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Showhomes Posts Biggest Quarter in 29-Year History, Celebrates Franchisees at Annual Convention
Thriving Franchise Posts 28 Percent Increase in Q1 Revenue, Achieves Best Sales via Diverse Revenue Streams

NASHVILLE,
Tenn.

Showhomes, the almost 30-year-old leader in home staging, entered Q2 with
confidence after achieving an all-time high in quarterly revenue of $1,663,780,
an increase of 28 percent year-over-year.



Showhomes also achieved its biggest month in the brand’s
history in March, with $627,618 in revenues, a 45 percent increase from the
previous year. In quarter one, Showhomes contracted a total of 834 houses – an
increase of 53 percent from last year. February was also among the highest
revenue months in brand history, reporting a 27 percent increase from the same
time last year.



 “The
remarkable success Showhomes has seen in 2015 is extremely gratifying and a
huge system-wide accomplishment,” said Matt Kelton, COO of Showhomes. “We
wouldn’t have been able to achieve these numbers without the ongoing hard work
and commitment from our dedicated franchisees. We will use this success as a
springboard for Q2 and plan to exceed our lofty growth goals throughout the
remainder of 2015.”



 Showhomes’
success comes on the heels of the brand’s annual convention, celebrated at the Hutton
Hotel in Nashville from April 24 to April 28. All-time record months were set
by franchisees in Charleston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Tampa, E. Volusia
County, Fla., and Tulsa, Okla.



 Showhomes
award winners included:



 ·        
Franchise of the Year: Coy and Lorelie
Brown – Charleston, S.C.

  • Shooting Star: Coy and Lorelie
    Brown – Charleston, S.C.
  • Ambassador Award: Mike and Janine
    Callahan – Fox Valley, Ill.
  • Director’s Choice: Carol and Barry
    Ackerman - North Pinellas, Pasco County and St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Rising Star Award: Jean and Brenda
    Hendryx- Tulsa, Okla. and Karen Galler – Minneapolis
  • Best in Staging Design:
    Charity
    Keefer – Grand Strand, S.C. and Mike and Janine Callahan – Fox Valley, Ill.  










 During
the convention, 13 territories were honored for the KPI Awards, including most
move-ins, most homes sold, fastest sell time and fastest average fill time. Twenty
territories won the Revenue Awards, 14 were Circle of Excellence winners and nine
were President’s Club Award winners, which highlight the top franchisees who
have achieved the highest level of market penetration in their area per
franchise unit.



Coy
and Lorelie Brown of Charleston, S.C. were awarded the coveted Franchise of the
Year award for achieving outstanding revenue, appropriate staffing, engagement
in corporate events, having a customer-centric focus, seeking quality in
services and adopting new programs and initiatives.



 “We look forward to our annual convention every year and to give
out these awards that showcase the tremendous talent of our franchisees,”
Kelton said. “We’re honored to come together and recognize the accomplishments
of our team, which have allowed Showhomes to continue posting significant
growth numbers.”



Showhomes’ diverse revenue streams through its Home Updating
services and Home Manager program have helped grow revenue to record levels.
Eyeing
its 100th location by the end of 2015, Showhomes’ development team
will focus efforts on expanding in top growth markets this year, including Southern
California, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeastern region of the U.S.



Last year the
brand was named one of the top 50 low-cost franchise opportunities in the U.S.
by
Franchise Business
Review
,
a publication that highlights the top opportunities in the marketplace based
solely on assessments from actual franchise owners. The publication, which
compiled data by surveying 10,000 franchisees representing more than 135
brands, listed Showhomes based on the system’s leadership, training, support
and financial outlook.



 “With
a combination of a low-cost investment and a business model boasting multiple
revenue streams, I’m confident in our brand’s ability to continue expanding in
number of units and in revenue,” said Kelton. “Moving forward, we will focus
our expansion plans in areas with strong availability, and continue to add
talented business owners to our wildly successful and growing concept.”  



 To
learn more about the products and services Showhomes offers, visit
www.showhomes.com. For franchising
information, visit
www.showhomesfranchise.com.



 About Showhomes


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
www.showhomes.com.



 

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