Nashville, Tennessee (PressExposure) January 10, 2012 -- Showhomes, America's largest home staging company, ranked high in several categories in the 2012 Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 list. The magazine released their 33rd annual list last week, ranking America's top franchise opportunities. The list also looks at trends that are impacting the franchise industry. Showhomes ranked at #256 for in the overall Franchise 500 list.
The company ranked at #100 in the category of Fastest-Growing Franchises, which is based on the number of new franchise units added in the U.S. and Canada in the previous year. Showhomes continues to have solid growth and expects another record year in 2012.
"We are thrilled that Showhomes Home Staging has made this prestigious list for a second year in a row," says Matt Kelton, Chief Operation Officer of Showhomes Franchise Corporation. "Our unique business model has been delivering values to customers around the country for over 25 years. To be recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine is an honor that we don't take lightly. Our franchisees are the key element in helping Showhomes experience 25% average growth per year over the last seven years."
Showhomes ranked 45th for the second year in a row in the Low-Cost Franchises category, which shows the top franchises that can be started for an investment of under $50,000.
In the 2012 Homebased Franchises category, Showhomes ranked 75th. This category ranks the top franchise opportunities that can be run within the home, a valuable option that plays in to the low-cost benefit of the Showhomes business model.
The unique Showhomes business model focuses on staging vacant houses and training live-in Home Managers to stage and maintain the homes while they are on the market, helping them to sell faster while also providing a business opportunity during these slow economic times.
Showhomes is a member of the International Franchise Association and the Real Estate Association, and has been a top-ranked franchise by the Franchise Business Review. The company has been featured in such media outlets as: CNN, Oprah, HGTV, Travel Channel, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Money magazine to name a few.