Orlando, FL – Showhomes, America’s largest home staging provider, recently hosted their 2012 Annual Conference at the Coronado Springs Resort at Disney World in Orlando, FL. The conference brought together home stagers, franchise owners, sponsors and industry partners for education on how to become a home stager, successful business practices for the home based franchises, and networking and strengthening the company vision and morale.
The three day conference included a trade show, franchisee panel discussions, presentations on growth strategies by industry experts, and plenty of opportunities to make connections.
“It’s nice to get to connect with other franchise owners, and to look forward to growth,” says Jeff Ross, Franchise owner of the Little Rock and Memphis locations. “We can all help each other.”
The corporate team also presented awards to successful franchise owners, such as President’s Club Awards, Ambassador Awards and the Rising Star award. The prestigious Franchise of the Year Award was presented to the Fox Valley location and owner Michael and Janine Callahan.
“Showhomes is a company dedicated to providing its associates with the support they need to succeed,” says Matt Kelton, Chief Operating Officer of Showhomes. “A strong training and education structure is one of the most vital elements of the Showhomes Advantage. Like other national real estate organizations, our Annual Conference is considered ongoing education for both new and veteran franchisees. If you talk to any top performing franchisee they will tell you that some of their best ideas, best relationships, and most fun they have experienced at Showhomes have been at Conference.”
The conference celebrated the record year Showhomes had in 2011, when the company reported a year-to-date sales increase of 14%, and six out of the last seven years of double-digit growth, making it one of the best franchise opportunities available. Showhomes now has 72 locations in 24 states and is quickly expanding their coast to coast reach.
Showhomes is a member of the International Franchise Association and the Real Estate Association, and has been a top-ranked franchise by the Franchise Business Review. The company has been featured in such media outlets as: CNN, Oprah, HGTV, Travel Channel, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Money magazine to name a few.
For more information on Showhomes Home Staging, visit www.showhomes.com or call (615) 292-0892.