Tag Archives: bank owned homes

Showhomes Unique Model Featured on NPR

Temporary Tenants Give Luxury Homes A Lived-In Look Alan Shuminer lives on two acres of land in a house with a current list price of $3.3 million in Miami — and he only pays $2,600 a month. He is a home manager for Showhomes, a home staging company. Bernie Schupbach needed to sell his home […]

Fear running short of cash in retirement? What to do

Rodney Brooks, USA TODAY One of our biggest fears is that we haven’t saved enough for retirement.  It’s time to stop worrying about it and start doing something. The fact is, there are a growing number of options. The answer may not necessarily be working in your current job through retirement. Many of us don’t […]

The Washington Post Discovered Our Secret!

One company’s secret to home staging? The human element. When selling a home, the smallest details can make the biggest difference. Bake a batch of cookies before a showing. Make sure the place is spotless. And — oh right yes, sorry — don’t forget about the “human props.” A home staging company has been using actual (real-life!) […]

A Career Gamble That Paid Off

Brenda Hendryx, 49, came to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend college at Oral Roberts University where she received a BA in social work. Upon graduation, Brenda became a licensed nursing home administrator and has been in the industry for the past 17 years. She most recently served as the Executive Director at Southern Hills Retirement Community. […]

Showhomes Featured in Nashville Post

  Matt Kelton is chief operating officer of Nashville-based Showhomes Franchise Corp., the parent of home staging franchise company Showhomes. The company has 60 franchise offices in 20 states and is transitioning this year to provide expanded services. Post Managing Editor William Williams briefly chatted with Kelton to get his take on the business. WW: The […]

Wanna get happy? Forget therapy and put your money into staging

Those who have remodeled or redecorated in the last two years say they are happier (74 percent), more relaxed (51 percent) and tidier (35 percent) at home.  Big windows and comfortable furniture top the list (74 and 70 percent, respectively) of what makes people happiest about their homes.  The happiest rooms of the home are […]

An Entrepreneurs Story-Donna Muelver

Marty Barnes from The Entrepreneur Source recently wrote a great blog post about one of our long term franchisees Donna Muelver.  Great overview of the fascinating people that are part of the Showhomes family. “Our Entrepreneur this month wasn’t looking for a franchise and had little interest in owning one. But sometimes the franchise just […]

Secrets on How to Sell Your Home Faster

When selling your house, it might seem obvious that you should pick your dirty clothes up off your bedroom floor. Not so, says Realtor Joe Finnerty, of Prudential Patt, White Real Estate. Finnerty and his clients encounter homes with dirty dishes in the sink and an overflowing cat litter box. “A part of you wonders: Did […]

3 Real Solutions for the Vacant House Problem

3 real solutions to help solve the Vacant House Won’t Sell problem owners and Realtors have There are many houses on the market that are currently sitting vacant all across the country.  Many are foreclosures, short sales and bank owned properties, but thousands upon thousands that are owned by traditional sellers who are current on their […]

Is My Vacant Home Covered by Insurance?

We have a guest blog from a Broker with interesting information about how vacant homes are affected in regards to general liability insurance. Insurance companies are so concerned about the added risks of a vacant home, that they often will cancel a policy midterm and not even wait for the renewal date.  Showhomes solves the […]