For most people the purchase or sale of a home represents the largest investment in their lifetime. Did you know that only 10% of Buyers 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 for a potential Buyer. Showhomes is a pioneer in home staging and continues as the leader in this fast growing industry.
Showhomes began their business in 1986 with the concept of transforming vacant houses - often seen by Buyers as stale, lifeless, and unappealing - into fully furnished, inviting, valued homes. Now in our third decade of service to Home Owners 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 team has broad experience in real estate, design, and customer service. We're dedicated to bringing you unparalleled expertise, responsiveness, professionalism and results.
Showhomes: What We Do
The Showhomes Fox Valley team would be delighted to put our design and staging services, as well as our 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 staging homes for maximum impact, placing and training Home Managers, and helping Home Owners get the most value for their property.
Fox Valley 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.
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.
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.
BEFORE & AFTER
Downton Naperville Custom Home
Hellyer Builders elegance.VIEW DETAILS
Rehabbed Naperville Ranch
Beautiful home in ideal location.VIEW DETAILS
Prime in Downers Grove
Great home on the prettiest street in town.VIEW DETAILS
One Of A Kind!
Reimagined, rebuilt, farmhouse!VIEW DETAILS
Naperville New Construction
Green Trails of Naperville
Best location and Naperville schools!VIEW DETAILS
Custom Executive Home
This home is a WOW!VIEW DETAILS
All dressed up!VIEW DETAILS
Park Place of Geneva
Elegant and luxury living in walk to town Geneva.VIEW DETAILS
One of a Kind in Geneva
Geneva charm updated.VIEW DETAILS
Tall Grass of Naperville
Ready for a new owner!VIEW DETAILS
Geneva custom home
Fabulous home ready for a new family!VIEW DETAILS
Downers Grove Custom Home
Spacious and beautiful and ready for a new owner.VIEW DETAILS
Downers Grove Classic
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Eagle Brook Beauty
Fantastic home!VIEW DETAILS
Royal Fox of St. Charles
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Unique Geneva home.VIEW DETAILS
Custom Batavia Home
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West Chicago Wonderful
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St Charles Cape Cod
Spectacular Wayne Living
Like living in a resort.VIEW DETAILS
Allendale of Geneva
Getting ready for market!VIEW DETAILS
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Naperville Custom Home
St Charles Sanctuary
Enchanting Wildrose Springs
All dressed up for a new owner!VIEW DETAILS
Fox River Waterfront
Geneva new constructionVIEW DETAILS
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SHOWHOMES MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
I really questioned the cost of using this service to sell our home, however the staging made all the difference and we ended up selling our home on the 3rd showing following the home being furnished by Showhomes. We had almost 20 appointments prior to the staging. Well worth the expense and would highly recommend.
- Teresa Wallfred, Homeowner
Sugar Grove, IL
Showhomes transforms my vacant listings into model homes. As a result, those listings far outperform the market both in terms of market time and sales price. I can easily demonstrate to my clients that the net return on the sale of their home will be greater than selling a vacant property. Showhomes maximizes the marketability of a home. Never a "stock" staging. I like the professionalism!!
Robert Kopp, Investor/Realtor
BUYER FELL IN LOVE
When we first viewed the home we knew it was one we'd consider - but it had been vacant for about one year. We visited the home twice but just weren't sold - it was difficult to get a true sense of the size of the house and it just felt cold. On our third visit we were blown away! It was as if our vision came to life and we knew we were home. Some of the furniture was so perfect that we plan to purchase it. Thank you for showing us the possibilities and revealing the home for which we've been searching.
Katie Meisenger, Home Buyer
BECOME A HOME MANAGER
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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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The power of a beautifully staged home! (Elgin IL)
Great experience every step of the way! Quick set up and always looks fabulous. The transformation makes my properties shine and sell for top dollar time and time again. You cannot underestimate the power of a beautifully designed and staged home by the Showhomes crew!
- Mark and Ann Warner, Elgin Homeowner
Amazing design! (St Charles IL)
Great communication throughout the process. Amazing design and transformation of properties. Really professional and friendly to work with!
- Tamara O'Connor, Realtor
Talented! (South Elgin IL)
Easy to work with, beautiful furnishings, talented staff!
- Tiffany Bucolt, Homeowner
Pre-listing Consultation (St Charles IL)
Consultation was outstanding! Comments and insights were on point and most instructive. Showhomes Consultants are a very strong asset.
- Paul and Deb McKay, Homeowner
A Show Piece! (West Chicago IL)
Showhomes turned my listing into a show piece! The team is incredibly fast and so talented. The Sellers definitely sold faster and for a higher price than if I had to sell it empty.
