NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) January 29, 2016
The Showhomes® franchise system, the nation’s largest and most successful home staging franchise made 2015 a year for the record books, posting the best year of revenue in the brand’s 29 year history. Showhomes® had a 33 percent increase in system-wide revenue when compared with 2014’s system-wide revenue.
“2015 marked a turning point for Showhomes,” said Showhomes Franchise Corporation Chief Operating Officer Matt Kelton. “We increased our focus on expanding the unique menu of services we offer that help set our brand apart, from home renovations to our proprietary home manager program. We knew these innovative approaches would resonate with our clients, but the growth we’ve seen has exceeded even our lofty expectations. And, we’re perfectly poised to continue that incredible momentum in 2016.”
Even after the brand’s record-breaking year, Showhomes Franchise Corporation remains committed to aggressive expansion in the New Year ahead. The Showhomes system closed 2015 by adding an impressive collection of new franchisees in Boise, Idaho; Santa Fe, NM; Tampa, Fla.; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; La Jolla, Calif., and Houston, Texas.
Several of the brand’s new franchise locations were opened in 2015 by existing successful franchisees, including Chris and Lisa Gulliver. The Gullivers, franchise owners of Showhomes® San Diego, Calif. added Showhomes® La Jolla, Calif. to their roster in 2015 and together, the couple set the brand’s all time revenue record for franchisees.
“Franchise owners in the home staging industry are looking for simplicity when it comes to running their business. Our training model is backed by three decades of success, strong infrastructure, a streamlined corporate support system and a growing client base. Our strong financials in 2015 and the driven new franchise owners we signed are already helping us grow once again as we begin 2016,” said Kelton.
Much of that growth can be attributed to Showhomes franchise businesses’ expanding slate of services. The brand now serves home sellers as a one-stop-shop, offering home updates like interior painting and flooring upgrades to help better position a home for sale. Through the program, Showhomes update experts assess a home’s individual needs, and provide a customized menu of changes, utilizing Showhomes businesses’ exclusive color palettes and flooring options to bring a maximum return on investment without the hassle of hiring and communicating with multiple contractors to complete the work.
Showhomes Home Manager® program was also in high demand in 2015. The program 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.
“These unique services are truly resonating with homeowners who are motivated to sell their homes quickly, and for top dollar, and they’re only offered by Showhomes,” Kelton said. “That’s one big reason why the interest in our services is at an all-time high. Buyers increasingly want a move-in ready house with fresh paint and flooring. We provide that, while also giving sellers a hassle-free and stress-free experience. We take care of everything it takes to put your home’s best foot forward, and that has set us apart. We plan to use that differentiation to drive another year of aggressive national growth, as we set the bar even higher in 2016.”
Founded in 1986, the Showhomes® franchise system 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® homes. Currently serving prominent communities in 18 states, the Showhomes® system is a rapidly expanding franchise with nearly 60 offices nationwide. Boasting the expertise of long-time real estate and interior design professionals, Showhomes® businesses are a one-stop-shop for home staging, home redesign, “One-Day Makeovers” for currently occupied homes, and the proprietary Home Manager® program – a proven model to get upscale vacant homes sold faster. Many major national media outlets in the U.S. have praised the work of Showhomes® businesses and the brand has been prominently featured on Oprah, HGTV and the Travel Channel. For more information or to learn about franchise opportunities, please visit http://www.showhomes.com.