Showhomes Home Staging Makes Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual List of Low-Cost Franchises
Franchises costing less than $50,000 to start gaining popularity
With the economy struggling to recover and the housing market showing little life, one franchise industry sector has a healthy pulse: franchises that cost $50,000 or less to start.
Entrepreneur Magazine, considered by many as the bible for small business owners, listed Showhomes Home Staging on its annual low-cost list of franchises to watch.
Here’s what the magazine said about the low-investment sector:
The economic conditions of the last few years have caused a bit of a conundrum. More and more people are looking to take their careers into their own hands by becoming entrepreneurs, while less and less financing has been made available to help those dreams come true.
One solution? Businesses with startup costs low enough that they don’t need financing. And the franchise world has been all too happy to provide such opportunities. In the following listing, you’ll find 195 companies in categories ranging from automotive services to children’s businesses, home improvements to travel agencies–all of which you can get off the ground for less than $50,000.
Showhomes is a top rated franchise, ranked highly on Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list and ranked as a Top 50 Franchise by the Franchise Business Review.
Showhomes has a unique twist on traditional home staging: it uses live-in ‘Home Managers’ to occupy and help stage vacant houses while they are on the market and for sale. Live-in Home Managers make a big difference in how well a home shows and typically produce higher sales prices in much shorter times.
Best of all, Showhomes approach to home staging costs homeowners less than traditional stagers and most fees can be paid at closing. As a result, Showhomes has increased the number of banks it works with and is expecting its seventh year of increasing revenue. Showhomes is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has helped homeowners and their Realtors sell an estimated 26,000 homes.
Quick facts about a Showhomes home staging franchise:
Franchise Fee: $34,900
Total Estimated Investment Begins At: $43,800
Financing Available: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes
Royalty Rate: 10%
National Ad Fund: 2%
Territory Definition: Zip Codes
Want to learn more? Fill out the request information form and attend an informational webinar to see if Showhomes is a fit for you.