- Katie Fish, Keller Williams Inspire
Great eye for design! (Geneva IL)
Total pros! Very responsive, no matter how you contact them - via email, text, phone calls. Great eye for design, made my vacant listing look like a model home! The feedback from the realtors who have shown my listing has been great, and I am expecting multiple offers this week! The entire staff has been tremendous to work with. I am very pleased!
- Jennifer Henry, Coldwell Banker
Attention to detail (St Charles IL)
Showhomes attention to detail and responsive customer service makes them a pleasure to work with. Their designers make every home look like a showplace. They feel more like talented friends that are helping you.
- JC, Home Manager
Naperville Luxury (Naperville IL)
Amazing staging of my house. People will be very impressed.
- Margarita Morrison, Naperville Homeowner
Fast sale! (St. Charles IL)
Very nice decor. Quick service.
- Jeff & Stephanie Jirak, St. Charles Homeowner
Sold! (Geneva IL)
Home was staged very well; communication was clear, and pricing options were fair. My clients were very happy.
- Beth Tabor, Keller Williams Insprie
House sold! (Batavia IL)
Easy to work with. They did a good job of staging and my house sold.
- Linda and George McGoldrick, Batavia Homeowner
Quick staging (Naperville IL)
Quick in getting staging set up.
- Terry and Jeffrey Rausch, Naperville Homeowner
Home Presented in Best Possible Way! (Downers Grove IL)
Showhomes did a great job staging my listing. The home had been on the market without staging but since it has been staged, showings have increased! Even though I had a premier photographer take photos before and after the staging, having furniture and accessories in place made all the difference for buyers and agents to see the possibilities in the home. Showhomes communication was consistent, the quality of the furniture is stylish, and fast sale is around the corner. I would recommend Showhomes to any seller who wants to present their home in the best possible way and in the way buyers today are purchasing their new home.
- Top Producer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago
Upscale! (Naperville IL)
PJ at Showhomes was wonderful to work with! I had a vacant listing which needed furniture to help the space planning. PJ was quick to respond and the home looked AMAZING! The home felt small prior to staging and was overlooked for a few months because of it. The home was staged just in time for a second showing; landing an offer after 18 days! I'm convinced the staging is what made our second showing a success. Quick, reliable, and upscale furniture and decor was used. Will use again!
- April Kalad, Coldwell Banker
Well worth it! (Naperville IL)
Showhomes exceeded my expectations! I was reluctant to try Showhomes but PJ was so open and honest - I loved her approach and energy to show me that they could do a great job and prove me wrong. (Had a bad experience with a stager I used years ago.) I increased my hits and showings of my property - significantly over the Christmas period - then we got an offer right away. The property had previously been on the market 102 days. This time only 20 days and we got an offer! I am now in the process of re-using their expertise immediately on another property. Well worth the expense and HIGHLY recommend. PJ is always available and will assist you in any way she can.
- Kim Scott, Baird & Warner
Great service. (Downers Grove IL)
Very professional, great service and lovely people to work with. The staging looks beautiful!
- Maurice Forde, Downers Grove Homeowner
Quick sale! (St Charles IL)
Subtle, tasteful display. Quick turn.
- Judy Huelskamp, St Charles Homeowner
Fantastic! (Naperville IL)
The furniture that was picked out looks fantastic in our home. The staging really highlights the main rooms of the house and makes the place feel like a home. Thank you!
- Justin and Megan Elder, Naperville Homeowner
Fast! (Downers Grove IL)
Fast, reliable, choice of payment plans.
- Chris and Joann Barbour, Downers Grove Homeowner
Well thought out. (Downers Grove IL)
I like the communication and the consult with the sellers and keeping the agent informed on all the decisions and using the agent for booking the home to coordinate the design team entrance and exit from the home. The decor is really well thought out and detailed. The staging has really helped accent the home to look crisp and inviting! PJ has been terrific!
PJ has followed up and shown up with a great attitude and a creative mind!
- Patricia Bakosh, Coldwell Banker
Freshly Staged (Elburn IL)
They made our home look so inviting for potential buyers!
- Jerome and Lina Jednyak, Homeowner
Happy Home Manager! (Geneva IL)
Showhomes is always organized and efficient - and warm and kind. It is a pleasure managing their Showhomes.
-Beth Valente Meadows, Home Manager
Sold Immediately! (St Chares IL)
ShowHomes transformed my home, which was in need of some updates, into a home that was very appealing to buyers. They painted and staged it in a manner in which I hardly recognized it. It was beautiful, and the home sold immediately. I couldn't ask for more.
- Joe and Ann Sherrick, Homeowner
Seamless Coordination (Geneva IL)
We had already moved out of state before we sold our home and the coordination between our Realtor and Showhomes was seamless.
- Ryan Lubniewski, Homeowner
Trendy Staging (Geneva IL)
Carolyn is SO professional and she always seemed to appear when I MOST needed her! Thank you! We are looking forward to multiple offers thanks to your trendy staging!
- Katie Fish, Keller Williams Inspire
Sold fast! (Geneva IL)
Efficient and professional.
- Lak & Har Chan, Homeowner
Secret Weapon (Geneva IL)
I love ShowHomes! It's like a secret weapon! They are totally organized and the follow-up is incredible. Staging is almost expected now for all of our listings, so I like to use the most professional company available!! My clients have all loved how smoothly their projects are completed.
Two thumbs-up from me!
- Teresa Keenan, Stonetower Properties
Efficient and tasteful! (Wayne IL)
Efficient, tasteful and reasonably priced.
- Michele Blosser, Homeowner
Nothing but praise! (St. Charles IL)
Great to work with. They staged the house with quality furniture and accessories. Communication was always available and their concern was always evident. I would have nothing but praise for Showhomes.
- Tom Eliasek, Homeowner Tom Eliasek
Top notch! (Wayne IL)
You guys do an awesome job. From consultation to placement of furniture. Top notch experience!
And my listings sell quickly.
- Tamara O'Connor, Premier Living Properties
Everything was great! (Carpentersville IL)
Everything was Great! Carolyn and Team were fantastic and a delight to work with. I wish all my sellers would listen to this recommendation.
- Maria Ruiz, Brokerocity, Inc.
Easy! (Geneva IL)
Very easy to work with!
- Brian Hogan, Owner/Investor/Builder
Focused Showhomes team (St. Charles IL)
I think your team did a very good job! The house looks great and everyone I dealt with from your company was friendly, talented, and very focused on getting us in the best position to sell our house. I have been working on this project for the last several months as we needed to deal with 40 years of collecting "junk" and doing some things to the house that were overdue. I can only tell you that it is nice to deal with a company that does what it says it will do, when it says it will do it and do it very well.
- Chris Rayl, Homeowner
Happy Realtor! (Fox Valley IL)
Fabulous Customer Service!!!
- Lynn Purcell, Baird & Warner
Consult Recommendations (St. Charles IL)
I really liked the result after I decluttered.
- Gail Reed, Homeowner
Professional (St. Charles IL)
Very professional and knowledgeable.
- Dave and Mary McAsulan, Homeowner
Wonderful (South Elgin IL)
A large inventory of furniture, talented designers, wonderful staff and customer service.
- Francisco Carrillo, Homeowner
Gifted decorators. (St. Charles IL)
Responsive. Gifted decorators. Furniture scaled to improve the feeling of the house. Extra touches to create a positive ambiance. Showhomes cares about their brand, their designs, their clients and their results. Always a positive experience. A vacant house to a sold home! Thank you.
- Mary Kay Coleman, ReMax Excels
Will never do anything without Showhomes!! (Carol Stream IL)
I just sold 1284 Brave Court in Carol Stream. Showhomes of Fox Valley did the staging. 6 offers, 3 of which were full asking price, sold in 7 days in September! ! ! Mike and the entire team were fantastic. The house showed like a model. I encourage you to look it up, true story. The buyers even inquired about purchasing the furniture and artwork. I am a rehabber, I had never used a staging co before. I’ll never do another project without Mike & his team.
- Mike Lyle, Homeowner
Should have done it sooner! (Elmhurst IL)
Thanks for the super speedy service in staging our house. We had a contract within 6 weeks. Should have done it sooner.
- Carol Ruda, Homeowner
VERY impressed (Carol Stream IL)
1st time that I ever used a staging company.....VERY impressed with the quality & service. Excited to put in the MLS.
- Mike Lyle, Investor/Owner
Design crew was amazing!! (St. Charles IL)
Carolyn was excellent to work with. Showhomes was very efficient in getting my house ready quickly and the design crew was amazing!! Very impressed and I would highly recommend them!
- Cynthia Susedik, Homeowner
Priceless peace of mind (Elburn IL)
Professional, personal, timely, quality products, forthright yet flexible, and trustworthy...giving priceless peace of mind.
- Beth Meredith, Homeowner
Happy Owner, Happy Realtor! (St. Charles IL)
Showhomes was very professional from start to finish! They treated my clients very well and did an excellent job staging the home. If my clients are happy, I am happy ! Would gladly recommend Showhomes to all my clients!
- Jackie Murray, Coldwell Banker
Attention to Detail (St. Charles IL)
Showhomes recently staged our home for sale and they did a wonderful job. They were quick, organized and paid attention to detail. They worked hard to make the house look great for photos! Everyone was so nice and really wanted to help us sell our home by staging it for a range of people so it will appeal to most Buyers. Thank you!
- Kathleen Hardison, Homeowner
Talented (St. Charles IL)
Talented staff, upscale, tasteful inventory of furniture.
- Cindy Strahota, Keller Williams
Responsive (St Charles IL)
The Showhomes team was very responsive to questions and communication was prompt.
- Greg Gambla, Homeowner
Highly Professional (Batavia IL)
Friendly, competent, and highly professional. Great service and ongoing followup.
- Dann Spader, Homeowner
Sell Fast! (Geneva IL)
I look to Showhomes to help me sell every vacant home I list! Time and time again my clients sell fast and definitely for more money than if their home was vacant.
- Ginny Sylvester, Hemming & Sylvester, Geneva Realtor
Excellent! (Wheaton IL)
Prompt return phone calls followed by excellent staging execution. Was very impressed with their work.
- Richard Berg, Wheaton Homeowner
High end! (Elgin IL)
Home looks like a high end builder's model after undergoing a Showhomes Staging operation. Can not say enough good about their services. Wlould recommend the firm to any one that is serious about selling their home and moving on. A very satisfied Client.
- Ken and Cyndi Davidsen, Homeowner
Prompt (Wheaton IL)
The service was prompt. Good follow up.
- Nanette Bauer, Re/Max Suburban
Incredible! (Elgin IL)
Phenomenal job, house looks incredible. Feedback from buyers and agents has been just great!
- Matt Ellett, Homeowner
Professional Operation (Geneva IL)
I am very happy with the "Showhomes" process. They did a wonderful job fully staging a vacant listing. The "home manager" is a great format as this allows the home to be cared for, and the utilities are also no longer the responsibility of the owner so it saves them some money. Truly professional operation all around! Would highly recommend this service!
- Alison France, RE/Max Excels
Biggest Reason We Had An Offer (Batavia IL)
Excellent job staging our house. I am certain the great work you all did planning and then furnishing the house is one of the biggest reasons we had an offer within the first week. Every potential buyer who walked through the home also commented on how fantastic the staging was even if the house wasn't what they were looking for. Thank you so much!
- Bob Beaver, Homeowner
Great! (St. Charles IL)
- Lynn Potocki, Homeowner
Staging for Rental Properties (St. Charles IL)
Great staging! Easy to work with! I highly recommend!
- Amy Strickland, Property Manager
Very thorough (St. Charles IL)
Showhomes is very thorough and offer a lot at a good price.
- Fred Smith, Homeowner
Attention to feedback (Geneva IL)
The home was nicely staged and comments were addressed immediately.
- Karla Morgan, Homeowner
Easier to sell (St. Charles IL)
Good, feedback on what steps will make my home easier to sell. Great format of presentation makes it easy to understand the recommendations.
- Bob Evans, Homeowner
Glen Ellyn charm (Glen Ellyn IL)
Fox Vally Showhomes owners are highly responsive, great with clients, and provide fantastic advice! My homes sell more quickly when I offer a "free" consultation from Fox Valley Showhomes as part of my listing package.
- Tasha Miller, Keller Williams
Fantastic (Geneva IL)
Staging was fantastic.
- Mark Jodlowski, Homeowner
Staging made all the difference (Batavia IL)
I really questioned the cost of using these service to sell our home, however the staging made all the difference and we ended up selling our home on the 3rd showing following the home being furnished by Showhomes. We had almost 20 appts prior to the staging. Well worth the expense and would highly recommend.
- Teresa Walfred, Homeowner
Maximize home value (Elgin IL)
Helped us stage the house for maximum dollar value.
- Wayne Schroeder, Homeowner
Showed off the home (Geneva IL)
Loved how well the furniture and accessories show off the home.
- Juan Juarez, Homeowner
High quality (St. Charles IL)
Love the way a furnished home shows and photographs. Price is a bit high for most but the items are higher quality and nicely put together.
- Eileen Bengtson, Baird & Warner
Practical and useful. (St. Charles IL)
Prompt, helpful, and relevant if you want to sell your home. This is not just another web site the realtor can attach to some email. This is a very practical and useful service.
- Greg Gambla, Homeowner
Great service (Batavia IL)
Great Service and a lovely home. Thanks to all for your assistance.
- Ann Carlsen, Homeowner
Special attention. (Sugar Grove IL)
Loved the special attention to detail and appreciated you changing the table to one that better serves the space. Thank you!
- Sarah Goss, Southwestern Real Estate, Inc.
The best. (St. Charles IL)
Showhomes of Fox Valley is the best. We have nothing but high praise for Mike Callahan and his services.
- Elisabeth & Tom Knowlton, Homeowner
Every detail is just right. (St. Charles IL)
The designers do a fantastic job making sure every detail is just right. Great selection of furniture and decor pieces. Never disappointed!
- Nancy Cox, Baird & Warner
Problem Solved! (Naperville IL)
Great communication and problem solving skills!
- Kelsey Ritchie, Keller Williams
Love home manager staging! (Geneva IL)
Especially love the home manager option.
- Gerhard & Valeria Axen, Homeowner
Sold quickly! (Elburn IL)
You did a beautiful job highlighting the house's assets through your staging effort. That certainly caused the house to be sold so quickly and at a great price. The house was also left in the same great shape that it was when you came in. Thanks!
- Megan Petry, Homeowner
Extremely helpful! (St. Charles IL)
Janine, Mike and Patty were extremely helpful in tweaking my home with updates in the hopes the changes will help with my home sale. I would not hesitate to bring them into a newly purchased home for decorating help as well.
- Gina Barrett, Homeowner
WOW! (St. Charles IL)
Wow! House looks amazing. Everything went smoothly. Our realtor was impressed with the transformation.
- Frances Maurer, Homeowner
Home sold! (St. Charles IL)
You made a huge difference in our saleability! This home was on the market with several agents before me and buyers could not visualize what to do. I'm grateful that my savvy seller understood Showhomes value. I appreciate the impact you made. Thank you for helping me sell my listing!
- Anne Ward, Re/Max Excels
Excellent consultation! (Elburn IL)
Excellent support, quick response, and very easy to work with.
- David & Paula Kelly, Homeowner
Looks great! (Geneva IL)
Came in and got the job done! And it looks great. Thank you!
- Carrie Sebold, Baird & Warner
Great Partner (West Dundee IL)
Your team is professional, reliable and talented. Your service model is far superior to the old fashioned approach we used to take where we purchased furniture ourselves. You have been a great partner and we look forward to continuing our relationship.
- Tom Drake, Builder
Fabulous consult! (Elburn IL)
Fabulous all around...great advice, timely report. We have used almost all of your recommendations. Thanks!
- Beth & John Towell, Homeowner
Incredible (Batavia IL)
You always make my listings show incredible!
- Paul Chadwick, Baird & Warner
Impressive (St. Charles IL)
The end result is exactly as impressive as I was led to believe it would be.
- Doug Jones, Homeowner
SOLD after staging! (Burr Ridge IL)
My home looked so beautiful after Showhomes staged it. Before I found Showhomes my home in Burr Ridge had been on the market for more than a year. It was under contract in less than 2 months after the Showhomes team gave it a makeover. I highly recommend this group of dedicated professionals.
- Drenda Vijuk, Homeowner
Important! (Geneva IL)
Important services provided to the clients.
- Wayne Reuter, RE/MAX Excels
Everything was easy! (St. Charles IL)
Great customer service and beautiful decorating. This makes everything easy for homeowners who are not living in the area as they try to sell their homes.
- Denise Kelly, Homeowner
Beautiful staging. (Geneva IL)
Fast service & beautiful staging items.
- Martha Dorfler, RE/MAX Excels
Great Design (Geneva IL)
Great design style. Prompt, professional service.
- Tony Moore, Investor/Builder Owner
Highest level of profssionalism. (Geneva IL)
We found all the people of Showhomes to be of the highest level of professionalism. They go out of their way to assist you when unexpected problems or difficult situations arise. We have no problem recommending Showhomes of Fox Valley to anyone looking for this type of service.
- Chuck & Jackie Nootens, Geneva, IL, Home Manager
Smooth delivery (Aurora IL)
Very professional. Smooth delivery of service.
- Harold Velez, Homeowner
Tastefully done (Lakewood IL)
Very tastefully done, with good communication by Carolyn. The month-by-month pricing option is a concern, as there is virtually no limit on expense with that scenario.
- John and Gail Kavalunas, Homeowner
Sell in less time (St. Charles IL)
Stylish furnishings and accessories makes the home show better and sell in less time.
- Eileen Bengtson, Baird & Warner
Showhomes Biggest Fan! (St. Charles IL)
I am a big fan, having used Showhomes to sell two very different homes. They are reliable, easy to communicate with, and better than a tranqualizer in managing the stress of selling a house. If your house is empty, they will stage it so beautifully that you may want to move back in. If you are out of town and they place a "home manager", you have peace of mind if something goes wrong. It will be reported to you and they even help in finding someone to solve the problem. You won't regret giving them a try.
- Jan Besic, Awesome Homeowner!
Stylish listing! (St. Charles IL)
It makes my listing look more appealing and stylish---gives the buyers the perspective and imagery to see what their furniture could look like, or what new furniture would look like...Also, great for getting more showings from pictures on the internet!
- Lynn Purcell, Baird & Warner
Sold in one day! (Sugar Grove IL)
Our house sold the day after Showhomes and their staff staged our house!
