New Showhomes Home Staging Franchise in Charleston Hosts Launch
Real Estate News
Local couple to run Charleston home staging company
Jan 8, 2011
An Isle of Palms husband and wife have lined up the Charleston home staging franchise for a company that ensures houses for sale look their best when shoppers visit.
Lorelie D. Brown and her spouse Coy Brown head up Showhomes Charleston, which will serve Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.
“We’re here to create major buzz about a home by staging it perfectly and offering short-term live-in ‘home managers’ to keep the home showroom ready for viewing at a moment’s notice,” says Lorelie Brown, franchise owner.
“Our homes get top dollar; our service is free to the Realtor and the homeowner is only charged a small fee,” Coy Brown says.
The Browns live on the Isle of Palms with their three children, ages 11, 10 and 8.
Coy Brown, who graduated from The Citadel with a business administration degree, has been involved in information technology and construction. Lorelie Brown has a business administration degree from Columbia College and has worked in marketing and communications.
Showhomes Franchise Corp. says it posted record revenues in 2008 and 2009. Many of its operations “are beating local market conditions by as much as 50 percent, fueling the company’s growth and setting the stage for the success of new franchises,” it says.
“Charleston is an incredibly appealing housing market with gorgeous homes, but, like most of the rest of the country, its higher end homes -– especially the vacant ones -– have been languishing on the market,” says Bert Lyles, chief executive. “Showhomes is a game changer and the Browns are a skilled and motivated couple who care about their community.”
Founded in 1986, Nashville-based Showhomes has 75 franchises in 24 states. The company says it has helped Realtors and homeowners sell more than 26,000 homes worth more than $8.5 billion nationwide.
For more information, contact Lorelie Brown at (843) 991-6446 or visit www.showhomes.com.