Showhomes Home Staging Ranked in Top 50 Franchise Companies by Franchise Business Review
Showhomes has industry high franchise owner satisfaction
For the third year in a row, the Franchise Business Review ranked Showhomes Home Staging one of the Top 50 franchise systems based on franchise owner satisfaction.
The Franchise 50 – 2011 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards ranked franchisors by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction. The Top 50 ranking puts Showhomes in a select group of the best franchise companies in the country, and only companies with excellent fundamentals, great financial position and high franchise owner satisfaction scores earn a spot.“
“This is the most important award in franchising,” said Matt Kelton, Showhomes’ COO. “Over 80 percent of our owners said they would make the decision to purchase a Showhomes franchise again.”
Showhomes provides a twist on traditional home staging, using live-in Home Managers to occupy and help stage vacant houses so they are kept in perfect show condition. Showhomes’ whole house staging dramatically improves the speed and price of a home sale and with millions of vacant houses on the market, Showhomes is poised for additional growth.
The ranking comes as the home staging pioneer celebrates its 25th anniversary. Showhomes started staging homes in 1986 long before widespread use of home staging in real estate and has evolved into a national franchise system with more than 70 locations.
“Franchisee satisfaction is one of the most important criteria to consider before investing in any franchise system,” said Franchise Business Review President, Eric Stites. “Very few franchise companies have achieved such high ratings from their franchisees, which puts Showhomes in a very elite class of franchise opportunities.”
“Showhomes is a unique franchise that fills an important niche,” said Linda Saavedra, owner of the Showhomes Tampa location. “I’m very happy with my business, and I believe it is one of the best franchises to open.”
Showhomes Home Staging has become one of the largest providers of home staging services in the country, and the sagging real estate market has driven the sales of new franchises. Showhomes has had four years of double-digit growth and posted a staggering 88 percent increase in 2010 in corporate revenue both from existing operations and franchise sales.
“2010 was a record year for us,” Kelton said. “This ranking comes after Entrepreneur Magazine ranked us highly in its annual Top 500 franchise list and we were listed as a top low-investment franchise by the Franchise Business review and one of the leading real estate franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.”
For more information about the Showhomes home staging franchise, visit www.showhomesfranchise.com.