- Chris & Cynthia Halsey, Homeowner
Provides a vision for Buyers (Geneva IL)
Customer service is outstanding. The staging transforms a home from dull and empty to providing the vision of what the home should be.
- Bob Kopp, Geneva realtor
Awesome Job (Glen Ellyn IL)
Thank you!! I truly enjoyed working with Showhomes Staging!! AWESOME JOB!!
- Barbara Mashburn, Baird & Warner Realty
Professional! (Geneva IL)
The install and removal were done professionally and the house was cleaned each time.
- Peri Gange, Homeowner
No Worries (South Elgin IL)
Takes the worry away and gave us an opportunity to move on.
- Cathie Tardy, Realtor and Homeowner
Consistent (Wheaton IL)
Always do a great job and very professional.
- Gregory Bach, Coldwell Banker
Showcase for Buyers (Glen Ellyn IL)
The furniture and decorations used helped to showcase the home and help buyers envision living there.
- Celia Knowles, Homeowner
Very professional! (Chicago IL)
I love the professionalism, I love the furniture selected & I love how everything gets taken care of so quickly.
- Emelin Brown, Roman Realty Group
Fantastic design! (Batavia IL)
Aside from the fantastic design aspect, the team were incredibly friendly and easy to work with making the stressful event of selling a house so much easier. I felt proud to show my home after it had been staged and looked forward to feedback after every showing!
- Joanne Chesters, Homeowner
Pre-Market Consultation (St. Charles IL)
Great honest and detailed feedback.
- Maureen Piotrowski, Homeowner
Quick to respond! (St. Charles IL)
Very responsive and helpful!
- James Rabelhofer, Homeowner
Exemplary service (St. Charles IL)
We truly enjoy working with Mike Callahan. He is an excellent communicator, prompt in his responses and provides exemplary service. We also love Janine's choices staging our home. It looks wonderful. We have no reservation recommending Show Homes.
- Elisabeth and Tom Knowlton, Homeowner
Everything! (Oswego IL)
Everything with Showhomes is great!
- Bill Gade, Home Manager
Home looked amazing! (St. Charles IL)
I am very happy with the way our home was staged! It looked amazing, and so accessible to showings!
Showhomes always addressed our concerns in a very timely manner, and were so very accommodating!
- Olga and Ed Kendall, Homeowner
Solved our problems! (Geneva IL)
We liked the professionalism of the staff and their ability to solve our problems, such as repairs. We moved to Suwanee, GA before the house was put on the market so Showhomes handled everything for us. Carolyn Leard was outstanding to work with.
- Bob & Norma Trkovsky, Homeowner
Always recommend!! (Geneva IL)
I always recommend Showhomes! I couldn't believe more in staging and my clients are always delighted!
- Ginny Sylvester, Owner of Hemming & Sylvester Properties
Perfection (Sugar Grove IL)
Everything was perfect! Great staging and good clean up afterwards. Highly recommended!
- Steve Hequombourg, Homeowner
Exceptional service (Campton Hills IL)
Exceptional service and communications, quality pieces for staging - I would highly recommend!
- Alex Rullo, Re/Max Great American North
They consider everything. (Elgin IL)
A great team that takes everything into account. Matches the right furniture with the home. Fast, efficient, reliable.
- Mark Abate, Homeowner
Above and beyond! (St. Charles IL)
The talented staff at Showhomes of Fox Valley always goes above and beyond to satisfy the needs of the client. The designers answered our many questions about color & fixture choices and other improvements as we worked to prepare the home for the market. Thank you Showhomes!
- Cindy Strahota, Keller Williams
Classy operation! (Geneva IL)
Showhomes creates an ambiance in the home to make the buyer feel welcome. They are a classy operation with truly caring, helpful people.
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- Mary Kay Coleman, Re/Max Excels
Great compliments! (Batavia IL)
Showhomes staging has a knack for drawing the eye to or away from areas of the room as you enter. I am regularly getting comments from other Realtors on the quality of the staging.
- Bob Kopp, Geneva realtor
Accepted Offer After 1st Showing! (St. Charles IL)
Easy to communicate with. Good response time. I love the attention to detail given to not only the furniture, but the wall decor. The houses look great! Twice now, the staged homes have sold to the first person through the door after staging! Can't ask for better than that!
- Nancy Cox, Baird & Warner
Have Used Showhomes Twice! (Elgin IL)
It is the only service for selling my home I have used.
- Morris Liberati, Homeowner
Accommodating (Geneva IL)
You have been most accommodating and responsive.
