The National Association of REALTORS®' annual profile of home staging for 2015 revealed a whopping 81 percent of REALTORS® representing buyers confirm their buyers can better visualize themselves in a home that is staged. As the housing market has remained fairly unpredictable, Showhomes, the nation’s leader in home staging and design, has continued its track record of being a market-proof business model with another consecutive year of revenue increases and unit growth.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Showhomes is the only home staging and one-day makeover franchise in existence and has more than 61 locations in 20 states. Throughout the company’s history, the range of services has evolved from a sole focus on home management to include traditional home staging and one-day makeovers.
Start-up Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing include:
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Ability to Go Beyond Traditional Home Staging Helps Showhomes Franchisee Boost Sales by Over 50 Percent
As an active real estate agent, Tyler Vitosh is no stranger to the housing industry in Lincoln, Nebraska. So when he decided to expand his business with a proven and established franchise, it made sense for him to partner with a brand that complemented his professional experience. That’s why Showhomes, the nation’s largest and most successful home staging franchise, immediately stood out as the perfect choice.
“There was a certain uniqueness to Showhomes’ franchising opportunity that caught my eye right away. They bring so much more to the table than other companies within the industry, like an unparalleled corporate support team,” said Vitosh. “Showhomes also goes beyond the scope of a traditional home staging company. Its home manager staging program is ultimately what convinced me to sign on the dotted line.”
Showhomes’ home manager staging program is one of four services the brand offers, ultimately giving its franchisees the opportunity to diversify their revenue streams. The program matches high-end, vacant homes for sale with people who have furniture, artwork and accessories that are in need of a temporary home. Showhomes provides a live-in caretaker to keep these homes in selling condition, ultimately helping a homeowner sell their property faster.
Real estate agents and brokers like Vitosh are in the perfect position to capitalize on Showhomes’ home staging programs, making them a natural fit in the brand’s growing franchise system. Showhomes’ proven model serves as an extension of their existing businesses, while at the same time providing entrepreneurs an opportunity to further turn their passion for real estate and design into a successful career.
“Even though I officially launched in September, I’m already incredibly impressed with what I’ve been able to accomplish in partnership with Showhomes. I officially have my first staging under my belt, and the brand has been with me every step of the way,” said Vitosh. “I’m excited to hit the ground running and see where this business will take me.”Click here to learn more about Tyler Vitosh.
Executive Q&A with Matt Kelton, Chief Operating Officer of Showhomes
What about Showhomes makes it unique within its industry?
We are the only “one-shop stop” in our industry. Showhomes offers our signature home management program, traditional home staging, and home updating. Along with having the best quality in the industry, our breadth of services truly makes us stand out.
What have been some of the brand's most important milestones over the past five years?
We reach our 30 year anniversary (1986-2016) which shows the strength of the brand and our solid unit economics. Our sales have gone up over 200% during that time, even during a hot real estate market. Our Net Promoter Scores are over 80%, which is one of the highest of any industry. Finally, our franchisee satisfaction scores from the annual Franchise Business Review are the highest we have ever had, and we have ranked in their Top 50 for the last 8 years in a row.
What plans does the brand have in the coming years?
We plan on hitting 100 units in the next two years and hope to reach $30M in overall revenue in the next 5 years. Showhomes wants to be the go to brand for all home owner design and marketing needs across the country
What does an ideal franchisee look like?
Showhomes has a core values set that we look at every time we sell a franchise and we put in in practice every day:
Why is Showhomes a good investment?
We have been around for over 30 years for a reason: we have a great product that delivers results and is truly a win-win for everyone involved. Showhomes has a great economic model that works in literally any kind of economic condition. The start-up costs are extremely affordable and the potential to generate a great living is there. Finally, it’s a really fun business! Our franchisees are extremely passionate about what they do for a living and they are able to get paid for what they are most passionate about! This is a business where there is constant demand and we have been the industry leader for decades. With our state of the art training program, vendor relationships, and countless tools we provide you will have a major leg up on the competition to ramp up your business quickly.
No. Of Units Currently Open:
No. Of Units Expected To Open In 2017 :
$43,000 - $82,000
Liquid Cash Required:
More Information :
Franchise can be run from home (absentee ownership).