Showhomes Posts Double Digit Growth for 2007

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Showhomes Calls Business 'Shining Success Story'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(March 13)--After several years of an amazing boom, real estate markets all
across the country have slowed to a trickle of what they had been in
previous years. Homes have become much harder to sell, there are more
homes on the market than at any time in history and these homes are
taking far longer to sell.

Showhomes, America's Largest Home Staging Company, has been a ray
of light in the otherwise gloomy market. Showhomes helps home owners
sell high-end vacant homes and has experienced record growth as a
result.

"Showhomes' unique strategy of staging and helping Realtors market
vacant luxury homes produces real results," said Matt Kelton, chief
operating officer for Showhomes Franchise Corporation. "We are proud
to announce that the company experienced 45 percent revenue growth
last year. In the last three years, the company has been experiencing
rapid growth, almost tripling its same store revenue. In addition, the
Showhomes franchise system is growing rapidly as we add new units."
Staged Home, Paradise Valley

Showhomes has dramatically beaten market conditions - with staged
Showhomes selling as much as 50 percent faster than comparable
vacants, Kelton said. The company's service is high in demand because
there are more houses for sale today than at any point in U.S.
history, and there are more vacant homes for sale now than ever
before.

Showhomes - known as America's largest home staging company -
began its operations in 1986 and started franchising in 1994. It
currently has 25 franchises in 19 states, and has recently been listed
as one of the hot franchising trends for 2008, Kelton said.
Showhomes Franchise Owners at Conference 
   Selling a vacant house in any market can be a challenge. Vacant
homes take much longer to sell than occupied homes and often sell for
10-20 percent below list price. Buyers have trouble visualizing their
furniture in a vacant home and in a slow real estate market like today
flooded with inventory, vacant houses simply get passed over in favor
of more welcoming homes. Good taste and beautiful furniture and well
thought out design enables buyers to visualize a furnished and
decorated Showhome as their own home.
Minneapolis Staged Home 
    For more information about Showhomes, please visit
www.showhomes.com.

Showhomes Franchise Corporation
Matt Kelton, (863) 398-4010
mkelton@showhomes.com


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Rainer
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Fernando Rosado
561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950
The Staging is just INCREDIBLE ..WOW Im blown away
March 13, 2008 08:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Michelle Finnamore
Preparing your property for sale
in Vaughan and Toronto GTA

Have you considered moving in to the Canadian Market with your franchise?

 

Michelle Finnamore  CSP  michelle@advantagestaging.ca   www.advantagestaging.ca

March 24, 2008 11:12 AM
Rainmaker
76,793
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Showhomes

Michelle,

We have considered expanding into Canada and will likely do so. Canada has much different franchise regulations than the US and it would be easy for us to accomplish. If you have a referral for someone in Canada, please me me know!

Thanks,

THomas 

March 24, 2008 11:37 AM
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Michelle Finnamore CSP michelle@advantagestaging.ca www.a
I do have someone in mind that would be interested in speaking with you as your business model fits in well with theirs.  I have just joined AR this weekend and found you. You really have an impressive history in the Staging industry. Looking forward to seeing you in Canada.
March 24, 2008 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Thanks Michelle!

I liked your website, too. Active Rain is a great resource for networking for sure.

Take care,

 

THomas 

March 24, 2008 01:29 PM
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