For most people, the purchase or sale of a home represents the largest investment of a lifetime. Did you know that only 10% of people shopping for a new home have the vision to see their belongings in another house? Home staging brings a home to life and can be the key to creating an emotional connection in a potential buyer. Showhomes was a pioneer in home staging and continues as the leader in this fast growing industry.
We began our business in 1986 with the concept of transforming vacant houses - often seen by buyers as stale, lifeless, unappealing - into fully-furnished, inviting, valued Showhomes. Now in our third decade of service to Homeowners and their Realtors, we've become America's premier home staging service coast-to-coast.
Through our nationwide franchise network of home staging experts, Showhomes has helped over 30,000 Homeowners and their Realtors sell homes valued at over $10 billion!
Every major national media outlet in the U.S. has praised the work of Showhomes, the company's work has also been featured on The Today Show, HGTV and the Travel Channel.
Our management team, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, has broad experience in real estate, design, customer service and franchise operations. We're dedicated to bringing you unparalleled expertise, responsiveness, professionalism and results.
Showhomes: What We Do
Our Home Staging team in Coral Gables would be delighted to put our real estate savvy and the Showhomes proven business model to work for you. Whether you are a home owner, realtor, developer or prospective home manager, we have the services and resources you need. The Showhomes team includes experts in marketing luxury properties, staging homes for maximum impact, placing and training home managers and helping home owners get the most value.
Coral Gables Showhomes has received the following awards and certifications.
HOME MANAGER STAGING
HOME MANAGER STAGINGShowhomes matches high-end vacant homes for sale with beautiful furniture, artwork, and accessories. We can provide a live-in professional caretaker who cares for your home and keeps your home in show to sell condition while giving you the peace of mind that your home is safe and sound. What does all that mean to you? Great staging at a fraction of traditional staging costs paid at closing, a reduction in your overall carrying costs, care of your home from the inside and out, statistically faster sales and significantly higher offers than a similar vacant home that is for sale. Showhomes also provides up to $5 million in additional insurance coverage for you and your home.
No one wants to spend money on the home they are getting ready to sell. However, most buyers are looking for a move-in-ready house with fresh paint and flooring. Very few buyers want more work and expense to update the home they will purchase. To appeal to the broadest base of buyers and to increase the value of your home, a few changes can provide the greatest return on investment when selling your home. Beyond basic de-cluttering and cleaning, Showhomes can assist with making these important changes for you.
Experienced Real Estate Agents know that a home that is beautifully staged tends to sell faster than a house that is not. Also, vacant houses are often perceived to have a lower value than homes that are staged and can often receive "low-ball" offers from buyers who perceive that the owner is desperate to sell.
Showhomes provides customized staging solutions tailored to each home. Staging options include design and decorating by staging professionals, whole house staging or partial home stagings as well.
Showhomes is America's Leader in Home Staging with a proven method to stage and market your home for sale. Staging is the most effective way to sell properties in today's market.
"Home staging is no longer optional in this real estate market, but a MUST. It's what will make the difference in whether your home sells or not." - Real Estate Mogul Barbara Corcoran In today's real estate market, buyers have lots of choices when it comes to buying a home. Successful real estate agents know that beautifully designed and staged homes have more buyer appeal than vacant or non-staged homes. Statistics have shown that staged homes sell faster, bring higher offers and create happier sellers. Staging is the best marketing strategy available with proven results.
Interested in a new look for your home? Love those designer makeover shows and wish someone would makeover your home? Are you selling your home and need help making it look perfect for showings? Interested in staging to get the "model home" look that captures premium buyers? If you're looking for some design ideas for your current home or have a home on the market for sale that needs some makeover magic, we can help. Staging your home by a professional stager is the most cost effective way to refresh your home. A professional stager can help with decorating trends, furniture placement, color choices, home improvement and much more. Whether you're ready for a new "look" or selling a home, Showhomes can help.
BEFORE & AFTER
Coral Gables Charmer
Lovely Coral Gables home located on a beautiful Coral Gables street.VIEW DETAILS
Gorgeous Waterfront House
Gorgeous waterfront home located in gated Coral Gables neighborhood. Living rooms and dining rooms offer water views. Top of the line kitchen with wine cellar and pantry. All bedrooms en suite! House has 70ft. dock and no bridges to the bay!VIEW DETAILS
Charming Coral Gables Home
Charming Coral Gables Old Spanish home which has been fully updated including roof, plumbing, electrical, impact windows, kitchen & bath. The house features a pool as well as a guest cottage. The main house features high ceilings and gleaming wood floors. It's walking distance to downtown Coral Gables.VIEW DETAILS
Modern Brickell Villa
Beautiful modern villa in Brickell area. The villa features floor to ceiling windows and a gorgeous rooftop terrace with jacuzzi and gorgeous city views!VIEW DETAILS
Gorgeous New Construction Gables Home
Gorgeous new construction Gables home with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, hardwood floors throughout. This house has all impact windows and doors. it also features a gorgeous pool area with lush landscaping.VIEW DETAILS
Beautiful Home on a Quiet Street
This beautiful home on a quiet street has a guest house and features 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. The large yard has gorgeous oaks as well as mango and avocado trees.VIEW DETAILS
Lovely French Manor
This lovely French Manor is located in a prestigious gated neighborhood. The house features guest house, summer kitchen, wine cellar and fireplace. It is also has a charming formal living room and dining room.VIEW DETAILS
Coconut Grove Modern Beauty
Modern new construction 5 bedroom, 5 bath home in Coconut Grove. Gorgeous kitchen and family room overlook pool and BBQ area. The master bedroom has a wet bar area and the master also features a sun deck which overlooks the pool.VIEW DETAILS
Bay Heights Beauty
Lovely home in Bay Heights neighborhood features a ton of natural light! The house has a huge living room with fireplace and a large family room overlooking the pool. The house also feature a separate maids quarter and laundry room.VIEW DETAILS
Spectacular Gated Home
This spectacular gated home is located on a beautifully tree lined street. The house features very spacious living areas as well as a library and an elevator. The property has a very lush landscaped yard with a pool, summer kitchen, full cabana bath and a putting green.VIEW DETAILS
South Miami Stunner
Stunning new South Miami home. This 5 bedroom and 4.5 bath property is a complete smart home controlled by your cell phone.VIEW DETAILS
Lovely Pinecrest Home
This lovely Pinecrest home features a spacious, living room, dining room and large kitchen with breakfast room, The house has beautiful wood and marble floors throughout as well as French doors. The outside features a beautiful patio with a large pool deck.VIEW DETAILS
Charming Coconut Grove Home
Charming home located on a private cul de sac! The house features a lush yard, with pool and wrap around porch. Beautiful, spacious, living area with gleaming wood floors and fireplace.VIEW DETAILS
Beautifully Remodeled Coral Gables Home
Beautifully remodeled home in the heart of Coral Gables. This house features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths as well as spacious living areas!VIEW DETAILS
Gorgeous Old Cutler Home
Gorgeous Old Cutler home located in the gated community of Snapper Creek Lakes. This magnificent home has a huge yard with pool, summer kitchen and cabana bath. The home also features a 5 car garage!VIEW DETAILS
Charming North Grove Home
This charming North Grove home has been completely remodeled and features impact windows as well as an open kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The living spaces include living, dining, family room and den. The family room opens to a wood deck and pool.VIEW DETAILS
Lovely High Pines Home
Lovely High Pines home sits on a beautiful property with tropical foliage. This split plan home features polished wood floors and a working fireplace as well as an updated kitchen. The house also has a pool anda covered patio. Great house for entertaining!VIEW DETAILS
Remodeled Gables by the Sea Home
