Born and raised in Miami, Marisa Salas has a knack for business and a keen eye for detail. After helping expand her family’s jewelry
business, she was entrusted to manage the second location and successfully did so for nine years. After finding her husband and starting a family, Marisa was ready to get back into the workforce, but was not quite sure what she wanted to do.
Marisa’s husband came to her one day with a handful of franchises that he discovered at a local franchise expo in Miami. After reviewing the options, Marisa was drawn to theShowhomes business model and immediately fell in love with the brand. Founded in 1986, Showhomes has helped Realtors® and homeowners sell more than 25,000 residential properties worth more than $8.5 billion, by transforming high-end vacant houses into fully-furnished, inviting, valued Showhomes.
When asked about her most memorable success story, Marisa explaines, “I have staged numerous historic homes, including those in the Coral Gable area as well as Alfred Browning Parker homes as well.” (For those of you who do not know, Alfred Browning Parker studied under famed architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright).
Below are photos of a house that Salas staged that was originally designed by Browning in the 1950s. Salas said, “The natural elements such as repurposed wood, original Cuban wooden windows/doors and coral rock details made a very unique house, which made it difficult for buyers to envision the full potential of the house.” Once Salas staged it, the house came to life and the full beauty and potential was revealed, leading to multiple offers.
Currently serving prominent communities in 20 states, Showhomes is a rapidly expanding franchise system with 65 offices nationwide. Boasting the expertise of long-time real estate and interior design professionals, Showhomes is a one-stop-shop for home staging, home redesign, “One-Day Makeover’s” for currently occupied homes and its proprietary Home Manager program – a proven model to get upscale vacant homes off the market, faster. Learn more about Showhomes franchising opportunities.