Showhomes is America's Largest Home Staging Provider in Minneapolis!
We Pride Ourselves in Doing WHATEVER it Takes to Get Your Home Ready To Sell! We are able to assist you with as much or as little help as you need!
Our Services Include:
1. Consultations in Preparing Your Home
1. Decluttering and Organization
1. Vacant Home Staging
2. Home Makeovers and Redesign
3. Homeowner and Realtor Consultations
4. Color and Carpet Consultations
5. Professional Home Management Services
6. Luxury and High Net Worth Property Services
We are RESA=Pro Certified, Interior Designers and Color Specialists. . We were awarded the 2019 Houzz Award for Customer Service!
With over 35 years in business, Showhomes Home Staging is a leader in this fast growing industry! Our Nationally Franchised Company provides peace of mind with added Insurance and Trained Professionals!
We specialize in Luxury Home Staging for the Residential Real Estate Market!
Set your home apart and get noticed on the MLS.
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Showhomes: What We Do
Our RESA Certified Home Stagers and Designers Transform Homes!
We work with realtors, home owners, developers and others interested in the Marketing Strategies and Design Techniques we use to get top dollar for a property. We are experts in Marketing Luxury Real Estate!
Our Professional Home Managers are specially trained in managing Premier Properties during the sales cycle. We specialize in helping home owners get the most value for their home.
Minneapolis 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
WAYZATA EXECUTIVE HOME ON LYDIARD LAKE
A tree-lined driveway leads to this private 2 acre enclave, complete with a luxurious pool, outdoor kitchen and entertaining spaces plus a wooded walk to Lake Lydiard. Inside, the bright, modern and open plan uses simple lines with impeccable details and a just completed $100k refresh to create memorable spaces; balancing dramatic lightness with warmth and comfort.Photos can paint the picture but the house itself must be seen to truly appreciate the level of thoughtful finish and craftsmanship.VIEW DETAILS
Custom Built Lotus Lake Shoreline Estate
Experience 180-degree views of Lotus Lake. Complete privacy is yours at this estate, set upon the most spectacular site with over 775 feet of southwest facing shoreline on more than 3 acres. Beautiful materials throughout the home including classic crab apple orchard stone, black walnut, heart oak, and American cherry flooring. Massive beams with wormy chestnut tongue and groove vaulted ceilings. Gradual slope to level shoreline with a sandy beach, lagoon providing an additional 350 feet of shoreline, fire pit, and pavilion. Rare Herb Bloomberg design with many recent updates for today's buyer.VIEW DETAILS
This Birch plan is loaded with features.
Light and bright open floor plan with oversized windows, cozy stone fireplace, 10 ft ceilings, enameled woodwork and upper end finishes. Enjoy summer evenings on the screened porch. Luxurious master suite features a private den, gorgeous tile bath and huge walk-in closet, Birch cabinetry, granite tile in kitchen and baths & stainless appliances. Cement drive & plenty of room for the boat, classic car or workshop in the 3 car insulated & sheetrocked garage. Great location with walking paths and ponds. Walk to stores, restaurants, clinic, community center and parks. A great place to call home!VIEW DETAILS
Stunning dream home nestled in a beautiful quiet cul-de-sac, this property is sure to wow even the pickiest of buyers.
Sellers' pride of ownership shines with updates, improvements, and elevated finishes throughout - including new roof, new siding, new gutters, updated landscaping, new washer/dryer, new A/C unit, new water softener, and so much more. The stunning entryway/foyer, the luxuriously spacious & bright living room, the two-sided fireplace, the custom gourmet kitchen, the expansive deck with a peaceful pond view in the private backyard, the 3-brms on one level with 2-brms in the finished walkout basement...the list just goes on and on. Located conveniently close to the new Hy-Vee, shops, parks, restaurants, and in a highly developing community - this home promises to provide so many breath-taking spaces to enjoy for years to come.VIEW DETAILS
Spotless home nestled on a manicured treed yard in demand Wayzata Schools!
Open main floor with towering vaulted ceilings and polished oak floors! Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances! 3 spacious bedrooms on second floor including owners' with private jacuzzi bath! 4th bedroom/office on main floor! Lower level game room with wet bar and fireplace! 5th private bedroom! Massive deck system overlooking fenced yard and expansive nature preserve! Stately brick exterior! Adjacent to Providence Academy and steps to trails and parks!VIEW DETAILS
Up on the ridge in historic Lowry Hill carves the gently, winding, street known as Mount Curve Ave.
Tucked quietly off of the Avenue are the Townhomes known as Mount Curve Place. 1208 Mount Curve Place, comes with an elevator that runs to all three beautifully sunlit levels. The 2 bedroom/3 bath home has high ceilings with many of today's expected, updated features including windows, fireplace, design and much more. Just off of the kitchen and breakfast nook is a den that opens to a private deck surrounded by lush gardens and greenery. The other side of the bar opens to the large bright living room with windows top to bottom. On any summer day walk down to the secluded pool that also becomes part of the prestigious living that is available today at 1208 Mount Curve Place.VIEW DETAILS
A rare opportunity to own on one of the best streets in St Paul.
This English cottage style home has many beautiful updates while retaining its charm and architectural details. Appreciate the hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, stunning original woodwork, built-in buffet, cabinets with leaded glass doors, and a gorgeous fireplace. The remodeled kitchen features granite counters, new stainless steel appliances and custom designed cabinets. Tastefully appointed lighting throughout. The owner's suite has 2 closets, one of which is walk-in, bathroom with luxurious and gorgeous heated tile floor. Both bathrooms on the second floor were completely renovated with new fixtures, on-trend vanities, stunning tile work and heated marble floors.VIEW DETAILS
Peaceful paradise luxurious executive retreat without having to drive up north.
Over a half acre of gardens and terraces made of stone overlooking a natural wetland and pond that transforms from a wildlife sanctuary with gorgeous perennial gardens in summer to your outdoor skating rink in winter. The perfect home for Zoom room space for every member of your family. School is cool in this library. Kids love it. Six enticing outdoor seating areas engulfed in floral beauty. Immaculate, perfectly maintained 5bed/5bath, 5,600+ sq. ft. home with large floor to ceiling Andersen windows. Newly remodeled with high-end touches: new wood floors, high end designer lighting, chef designed kitchen. Family favorite? The screened porch engulfed in serenity and quiet relaxation and the firepit area. Both make perfect summer offices. Nest thermostats, Tesla charging station and smart controlled irrigation. A 10 minute walk to Bryant Lake. This home has a heart. Come see.VIEW DETAILS
Welcome to your own retreat on desirable Mooney Lake!
Beautiful 2-story home located on a Norman Rockwell-like setting offering year round recreation & fun! Imagine spending summers relaxing at your pool or on the lake & winters ice skating or playing hockey; great fishing too! The interior of the home is equally lovely. Upon entering, the warmth & brightness of the home washes over you-neutral colors throughout & the walls of windows pour in natural light. Open kitchen & great room are sure to be the hub of the home & lead to a large deck overooking lake & pool. Spacious bedrooms, gorgeous master suite w/ dream closet & loft complete the upper level. The lower level is ideal for entertaining w/ wet bar & patio leading to backyard paradise! The private association beach includes dock, 2 canoes & space for yard games, picnics...Trails throughout the neighborhood, walk to Green Oaks Park. Wayzata Schools.VIEW DETAILS
No details were missed in this exquisite, executive home with abundant custom natural elements.
Home boasts new roof, fresh paint & carpeting in 2020. You'll find slate, travertine & hickory flooring, anchored by craftsman woodwork, built-ins, wainscoting, and trim throughout. 19th century, reclaimed beams make a big statement. 5 spacious bedrooms on the one level, including homeowners retreat w/ensuite & jacuzzi tub plus, bedroom level laundry and abundant storage w/custom closets. Open concept layout offers vast entertaining space open to chefs kitchen w/ premium finishes & freshly painted cabinetry. Enjoy 3 gas fireplaces throughout and a LL family room w/wet bar and sauna! Nestled among mature trees on a large lot, the home flows naturally to the outdoor living - large deck & expansive grassy area; privacy fenced for peace of mind. Walk to Edina Grandview neighborhood shops and cafes. You CAN have it all. A home built and maintained with integrity.VIEW DETAILS
Spacious walk-out ranch nestled on a manicured treed yard
Towering vaulted ceiling in the great room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace and sun-filled walls of glass. Light and bright, updated, gourmet kitchen with Wolf and SubZero, loads of custom cabetry and large hearth room. Formal dining room with fireplace, main-floor office, private deck, triple garage, paver stone driveway, spacious family room and billiard room on walk-out level. Steps to Edina schools and parks.VIEW DETAILS
THIS DEAL IS TOO GOOD TO LAST!
This spacious condo has a location that cannot be beat and a list of features that you won't want to miss. It boasts modern hardwood floors, an updated kitchen complete with a breakfast bar to entertain, TWO wood-burning fireplaces for you to cozy up to during these cold Winter months, a spacious balcony & a Juliet balcony to soak in all the sunshine and fresh air your heart could desire, plenty of refreshing courtyard views and so much more. This condo is conveniently located next to the West End, giving you quick access to grocery stores, coffee, shops, restaurants, gyms, and is only minutes away from the heart of Minneapolis. This bright and open space also gives you access to two storage closets, a/c, in-unit laundry, a garage stall, and an outdoor pool for some Summer fun! Schedule your showing today and see how this wonderful space could become your new home!VIEW DETAILS
Custom Built Executive Home in Edina
Countryside neighborhood 6BR/6BA custom design build. Everything expected from high-end new construction including private Main Level Executive Office Suite, Mud Room with closed closet-sized cubbies/drop desk/sink/washer/dryer, Main and Upper Level Laundry and Family Rooms. Custom built-ins in nearly every room. Eat-in Kitchen has a Butler's Pantry, under cabinet microwave & beverage fridge, enamel inlay cabinets, large island with storage drawers on 4 sides. Incredible outdoor spaces: 3 patios, stone fireplace. Upper level 4BR/3BA plus family & laundry room. Lower level office, exercise room, recreation room, 6th Bedroom and full Bathroom.VIEW DETAILS
Boulder Bridge Lake Community
Great Value in Boulder Bridge! A golf-cart friendly neighborhood w/association access on Lake Minnetonka to private beach, boat slips & tennis courts. This amazing home offers high quality craftsmanship, endless amenities & modern open floor plan. An impressive custom kitchen w/high-end details. 5+ upper level bdrms. Lower level game/entertaining space, a 6th bdrm/fitness rm & indoor sport court. Lovely lot w/grand outdoor kitchen, large lawn & playset & firepit. What more could you ask for?VIEW DETAILS
Private Family Home in Eden Prairie
Perched on a hill and tucked away in a low traffic cul de sac in a wonderful neighborhood, this home offers everything you need. 4 large bedrooms on one level, including a massive master bedroom with his & her walk in closets. Formal living room, family room, dining room, laundry and 3 season porch all on the main level with a spacious kitchen just updated with granite counters and a tile backsplash. Freshly painted with new carpet throughout. A newer deck looks out on the private wooded backyard. Extra large 3+ car garage with extra high ceilings and workshop space. Finish the walk out basement for even more living space or use it as a workshop! Located just outside of Chanhassen with easy access to Highway 101, 5 and 212, it's an easy drive or bike trip to nearby shops, restaurants, parks and entertainment.VIEW DETAILS
Beautiful Lake Minnetonka Home
Enjoy the Lake Life in This Gorgeous Lake Minnetonka Home!VIEW DETAILS
Charming Condo in Minnetonka
Come home to this charmer in Minnetonka! Right off County Rd 62 and 494, you will be anywhere in just minutes!VIEW DETAILS
Executive Home in Orono
Tucked back on over 2 acres within serene gardens, trees and wildlife; sits this private Orono home. Rarely does a home at the end of Woodhill Ave. ever come to market much less one with over 5,000 square feet and a large deck providing views overlooking a beautiful and secluded back yard made for birds, family and friends.VIEW DETAILS
Beautiful Home in Victoria
Custom built by Wooddale Builders, this one of a kind rambler is located on a quiet cul-de-sac & enjoys seasonal views of Tamarack Lake. Walk or bike the 15 miles of LRT Regional Trail outside your backyard or relax on the 70x15 maintenance-free deck & enjoy serene views of nature. Offering main level living & featuring a Great Room floor plan w/12-foot ceilings & a well equipped Kitchen that will be the heart of the home. The walk-out LL is built for entertaining with a Wet Bar & Game Room.VIEW DETAILS
Beautiful Condo in downtown Minneapolis!VIEW DETAILS
Gorgeous Eden Prairie Home
Absolutely amazing with private views of picturesque Rice Marsh Lake! Beautifully refreshed with white trim/cabinetry and gorgeously refinished hardwood floors & complete w/new paint/carpet! 4 spacious bedrooms on one level. Spectacular master suite w/library/study! LL walkout FM/exercise rm. Wonderful KT w/eat-in. This is one you'll enjoy!VIEW DETAILS
Beautiful Trillium Home in Minnetrista!
Meticulous updated great room ranch nestled on a treed manicured 3/4 acre yard in Trillium! Open main floor w/polished wood floors & walls of sun-filled windows! Gourmet kitchen w/all the upgrades! Main floor office/library w/built-ins. Spacious master w/private bath! Large laundry/mud room! Walk out level features large family/game area w/built-ins, wet bar & spectacular wine cellar! Spacious bedrooms & baths! 3+ car garage, new private deck & stone patio! Trail has a beach/park on Lake MtkaVIEW DETAILS
Stunning Medina Estate!
Minutes west of the town of Wayzata runs a winding, tree lined, private drive through 23 acres, passing by a Kyle Hunt designed 53' x 33' additional storage barn, arriving at a clearing facing west, overlooking the serenity of 570 feet on School Lake in Medina. Artfully positioned on the clearing is a completely remastered Kyle Hunt home accompanied by an outdoor spa and swimming pool that step onto a tiered stone terrace designed for complete lake views while lounging or dining. We invite you to see what owning a mini private resort looks and feels like.VIEW DETAILS
Mid Century Modern in Wayzata!
Almost 40 years of meticulous care is evident in every detail of this dreamhome! Located on a cul-de-sac w/ expansive nature views, this private customhome is sure to impress. Architecturally designed bent-rambler offers abundantnatural light, water-access to Minnehaha Creek, 3-brms on main level, largeworkshop in bsmt, walkout LL, custom wood-work and quality finishesthroughout, open floorplan with large windows giving expansive views of theCreek, 2 decks, updated systems & mechanicals, new roof, incredible spaces togather & so much more. Land behind property is a protected city reserve withextensive trails and recreational areas. This owners' oasis is a short tripfrom the city, yet offers all the amenities that life on the Creek & Wayzatahave to share. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!VIEW DETAILS
Executive Home in Victoria!
Situated in a storybook neighborhood on a premier walkout lot, this custom-build by Wooddale is a timeless classic.. A Chef's kitchen with an 8-foot granite-topped island w/prep sink, high-end appliances, custom cabinetry. The Master Suite is stunning with a remodeled bathroom with Travertine marble, Kohler fixtures, Chromatherapy soaking tub, gorgeous shower. Enjoy morning coffee in the 4-season vaulted porch...walls of windows and views through mature trees to see Tamarack Lake. The lower level features a barrel-vault ceiling, stone fireplace, built-ins, large wet bar, theatre-setting, heated tile floors, and walkout to the paver patio /fire pit area. Extra large garage w/epoxy floors, 3 separate garage doors, great storage. Lot borders on the LRT trail and just minutes to Excelsior and downtown Victoria. Nearby Three Rivers Park for miles of trails and nature. Award-winning schools! One-year home warranty included!VIEW DETAILS
Beautiful Home Near Gray's Bay in Wayzata
Quietly tucked away just across the bay from Wayzata. Bike or walk to village shops and restaurants. Sought after cottage style home with high-end finishes and open floor plan. Award winning Minnetonka schools. Straight shot to downtown and MSP airport.VIEW DETAILS
Frank Lloyd Wright Style home
Gorgeous custom built home set in a quiet neighborhood! Enter to hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, oversized windows & kitchen that would make any chef jealous. This fantastic 4 bedroom home is perfect for entertaining, the open concept floor plan takes you from the front door to the family room, kitchen & informal dining room. Enjoy these incredible summer days by the pool with an oversized deck, changing and private restrooms, gourmet grilling station, bar and fire pit!VIEW DETAILS
Spacious Estate on Schutz Lake in Victoria
Here it is! A great alternative to Lake Minnetonka living on "Secret" Schutz Lake. Exciting Lakeshore opportunity - 2.2 acres situated on a private, quiet location surrounded by gorgeous gardens and a fully recreational lake - Schutz Lake. This spacious home offers glorious views out to the lagoon and Schutz Lake. Large entertaining spaces: kitchen with large granite island. Sunroom with lake view, huge upper level great room PLUS Main floor living.VIEW DETAILS
LILLIAN LANE ON BEAUTIFUL DUCK LAKE
This home was listed for rent and for sale and had rented briefly over the past year. Listing price May 2018 2018 was $875,000. There were no sales offers that we know of. The homeowners did not live in the home and were a bit frustrated with the activity over the past year. The Home remained on the market until we were contacted in late January 2019. Showhomes Minneapolis offered our services in mid February 2019. Contract was executed in 2 days. Listed for Sale 22 February 2019 for $925,000 just after a full home staging. Offer for $ 925,000.00 just 5 days later! Our team had so much fun staging this property. We worked late but it was all fun and our passion showed thru until the end. Within one week of staging we received 2 referrals from the same realtor.
Eden Prairie, MN
HAPPY WITH HOME UPDATES
Showhomes Minneapolis beautifully and cheerfully updated our home creating an environment that attracted a buyer. Their designers and installer took a personal interest and listened to our opinions instead of forcing theirs on us. Their wisdom paid off.
SUCCESS WITH STAGING
High quality service! I listed a home that was on the market on an off for 4 years by a previous agent. I took on the listing and the first thing I recommended was the home get staged since it was vacant. I recommended Showhomes Minneapolis to my sellers because I knew they would get the job done! They staged the home as scheduled. We sold the home shortly after for more than they had anticipated and the sellers couldn't have been happier! The owner Karen Galler and her operations manager Sondra Bambery are professional, knowledgeable and top of their work.
HOME MANAGER PROGRAM WORKS!
We had a Home Manager live in our home while it was on the market and were very pleased with the services received from Showhomes Minneapolis. The Home Manager took great care of our home while living there, and the main office was professional and promptly responded to any questions we had throughout the process. Having someone else keep the home "show ready" at all times was wonderful and we received very positive feedback regarding the staging of the home from prospective buyers. We will certainly contact Showhomes Minneapolis the next time we sell and recommend their services to others interested in reducing some of the stresses associated with selling a home.
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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Rasa Rimkus (Bloomington MN)
Great services! Great, skilled team and beautiful staging.
Bruce Cunningham (Minneapolis MN)
For anyone who is owned their home and put a considerable amount of effort into its Maintenance & decoration, moving out of it and deciding to sell it is a very difficult transition. Most Brokers now suggest or almost require that staging be done. In our older home we had kept the tradition of house when we bought it and that that met our aesthetic; and we loved it. When we were told about staging, it was portrayed by the brokers, as a very light-hearted easy to accomplish move: a couple of pieces of furniture in and take some of your older items out. It then became clear that it was nowhere near that easy. It was an from show homes Minneapolis who is tasked with actually interpreting the real meaning to us! We were shocked and hurt by the transitions that were suggested. All I can say is that Ann from homes demonstrated a very great amount of customer support and psychological understanding of the crisis they face as the home they lived in and loved is apparently destroyed in a matter of a couple of days. We were in Florida and our winter home at the time, and felt helpless! She knew how to phase in the level of change, and showed great patience and was very permissive about things we didn't want to change. As time went on, and we became more comfortable and confident in her abilities, she was able to work us to a point where we could just let go and give her full authority to move us to the next stage by making the house presentable in the bright white-washed world of today's younger home Seekers. We had in the meantime going online to see the results of other staged homes, and we're shocked to see that many of them looked Stark Barren and cold. And did a great job of maintaining warms and a comfortable feeling while still brightening all of the spaces! She was very considerate and tried to keep as many of our items out of storage as possible, she had painters come and changed much of the decor. As the rooms evolved and we saw photographs, it was clear that she had done a very very good job of decorating and rearranging things, while maintaining the architectural Integrity of this historical home. The proof of her creative and Architectural understandings was that the home sold the first day it was placed on the market. And and her team were really wonderful, quick and efficient, and created No Mess or damage, and gained our complete confidence. I think she and show homes Minneapolis are a great group to work with I would certainly recommend them to anyone.
Ralph Eischen (MN)
I just wanted to share that the staging you put in place for this property worked like a charm . It was a bit hard to believe the great results it generated. We ended up having five offers for this property shortly after, in a 24hr period, once we put the staging in place and did a photo reshoot. Thanks again for your help on this project and next time I will think of you earlier in the process
Connie Xhzh@yahoo.com (MN)
Lori Terrell (MN)
Excellent staging; my house sold within a week after being staged after sitting on the market for months.
Anne Connelly (St Michael MN)
Everything was planned perfect so the team all new what goes where. That was a very smooth operation. They put a lot of effort as a team to make everything perfect in one day. I would highly recommend them to anyone that needs their house staged. The Showhome team was extremely pleasant and very kind. They paid a lot of attention on details and double checking to make sure every detail was perfect. I will always be thankful to Showhomes for an excellent job. Anne Connelly
Jewels Purohit (MN)
First 30 seconds impression more memorable for buyers. Front porch and entry. Focus on demographics of buyers; young family and/or blended. . Details with a accent color to set the property apart from the other 10 they will be looking at in person and the 100 they look at online All in the first day of staging. Beautiful job ...just for future reference. Makes a huge difference in pics...and ultimately return on the staging investment. :)
Houzz (Orono MN)
We had a empty home that needed to look lived in and Showhomes Minneapolis did an excellent job! Great communication! The entire team was very professional and we feel they deserve 5 stars! Thank you Ann & Ted!
Lori Terrell (MN)
Excellent quality of furnishings; friendly people to work with. It helped sell a rental house I had on the market.
Anne Connelly (St Michael MN)
Every single person on the crew was totally wonderful. They all worked very hard and didn't stop until the job was done. I can't say I have ever been so impressed on how the whole crew work marvolus together. Your wonderful people with wonderful ideas. Things I would have never dreamed of. Your team works so go together and that alone made me happy. My house looks beautiful, I can't thank you enough.
Tim Landon (MN)
Quick service and quality staging services. I would recommend Showhomes.
Ann Jensen (MN)
I love the home manager program! It is a great program to have a property managed by professionals when the homeowner is not available to do so.
Janel Dressen (Eden Prairie MN)
Very nice work. Professional organization.
Donna Olson (Minnetonka MN)
Both Karen and Jennifer were so helpful and very understanding of the needs vs. the emotion of selling a home. I feel that the recommendations for updates were very appropriate, and there was no pressure to actually do all recommendations. Thanks for your time and efforts.
Nancy Gainor (Eden Prairie MN)
You beautifully and cheerfully updated our home creating an environment that attracted a buyer. Your designers and installer took a personal interest and listened to our opinion instead of forcing theirs on us. Their wisdom paid off. Thank you.
Donna Hiller (MN)
We were very happy with Showhome. The home was staged very well and sold quickly. Showhomes was easy to work with.
Duane Kaczmarek (MN)
It absolutely works. Staging can transform the look of a home.
Barbara Blue Olson (Westminster CO)
Having Showhomes' furniture and resident in my home preserved its value as I had already moved out of town and my house was still on the market
Ben Baliga (Rogers, MN)
Prompt service at a reasonable price
Dave Lindstrom (Bloomingtonn MN)
Not having to check on the home every day. Having the home be ready for a showing in 30 min. Having the home lived in and not vacant.
Jane Paulus (MN)
You take the "bad guy " job off me. You are more credible to the sellers
Honey Buck (MN)
It gave our sellers the opportunity to have someone in their home so they didn't have to monitor it.
Ben Baliga (Rogers, MN)
Very Prompt response and work at a competitive price.
Larry Gray (Maple Grove MN)
Professional, reliable, very cost competitive. Would use again or recommend in a heartbeat!
Laurie Gaikowski (MN)
It gets my listings sold!!
Shelly Kilibarda (MN)
The knowledge & communication is second to none!
jennifer loebrick (MN)
i enjoy being able to live in beautiful homes at a reasonable cost.
Laurie Gaikowski (MN)
Your service sells homes!
Floyd Blunde (MN)
professional, nice staging and good communication
0 Thomas (MN)
Recommendations for staging are always welcomed. High-quality of home managers.
Owen Gamon (Saint Paul MN)
Your company did not disappoint us. We never really got a chance to use your services. The home had been sold before a property manager could occupy it. I am not Owen. He is deceased. I am the realtor for the estate. I would use the service on another listing when one becomes available.
Katie Hanneman (Long Lake MN)
Easy to communicate with and the process has been easy.
Simonie (Tulsa OK)
The people you have working here are fantastic, and great to work with!
Simonie Jones (Tulsa OK)
The operations manager has been able to coordinate all repairs.
Prompt service. Great furniture.
Jim and Lois Dahlquist (Minneapolis MN)
friendly, people with "good eye" for what will appeal to young buyers
Happy Homeowner (Victoria MN)
Showhomes did a wonderful job staging this beautiful home. Very warm and welcoming. Nan Emmer
Brynn and Jeff - Homeowner (Minneapolis MN)
“Working with Showhomes was extremely helpful in selling our home quickly during a tough market. The design and staging made a positive impact on every potential buyer who walked through. It made the house into a lovely home. It was truly beautiful and inspiring and we couldn’t have been happier or more proud of the home we were selling.”
HGTV Producer (Minneapolis MN)
Once again I have to offer you my deepest appreciation for the work you did on our new show, Hell Bent for Rent. I finally got to see the entire show put together and the most satisfying part of the entire show, by far, was the big reveal at the end. Your staging really made every room jump off the screen, and certainly created enormous drama visually. Thank you again for all of your hard work and for your generous help with this project. It's a genuine pleasure to work with you. Best, John
TWO HOMES SHE'S LISTED PENDED WITHIN TWO WEEKS (APPLE VALLEY MN)
We are looking at a closing date of April 6th. The buyers may want to move in a bit early as they will be renting the town home they are living in. I can’t wait to work with you again. You, and the home managers, have been just wonderful to work with. Thank you! Laura Lee Berger, CDPE, Relocation Expert
Hello Cindy, Thanks for the wonderful work you had done for us. We are happy that we are able to sell our home. After moving the property into your management we had always received wonderful reviews about the staging from the potential buyers. We are very thankful for your home manager too. Sherry was very accommodating. She always took small corrective actions based on the feedback we received from potential buyers to improve success to sell our home. We would gladly recommend her and your company for the wonderful work you have done for us. All the conditions in inspection report was completed. We are hoping that we will close our home on or before September 30th. Only financial closure is what is pending for our home. Thanks once again for your wonderful services. Warm Regards, Rajagopal and Prasanna.
Happy Homeowner for our Service (Eagan MN)
Thanks for the wonderful work you had done for us. We are happy that we are able to sell our home. After moving the property into your management we had always received wonderful reviews about the staging from the potential buyers. We are very thankful for your home manager too. Sherry was very accommodative. She always took small corrective actions based on the feedback we received from potential buyers to improve success to sell our home. We would gladly recommend her and your company for the wonderful work you have done for us. All the conditions in inspection report was completed. We are hoping that we will close our home on or before september 30th. Only financial closure is what is pending for our home. Thanks once again for your wonderful services. Warm Regards, Rajagopal and Prasanna. Relocation - out of State Homeowner
Relocation (Minneapolis MN)
Thank you very much for your help. I am sure that the staging helped sell the house and it was a piece of mind to have the home managers there while we are in a different State and can't check on the house (in Orono)ourselves. I will overnight you a cashiers check today as we need to be completely closed out with relocation next Wed. Catherine Johnson -
March 2011 - HOME UNDER CONTRACT IN LESS THAN 2 MONTHS! (Edina MN)
We had had our house on the market for 6 months in 2010 with no offers and then we were moving out of the country to Paris, France and did not want to leave the house empty. We took it off the market for a couple of months and Cindy Montgomery took over! She suggested some repainting, refinishing and adding wood floors on main level. She found all the contractors then proceeded to transform the whole look to a more attractive, contemporary upscale home with her furnishings. She found a terrific home manager who kept our house in better shape than we had done ourselves and within 2 months we had an offer. We would strongly recommend Cindy and Showhomes – she is professional, a pleasure to work with and delivers!