This remodeled home is located in the gated community of Gables by the Sea. It spacious living areas as well as marble floors throughout. This one story home also features a large swimming pool as well as a a jacuzzi.VIEW DETAILS
Coral Gables Charmer
This Coral Gables charmer features 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, spacious living areas and a pool with a cascading waterfall. Located near the exclusive Cocoplum neighborhood.VIEW DETAILS
Old Spanish Grove Home
This Old Spanish home is located on a lushly landscaped property on a quiet street in Coconut Grove. The house features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The house has beautiful high ceilings and unique architecture.VIEW DETAILS
Coral Gables Gem
This Coral Gables Gem features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It has a newly remodeled kitchen as well as a fireplace and wooden floors. It is located in the heart of Coral Gables.VIEW DETAILS
North Pinecrest French Home
This French influenced home is located on an acre in North Pinecrest. The house features a theater/media room, a roofed summer kitchen, a wine cellar, 3-car garage, 2 fireplaces and an elevator.VIEW DETAILS
Custom Made Canal Home
Custom made canal home features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It also boasts a huge domed screened pool patio , marble fireplace, open kitchen and tiled floors.VIEW DETAILS
New Construction Beauty
This new construction beautiful home features top of the line finishes as well as a sujmer kitchen, pool and covered patio.VIEW DETAILS
Stunning Waterfront Residence
Lovely waterfront residence in Hammock Oaks, Coral Gables. This Mediterranean home features high celings, large airy rooms, formal living and dining rooms as well as a large patio and pool. It also has a large dock and ocean access within minutes.VIEW DETAILS
Gorgeous Grove Estate
Gorgeous Coconut Grove estate is completely gated and private. The house has a beautifully lush landscaped yard plus a pool and BBQ area. The house features a gym and home office. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and walk in closets.VIEW DETAILS
Lovely Pinecrest Oasis
This lovely Pinecrest Oasis features 7 bedrooms and 8.5 baths. The property has a pool, BBQ, spa and tennis courts. The interior has top of the line finishes as well as a home theater.VIEW DETAILS
Lovely Coral Gables Home
Lovely Coral Gables home located on a corner lot with room for a pool. The house has been renovated and features a spacious living room as well as an in-law quarters. It is located in the heart of Coral Gables.VIEW DETAILS
Charming Grove Townhouse
Charming Coconut Grove Townhouse is gated and walled. The townhome features a private pool, impact windows, wood kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops.VIEW DETAILS
Gorgeous New Construction Pinecrest House
Gorgeous new construction Pinecrest house features spacious living areas, top of the line finishes, interior courtyards and a lovely patio and pool area.VIEW DETAILS
Ann Arbor, MI
The realtor and homeowner were both so happy with the results. Then...they received asking price during the "Coming Soon" & it was accepted 12 hours after officially listed! The homeowner has said several times that she may not of moved if Renee would have come in earlier and done her magic!!
Cottage Grove | Houston TX
FULL CONTRACT IN LESS THAN A DAY!
This home hit the ground running. Stunning updates and picture-perfect staging set this townhome up for full contract success! Congratulations at Kiam St!
Galleria | Houston TX
ANOTHER LUXURY TOWNHOME SOLD!
Multiple offers and and a quick sale are music to our ears and a great way to start the year! Congratulations at Nantucket!
This beautiful home located in the Providence Country Club was on the market for 22 days. Showhomes North Charlotte was asked to stage it. We were able to utilize some of the owners' furniture and artwork, as well as, our own inventory. Within 6 days of staging/restyling the home, it was Under Contract.
SOLD IN 2 DAYS!
We were so happy for these homeowners! We did a bit of painting and staged this house before they put it on the market. They made the right call - sold in 2 days after multiple offers and 20k over asking price!
Santa Fe, NM
UNDER CONTRACT IN LESS THAN 1 DAY!!!
Listed and under contract in less than one day!!!
Garden Oaks | Houston TX
SUCCESS IN GARDEN OAKS!
