Nashville, Tennessee (PressExposure) January 09, 2012 -- Showhomes, America's largest home staging provider, reports a year-to-date sales increase of 22%, and six out of the last seven years of double-digit growth. The nationally franchised company, based in Nashville, TN., has more than 70 franchises across the country. Despite the tough housing market, the company continues to add new, successful locations. Having surpassed its franchise expansion goals for the past two years, Showhomes expects rapid growth in 2012.
"We are thrilled that we continue to be able to offer a quality product that delivers such positive results for homeowners and Realtors," says Matt Kelton, Chief Operating Officer of Showhomes Home Staging. "For over 25 years, home owners around the country have been able to have peace of mind while we watch over their homes that we have staged to sell faster and for more money."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. A recent finding by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) showed that staged homes spent 78% less time on the market than the time they spent vacant before the staging. While the staging has proven to help homes sell faster, the Home Manager Program also provides a welcome business opportunity during slow economic times.
A home in the Showhomes program in Tampa, FL recently sold in less than 30 days. According to the happy home owner, "The home was staged very professionally. I like having the peace of mind knowing a home manager is taking care of the property and the Showhomes team is making sure all maintenance items are being addressed. I was also pleased with the general real estate and home sales experience the Showhomes team brought to the table."
Showhomes has helped to sell an estimated 25,000 homes valued at more than $8 billion nationwide. The company's strong momentum across the country has helped them earn a spot in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2011 list of the top 500 franchise companies, ranking high in the areas of low-investment businesses, top home-based businesses, and fastest growing franchise systems.
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.
For more information on Showhomes Home Staging, visit http://www.showhomes.com or call (615) 292-0892.