Tag Archives: home staging

Live-in caretakers to help sell luxury homes (Fox Business)

Showhomes home manager Calvenn Starre and Showhomes San Diego President Lisa Gulliver on the growing popularityof hiring live-in managers to care for homes on the market.  Check out the live interview with Gerri Willis on The Willis Report: http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/willis-report/videos#p/157870/v/3739103863001    

Home staging becoming more important for a sale as real estate rebounds

Dewey and Judy Baldwin’s Realtor told them not to expect a quick turnaround when they put their home up for sale in January. But with only a couple of weak nibbles by the end of July, the couple decided to do what an increasing number of homesellers are doing nationally. They called a home stager, […]

Live in a multimillion-dollar home for $2,500 (CNN Money)

The Starres aren’t movie stars, but they live like it — for a fraction of the cost. They’re “hired” by Showhomes, a Nashville company that helps sell high-end homes. It preps the homes to look “lived in”… by finding people to actually live in them, at a very discounted rate. Currently, there are 200 home […]

From Road Warrior to Home Staging Entrepreneur

Charity Keefer (36) was born and raised in Lynn, Indiana and moved to South Carolina in 1997 where she graduated from the College of Charleston with a BS in Business Administration in 2001. Upon graduation, Charity worked for one year at UPS conducting outside sales. She has spent the past 11 years selling pharmaceuticals. Her […]

4 Secrets for Growing Your Business (Inc Magazine)

There is more to expanding a company than simply relieving a customer’s pain point. Here’s what you need to know Spot a pain point. Relieve it. Then do it again. That’s the trick to starting a business, right? Yes, but one of the keys to growing your business is replicating a product or service–and ensuring enough people […]

Living in luxury: Home managers happily pay rent to care for fabulous houses on the market

GREAT SITUATION Buzz Thomas has been a home manager for the past five years. He’s currently working with Showhomes Jacksonville.  One of the best things for him, Thomas said, is that he’s had an opportunity to live in some of the area’s most prestigious neighborhoods. He’s currently getting settled into his Queens Harbour home after […]

The Newest Staging Strategy: Live-In Home Staging

Showhomes Featured in Zillow Is the solution to selling a home quickly renting it out? Showhomes Home Staging in Tampa, FL isn’t your typical home staging company: one strategy they use to get homes off the market faster is enlisting a resident to live in and take care of the home while it’s on the market. […]

“Ghost Tenants” Live in Luxury Homes at Apartment Prices

  The Mueller Family lives together in a 4,800 square foot Tampa, Florida home, but they only pay $1,200 in rent every month. (Photo courtesy of the Mueller Family)   Bob and Dareda Mueller used to own a large, beautiful home on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. “We were in a golfing community, we […]

Live-in managers a plus when selling luxury homes

Luxury homes that are vacant can be hard to sell. Plus, they are at greater risk for break-ins. Kelli Reed is a modern-day nomad. She lives in a for-sale six-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot luxury lakefront home that is decorated with her own furniture, paying a fraction of the typical rent. When the home gets a buyer, she’ll […]

Showhomes Featured on Marketplace

Humans make a house for sale feel more like home   (Eric Mennel/Marketplace) Cora Blinsman pays $1,100 a month on a $430,000 home. But she can be forced to move out at a moment’s notice. A home for sale in Newport Coast, occupied by real live people. About a year ago, Cora Blinsman’s mom passed […]