- Chuck & Jackie Nootens, Home Manager
The home we'd been searching for! (Batavia IL)
When we first viewed the home we knew it was one we'd consider - but it had been vacant for about one year. We visited the home twice but just weren’t sold - it was difficult to get a true sense of the size of the house and it just felt cold. On our third visit we were blown away! Showhomes Fox Valley did an amazing job with the furniture and decorative accents. It was as if our vision came to life and we knew we were home. Some of the furniture was so perfect that we plan to purchase it. Thank you for showing us the possibilities and revealing the home for which we've been searching.
- Katie Meisenger, Home BUYER
Relocation Company Dream! (Batavia IL)
Thanks for all your help, the staging was awesome! It totally made the difference in helping the sale of this aged listing!
- Donna Bisbee, Relocation Specialist
Offer in 7 Days! (Batavia IL)
This home was on the market for a full year with no offers. When the realtor recommended Showhomes Fox Valley to the Home Owner, the home was professionally staged - and within SEVEN DAYS the Home Owner accepted an offer from a buyer that had seen it TWICE before!!
- Cindy Schmalz, Coldwell Banker
Perfectly Staged! (Wheaton IL)
I just wanted to drop a note to your team telling them what a great job they did on the above mentioned property. As a real estate/architectural photographer I get to see the good the bad and the really bad! It is always a pleasure when I can capture an entire 3,800 sf house in an hour and a half because it is perfectly staged! Great job to your team. I will certainly keep you in mind for referrals to clients.
- Michele Zappa, Real Estate Leader, Inc.
Happy sellers! (Elburn IL)
Thank you to ShowHomes for their work on my CLOSED listing! Happy sellers and happy buyers :)
- Donna McQuade, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell
Accepted offer after one showing with Showhomes! (St. Charles IL)
If you have a vacant home, or people deciding to rent, I highly recommend contacting ShowHomes and speaking with them first. My clients were ready to list their home for rent and try a major price reduction, but ShowHomes did the trick!!
I had a listing which sat vacant for one year and had $300,000 in price reductions. My clients were considering listing it to rent again, but I re-recommended ShowHomes. Their representative contacted the home owners and they entered into a contract mid November. ShowHomes found a home manager, who moved in and maintained the property and utilities and always had the home ready to show. After one week, they had staged the home with home managers and their belongings, held a home made gourmet lunch for realtor caravan, and an agent showed the home that weekend and wrote a contract! We closed within three weeks!
My clients are thrilled and I highly recommend ShowHomes.
- Kathy Koca, St. Charles Realtor
Sold in under 2 hours! (St. Charles IL)
This team has more than reasonable rates, are incredibly easy to work with, and have transformed our property in such a way as to exceed even our highest expectations. Their effective use of space and color make the rooms look so much better and larger--it's the difference between night and day. Not only will we be using them for future sales, but we will be referring them to everyone we know. It was simply perfect.
Please add this to our review: Sold the house in one hour and 24 minutes! We've given your name to two agents so far today. You guys do great work!
- Sarah B., Homeowner
Showhomes - when you want maximum marketing effectiveness (North Aurora IL)
Karen and I are convinced that staging is a valuable marketing tool for today’s real estate market. We worked with Carolyn Leard at Showhomes Fox Valley and since our first meeting with her we have felt very fortunate to know and work with her.
Prior to having the opportunity to staging the home with “Showhomes”, it was listed for over six months without attracting a single offer or any interest from potential buyers. Right after “Showhomes” staged the home; we received an offer in a little over a month!
We wholeheartedly recommend “Showhomes” to anyone who is attempting to sell a vacant property. “Showhomes” staging and design flair simply made the home too hard to resist! Furthermore, we were impressed with how the move-in and move- out procedure of the furnishings and décor was accomplished in such an efficient and professional manner. In a difficult Real Estate market, “Showhomes” helped us achieve a sale in such a surprisingly short period of time.
I trust their judgment implicitly. They are very well-liked by my clients because of their genuine sensitivity to the clients’ needs, and their friendly, comforting manner. Selling a home is always a stressful time for homeowners, and Carolyn’s patience and thoughtfulness really helps clients feel more confident and relaxed about the process.
Carolyn took the time to communicate to us about the process and expectations for the home being staged. The end result was spectacular. High quality furniture and accessories were used to create a warm, inviting and beautiful living space, from the place settings on the dining room table to the towels hanging in the bathrooms.
We would recommend “Showhomes” to anyone who wanted to stage their vacant home for maximum marketing effectiveness.
We thank you for doing such a great job for us!
- Bobbi Banfield & Karen Spangler, Coldwell Banker Residential
The best around! (St. Charles IL)
Mike, Thank you so much.............I do appreciate all you and your staff have done to help me sell my listing in St. Charles. ShowHomes is really the best around...I was so impressed with not just the interior furnishings but the exterior decor that was added. That first impression as you approach a home is so important & you nailed it with the Halloween and Holiday decoration. Again, thank you and I look forward to working with you again.
