Tag Archives: home staging

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. […]

Husband-Wife Team Find Perfect Fit with Showhomes of Little Rock

Dana and her husband Mark met at Ouachita Baptist University where they both majored in Mass Communications. Upon graduating, Mark joined the military and moved to California with Dana by his side. Mark was a personnel clerk who worked out of a battalion level office in California. After leaving the service, Mark worked several jobs […]

More Luxury, Less Privacy For People Living In Show Homes (CBS Minneapolis)

Showhomes Minneapolis’ Home Manager program was featured on WCCO Channel 4 News this week on the 10PM News.  Home managers live in luxury houses at discounted prices, but must open their homes to potential buyers at a moment’s notice, reports Natalie Nyhus. Click here to see the feature:

Finding the Perfect Family Business Opportunity

Lorelie Brown always placed a high priority on her family, career and education, and her growing Showhomes franchise has complemented and supported all three.  Brown began her college career at Columbia College in South Carolina when she was only 16 years old. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in business administration at the age of 19, […]