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New Showhomes office in Denver, CO - 06/30/08 01:25 PM
Showhomes is pleased to annouce the opening of a new home staging business in Denver! George and Dena Hart have purchased the Showhomes franchise for the Denver area and will begin operations in August. George and Dena have tremendous business expereince and we are happy to have them in our community.
George is a Gulf War veteran and the first receipient of the Vet Fran program. VetFran gives returning vetrans discounts on franchise ownership, helping them transition and rewarding them for their service. In addition to his military career, he and Dena have owned and operated both a training (1 comments)
Showhomes in Atlanta, GA - 06/29/08 12:13 PM
Here's a blog post about our sister company in Atlanta, GA: Is your home a Showhome? Today was an interesting day. Randy Travis of Fox5 here in Atlanta was on location on one of my listings, 9010 Brixham Court in Suwanee, shooting some video for a story about a vacant home staging service. The home in question has a property manager from Showhomes of Atlanta. There isn’t a problem with this home. But, apparently that isn’t always the case. Another company didn’t deliver what the promised. And now the home owner is getting headaches and spending money instead of avoiding headaches and saving (2 comments)
Sell Your Home Faster - 06/27/08 07:02 AM
This is a news story on Showhomes from earlier this year that I just received a copy of. It does a great job ef explaining how Showhomes stages vacant homes for sale: Home Managers Could Help Your Home Sell Faster Darcy Pohland MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) CBS ―
With the housing market in a slump, home sellers are looking for new ways to stand out and some are turning to house managers to transform their properties. House managers basically take staging to a whole new level, by turning ordinary homes into model homes. Realtor Mike Strand showed off a (2 comments)
Selling a house? Consider live-in manager - 06/26/08 03:34 PM
Selling a house? Consider live-in Home Manager Wednesday, June 25, 2008 By Ric Romero These days, it's a buyer's market in real estate, and many houses are sitting empty much longer than the owner would like. Here's a new twist that is helping sellers seal the deal more quickly. Most likely you have heard of "home staging," where a professional comes into the home for sale and puts furniture and accessories in just the right places to make the home look better. Well, now home staging comes with a live-in tenant who might help speed up the sale. Click in the (2 comments)
Before and After Photos - 06/23/08 07:37 PM
The Before and After photo is the foundation of marketing a Staging business. At Showhomes, we love the Real Estate Shows - the very simple slideshows are easy to create and effective with customers. Here is a real estate show we made today for use on our new website: I always love to watch the transition from before to after and even the ugliest room can come to life. Happy Home Staging! (7 comments)
Making Your Old House Someone Else's New Home Showhomes explains how a "home manager" can help make that big sale for local home sellers
Nashville, TN June 23rd -- An empty house doesn't equal a "home". A home is filled with memories, pictures on the wall, the smell of cookies baking and mumbled voices. And when a potential buyer walks through the door, they need to be able to envision that house as their "home". However, potential buyers are often faced with white and builder-beige walls that leave no room for the imagination; and empty floor (4 comments)
Showhomes Franchise Corporation Announces New Franchise Opening in Memphis, Tennessee
Nashville, TN (Grassroots Newswire) <June 9> -- In a year that has seen the real estate market fall to one of its lowest points in history, Showhomes, America’s largest home staging company, continues to beat market conditions and increase revenues. In many markets, Staged Showhomes are beating local market conditions by as much as 50% and this market success is fueling the company’s growth. Showhomes is pleased to announce the grand opening of Showhomes Memphis, the newest Showhomes franchise.
Showhomes, a nationally franchised company (0 comments)
Why not have monthly Staging Contest on the Rain? - 06/16/08 11:46 AM
At Showhomes, we have a very popular staging contest once a month. Besides stoking competitive spirit among our 29 offices, its a great way to learn about best practices, trends and what makes a really successful room work. Staging is a visual business and the more examples of great work you see, the better you will become. Why couldn't we do this on Active Rain? I'd really like to see how the work of AR contributing Home Stagers stands up next to each other and I for one, love to see as many photos of work as I can. I suspect (1 comments)
Power of Red - 06/13/08 08:42 AM
I've posted on using red in staging a few time before. Red is a great color to use in staging and even when used in small doses can make a huge impact. Its the color that is larger than life. In our April Staging Contest, our internal judge agreed, singling out some well staged rooms that tastefully used red. Here are the comments and photos: The Power of RedOne of my personal design rules in every room is to incorporate a bit of red.Often the amount is very small - a bowl, a few flowers, a detail in some art, a (13 comments)
Showhomes April Staging Contest Results - 06/13/08 08:17 AM
Here are the results from our internal April Staging Contest in which the 29 Showhomes staging franchises compete for the monthly top design awards: Critic's Picks - Showhomes April Staging ContestJudging from the photos submitted for our April Staging Contest, the overall quality of Showhomes design is on the rise! Many of the rooms show thoughtful application of the principles we've discussed and trained on, and the results are highly successful. It's getting harder to narrow the field down to three clear winners, and it seems a shame not to recognize and share your good work for all to learn from. (5 comments)
Nashville, TN <June 12> -- In a year that has seen the real estate market fall to one of its lowest points in history, Showhomes, America’s largest home staging company, continues to beat market conditions and increase revenues. In many markets, Staged Showhomes are beating local market conditions by as much as 50% and this market success is fueling the company’s growth. Showhomes is pleased to announce the grand opening of 6 new Showhomes franchises. Showhomes, a nationally franchised company with 29 franchises in 19 states, helps homeowners sell high-end vacant homes. In (4 comments)
VetFran is an innovative program spearheaded by the Internations Franchise Association that gives veterans discounts on the purchase price of a franchise. The program is designed to give returning vetrans help in starting a new life and reward them for their courage and sacrifice. Showhomes, America's largest home staging company and the only nationally franchised staging business is proud to be a member of this program! To learn more about Showhomes, click here To learn more about VetFran, click here
I've been tagged... - 06/05/08 07:25 AM
Ana Hitzel has tagged me, (thanks!) so here are my answers: 1. Favorite Musical Artist: I live in Music City so that's a tough one - Fiest and Allison Krause (love the album she did with Robert Plant 2. Favorite Artist: My favorite artist is a photojournalist: Robert Frank. Eugene Smith is a close second. His mastery of composition is wonderful and relates to the way you give a room impact with staging. 3. Favorite Blogger: I enjoy Mellissa's blog and Fernando's. 4. If you could meet anyone dead/alive who would it be/most interesting about them: Dead, Bach, (I'd have to (6 comments)
Nice furniture, no place to put it -- how 'bout a mansion? - 06/03/08 06:08 AM
Monday, June 2, 2008 - 9:59 AM CDT Nice furniture, no place to put it -- how 'bout a mansion? Nice furniture can get you a lot more than compliments -- it can put you in a mansion for the cost of a luxury two-bedroom apartment in Brentwood. There's a catch though. You've got to be willing to move on short notice. Nashville-based Showhomes, a national home-staging company, finds people to live in vacant mansions so they show better and sell faster. Given the declining real estate market, mansions and other homes are difficult to sell, the company says in a (10 comments)
Showhomes Featured in The Daily Record - 06/02/08 01:26 PM
Editorial Front Page - Monday, June 02, 2008 Owners, tenants and Realtors benefit from Showhomes Jay Edwards There is something about a house filled with furniture that changes the mood of prospective buyers. If you’ve shown houses, lived in houses, looked at houses or sold houses then you understand what an impression a tastefully decorated home makes on the people viewing it. So in these past few years of explosive home prices and innovative entrepreneurship, it was only a matter of time before home staging went to the next level by placing people in the homes along with their furniture. And (0 comments)
Using Deer Heads in Your Staging? - 06/02/08 09:18 AM
I read a post recently about 'dead heads' - the use of stuffed animal heads. In most cases, this can be distasteful and look overly masculine. Beside being potentially offensive to vegitarians, they can be downright scary to little kids. I have begin to see, however, more of these objects crop up in our homes as our stagers try creative ways to use them in rooms. Here is an example from a home we staged in Minneapolis last week:
Notice the large antler Cindy Montgery used as a centerpiece on the dining table. I would have never thought to use (19 comments)
ABC Feature on Showhomes Little Rock - 06/02/08 08:22 AM
ABC News in Little Rock featured Heidi Ross, one of our best stagers and co-owner of the Little rock and Memphis Showhomes franchises. The Rosses were our franchise of the year for 2007:Renters Living High at Low Costs posted 6:35 pm Sun June 01, 2008 - Little Rock reporter:Amanda Mahatt With today's housing slump, some would-be home buyers in central Arkansas are renting instead, and at a fraction of the cost. This is a national company that started during the housing crisis back in the 80's, but with today's market, it's become popular in central Arkansas.The millers just moved to (2 comments)
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