This ranch style remodel hit the market and got a contract in no time. What a great way to start the year! Congratulations at De Lange!
Bellaire | Houston TX
BELLAIRE LUXURY: SOLD!
Staged and under contract! Taking the proper steps to ensure a quick sale is key- let us help you too! Congratulations at Holly St!
STAGED AND SOLD FOR $32,000 OVER LIST IN 24 HOURS
This Franklin beauty was staged and, after hitting the market, had multiple offers in 24 hours resulting in a Contract for $32,000 over list price. Happy Homeowners and a Happy Realtor! Staging sells homes!
Thompson's Station, TN
STAGED AND MULTIPLE OFFERS WITHIN A WEEK
This custom luxury home in beautiful Thompson's Station sat vacant for 1 year without any offers. Within a week of staging, the home was under contract with the buyers who first viewed the home after its transformation. To make things even better, the home received a back-up offer that was higher than the original contract! Staging truly works!
White Bluff, TN
STAGED AND MULTIPLE OFFERS RECEIVED IN FIRST WEEK
This beautifully renovated farmhouse in White Bluff, Tennessee offered plenty of acreage for potential buyers. After hitting the market fully staged by Showhomes Franklin, it received numerous offers within the first week. Almost every buyer who viewed the listing put in an offer! Not surprising, who could resist this country charmer?
Spring Branch | Houston TX
TIS THE SEASON
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me... a full price contract!
STAGED AND 17 OFFERS IN 24 HOURS
This brick Nashville charmer was staged in Mid-Century Modern decor by Showhomes Franklin. It received 17 offers (yes, 17 offers) in the first 24 hours after being listed! This resulted in some very happy sellers and realtor!
STAGED, LISTED, SOLD WITHIN 24 HOURS!
This beautiful luxury condo located in Rosewood at Providence was staged, listed then under contract within 24 hours.
North Houston, TX
GIVE BUYERS A REASON
Staging gives buyers a reason to stick around and imagine a life of their own. It also highlighted the gorgeous renovations in this Baywood Park home, getting it an offer in 2 weeks.
BECOME A HOME MANAGER
Luxury living is no longer for the rich and famous.
Live Large. Spend Small. Be a Showhomes Executive Home Manager. Our Signature Service.
As a Showhomes Executive Home Manager you enjoy the good life for less, living in and maintaining a luxury home in show-to-sell condition. Your style and fine furniture add value to an upscale home on the market while you save a bundle-up to half of what it would normally cost to live in the house-with no long term lease obligation.CONTACT US APPLY TO BE A HOME MANAGER
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Jessie Wolfson (Miami FL)
Showhomes with Marisa's professionalism did an exceptional job. I am very impressed the way each room was staged to show off the house entirely different than my original plan - very contemporary with extraordinarily perfect accessories. I would highly recommend Showhomes!!!!
Justin Shaner (Miami FL)
They did a great job with the furniture selection and they were great to work with.
Raphael Bastian (Coral Gables FL)
Showhomes staged my home for sale quickly, beautifully, and affordably. The house looked like a high-end decorator selected the specific pieces just for the home. All of the Showhomes representatives were knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
Johannes Evenblij (Newport Coast CA)
Great response and made the house look great!
Andrea Bennington (Coral Gables FL)
I love all the staging work that Marisa and her team put together at my house. It was an extremely pleasant experience.
Carolina Romeo (Miami FL)
Good service, pleasant representatives, personable, good price.
Victor Ruiz (FL)
Easy to work with, honest and you helped my clients obtain a record sale. Thank you!
Andrea Straus (Newport KY)
There aren't enough superlatives that I could use to applaud this company. Everything and everyone was do professional,respectful and thorough from start to finish. Their help was without equal! I can't thank them enough for helping to transform my house into a showcase home.
Liz Perdigon (FL)
Responsiveness. Quick to get quotes to my clients. Very nice furniture layouts. Really makes a big difference in an empty home.
