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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 […]

Tips For Making Your House Desirable For Buyers (WCCO-CBS Minneapolis)

Selling your house? Karen Geller with Showhomes Minneapolis gives a few tips on how to stage your house to sell, Kylie Bearse reports (3:10). WCCO Mid-Morning  Click here to see the feature e.

Expert provides tips on setting your home apart when selling (WBTW-CBS Myrtle Beach, SC)

Showhomes Grand Strand was featured on the CBS affiliate in Myrtle Beach, SC providing how to prepare you home to sell faster and for more money. “Right now there are more than 3,600 homes on the market in the Myrtle Beach area alone and thousands more throughout the WBTW area. If you really want to […]

3 simple showcasing tips to get your home sold faster (KCRA NBC Sacramento)

Showhomes Folsom Lake was featured on the NBC affiliate in Sacramento, CA showing the keys to getting your home sold faster and for money. Click here to see the feature: