Showhomes is the pioneer and leader in home staging. Our 4 different consultation services provide an array of quick, affordable, and convenient transformation to your home to create the perfect look for today's buyers. Whether the project is big or small, our team of experts is always up for the challenge, and we pride ourselves on offering tailored solutions for our clients' needs. Showhomes North Shore-Barrington has helped sell more than $180 million in real estate -- professionally staged homes really do sell faster and for more money!
Showhomes: What We Do
Our Home Staging team in North Shore - Barrington would be delighted to put our real estate savvy and the Showhomes proven business model to work for you. Whether you are a home owner, realtor, developer or prospective home manager, we have the services and resources you need. The Showhomes team includes experts in marketing luxury properties, staging homes for maximum impact, placing and training home managers and helping home owners get the most value.
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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
**SOLD** Elegant Lake Forest New Construction Showhome
This new construction home is truly one-of-a-kind! Walking in through the front door you are welcomed with a beautiful large foyer that connects to the formal dining room with tray ceilings, along with the formal living room that has a gorgeous fireplace! The kitchen is built for the best of chefs, and has high-end finishes throughout including a built in dish washer, refrigerator and the highest complimenting appliances, and is open to the grand family room. On the main floor you will also find the cherry paneled officewith gorgeous built-ins. The second floor is home to the lovely master suite with jaw-dropping closets and dressing rooms, along with its own sitting area. The master bathroom has a double vanity, large soaking tub, and a walk-in shower with custom tile-work. There are also three bedroom suites located on the second floor. The finished basement includes a media room, great room, au pair suite, and a wine cellar. The exterior of this home is made of stone with limestone sills, a carved limestone front door, and it highlighted by copper gutters.This is a quality built home from the inside out and is situated on a beautiful wooded lot. Truly an A++ home!VIEW DETAILS
Spectacular Mettawa Showhome
Set on a private, wooded five acre lot, this spectacular home is truly a Homeowner's getaway! With four spacious bedrooms and five and one-half bathrooms, this home will definitely impress you. When you walk through the front door you are greeted with a sun-filled dining room, and the beautiful family room with a gorgeous stone fireplace and floor to ceiling windows that give you a beautiful view of the property. The spacious kitchen has stainless steel appliances and is open to an additional sitting area great for entertaining guests! There is a bedroom on the first floor perfect for in-laws. The main attraction on the first floor is the one-of-a-kind indoor swimming pool and hot tub with its own waterfall and a separate kitchen and fireplace! The pool room has several windows that make you feel like you are outside! The second floor of this wonderful property is home to the large master suite, complete with its own sitting room with a fireplace, perfect for a relaxing evening in. There are two additional spacious, sun-filled bedrooms on the second floor, complete with their own bathrooms. The exterior of the property is just as phenomenal as the interior; with 5 acres and a horse barn, there is plenty of space for all of your favorite extracurricular activities!VIEW DETAILS
SOLD IN 1 DAY! - Sheridan Road Lake Forest Showhome
Move right into this BRAND NEW HOME in desirable East Lake Forest!! This amazing 5100 sq ft home by Crossroads/Bluesky sits on a gorgeous, professionally landscaped 1.36 acre wooded lot. Defined by high quality, clean lines and interesting architectural details, you will fall in love! Five spacious bedrooms, 5.1 gorgeous high end custom baths! First floor boasts gracious Living and Dining rooms, 2 story foyer, fabulous Family room, Office w built-ins & spectacular view. Private 5th BR w full bath! Kitchen with sun drenched Breakfast room, walk-in pantry, mudroom with built-ins. Second floor includes Master Suite with fireplace, beautiful bath and four additional bedrooms, all ensuite and second floor Laundry room. 1100 sf of additional living in the Lower level - Rec room with fireplace, Wet Bar, 6th Bedroom/Exercise room with full bath. High end finishes and appointments throughout! Side entry 3 car garage and 3 beautiful patios. Really nothing left to do but move into this amazing home with classic Lake Forest style!VIEW DETAILS
Desirable East Lake Forest Showhome
Welcome to this beautiful home tucked into a private cul-de-sac in desirable Havenwood of east Lake Forest. Featuring a floor plan that flows easily between the formal and casual living areas, you'll discover a place for everyone, and everything, with room to spare. Tall ceilings, gorgeous moldings and functional built-ins set the stage, with amenities such as an enormous, bright kitchen where friends and family will enjoy hanging out, a main floor office, a huge bonus room perfect for working-from-home, a main floor mud room with cubbies, and a separate laundry room with dog shower. Additional highlights include five big bedrooms all on the second floor, with a luxury primary suite that includes a private study. In addition, you'll have 3 fireplaces, front and back staircases, outfitted closets throughout, including numerous walk-ins, freshly painted throughout and newly carpeted bedrooms, a finished lower level with exercise room, play areas, full bathroom, and storage galore, plus a cozy screened porch, a brand new patio with outdoor kitchen, stone fireplace, a children's playground, a 3 car garage with electric car charging outlet, security system, lawn sprinklers, the list goes on!VIEW DETAILS
** Sold ** Remarkable Lake Forest Palladian Villa
Upon entering the driveway of this remarkable estate designed by Walter Frazier, you are greeted by mature trees, and the beautiful lake! Walking in the front door you will be amazed by the views! The grand formal dining room has floor to ceiling windows with a gorgeous view! The spacious kitchen has a wonderful area for entertaining guests in front of the fireplace, and a great four seasons room where you can enjoy your coffee with a view. The large great room has a delightful fireplace, and a hidden projector screen, and is open to the beautiful solarium! Also, on the first floor are a his and hers separate office spaces, along with a first-floor master suite with a one-of-a-kind bathroom, and large dressing rooms. This magnificent home has six additional bedrooms, 7+ bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, a pool and a pool house, and a private beach with a boat house! This is truly a one-of-a-kind property set on a beautiful piece of land!VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD** Exceptional Northbrook Luxury New Construction
In this home, you are truly living the good life! This modern luxury new construction home has all of the bells and whistles that one needs to live the high life! Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and updated for today's buyers, this contemporary home is set in an area close to the forest preserve that offers wildlife to come into your backyard! The soaring two-story home has almost 8,500 square feet of beautiful living that includes 6+ bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, and open living spaces. The two-story great room has a custom two-story fireplace which will leave all of your friends wanting more. There is a formal dining room with a Butler's pantry, high-end kitchen which features names like Scavolini, Viking and Wolff, a 64' quartz island, and floor to ceiling cabinetry. The master bedroom is truly a retreat which includes its own sitting room, and a blissful spa-like master bathroom. The lower level is home to the fully finished basement with heated floors and plenty of additional entertaining space. Last, but not least, is the outdoor living room with a wood-burning fireplace, along with a 2+ and 1+ attached garages! You will be living your best life in this AMAZING home!VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD ** Stately Lake Forest Georgian Home
This exceptional property is situated on over an acre of lush, landscaped property on a private cul-de-sac. With extraordinary details throughout the property, you are surely to be impressed by this magnificent home. The gracious marble foyer welcomes you in with a curved staircase. There are five spacious bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two powder rooms. The walls throughout have been freshly painted, and this home. This is a great place to live, entertain, and enjoy beautiful Lake Forest.VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD ** Spacious Northfield Showhome
Have it All. Renovations and stunning quality in a custom Country Estate. Serene 2.3 acres on a private road with indoor pool pavilion, majestic grounds, new bocce and pickle ball courts. Welcoming entry leads to spacious living room, stunning vaulted ceilings. open floor plan, hardwood floors and fireplaces. Recent renovations by Benvenuti and Stein, vaulted master suite with sitting area, fireplace, walk in closet and glamorous master bath. Four garage spaces, workshop area and hobby room.VIEW DETAILS
Prestigious Highland Park Showhome
The wonderful circle drive leads you to this prestigious stone home. The foyer is open to the gorgeous dining room, airy formal living room, and the solid wood office with beautiful wood floors. The family room has amazing wood beams along the ceiling, a wonderful fireplace, and is open to the large eat-in kitchen that has floor to ceiling windows allowing plenty of natural light! The second floor is home to four of five bedrooms suites. The master suite is fit for a king and a queen, with a fireplace, and a large walk-in closet. The master bathroom is very spa-like with a large soaker tub, walk-in shower, and his and her vanities. The lower level is fully finished and is a wonderful place to hang out and entertain. You will not want to miss out on this AMAZING opportunity!VIEW DETAILS
** Under Contract ** Beautiful Brick Deerfield Showhome
This beautiful brick and stone home is ideally located within minutes of the train and downtown Deerfield. The main floor has nine foot ceilings with crown molding, hardwood floors and two wonderful fireplaces. The main floor also features a dining room, a wonderful kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an island with a breakfast bar for family dining. The master suite features a cathedral ceiling, large walk-in closet, and gorgeous spa-like master bathroom with separate multi-jet shower and a whirlpool tub. There are three additional generously sized bedrooms with two full bathrooms to complete the 2nd floor. The lower level includes an oversized recreation room with a full bathroom. The outdoor living space includes a great paver patio and a fenced back yard!VIEW DETAILS
Custom Contemporary Highland Park Home
This unique custom 3400 sq. Ft. contemporary home built in 2000, has loads of quality and special features, located on the heart of the downtown area of Highland Park. With three stories, it almost has the feel of a luxurious town home, only it's a custom single family home, with privacy. The glorious master suite on the top floor, with it's wall of glass, is like being in a tree house overlooking the lights of the city by night, and the bustle of the city by day. The first floor features 10 foot ceilings, an abundance of windows, bringing in the light, even on cloudy days. The sparkling white kitchen has newer 42' high end cabinets and quartz countertops, all newer stainless appliances, pantry and eating area overlooking a deck through sliding glass doors. A dog run was installed with it's own small door for easy indoor/outdoor access for pets. The expansive 22x20 living room is open and airy and even large enough to add another eating area if so desired. Another important feature is that the entire house has beautiful hardwood floors. There are 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor with a custom bath. The lower level has a comfortable 20x14 family room with a fireplace and an extra bedroom/office, bath and laundry room. A fenced in yard and some substantial evergreens were added for the landscaping. This home is a must see if you are looking for a newer modern urban type residence with a creative flair & definitely not run of the mill architecture.VIEW DETAILS
** On Mkt for 1.5 years, SOLD with Showhomes in 1 week! ** Newly Updated Glenview Showhome
Newly updated!! Clean, spacious, contemporary 2- story home, on quiet and private, tree-lined street in New Trier school district! Panoramic windows in living room and dining room soak in the morning sun and provide a dramatic view of the large secluded backyard. Bathrooms and kitchen newly updated with granite countertops, sinks, lighting, floors, and more! Hardwood covers main floor, new carpet on second level and fresh paint throughout. Fourth bedroom in full, finished basement includes ensuite bathroom with steam shower. Skylights in living room and master bath add loads of additional natural light. Gas starter fireplace in living room and lots of storage areas too! Roof fully replaced in March 2019. Definitely a must see!VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD in less than 2 months! ** Terrific East Lake Bluff Showhome
With only a short walk from the quaint village of Lake Bluff, this four bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is sure to impress. This two story home has over 2,600 square feet of living space including a finished basement with a fireplace! The newly remodeled kitchen includes new appliances, cabinets and counter tops. Adjacent to the kitchen is the great room and dining room, and an office. There is also a living room with hardwood floors, fireplace, and sliding doors that lead you to the patio and backyard. The master suite has been newly remodeled featuring large walk-in closets and a luxurious master bathroom with heated flooring. There are three additional spacious bedrooms located on the second floor. This is a great home!VIEW DETAILS
** Under Contract after first Showing! ** Serene Lake Bluff Showhome
Located on a private, wooded setting, this lovely ranch home has three bedroom, two and one-half bathrooms, and was completely renovated in 2016. Everything is new! It's truly a "smart" home, loaded with electronics and the basement is like your own health club including a whirlpool spa, Sauna and a special massage chair, all included with the house. There is a half bathroom in the basement as well as an entrance to the spacious heated garage. The back of the house has a great deck and patio overlooking the wrought iron fenced in yard with a separate .25 acre wooded lot that was an addition to the property by the owner. The open floor plan brings in so much light, and there are all new hardwood floors on the main floor. The spacious kitchen has new stainless appliances and countertops with a cute cutting board island. There is a doggie door leading to the deck and backyard which can really come in handy in the winter time! The master bedroom has a barn door leading to the bathroom with a steam shower. The property is attractively professionally landscaped in keeping with the rural feel. It's in a great location close to the fabulous Lake Bluff elementary school as well as the Lake Bluff golf course, recreation center, commuter train and the quaint town of Lake Bluff. If you're looking for privacy and tranquility, and an updated home, and yet want to be close to everything, then this is a "must see" home!VIEW DETAILS
** Sat idle 1 year--SOLD with Showhomes on first showing!** Sprawling Winnetka Showhome
This sprawling six bedroom and four-bathroom home can be all yours! The floor plan gives you a master suite with a private sitting room, an open loft area, large formal living room, formal dining space, and a wonderful great room open to the white kitchen. The kitchen is newly updated with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and sliding doors that lead to the recently re-built deck! Additional features of this property include a huge basement, three car garage, and a fenced in yard all in a fabulous location and awesome school district. What an amazing property!VIEW DETAILS
** Under Contract** Spanish Mediterranean Style Showhome
Spanish Mediterranean Style Showhome with beautiful arches and tile roof features 5 bedrooms, 2nd floor laundry, den with fireplace and master bedroom balcony. First floor office and two wood burning fireplaces. Breakfast room overlooks heated pool and backyard. Basement has full kitchen, full bath and fireplace. Wood deck and patio wrap around pool and natural gas grill, Located on private street , garage with built in storage. Yard professionally landscaped.VIEW DETAILS
** On Mkt for 6 months, sold in 1 month with Showhomes! ** Beautiful Northbrook Colonial Showhome
This beautiful four bedroom, two and one half bathroom colonial is tucked in on one of the largest lots in its cul-de-sac. There are gleaming hardwood floors throughout the home, fresh paint, new roof, and large rooms with plenty of fresh light. The spacious living room has large windows that add an abundance of natural light to the house. The dining room is spacious with a built-in window seat that adds charm to the house. The updated kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops, and the eating area opens to the paver patio and views of the large yard. The comfortable family room has a wood burning fireplace and access to the patio that allows you to bring entertainment to the outdoors. There are four large bedrooms on the second level, each have a large closet. The first floor laundry room has great closet space and a side door to the yard and the fenced in dog run. There is a large unfinished basement that offers plenty of storage. This wonderful home has easy access to the nearby schools, parks, shopping, restaurants and expressways. A true A++ home!VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD ** Remarkable Remodeled Ranch Showhome
This Showhome is dressed to impress! Completely refinished with luxury touches throughout, this 5BR/3.5BA home is 4,700 sqft situated on .77 acres with mature trees and the stately circular driveway. Featuring a modern front door, gorgeous hardwood floors, three wood burning fireplaces, an open floor plan, tons of natural light from the wide windows, brand-new kitchen including KitchenAide stainless steel appliances, granite stone slab countertops, 42" white shaker cabinets with brushed brass hardware, posh white herringbone backsplash, a breakfast area, and a pot filler above the stove! Retreat to a huge master bedroom and en suite including the standalone soaker tub, rain shower and double vanity. Additional completely renovated bedrooms and bathrooms featuring unique tiles and sleek vanities. In addition to having a fabulous main floor, the basement is also finished! Possibilities are endless with a huge amount of flex space! The large, fenced-in backyard. Other features include new HVAC, new sump pump, 2-car garage, circular driveway. Located only minutes to expressways, sports complex, Mariano's, restaurants and shopping, this home is the smart choice!VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD in less than 3 months! ** Wonderful Lake Bluff Showhome
This beauty of home is located in the heart of Lake Bluff. The wonderful front porch welcomes you into a spacious floor plan with hardwood floors throughout. This home features an open floor plan on the main floor, four spacious bedrooms on the second floor and a finished lower level. The kitchen is chef inspired with wonderful stainless steel appliances and room for entertaining your guests. The spacious master suite has a newer bathroom with a Whirlpool tub and a steam shower. This wonderful home is close to the train, and all that beautiful Lake Bluff has to offer!VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD in 20 days! ** Newly Renovated Lake Forest Showhome
Beautifully renovated ranch located in East Lake Forest. Newer kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood floors, and much more! The open floor plan has a great flow, an abundance of natural light, and a three way stone fireplace which provides a sunny, relaxing living space. There are three spacious bedrooms, and two full bathrooms . The finished basement has a large recreation room a fourth bedroom and a spacious laundry room and storage space.VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD ** Beautifully Renovated Wilmette Showhome
This stunning renovation features three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms and has been updated with all of the finest touches. New hardwood floors, paint, brand new kitchen and bathrooms, and a beautiful living room fireplace. The new windows and open concept brighten the space, and is a great opportunity that should not be missed!VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD ** Delightful Farmhouse Showhome
Character counts, and this home has a compelling amount! 3880 square feet of gorgeous space on .56 acres with a 3 car heated garage. Inside you'll find inventive spaces, impeccable workmanship, and beautiful materials. This is the original farmhouse in the area, originally built in 1912. Highlights include a classic (4 season) front porch, a spectacular vaulted great room with wet bar & heated floors, a top-notch kitchen with 48" Viking Range and exquisite custom cabinetry. Great natural light and simply tons of space on the first floor. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two baths, and a laundry. The master suite has private balcony, walk-in closet, and an impressive spa bath that has been updated with new tile and granite counters. Outdoors is a delight, with a gorgeous patio and fire pit, vegetable garden, and mature trees. Entertaining is a pleasure here - and so is everyday life.VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD ** Sunny Deerfield Showhome
This sun-filled home backs up to Woodland Park, and is in a fabulous location in Deerfield, close to everything that Deerfield has to offer. This home has three bedrooms, and two full bathrooms, a formal living room, dining room, and a spacious family room. The one acre lot is an ideal setting for outdoor enjoyment with a sweeping backyard. What an opportunity!VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD ** Traditional Academy Woods Home
Designed for style, comfort & convenience. Enjoy a tranquil setting & easy living in this premier North Shore Maintenance Free community, Academy Woods, located on the grounds of the former J. Ogden Armour estate. Services include landscaping, snow removal, exterior painting & more. Architectural features include tray & volume ceilings; walls of windows. Kitchen complete with wood cabinetry, planning desk, granite, stainless appliances, generous table space. Formal dining room currently a comfortable office. 1st floor Master bedroom suite with bath. Finished basement has space for your workouts, pool table or recreation area. Not Just A Home, A Lifestyle!VIEW DETAILS
Beautiful Highland Park Tudor Home
This wonderful home has been well maintained and has undergone many renovations. Located on the ravine and only steps to the High School, this home has everything that you need, including a new roof. The main floor features a living room, a large kitchen with great appliances, a large family room, and plenty of room for entertaining guests. The second floor has four spacious bedrooms and an additional family room great for older kids. The large in-ground pool is great in the Summertime and is surrounded by a professionally landscaped yard.VIEW DETAILS
Spacious Highland Park English Country Showhome
This inviting property was designed by the award winning Becker Architects. The property is situated on a secluded half acre lot with beautiful landscaping and a gorgeous view of the ravine. The home has an open concept feel. The main floor includes a formal living room, formal dining room, a family room open to the spacious kitchen and wonderful screened in porch. The second floor is home to three spacious bedrooms, master suite, an office, and a laundry room. The finished basement has a large recreation room, along with a bedroom and full bathroom. The outdoors has a wonderful stone patio for entertaining, a fenced yard, and a wonderful three car garage. This home is only steps from downtown, schools, the train, and the lake. What a truly magnificent home!VIEW DETAILS
** On Mkt for 4 years, SOLD after First Showing w/ Showhomes ** Tranquil Academy Woods Showhome
Academy Woods, an environmentally-sustainable community is a small neighborhood of only 77 free standing homes. The ponds with waterfalls are professionally maintained adding a tranquil element for all to enjoy. Walks and driveways are plowed in the winter. This special home, on a premium lot enjoys views of the pond & waterfall. Elements of design include walls of windows, a two-story foyer, vaulted, tray & volume ceilings, transom windows & hardwood floors. Two-story living room centers on a wood burning fireplace, custom library wall. Elegant formal dining in the round. 39' kitchen & family room combination w/2nd fireplace. 1st floor master suite. Spacious 21' room on the 2nd floor room ideal for hobbies, your art studio, office or 2nd master bedroom.VIEW DETAILS
**SOLD** Freshly Updated Libertyville Showhome
Welcome home to a beautifully updated Libertyville property! This great property has received a fresh coat of paint, new hardwood flooring, new carpeting, and new updated bathrooms! Walking through the front door you are greeted with a two story foyer, and a spacious dining room, a light-filled living room, a main floor office space, and a family room with a wood burning fireplace. The spacious kitchen has granite counter tops, and an eating area along with new sliding doors that exit to the beautiful brick patio. The second level is home to a large master suite with a walk-in closet, and a fresh spa-like bathroom that includes a soaking tub, his and hers sinks, and a standing shower. There are three additional spacious bedrooms and a full bathroom on the second level. It doesn't end here, the basement is partially finished, with just enough storage space! This wonderful property is within walking distance to the elementary school, and close to down-town Libertyville! You will not want to miss out on this opportunity!VIEW DETAILS
** SOLD in 2 Months ** Sophisticated Townhouse, Gated Community
Sophistication, style & class...this completely renovated townhouse will be YOUR destination! Gorgeous dark hardwood floors, gorgeous stone counters and tile, brushed nickel hardware, white Shaker cabinets, wood & iron prairie-style staircase...it's all here. Two-car garage with private entry. Lake Barrington Shores offers lake access, walking paths, tennis courts, platform tennis, new rec center, indoor and outdoor pools, exercise facilities, activities for all and membership opportunities for golf. Buyer pays application fee and three months' surcharge.VIEW DETAILS
**SOLD** Remodeled Lake Forest Colonial
This home has been remodeled with so many fine details you will surely notice and appreciate. Brick paver walk and front porch define the front entrance. New moldings throughout include crown, baseboards and trim; hardwood floors 1st and 2nd floors. Classic raised panel wainscoting enhances the second floor hall. New state of the art lighting, recessed in the living room and family room, chandeliers in the formal dining room, kitchen eating area and foyer, ceiling fans in all bedrooms. Kitchen offers rich cherry wood cabinetry, granite counters, new wide plank ceramic flooring and brand new stainless appliances. If you prefer a white kitchen these solid wood cabinets can be painted, see an example in the photo library. Family room has a new look with smooth flat finished walls, recessed lighting and fireplace mantle. All interior doors, trim and hardware and all windows throughout have been replaced. Very spacious Master bedroom offers a professionally designed closet system and remodeled master bath with heated floors and Perrin & Rowe shower faucets. Notice the bedroom room sizes, all so generous! Convenient 1st floor laundry/mud room. Basement offers a finished room with many closets and plenty of additional storage. Added insulation offers higher energy efficiency. Second electrical panel can handle any future expansion or electrical requirements. The shed, built on a concrete foundation with electricity is more than just for storage, can serve as a potters shed, artists or woodworkers hobby room, so many possibilities. Other improvements include new garage door, track and opener, gutters with guards and downspouts routed to an underground drainage system. Landscape lighting and completely fenced yard with an extra wide access. Low traffic cul-de-sac location, easy access to Rt.41VIEW DETAILS
HISTORIC HOME BROADENS APPEAL THROUGH STAGING
This historic property once owned by Oscar Meyer was awarded 2017 recognition for thoughtful renovation and restoration by the Evanston Historic Preservation. Staging the gracious interior spaces to meet the expectations of the modern buyer, while honoring the home's rich antiquity proved to be a design challenge. The Realtor had this to say: "Showhomes has turned an 'interesting' historic property into a true 'Showhome' for the ages. This was an enormous property, with enormous challenges in volume of furnishings, style selections, and color choices. The results were stunning, and I feel the value of the work done was definitely worth it." Home featured on WGN-tv, Crains, and Chicago Tribune.
Lake Forest, Illinois
LUXURY CHATEAU FINDS SUCCESS IN CROWDED MARKET
This new construction custom-built chateau sold in half the time prior to staging. Our elegant furnishings helped the home stand out in a local market crowded with gorgeous high-end homes. It is our deep commitment to authenticity and unwavering attention to detail that made this house a success. The Realtor had this to say: "Showhomes was absolutely amazing!!! They are current with style and thorough in detail."
Lake Forest, Illinois
NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME SOLD IN ONE DAY!
This new construction 1.3 acre estate sold in one day due to the relaxing and chic decor and exquisite accessories that complimented the exceptional finishes of this luxury property. The homeowner had this to say: "Showhomes was absolutely critical to the sale of my spec home in Lake Forest. They responded to my crazy timeline request and got my project staged beautifully in time for the showing that made the difference between getting it sold and having it sit on the market. Money well spent - a superb result! I would highly recommend giving them a try on your next home."
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Dale Vanderwerff (IL)
They did what they said they would and they helped to sell my home. I would highly recommend their services.
Deborah Shortridge (Noprthbrook IL)
The staging beautified my house and the house manager was a great on-site resource. I had a contract within days of the staging efforts.
Parlin Jessen (Highland Park IL)
Barb does an amazing job! I had a home listed for a few weeks without any offers. Barb then staged the home beautifully and it was a night and day difference. Two days later I had an over ask offer. She's amazing at what she does and will undoubtedly help with the sale of any home!
Leslie Stevens (Lake Forest IL)
Great service from beautiful staging, a great resource for exceptional referrals of additional trades, and a house manager. What could be better. All of your staging needs met and Showhome's final project is the best.
Ann Lyon (IL)
Barbara Bliss and Showhomes always do an amazing job transforming houses into homes!
Stafford OKelly (Hollywood FL)
Very well organized
Jeff Soprani (Ivanhoe IL)
B. Mazzetta (IL)
The staging was beautiful and helped sell the house. Everyone was easy to work with.
Joanne S. (Northfield IL)
We loved working with Showhomes and the house managers who lived in our house were fantastic. When we needed anything done at the house we were a team who worked together to get it done. They did a good job decorating our house and when our house sold their cleanup was immaculate. I would say this is a 10 star company.
Howard Malovany (Brasstown NC)
Easy. Complete. Effective.
Mimma Meucci (Lake Forest IL)
Barb was easy to work with and I absolutely loved how she staged the home!
Chris Puszynski (TN)
Showhomes has a creative approach when staging homes. The result is warm, comfortable, inviting yet sophisticated, not always easy to accomplish. The program terms for the homeowner are very attractive allowing most homeowners the opportunity to hire Showhomes to transform their homes before selling, making them more appealing and saleable.
Kim Alden (IL)
Super easy to work with. Staging helps sell vacant homes.
Mary Dallas Cole (IL)
My sellers had a beautiful home that was in perfect condition. But their furnishings just missed the mark a bit. Showhomes suggested they repaint the interior (which had recently been repainted, but the color wasnâ€™t quite right) and suggested a color, and my clients did that. My clients moved out and Showhomes staged the house and it looked fabulous. No doubt in my mind that this is the reason the house sold shortly after it was staged despite a sluggish (at the time) market. Well done.
Linda Martin (IL)
Our home managers are terrific as is Ashley Tuttle with responses and requests for open houses.
Terri Kreutzer (IL)
I love the flexibility and it allows me to live in a beautifully, decorated home for a reasonable fee. I felt like I was at home very quickly and liked that there arenâ€™t a lot of rules or restrictions on having guests over to the house, as long as I keep the home in show condition.
Marcia Vecchione (TN)
They do a beautiful job of staging, providing advice to the client and coordinating the work. Barbara and the team are always available to answer questions on a timely basis. Their photographer is excellent. A great group to work with!
Ted Pickus (IL)
Always enjoy and happy with working with Showhomes, Barbara is great. Always attentive to the market and my clients needs.
Ronald Sonenthal (Highland Park IL)
Very professional. They helped generate the "buzz" that finally got our house sold.
Michael Caponigro (IL)
This is a great company with great people. Ive been a home manager for 21/2 yrs and itâ€™s been a great experience. Barbara and Ashley are providing the home owner with a very valuable service.
Ralph Hansen (IL)
We have worked with Showhomes of North Shore-Barrington for over two years and have been involved in four home sale transactions. Barbara Bliss and her team are highly professional and very talented. Each of the homes they have staged has sold and the homeowners all have been very happy with the service. As Home Managers, we have been treated with courtesy, respect, and consideration. We highly recommend Showhomes of North Shore-Barrington to anyone who is seeking to sell their home especially those who have homes that are in need of renovation and redecoration. We give Barbara Bliss and her team a Five Star Rating.
Sonia Cohen (IL)
The house managers that I have worked with have been very clean and easy to work with. They also do a good job with staging.
Robert Fiore (IL)
Wonderful client service
Jean Anderson (Lake Forest IL)
Just having the homes ready to show.
Renuka D. (Lake Forest IL)
They are really good to work with. I had issue once and Barbara personally took interest and took care of the problem. I would recommend them to my friends. They are very cooperative.
Heather Fowler (IL)
Barbara has fantastic style and is great to work with!
Irma Cosic (IL)
Barb, the franchise owner, has a great selection of homes for home managers and is open to adding any additional items one might need. Great experience thus far and would highly recommend to anyone looking for home staging services. Thank you Barb and team for the work you do!