Paul Sasseville (FL)
Beautiful design and fast turn around. Owner and realtors were thrilled with the service
Martha Gomez (FL)
Great insight and taste. They are certainly pleasant and great to work with. I am very happy with their services.
Martha Gomez (Miami FL)
Great taste, work fast and organized and great personalities. Give them a 10.
Adam Levy (FL)
Marisa and Helen transformed our listing into a super salable home. They did it on-time, within budget and like they said, the property sold quickly. My Seller was happy with the entire process and in the end, we were all very happy with them from start to finish. I would highly recommend Showhomes if you have a stale listing with bad furniture or a vacant house. -Adam Levy
Carlos & Maribel Sabates (FL)
As soon as my Realtor listed my house for sale she recommended your Company to best show the house with modern, appealing furniture, so we gave away our old stuff and the house now looked beautiful, I honestly believe that if we had not contracted your services perhaps the house would still be in the market.
Carlos & Maribel Sabates (FL)
Very professional service that helps the sale of luxury homes
Rebeca Castellon (FL)
Professional, effective, talented... Marisa and her team are an absolute delight to work with.
Liz Perdigon (FL)
Excellent communication and beautiful staging
Rebeca Castellon (FL)
people, service, sense of style, quick!
Carlos & Maribel Sabates (FL)
Makes the house beautiful, making future buyers fall in love with the property, Thanks
Susan Rawlings Molina (FL)
Excellent taste and design, and you took care of everything!! Thanks!
Riley Smith (FL)
1. Very professional and work well with our sellers. 2. Can make lemonade out of lemons! 3. Definitely make selling our listings much easier!
Shari McEwen (FL)
We had a couple of empty rooms when we wanted to sell our house. Marisa took her time to really look at our home and see our style. She was super nice to work with. The furnishings she selected complimented our style perfectly. After getting our listing on-line we had an offer on the second day!! I have no doubt we could not have done it without Showhomes. Thank you so much!!!
Samantha Lucas (FL)
We were extremely happy working with Showhomes. They did an amazing job staging and their home manager took excellent care of the property and was always facilitating to scheduling showings and having the home in impeccable condition. Highly recommend them!
Truman Skinner (Coral Gables FL)
Showhomes did an amazing job staging our home and their home manager kept the home impeccable. We sold a $3M home in under a year which is impressive in this market where luxury homes normally take longer to close. I would highly recommend them!!
Riley Smith (FL)
Showhomes of Coral Gables has been an invaluable partner to The Riley Smith Group. They have been instrumental in helping our team sell many of the properties we have listed over the past 10 years. They are professional, responsive to our needs and the needs of our clients and they can transform a homeâ€™s interior spaces from a dark, cluttered mess into bright and stylish living spaces. I am sure they have been instrumental in our groups success!
Riley Smith (FL)
Professional, timely service, problem-solvers, nice to work with, dependable, reasonable pricing.
Marcelo Fernandes (Miami FL)
Very professional and experienced. Went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Very happy with their service and would highly recommend.
Sharon Georgeson (FL)
Marisa and her growing team are so professional and efficient which makes the proven system of home managers a pleasure and successful solution for all involved. I love living in luxury homes for a fraction of the cost
Truman Skinner (Coral Gables FL)
Amazingly efficient, helpful and tasteful home staging services! Very pleased with the results and will definitely be using and recommending from here on out!
Riley Smith (FL)
Professional, dependable, reasonable pricing.
Sharon Georgeson (FL)
Professionalism quality and follow through with everything discussed and promised. Moving to each showhome over the last 3 years has been smooth and stress free with the help and coordination provided by Marisa and her Coral Gables team. I love working with them and highly recommend them to anyone wishing to live in a luxury home on a budget.
Nancy Sanabria (TN)
Marisa and her team are a pleasure to work with and my clients are happy because their homes are more appealing to our buyers and sell faster, so everyone is happy. Thanks for helping me meet my business goals, Marisa!
