Tag Archives: home staging

Triad home staging franchisee experiences record-breaking first year (Triad Business Journal)

The owners of a local home staging franchise location are being recognized for a record-breaking first year in terms of revenue. Local Showhomes franchisees owners Nancy and Robbie Jones brought in $150,000 in revenue — double the first-year goal — from January to July and are on track to hit the $300,000 mark by year’s end, Nancy Jones said. Last week, […]

Showhomes Reaches New Heights as Franchise Experiences Strongest Results in Company History

Thriving brand posts 29 percent increase in total revenue year-to-date, celebrates biggest month in June.  Showhomes, the almost 30-year-old leader in home staging, enters Q3 with confidence after achieving an all-time high in total revenue for the first half of 2015. The franchise reported a 29 percent year-over-year increase in overall revenue. The brand experienced […]

From Wall Street to Award Winning Stagers

Carol Ackerman and her husband, Barry, met in 1974 while working in the finance industry. Carol has always had a passion for design but with the security the finance industry provided, she found it difficult to walk away and pursue her dream. Her husband on the other hand, a born and bred New Yorker, spent […]

Franchisee Success: How Jim and Kaye Biby Became Successful with Showhomes

Husband-and-wife team Jim and Kaye Biby of Jacksonville, Florida celebrated their highest grossing month ever in June, since purchasing their Showhomes franchise location in 2006. “Over the past several months we’ve rolled out a few new marketing initiatives, but above and beyond marketing, we rely on referrals,” Kaye said. “Over the years we’ve continually provided […]

DIY: Home staging can mean a quicker sold sign (Winston-Salem Journal)

In real estate sales, maximizing profits often means maximizing the product. Home buyers generally want to see fresh, clean, updated homes that are move-in ready with plenty of appeal — from the curb to door and throughout the house. But this doesn’t happen without effort. As homes age, they can appear drab and worn. Sellers […]

3 proven tips to stage your home to sell (The Houston Business Journal)

Staging a home for sale can pay off big for Realtors and homeowners. On average, redecorating and remodeling a home can bring three times the return on investment at closing, according to Greg Williams, a new owner of ShowhomesHouston. “(Staging) helps homes sell faster and for more money,” Williams said.  Williams and his partner Steven Cook are the new […]

Emotional connection competing with price as biggest driver in real estate market

Dollars and cents may be the most important factor when buying some products, but a home is not one of them. In fact, a recent survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC revealed that since 2014, more than one quarter of home sellers are twice as likely to select an offer on their property based on emotion […]

Local companies create dream room for teen leukemia survivor (Mountain Xpress)

Local Keller Williams realtor Nona Armour first met Megan Vess about 4-6 weeks back, she estimates. Right away, Armour says, she noticed the 13-year-old girl is “just a really strong kid.” In early 2013, Megan, her mother Amber, her father and three siblings moved from Johnson City, Tenn., to Marion, N.C., into a two-story modular home. The upper floor was unfinished when the family moved […]

Set the stage: Making your house shine can equal a quick sale (The Post and Courier)

Ask pretty much any real estate agent the No. 1 tip on getting your house ready to sell and you’ll get one word: declutter. Sometimes that’s easier said than done when you have kids, pets and 10 years’ worth of “stuff.” But if you’re putting your house on the market and want it to sell […]

Showhomes Reports Biggest Sales Month in Company History

   Showhomes, the Nashville-based home staging franchise, has made company history by posting the highest sales revenue since the brand’s inception. The company posted a total system revenue increase of 27 percent February year-over-year. “We’re very excited to announce our highest grossing month in the history of our 29-year-old company,” said Showhomes CEO Matt Kelton. […]