Panthipa Neumson (IL)
Chris Veech (IL)
Showhomes rocks! Staging and a home manager are the best combo package for my vacant listings. Barbara is great!
Edie Love (Lincolnshire IL)
House looks great and got a very positive response from brokers today at the broker open house. Hope that is the secret sauce we need to sell the house.
Ralph H. (Lake Forest IL)
This is truly a top notch professional organization that gets real results. We have worked with them and they are producers, especially in a difficult market such as we are dealing with now . Five stars.
Michael B. (Lake Forest IL)
Flexibility, responsive staff, pleasant homes.
Richard B. (Wilmette IL)
ShowHomes has brought out the best features of our House by updating our decorating and greatly increasing the Home's eye appeal. We get consistently favorable feedback from prospective buyers. We have utilized ShowHome's Home Manager option which greatly relieves the burden of preparing the house for visits by prospective buyers and allowed us to move to other quarters more suitable to our needs at our current age.
Arla Unwin (Northbrook IL)
Agents don't have to lift a finger to get the house staged and the home manager in. Also, it is great to have a brokers' open house sponsored by Barbara. The staging itself is beautiful. Hoping it will help sell the property shortly after the beginning of the new year.
Jennifer C. (Lake Bluff IL)
House was on the market for over a year and never sold...after seven days with Showhomes it got a fantastic cash offer and will sell in 45 days. What more could you ask for?
Irma C. (Lake Bluff IL)
Barb, the franchise owner, has been wonderful in securing homes that are appealing to me and supplementing furnishings that complement my own. As someone who travels extensively for business, it is greatly appreciated that she and her team make themselves available after regular business hours and on weekends to address any questions or concerns. Enjoying my experience thus far and would highly recommend Showhomes to friends and potential sellers looking for staging referral.
Dave M. (Barrington IL)
They are the best!
Steve S. (Lake Forest IL)
Quick to respond. Very cooperative home manager. Nice furnishings.
Ralph H. (Lake Forest IL)
Very professional and knowledgeable people !
Nancy (Lake Forest IL)
I just had a great experience with her company and the home managers she put in my listing. They did an awesome job - and it was a very reasonable price for the sellers. I do believe having them in the home, rather than vacant made all the difference. The house always looked great and they had lights on and showing ready every time. I am hopeful that she will be able to place the home managers in another home soon. They were beyond terrific. Just wanted to share with everyone.
Derek (Lake Bluff IL)
I just wanted to thank Barbara Bliss and her talented and supportive team for a job well done! While I was out of town, the Showhomes North Shore came into our family home and created a masterpiece. Rooms filled with beautiful furniture, accessories and art. I was blown away! And after six days on the Market our family home for over 40 Years was sold. I would highly recommend Barbara Bliss and the Showhomes North Shore team! Excellent job!!!
Showhomes did a terrific job. All of their work was done in a timely and professional manner. I am certain that it’s work was an important part of getting a contract for the sale of our home at list price within two days after putting it back on the market
Very professional and accommodating.
Sherry Pray (Lake Forest IL)
Barbara and Ashley make a Really great team. Barbara is the genius in the decorating and Ashley is very easy and efficient to communicate with I highly recommend them and it is very clear to me that I would not have sold my house as quickly as I did if it weren't for them.
Ralph Hansen (Lake Forest IL)
John Richert (Lake Forest IL)
Showhomes was very responsive to my needs and really came through for me on a tight schedule. I know for a fact that their staging work was critical in the sale of the home. Great job and very easy to work with. Just let them do their thing ... it works!
Tracy Wurster (IL)
Very responsive and professional team with excellent results!!!
Gregory Williams (IL)
Barbara Bliss helped me sell 2 homes as soon as they were staged for top dollar.
Ted Pickus (IL)
They are quick, put great home managers in and very accommodating.
Kristen Kaiser (Ann Arbor MI)
Great experience working with Barbara and team. They made the process easy. They found a quality home manager and staged our house beautifully. Highly recommend working with Showhomes!
Mary Dru Carolan (IL)
Flexibility and every little detail gets taken care of!
Larry Spatz (Highland Park IL)
You tell the seller what he needs to do to sell his house. It confirms what I, as a realtor, say to him.
Kristen Kaiser (Ann Arbor MI)
Great customer service and attention to detail
Susan Ani (Evanston IL)
ShowHomes has turned an "interesting" historic property into a true "Show Home" for the ages. This was an enormous property, with enormous challenges in volume of furnishings, style selections, and color choices. The results were stunning, and I feel the value of the work done was definitely worth it.
Jane Pickus (HIghland Park IL)
I'm a Realtor on the North Shore of Chicago. I've used Showhomes recently on 3 of my house that were not selling. Two of them have been sold. Yea! We're still working on the third. Barbara Bliss, with the help of Ashley Mazzetta, work tirelessly to make this happen. Barbara oversees every detail. No detail is too small. She works quickly, keeps in contact, and she has a great eye for design. Would I use her again? You Bet!
Vicky Maurici (IL)
I loved the way the home was staged. Love the peace of mind that there was a "home manager" that was soo nice, did't mind me calling last minute and even giving me some feedback of the showing if she happened to be home, plus and took such nice care of the home.
Gene G. (Lake Forest IL)
We utilized Showhomes, Barrington to stage a newly built house in Lake Forest, IL. Our expectations were high, and all were met, or exceeded. Designers toured our home and developed a plan which enhanced our interior living space with high end furnishings. I recommend ShowHomes North Shore Barrington without hesitation.
Naomi "Cheetah" Campbell (Lake Bluff IL)
When I think of Showhomes I think of a True Professional. They have staged two homes that I have listed and have assisted me in selling them as fast as a Cheetah. They always come to mind when I have a gorgeous home that needs staging they just help do what my sellers have done make it absolutely Purrfect!
