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The Today Show Features Showhomes!

‘Model families’ live like human props to help sell luxury homes The Mueller family once owned seven homes and a bed and breakfast. Today, they work minimum-wage jobs — but they’re still living large.  The family from Tampa, Florida, is part of a growing real estate trend in which people move into empty luxury homes […]

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!) […]

Ad Exec Switches Career Path to Pursue True Passion

Larry Taylor, 63, has lived in Texas all his life. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where he studied journalism. Upon graduation, Larry entered the ad industry where he started and sold his own ad company Taylor Spier to Young and Rubicam, the largest ad company at the time. He then moved […]

Setting the Stage: Showhomes Franchisee Marisa Salas

BY ASHLEY MARTENS June 19th, 2014   Born and raised in Miami, Marisa Salas has a knack for business and a keen eye for detail. After helping expand her family’s jewelry Marisa Salas business, she was entrusted to manage the second location and successfully did so for nine years.  After finding her husband and starting […]

Even Dave Ramsey Loves Home Staging!

4 Insider Tricks to Sell Your Home on a Tight Timeline Selling your home can be stressful under normal circumstances. But add a deadline to the mix, and your blood pressure spikes just thinking about it. Perhaps the clock’s ticking because your company transferred you to a new city or you’re following your dream to […]

Leaving Retail For A More Flexible Life

Marisa Salas was born and raised in Miami. Her family moved to the United States from Cuba in the 1960s and began a jewelry business. Marisa helped expand the business from one location to two and managed the second location for nine years. Marisa moved to New York where she met and married her husband. […]

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. […]

Breaking Free From Corporate America to Chase a Passion

Karen Galler grew up in Green Bay and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management information systems from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1990. Following her graduation, Galler joined Carlson Companies, a franchisor in the hotel, restaurants and travel industries. She started as a programmer in the marketing division and made her […]

From High School Sweethearts to Franchise Partners

Husband and wife team, Mike and Janine Callahan are using their background and their individual strengths to make their Fox Valley Showhomes a success. The Callahan’s are high school sweethearts who have been together for nearly 38 years. Mike was a former mortgage broker and Janine’s background is in design and décor. After Mike retired, […]

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 […]