Showhomes®, America’s leader in home staging for more than 30 years, is proud to announce its highest performing franchisees of the year. The unveiling of the annual list of honors came as Showhomes celebrated its bet ever year, quarter and month of sales during its annual conference, held in San Antonio, Texas.
At the conference, Showhomes franchise owners, vendors and corporate leaders gathered to celebrate 2015 as the brand’s most successful year since it was founded in 1986. The innovator was also thrilled to announce that March 2016 marked its single biggest month of revenue ever, closing out its single best quarterly revenue as well. Total revenue for the Showhomes system during March 2016 was up a staggering 40% in comparison to March 2015. In addition, Showhomes’ Central Houston location set the company’s all-time single location monthly revenue record.
“Q1 helped cement Showhomes’ position as America’s leader in home staging services,” said Showhomes Chief Operating Officer Matt Kelton. “Traditional home staging put our brand on the map three decades ago, but Showhomes unique and innovative approach to getting homes sold faster and for top dollar has helped propel us to the next level. We saw great energy and excitement surrounding that at this year’s conference, and we are already capturing that momentum as we move into the second quarter of the year.”
Showhomes’ top performers were honored for their role in helping to achieve the impressive growth results, for embodying the business’ core values and for delivering top results. Among the awards highlighted during the conference are:
Franchise of the Year: Awarded to Showhomes San Diego franchise owners Chris and Lisa Gulliver. As the brand’s top honor, the Franchise of the Year award recognizes a single franchise that consistently makes sound business decisions and operates with overall excellence. Showhomes San Diego achieved outstanding revenue growth throughout the year, engaged in corporate-sponsored events, reached the criteria for the brand’s Circle of Excellence Award, maintained a customer-centered focus and established outstanding products, services and vision.
The Circle of Excellence: Presented each year to all franchises with an average score of 80% or above on the brand’s mystery shops who have completed and passed all “Showhomes U” courses. This year’s Showhomes Circle of Excellence designation was awarded to Showhomes franchise owners in: North Shore–Barrington, Western North Carolina, Tulsa, Grand Strand, Mobile, Jacksonville, Tampa, Fox Valley, Raleigh, Triad, Memphis, The Woodlands, Coral Gables, St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Little Rock, Folsom Lake, San Diego and Charleston.
Director’s Choice Award for Superior Customer Satisfaction: Awarded to Showhomes Raleigh for maintaining a superior level of customer satisfaction, meeting criteria including outstanding mystery shop scores, committing to the philosophy of adding value to all transactions and building business growth through referrals and repeat business outreach efforts.
Rising Star Franchise of the Year: Awarded to Showhomes Grand Strand-Triad, recognizing the franchise for ramping up and excelling quickly within the first 12 months of business. Showhomes Grand Strand-Triad has staffed appropriately and is engaged in the brand’s franchise network, FIT calls, Showtalk, Conference and Regional Meetings.
“These awards recognize just a few of the dedicated partners that have already made 2016 a year to remember for Showhomes,” said Kelton. “As we head into our traditionally hot summer selling season between April and August, we expect even bigger months ahead, and we’re extremely proud of the dedicated franchise owners who are helping to make it all possible.”
Showhomes’ customer-focused model has driven the pioneer to become the nation’s largest and most successful home-staging franchise. With the housing market steadily improving, Showhomes is also capturing new market share by offering home updates and renovation services as well. Showhomes’ Home Manager program has also helped set the brand apart from other home staging companies. It matches high-end, vacant homes currently on the market with individuals or families who have beautiful furniture, artwork and accessories, but are in need of temporary housing. Acting as professional caretakers, the Home Managers keep the home in “show to sell” condition, providing both peace of mind to homeowners and staging services at a fraction of the traditional cost. Showhomes also provides up to $5 million in additional insurance coverage for any home utilizing the Home Manager program.
In 2015, the franchise reported a 33 percent year-over-year increase in overall revenue. With the backing of the home updates and Home Manager program, Showhomes is poised to smash through even more revenue records in 2016 by helping to reshape sellers’ expectations as they prepare to list their home.
Founded in 1986, Showhomes has helped Realtors® and homeowners sell more than 25,000 residential properties worth more than $8.5 billion, by transforming high-end vacant houses into fully-furnished, inviting, valued Showhomes. Currently serving prominent communities in 18 states, Showhomes is a rapidly expanding franchise system with nearly 60 offices nationwide. Boasting the expertise of long-time real estate and interior design professionals, Showhomes is a one-stop-shop for home staging, home redesign, “One-Day Makeover’s” for currently occupied homes and its proprietary Home Manager program – a proven model to get upscale vacant homes off the market, faster. Every major national media outlet in the U.S. has praised the work of Showhomes; the company’s work has also been featured on Oprah, HGTV and the Travel Channel. For more information or to learn about franchise opportunities, please visit http://www.showhomes.com.