Ashley Cusack (FL)
Marisa does a great job the whole way through. She is responsive and fits the right homemanager with the right house.
Oscar Roger (Coral Gables FL)
Proffesionalism , quick to respond, and most important the interior decor knowledge to create the "wow effect" for the sale of the home.
David Hein (FL)
Marissa is awesome. She is extremely accommodating and works with us to make sure we have what we need and are always taken care of professionally and quickly.
1 Ashley (FL)
The staging helps the homes to look better and is so helpful in selling. It is also nice to have someone occupying the property so it has a warmer feeling.
Robert Hudson (Pinecrest FL)
The quality of the staging of the home was excellent. The home looked better than when I lived there.
Alan Shuminer (Coral Gables FL)
Showhomes of Coral Gables is always professional but friendly. They are prompt and attentive to any and all issues that may arise. They insure that the home managing experience is a successful one...for them and the home manager.
Seeking qualified, energetic and results-oriented professionals.
-Are you interested in joining an exciting business you can be passionate about?
-Do you like watching HGTV?
-Are you curious about the rapidly growing home staging industry?
-Are you interested in being able to utilize your creative abilities? Showhomes, America's Largest Home Staging Company, is searching for home-based commission-only Marketing & Sales representatives to cover the Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Miami Beach and/or Key Biscayne areas, among others.
We are looking for energetic people with excellent written and oral communication skills, a professional appearance, and proven relationship-building skills, preferably honed over at least 8-10 years of consultative or â€œcomplexâ€ sales success. Confident phone marketing and appointment setting along with reliable transportation are critical.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter and eager to work in an entrepreneurial environment, making office visits to realtors, developers, and homeowners, and experienced at closing sales by executing service contracts. Compensation is directly linked to success.
The following will also help distinguish attractive candidates:
1. Experience in Real Estate, Interior Design, or Personnel Staffing
2. A Florida Real Estate Sales Associate or Broker License
3. Experience with Microsoft Office, Including PowerPoint
4. Experience with and enthusiasm for new technologies, including Social Networking
Showhomes furnishes, stages, and decorates vacant houses to sell faster and for better prices. Our Company has been featured on: Oprah, CNN, FOX News, ABC, CBS, The Travel Channel, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many more.
This represents a unique opportunity to join a company that is thriving despite a slow economy. For more information about our Company, please visit www.showhomes.com. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume to the following email address email@example.com.
• Are you tired of dealing with Corporate America and want a more satisfying lifestyle? Interested in a business with multiple revenue streams and steady demand?
• Do you love watching HGTV and going to Real Estate open houses just for fun?
• Do you have a flair for home decorating and interior design?
• Click on the link below to learn more about turning your passion into a thriving career!GET STARTED
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is home staging?When a home is "staged", it's furnished and decorated in a way that's carefully designed to maximize the home's appeal to prospective buyers.
- What benefits does home staging offer to a Homeowner?A properly staged home has just the right quality and quantity of furnishings for a buyer to understand how rooms function and how spaces flow. Staging creates warmth, life, and positive emotion. Good staging avoids clutter or overly personalized decor that might be a turn-off to some. It maximizes the home's strengths while minimizing any shortcomings. Staging engages prospective buyers, increases their interest and perception of value. A prospective buyer becomes more likely to buy!
- Do you provide staging services for owner-occupied homes?Yes, we are a full service staging organization and can provide help for homes that are occupied either for sale or for those who just want to update the look of their property.
- What is a Home Manager?A Home Manager is an individual or family who assists Showhomes by living in a Showhome and caring for it while it's on the market. Showhomes painstakingly selects and trains each Home Manager in accordance with the system we've developed through three decades of experience.