Dunn/ Miller Team (Libertyville IL)
Barbara and her team are great. The Dunn/Miller Team has made Show Homes a big part of our business for many years. We have many satisfied clients and homes SOLD because of the talents in staging the homes and the awesome home mangers Barbara personally selects for each home.
Chirs Puszynski (Lake Forest IL)
This company goes above and beyond. They have a great eye for color and scale and create a look appropriate for the style of the home. I would highly recommend this company.
Gary H. (Barrington IL)
Trying to sell your home without it being occupied is a challenging task. You have to find someone to care for your home, while they supply furniture to stage the house making it look good, provide security, keeping the property clean, and be willing to move out within 30 days of a sales agreement ........next to impossible. Not so with Showhomes. They find the perfect people to recruit as your "home manager" and work closely with you to make this a great and affordable experience for all. Just a comment; I am not a person that is easily impressed. I would highly recommend this company.
Ann Lyon (Lake Forest IL)
Barbara and Showhomes exceeded our expectations and did an amazing job staging one of our properties. We will use them for any of our staging needs in the future.
Mary Dru Carolan (IL)
So flexible! You worked to meet our client's needs and that was critical.
Susan Ani (Evanston IL)
The staging furniture and accessories are perfectly matched to the property. The house manager has been working really well, glad to have someone occupying the property. Appreciated the refreshments for my brokers open house at the property. The agents who attended the brokers were extremely impressed with the staging results. My sellers appreciate that payment is due at the closing table, not up front.
Robert Steen (Deerfield IL)
Isabel Schwank (IL)
The ease & professionalism of everyone
Frank Yarosh (Sarasota FL)
Did everything Barbara said. Started and finished well.
Norma Wyzukovicz (Green Oaks IL)
Beautiful staging! Great communication! Nice reliable management! Friendly and trustworthy! Very pleased! Thank you!
Vicky Maurici (IL)
Love this idea. Have a vacant home staged beautifully and someone living in home. No fake set up. Nice home tenant that takes care of home and makes it still easy for showings.
Norma Wyzukovicz (Green Oaks IL)
Good communication and friendly staff
Terry Wilkowski (Libertyville IL)
It is an economical staging solution for many sellers. Showhomes is very responsive and we have seen their service result in sales on several occasions.
Bree Mackenzie Misiak (IL)
The quality of the house managers is great, the house looks amazing, and everything went smoothly transitioning from the renter to the new house managers. Everything is going smoothly
Michele Wilson (Lake Forest IL)
The staging looks fabulous. The new photos are great. The wine and cheese open house was a success and working with the property manager is seamless. Would definitely recommend working with Barbara Bliss and her ShowHomes team!
Tracy Wurster (Lake Forest IL)
Tons of energy, very responsive and always open to working with agents to make sure everyone's happy!!!
Michael Boyle (IL)
Personal attention and guidance regarding the process. Not everyone is prepared for the change they are about to make. Barbara Bliss and her team did everything they could do to assure my family that we will be well taken care of and that there will be somewhere in the system that we will fit. Unbeknownst to us we fit the model very well and look forward to being the best showhomes managers on the North Shore. Onward and upward!!!
Steven Paxton (Lake Forest IL)
Not one issue or problem after signing contract. Showhomes delivered. Every request or question was answered with a positive and enthusiastic response. Ashley was the perfect " go to " representative.
Sue Bernstein (Wilmette IL)
Staged the entire home beautifully , Everything handled in a timely manner. Home manager always had the home ready to show. Gave the out of town seller a sense of security . A pleasure to work with.
Sue Bernstein (Wilmette IL)
Staging was excellent. Home manager is working out very well. Every one involved from the company has been extremely helpful and truly aims to please.
Randy Chube (Dyer IN)
Friendly. Easy to work with. Very accomodating.
Sonia Cohen (Highland Park IL)
The staff a Showhomes were responsive and reliable. They found a perfect match to showcase my listing. I was completely satisfied with their work
Alan Aronow (Deerfield IL)
You are very professional and do exactly what you say you will do.
John M. (Barrington IL)
How quick and professional everyone has been. Plus their eye for the details are second to none!
Alan Aronow (Deerfield IL)
Barb and Ashley are totally committed to achieving their clients goals along with answering their questions and concerns. They totally understand what it takes to get the property ready for marketing. As a Realtor, I highly recommend using their services to stage a home. Al Aronow RE/MAX Suburban
Patrick Hutmacher (Lake Villa IL)
Good communication and very pleased with the staging process and the house manager.
Judy Fornero (Libertyville IL)
Showhomes exceeded our expectations. Staging of home was well done. Photos were great. Communication with staff was prompt, Property Manager was cooperative and courteous. Needless to say, the Homeowner was pleased with the results. Home was professionally cleaned and there were no surprise issues at Closing !!! Many Thanks, Judy Fornero Re/Max Suburban Libertyville
Melissa Luebbe (Lake Bluff IL)
During an unusually harsh winter, I slept better at night knowing that my home was occupied and monitored for weather related issues. I also received very positive remarks from realtors regarding the condition and cleanliness of he house when it was shown.
Rick Cortopassi (TN)
A unique and truly professional Home Staging & More Service that Has Proven to be the Best way to Market Unique and Luxury Properties in Today's marketplace,customized To your Exact style and location of Home.
Sonia Cohen (IL)
friendly, upbeat communication and great service
Valerie Higgason (Conifer CO)
Like that someone is in my home and taking care of it. Peace of mind since I am 1,000 miles away
Suzanne Sellers (Chicago IL)
True to their word. Reliable, professional.
Adam Chez (Chicago IL)
Barbara and Ashley are terrific to work with. They are very understanding and can customize to budget, timing, and style, making the process very easy.
Suzanne (Vernon Hills IL)
Your firm has done everything that it promised to do. The house had several showings over the weekend with the outcome being two offers. Thank you so very much for the outstanding job that you did.
Suzanne (Vernon Hills IL)
The house is gorgeous! I am in shock! Thank you so much!