- Betty Theisen-Placek, Coldwell Banker Residential
Epitome of professionalism, service & quality (Geneva IL)
I was compelled to write to tell you about my experience in working with you and Showhomes - Fox Valley. I want to thank you for an incredibly positive and professional experience. As a professional realtor for over 20 years, I have had the occasion to work with hundreds of different professionals and businesses related to the purchase and sale of residential real estate. In this challenging market, having the right tools and resources is critical to achieving a successful sale. Your group has been the epitome of professionalism, service and quality. Carolyn Leard, your Manager, has been phenomenal and has "over-delivered" (in a positive way) at every turn. I look forward to a mutually successful partnership moving forward. Please pass along my name and number if you ever have a realtor or home manager that is curious about your company and service.
- Jay Rodgers, RE/Max Excels
The best to work with! (St. Charles IL)
My husband got a job that was moving us to the Chicago area. I was moving into a two bedroom apartment with less than 1,000 sq ft. I wanted to find somewhere else to live. I did not know the area. I found an ad that had this beautiful home for rent, and thought it was too good to be true. Well this is how my husband and I feel about Showhomes . . . the people are too good to be true. From the time I met Carlyon from Showhomes I knew she did not just want to fill a house, she wanted a good experience for us. We had our belongings brought to the house and the wonderful people at Showhomes decorated the home and everything looked wonderful. I always received a call to let me know someone was coming to look at the house. I have to say I never felt put out. If there was any problem with the home, Showhomes took care of it immediately. The yard care was taken care of for us. There really was nothing we had to deal with. Showhomes could not be more perfect. It was just what we needed at a time of uncertainty in our lives. We hope Showhomes can help others find a place to live. The Showhomes people are the best to work with, the most helpful, and friendly.
- Fred & Marty Kimball, Home Manager
Beneficial to both Realtor and Homeowner (Geneva IL)
As an Owner and Realtor of a vacant home, Showhomes' staging of this property (inside and out) has greatly improved the time potential buyers spend in the home, generated more discussions during open houses, and increased the "oohs" and "ahs" from individuals viewing the home. Having a Home Manager on site and Showhomes caring for the home really diminishes the worries over a vacant home and upkeep. This arrangement is perfect and provided at a cost that is beneficial to both Realtor and owner.
- Bob & Sandy Thayer, Home Owner and Realtor, Stone Tower Properties
Would do it again! (Batavia IL)
The experience we had as Showhome Home Managers turned out to be the perfect solution for us as we relocated from California to Illinois. The time we spent with Showhomes allowed us to live in a beautiful home for several months as we learned the area and looked for the ideal place to purchase. The people of Showhomes were very professional, friendly, and the whole process was better than we had ever hoped. Showhomes made a stressful move easy and fun while giving our family a lovely place to live in a new state. We would do the whole process over again in a minute if we ever find ourselves relocating again. It was a great way to live!
- Jeff & Darlea Livengood, Home Manager
They made our home warm and welcoming! (Batavia IL)
We are extremely pleased with Showhomes. From the moment the home managers first moved in, Showhomes went to work. We could not believe how much effort and energy went into getting the house ready for the new home manager; we know they really appreciated it. You guys really work hard! But we were even more amazed and delighted when we saw how well the house was staged and how beautiful a home you made it; it was so warm and welcoming. We can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and creative ability. You can always use us as a referral!
- Rose and Sam Giliberto, Homeowner
Best presentation for possible buyers! (St. Charles IL)
It's been a pleasure to partner with Showhomes in the ongoing marketing of my listing. Showhomes took a vacant house and made it beautiful and full of life. Since partnering with Showhomes, the feedback has been spectacular and the added piece of mind and security of an on-site home manager is priceless. Several times I found myself rushing over to tend to a problem when the house was vacant - water during a big rain storm and the heat going out because of a battery in the thermostat. Now I know that someone is watching over my client's investment full-time and Showhomes is ensuring that the house is presented in the best possible way to potential buyers.
- Brian Smith, RE/MAX Advisors
Having Showhomes is reassuring (St. Charles IL)
Having Showhomes represent our properties gives us a sense that someone is watching out for the well-being of our homes. With Showhomes staging the properties with individuals actually living in the home and being responsible for the general upkeep inside and outside of the property is reassuring. Living such a distance away, Showhomes keeps us informed of anything in and around the home that requires special attention, i.e. leaking windows, electrical problems, lawn sprinkler problems, etc. Their attention to detail and wanting to showcase the house in a superior manner for a potential buyer gives us the confidence that our home will be sold in a short time. Their staff are very conscientious and can be reached 24/7 if needed. We are glad to have found such a reputable service for our needs."
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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.
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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.
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