Amy Beyer - Open House Viewer (Minneapolis Area MN)
I just wanted to let you know that your work is amazing my friends and i went to some of the houses you staged today and we were amazed one that really caught my eye was 2795 Pheasant Rd it was so breath taking very beautiful everything about that home was amazing i actually had an interest in interior design and i am just beyond amazment at what wonderful work you do! Amy Beyer
Great Testimony of a Client (Minneapolis Area MN)
I just wanted to let you know that your work is amazing my friends and i went to some of the houses you staged today and we were amazed one that really caught my eye was 2795 Pheasant Rd it was so breath taking very beautiful everything about that home was amazing i actually had an interest in interior design and i am just beyond amazment at what wonderful work you do!
Homeowner's sell home fast with Showhomes (Edina MN)
We have passed the last major hurdle for the pending sale of our Valley View house. Closing is scheduled for October 8, 2010, which was confirmed today. This e-mail serves as notice of sale, and we are requesting that the property be vacated prior to closing on October 8, 2010. We are very happy with the house managers Dale and Sue and with Showhomes for helping us to sell our house in a very challenging real estate market. Great job! --Alexei & Wendy
HOMEOWNER REFERRAL (EDINA MN)
Our home was a 1.5-story “starter home” not a million dollar mansion. In this market, I think you want every possible advantage on your side. We were happy to make the investment in Showhomes because it felt like we were doing something proactive instead of just sitting around waiting for our house to sell. Before we put our home on the market, we painted every room, re-surfaced the wood floors, put in kitchen tile and made lots of other small updates. The home was empty and though we had consistent showings, we didn’t receive a single offer for three months. We took the house off the market, made a modest price change and hired Cindy Montgomery of Showhomes. We put our house back on the market and had an offer the next day. Cindy and her team did an outstanding job designing and furnishing the entire house so that a buyer could see how much space there was, how the space could work, and really picture themselves living there. Every room was charming. I would hands-down recommend working with Showhomes no matter what size home you’re selling. In fact, I already have been—every time someone asks, “Did you sell the house yet?” Megan Maynor Edina, MN
HOMEOWNER - THANK YOU (MINNEAPOLIS MN)
"You are a rock star!!!!!!!!!" House under contract waiting for inspection - closing on 24th of April. Thank you!! HENDRIE GRANT
Mary and Tom Winters - Realtors (Minneapolis MN)
We wanted to tell you that Pat Hermann was certainly a joy to work with. She was wonderful about short notices, the home was always ready for showing and she always kept Tom and I so well informed of everything. Just wanted you to know that. I thank you, also, for that Realtor's Open that you so graciously did for us - the cooking and the support and letting other offices know about our open - I was very impressed with all you had to offer. This has been the toughest market I have been in and can't wait till things turn around. Hope you and your business is doing well and I look forward to the possibility of working with you again. Thanks very much. Mary Winters
Realtor giving feedback on a showing of a show home (Minneapolis MN)
Greetings, Buyer very much liked this condo right off Lake of the Isles. The first level - while not overly large - is warm and inviting. The one pocket door to the den off the living room was stuck. Kitchen is good size - though they would redo it to maximize cabinets and ??? The upper level really blew this client away. They were quite impressed by all the quirky little nooks and spaces - and would probably put in a washer-dryer where the sink was on this level. Staging: - whoever is living in this unit right now did a fantastic job in maximizing its appeal. There is alot of space here - and the entire unit is staged perfectly. They should receive a bonus at point of sale. Overall - they liked this unit.
Marketing Million Dollar Properties (Minneapolis MN)
Showhomes Show Stopping (Minneapolis Area MN)
This was broadcast on December 14th, 2007 It was an excellent way to show what we do for a seller, realtor and home manager. http://email@example.com
Homeowner - Rosemary Acampora (Prior Lake MN)
There is nothing more difficult for the High Net Worth home owner to have their home vacant while on the market. Whether you are in town or out -of-town, the anxiety with an unoccupied home, seperate from the fact that it is not furnished ,is a gut-wrenching experience for homeowners, especially with such a major asset. I found myself in that very predicament. ShowHomes answered ALL of my concerns, and EXCEEDED what I ever thought was possible for presenting my home in a way that looked like it was out of a magazine. I have wonderful, professional managers who live in the house, take immaculate care of my grounds and gardens, and have decorated the home so beautifully, I was truly overwhelmed with the elegance and aesthetic design. I can now sleep at night while my home is on the market, knowing that it is safe, well cared-for, and that the appearance is almost as near perfect as it would have been had I still been there with my own valuable furnishings. Thank you, ShowHomes, for bringing me peace of mind!