Heather Farnham (HIghland Park IL)
I LOVE how professional and successful your company has been for my clients as well as myself! The unique concept behind Show Homes and the staging services that you provide sold me the moment I talked to Barbara. Both Barbara and Ashley have been amazing to work with and they have always been a call, text or email away. The house looked beautiful from the moment it was staged and it sold the first week after we staged. They provided rooms that actually looked like someone's house rather than random furniture placed throughout a house. I have also found that the house managers have been 100% accommodating and have kept the house immaculate (which I know because I had to pop in one day with less than 5 minutes notice). I have already recommended your company to some agents and I can't wait to have future clients use your company this year! Thanks for all that you have done to help me sell 88 Holabird Circle in Fort Sheridan~ Heather Farnham
Jerome Riggio (IL)
Barbara and Ashley are wonderful!
Rick C. (IL)
its Simple and no nonsense and 100% professional in a timely matter that obviously in my case was a Grand Slam in getting our Home sold Immediatly following the Staging ! You did in a few weeks or less what we tried to do for over 2 Years!! Thanks Millions !
Carolyn Smith (TN)
The quality and style of the furnishings is excellent. After they set up the home it always is very neat and they always say yes to showing request. They treat the home with the same care as a homeowner.
Jean R. (IL)
Showhomes was very accommodating in the entire process!!!
Tom Perry (Chicago IL)
The service was ABOVE AND BEYOND with Barbara and Ashley. They were amazing to work with. Every detail taken care of. The furniture was exactly what was requested, and it was staged very tastefully
Paul Stiffler (Lake Forest IL)
Ashley's attention to everything.
Chris D. (Winnetka IL)
The lively can-do and want-to-do attitude of Barbara and Ashley. Nothing was too difficult, too much trouble. You take such obvious pride in your work. Your enthusiasm is infectious. You can 100% tell it ALL matters to you.
Chris Downey (IL)
The lively can-do and want-to-do attitude of Barbara and Ashley. Nothing was too difficult, too much trouble. You take such obvious pride in your work. Your enthusiasm is infectious. You can 100% tell it ALL matters to you. I never answer surveys!! I answer yours with pleasure.
Valerie Higgason (Conifer CO)
Puts my mind at rest knowing I can let you do what you have to do to keep my home showing the best way possible. Also it's nice to have someone there
Smith (Winnetka IL)
Thanks you for your always upbeat and can-do attitude!
1 Jean (IL)
Cooperation in getting it right for the client.
Paul S. (Highland Park IL)
How quickly you transformed my home to "show-ready" and moved in Home Managers who are committed to caring for my home.
Roger Hernandez (IL)
Flexibility to experience different neighborhoods at a reasonable cost
1 Marion (IL)
Very professional and responsive. I especially like their home management of vacant homes. It was a delight to work with both Barb and Ahsley who went above and beyond in service.
Rod (Glencoe IL)
Thank you ALL your help in this (transaction), you have helped us absentee owners out tremendously.
1 Chris (IL)
You are energetic and efficient. You are fun to talk with and work with. The results are excellent. You keep your promises. You obviously want the agent to succeed which means success for everyone.
B. Streitwieser (IL)
You made our place look extremely attractive .
Selwyn M./ DSM Properties (Deerfield IL)
Creative staging led twice to quick sales.
Dominic D. (Ivanhoe IL)
Kind, friendly and very well organized.
John B. (Highland Park IL)
Pleasant and easy to work with the staff.
James F. (IL)
Very professional, very prompt, great results.
Ruth Ciaglia, ERA Countrywood (IL)
The home manager was extremely accommodating and kept the home very clean. I couldn't have been more satisified. The furniture was top shelf and made the home show much better. I would definitely recommend their services to other brokers!
Alla Kimbarovsky Realtor (Winnetka IL)
We had a $7.8 million listing that despite the excellent location, the house did not show well. After the transformation, people were so impressed that they were ready to buy the property with the furniture—that’s how well the design, color and style worked with the property. It not only cut the market time, but also kept the sales price high because it looked so expensive.
Michael Loyfman Builder (IL)
One of my largest properties on Lake Michigan was staged by Showhomes and I was very happy with the service. It gave the home a high-end designer’s look. It was truly a Showhome!
Michael Thomas Realtor (Evanston IL)
I have found Showhomes to be an invaluable tool to get houses sold. Within 2 months after they moved in, we quickly had offers on a house that had previously been on the market more than 18 months. We all know staging works, but Showhomes is a step above the rest.
Honore Frumentino Realtor (Northbrook IL)
Your house manager was a pleasure to work with. Thanks for all your help.
Thaddeus Allen Homeowner (Lake Bluff IL)
Not only have you exceeded my expectations but you have most certainly increased the value of my home. It was a real pleasure working with you and I will most certainly refer you to anyone who has a need for staging services. What makes your firm different is that you were timely and courteous; all I saw with your firm was cohesiveness and enthusiasm to get the job done with care, taking into account not only my wishes but what you as a professional thought would be best. The quality of the furniture exceeded my expectations. The follow up work that your firm has done has been tremendous.
Frank Guido Builder/Homeowner (Lake Bluff IL)
It is indeed rare when we encounter experiences with our partnerships that surprise us with results. In this case, Showhomes has truly added to our marketing success. After seeing Showhomes' commitment and the results, I am absolutely pleased. It was fantastic to see how this beautiful house came alive, and how they were able to highlight all of its features through great furniture and detailed staging. The home manager was a perfect fit. Anytime there was a showing advanced or on short notice, the home was meticulously prepared. Showhomes is definitely an asset to our marketing success, bringing real value.
Bill Castle, Realtor (Lake Forest IL)
This house looks better with the Home Manager in than when the house was empty, I wish all my homeowners did this with their vacants!
- Professional appearance and demeanor
- Must be able to work as a team towards common goals
- Ability to multi-task and take initiative in solving problems
- Must be very organized and have proven ability to maintain detailed files
- Solid computer skills â€“ word processing, digital photography, data entry
- Good people skills and diplomacy
- Excellent oral and written communication skills-
- Ability to manage and train Home Managers
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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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