revenue. Local Showhomes franchisees owners Nancy and Robbie Jones brought in $150,000 in revenue — double the first-year goal — from January to July and are on track to hit the $300,000 mark by year’s end, Nancy Jones said. Last week, […]

HOME STAGING IS THE NEW NORMAL AS REAL ESTATE FRANCHISE STAYS HOT (Memphis Business Journal)

Selling a home can be difficult, but a national company with a strong Mid-South presence has helped expedite the process for decades.  Showhomes, a home-staging business founded in 1986 and based in Nashville, offers everything from home manager staging to traditional staging to makeovers and updates.   Matt Kelton, chief operating officer for Showhomes, said the […]

Showhomes Reaches New Heights as Franchise Experiences Strongest Results in Company History

Thriving brand posts 29 percent increase in total revenue year-to-date, celebrates biggest month in June.  Showhomes, the almost 30-year-old leader in home staging, enters Q3 with confidence after achieving an all-time high in total revenue for the first half of 2015. The franchise reported a 29 percent year-over-year increase in overall revenue. The brand experienced […]

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 […]

DIY: Home staging can mean a quicker sold sign (Winston-Salem Journal)

In real estate sales, maximizing profits often means maximizing the product. Home buyers generally want to see fresh, clean, updated homes that are move-in ready with plenty of appeal — from the curb to door and throughout the house. But this doesn’t happen without effort. As homes age, they can appear drab and worn. Sellers […]

3 proven tips to stage your home to sell (The Houston Business Journal)

Staging a home for sale can pay off big for Realtors and homeowners. On average, redecorating and remodeling a home can bring three times the return on investment at closing, according to Greg Williams, a new owner of ShowhomesHouston. “(Staging) helps homes sell faster and for more money,” Williams said.  Williams and his partner Steven Cook are the new […]

Emotional connection competing with price as biggest driver in real estate market

Dollars and cents may be the most important factor when buying some products, but a home is not one of them. In fact, a recent survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC revealed that since 2014, more than one quarter of home sellers are twice as likely to select an offer on their property based on emotion […]