Homeowner (Minneapolis MN)
Last year, I moved halfway across the country - from Minneapolis to Manhattan - leaving a newly remodeled house on the market. I thought the house would sell immediately - a reasonable assumption considering the fact that over $600,00 in improvements had been made and it was very well priced and in a desirable neighborhood. But it sat vacant, with few showings, for 8 months. What a nightmare! This created a terrible financial drain on me and made it difficult to embrace my new life in New York. Every month I was sending mortgage checks to an empty house thousands of miles away!! Two things finally broke the spell. I found a new realtor ... and SHE found Showhomes!! The home managers were amazingly helpful . They took care of snow removal (not a small feat in Minnesota!) and kept me thoroughly informed of every issue involving the house. There were some small electrical and plumbing repair jobs they helped to coordinate, and their knowledge of these matters was invaluable. Most importantly, having them in the house gave it a sense of life that I truly believed made it sell - within THREE WEEKS!! (This was remarkable, because it happened right before the holidays when the housing market usually goes into a lull before Spring.) I only wish I had known about Showhomes from the start. It would have saved me A LOT of money and aggravation. They really put their heart into helping sell a home and it works. My thanks to Cindy from Showhomes and the wonderful couple woho were my Home Manangers - they not only performed a vital service to get my house a buyer, they brought me much needed peace of mind.
Homeowner / Attorney (Elk River Minnesota)
This letter is to inform you of the valuable service you have provided me. The property was always in show condition, kept very immaculate. Moreover, Showhomes provided the ambiance of lighting and music. In addition, I had the peace of mind that the property was occcupied during the cold winter months. Eventually I will have another rental home for sale, and I will contact your office at that time.
Homeowner and Builder (Eden Prairie Minnesota)
When we saw our home after you had furnished and staged it, we couldn’t believe it. Everything is so beautiful. We felt like we had stepped into a 5-Star Hotel. This is the second time Showhomes has helped us sell a new home, and we are so happy with the strong results. Thank you!
Jane Rudolph, Homeowner (Minneapolis Minnesota)
My Realtor suggested Showhomes for use in my house sale. Showhomes created a very warm and inviting atmosphere in the home and did an excellent job with the maintenance of the home. The home managers were extremely flexible and opened the house for showings at any time of the day. With the Showhomes program, my house sold in less than 3 months! I feel that the house sold quickly due to their efforts.
Chub Troester, Realtor, GRI, Edina RealtyRealtor (Brooklyn Park Minnesota)
Thank you for the opportunity to experience your wondrful and awesome service. Recently my clients Mr. Seller, an Attorney for a Major Law Firm, and his wife, who teaches nursing at a local university in Minneapolis, had a first hand positive experience selling their home using your services. Their town home was freshly painted and new carpeting had been installed. It was clean and well cared for in a beautiful neighborhood in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. They met with you because they were having negative experiences from buyers making low-ball offers on their home because it was vacant. We had lots of showings which proved that the home was priced right. We were also concerned because the lenghth of time on the market was going beyond the average for comparable homes in our market. After meeting with you and looking over the contract you presented, Mr. Seller made the comment that it was the best-written contract he had seen in some time. It was clearly written and protected the homeowner completely. Within a few days of agreeing to move forward with you, a property manager was placed on the property. Their funishings were placed with your professional expertise along with pictures, accent items right down to the fresh popcorn in the family room made the property look like a new built model. As soon as you performed your magic we ordered a 360 virtual tour and had a professional photographer take pictures which were placed on the Edina Realty web-site. Showings increased, and within a few weeks we not only had an offer but two strong offers came in at the same time. The asking price was not compromised as we were experiencing when the property was vacant. This truly is a success story and I thank you for all your hard work. Oh, I almost forgot. An agent who showed the property when it was vacant commented, "that she couldn't believe it was the same property." She jokingly commented that we had used pictures form another property, and couldn't believe her eyes when she previewed the property. My clients thank you and I look forward to working with Showhomes again soon.
Laura and Jeff Vesel, home owners (Brooklyn Park MN)
Showhomes made a big difference, if not THE difference in selling our home. We thought our home would sell quickly when we put it on the market in April of 2004 - because it was a hot area (Edinburgh) and was priced appropriately. But the market cooled off. We closed on our new home in June; in the meantime we had no offers. We moved out, painted the entire home and re-carpeted. The home, though empty, looked and smelled like new. By the end of summer, we still had no offers. Our agent then told us about Showhomes and how they can stage an empty home with beautiful furniture and fine finishing touches. Showhomes was supposed to make the home seem more desirable (much like a model home) and help to sell it quckly. We were skeptical at first and mulled the idea over for the next few weeks and hoped for an offer. After nearly five months without an offer, we finally decided to give Showhomes a try as a last-ditch attempt before we lowered our price significantly. The home manager moved in about a week later with the home being ready to show about a week after that. We visited the newly staged home and were very pleasantly surprised with its tasteful and beautiful appearance. Showhomes had very skillfully decorated it and the furnishings were lovely. The home looked warmer and more inviting than the blank canvas it was when it was empty. Three weeks later, we had two offers in the same weekend!! We sold the home at about our expected price, without having to drop the price any further. We would recommend Showhomes to our best friends and family if they had an empty home. It is a well-kept secret and really does work! The house was very well maintained when the home manager and his family were living there. It was kept pristine and ready to show at a moment's notice. There was no damage to the property whatsoever and was kept as if it were his own. The home was also well cleaned when he moved out. There is no need to hesitate the way we did if you are pondering this program. You have nothing to lose but valuable time and your equity in your home.
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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.
Phone: (612) 309-3545