- Why would I use a Home Manager to help sell my home?A Home Manager benefits the Homeowner by caring for the home and reducing the Homeowner's carrying costs. Some examples of carrying costs that a Home Manager would cover would be utilities, gas, water, and the ability to take advantage of the savings of our national insurance program. The Home Manager helps in the sales effort by readying the house for showings and through the added life and emotional appeal their belongings contribute. Homes staged with live-in Home Managers typically out-perform vacant homes by large margins.
- Is a Home Manager present during showings?No, Home Managers are not present during showings. Prospective buyers won't know that your home is even staged; it will simply look and feel like a homeowner lives in and loves the home. Everything is in its place and your home shows as well or better than it would if you still lived there.
- How is Showhomes different from others who offer staging services?Life sells homes. Buying a home is an emotional decision for most people and Showhomes is unique in the way it helps to sell homes. Using a live in Home Manager assures you that the entire home is staged to perfection and that it is always tuned up and in show-to-sell condition. Because of this, your home is far less vulnerable to low-ball offers than it would be if it were simply staged with furniture.
- Does Showhomes act as a Realtor?No. Showhomes provides staging services that make your home far more attractive to prospective buyers. Almost all Showhomes are listed by full-service Realtors. Showhomes does not represent buyers or sellers in the real estate transaction; that is the service your Realtor is trained and licensed to provide.
- Does Showhomes offer staging services without Home Managers?Yes. If you are interested in staging services without a Home Manager contact your local office. Pricing varies by location.
- Is smoking allowed in a Showhome?No. Our promise to homeowners is a smoke free home that appeals to the largest percentage of prospective buyers.
- What happens when a Showhome sells?As soon as you accept an offer, we begin the process of relocating our Home Manager. Unlike a tenant, our Home Managers are under contract to move on short notice and once we succeed in selling your home, we are often ready to begin staging another home. We return your home to you in as good or even better condition than when we received it and the new buyers get a fresh, clean home to move into.
- What are the benefits of being a Home Manager?Flexibility, low housing costs, short or long-term housing solution, no long term committment.
- Who provides the furnishings for a Showhome?A critical requirement of Home Managers is that they have an inventory of fine furniture and accessories that meets our quality standards that they move from house to house. Showhomes supplements furniture as needed for each home.
- How can I find out about becoming a Home Manager?Visit the Home Manager section of our website or click on "Locations" to talk to your local representative.
- How can I learn more about your services to Homeowners?Click on the locations page to contact your local representative for a free consultation.
- How do Showhomes services benefit a Realtor?Showhomes helps homeowners and their Realtors sell vacant homes faster and for higher prices. In today's market, staging a home with a live-in Home Manager can steeply reduce the amount of time the home sits on the market and bring in offers far above what a homeowner would get if the home remained vacant. For a Realtor, this means less hassle, faster sale, higher commission and a happier homeowner.
- Is there any cost to the Realtor?No. Showhomes is free to Realtors.
- How can I learn more about your services to Realtors?Click on the locations page to contact your local representative for a free consultation.
- How are home showings arranged?Realtors who use us often comment that Showhomes are the easiest to show; often they are easier to show than owner-occupied homes. All Showhomes are available to show by appointment. Simply call the local Showhomes contact and make the showing appointment and we'll ensure that the home is available to show.
- What markets does Showhomes serve?Showhomes is growing! To see what markets we serve, click on the Locations page.
- How can I learn more about Showhomes franchise opportunities?Showhomes is a fun and exciting business that helps others. If you have a love of real estate and people, click on the Franchise Opportunities page or visit showhomesfranchise.com for more information.
CONTACT A SHOWHOMES
FRANCHISE OWNER IN CORAL GABLES
We would be delighted to put our real estate savvy and the Showhomes proven business model to work for you. Whether you are a homeowner, realtor, developer or prospective home manager, we have the services and resources you need. The Showhomes team includes experts in marketing luxury properties, staging homes for maximum impact, placing and training home managers and helping homeowners get the most value.
Phone: (305) 442-9068
Phone: (786) 326-5135
Business Development Manager
Phone: (305) 741-8252