Home Manager FAQs

Home Manager FAQs

You are here: homehome managerhome manager faqs

 

What is a Home Manager?

A Showhomes Home Manager is a person with beautiful furniture who lives in a vacant home for sale. In exchange for keeping it clean and letting Realtors show the home, Home Managers get dramatically reduced monthly fees, far below the market rate.
Back to Top

Home Manager

Who are Home Managers?

Showhomes Home Managers come from all walks of life. Individuals and families often become Home Managers when they relocate to a new area, build a home, start a new business, experience the upheaval of divorce, want to save thousands of dollars on housing costs or they simply enjoy the creative an fun lifestyle. Home Managers are normal people just like you!
Back to Top

Why are your fees so inexpensive? Is there a catch?

Showhomes Home Managers live in vacant homes for sale. These homes are difficult to sell and having someone live in and stage a vacant home makes a huge difference in the sale of the home. In exchange for keeping the home clean and allowing Realtors to show it, you get a steeply discounted monthly fee. The only catch is you have to move when it sells - hopefully to the next Showhome!
Back to Top

Home Manager

Do I have to sign a lease?

No - one of the great advantages of becoming a Home Manager is that we only require a ninety day minimum stay in our system. Our Home Managers are independent contractors helping stage a vacant home and not tenants. Because the home is for sale and will go to closing, it is not possible to lease or rent the home out.
Back to Top

How do I qualify to become a Home Manager?

Home Manager

You must have or be willing to purchase enough furniture, artwork and accessories to furnish one of our homes. Your furniture must be the style and grade appropriate to the home. In addition, Showhomes will run a credit and criminal report before you are approved. We do not accept pets and do not allow smoking in a Showhome. For more detailed information, contact your local Showhomes office or fill out our online application to begin this process.

 

 

Do you allow pets?

No - Showhomes promises its home owners a pet-free home and we do not make exceptions. Being a Home Manager is a great way to live but it is pet-free!
Back to Top

I have kids - Is that a problem?

Home Manager

No - almost half of our Home Managers are families with children. Many large homes are designed for families and they simply sell better when occupied and staged by families. Potential buyers with children react better to a home with kids.

 

 

Do I have to decorate the home?

No - one of the wonderful advantages of becoming a Home Manager is that Showhomes supplies a stager to set up your entire home. Our design team will carefully arrange your furniture, artwork and accessories so that the home looks great and has the best chance of selling.
Back to Top

What happens when my home sells?

If you enjoy being a Home Manager, you have the option of moving to another Showhome. In most cases if you stay with us, we pay for part or all of the moving costs. Showhomes has a great system for moving that dramatically lowers cost and stress.
Back to Top

How do I apply?

You can begin the application process by completing our online Home Manager application on the Home Manager page of our website or you may contact your local Showhomes office and they will be happy to assist you.
Back to Top

Home Manager
Showhomes