NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 07, 2018
Showhomes, the nation’s largest and most successful home staging franchise known for using a variety of unique services to sell homes faster and at a top dollar price, gathered together as a franchise system on April 22nd in Santa Cruz, California for the annual conference. The brand utilized this time to celebrate some of the incredible milestones from the year before, including opening seven new units in untapped markets in 2017 and the growth of the home manager business, which now makes up nearly half of the overall business within the franchise system. The brand shined a light on franchisees that have found success in the system, whether in their first year or fifth, and continued to support the stronger-than-ever franchise concept.
“We celebrated some really big moments this past year that included rapid growth and resoundingly positive customer reviews in the communities we serve,” said Matt Kelton, Chief Operating Officer at Showhomes. “The markets we broke into 2017 act as proof that our fine-tuned business model positions our brand for rapid expansion, and the commitment from our franchisees remain is the cornerstone of this positive growth momentum.”
At conference, Showhomes celebrated specific franchisees that went above and beyond in 2017.
Award highlights included:
- Franchisee of the Year – Cindi Stringer
- Best Update Design – Nancy and Robbie Jones
- Best Makeover Design – Pratt and Shelley Barndollar
- Best in Traditional Staging Design – Lorelie and Coy Brown and Lisa and Chris Gulliver
- Best in Home Manager Staging – Barbara Bliss
“As we position our brand for growth throughout the second half of 2018, it’s so important to have a stable and committed group of franchisees supporting the system,” said Kelton. “Because of their interest in the product and commitment to trying new things in their markets and finding what works best with the consumer, we are able to differentiate ourselves in the industry and provide something different and better than our competitors.”
While celebrating these accomplishments in Santa Cruz, California, Showhomes jumped on the opportunity to explore neighboring markets for potential development, specifically the greater San Francisco market.
“Staging is already incredibly popular in the Bay Area,” said Kelton. “A large percentage of homes are staged within the area, which means the awareness already exists for the type of product we offer. As the market continues to develop, we are able to recognize so much growth potential for dedicated franchisees to swoop in and take their share of this business.”
Showhomes currently stages the top 20 percent of homes being sold across the nation. This noteworthy success paired with the strong residential real estate growth in the Bay Area in lieu of the technology industry evolution in the market positions Showhomes with an unparalleled opportunity.
“Year after year, we continue to evolve to adapt to the ever-changing consumer preferences and shifting real estate industry,” said Kelton. “Over the last three decades, we have become so much more than just a traditional home staging company. With our strong franchisee backing and tried and tested model, we are poised to continue our rapid growth and dominate the home staging industry for years to come.”
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, DIY Network and the Travel Channel. For more information and to learn about franchise opportunities, please visit http://www.showhomes.com.