Fred Pierson spent a career managing private jet facilities across the US. After moving to the Triangle in 1995 to work for Piedmont Airlines at RDU, he decided to settle his family in North Carolina. Thus began a career change to managing hotels for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
In 2009 with the downturn in the economy, Fred and Lorraine bought Showhomes Raleigh, and over the past 8 years have taken great pride in offering high-quality staging, with a variety of services, geared towards the needs of the seller in the Triangle market.
As our company continues to grow based on reputation and credibility, we are privileged to add talent in the form of Kristy Slater and Peggy Harris designer stagers who weave their magic every day.
Showhomes Raleigh lives by three Mantra's
Amazing Customer Service,
Attention to Detail,
Wether it is a consultation, or One Day Makeover, an Update/Renovation, Staging with Impact Rooms, or our Signature Staging with a Home Manager program; Showhomes Raleigh is ready to prepare your house for sale.
Showhomes Raleigh is not the biggest staging company in the Triangle, we just strive to be the best!
Showhomes: What We Do
Our Home Staging team in Raleigh 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.
Raleigh 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
Lovely Governors Village Excutive Home Chapel Hill
This 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home located adjacent to Governors Club in Chapel Hill is close to UNC and the hospital. Entry to two story hallway with home office and formal dinning room. Leads to family room with access to kitchen and breakfast eat in area. Stairway to 2nd floor offers 2 additional bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. Bonus room and storage areas. Large laundry room, and two car garage complete this home.VIEW DETAILS
Amazing 750K home in Great North Raleigh Location
This 4 bedroom 4.5 bath 4800sq ft luxury executive home sits on 1/2 acre of manicured landscaped yard. Perfect location at 540 and Six Forks Rd. Formal entry to 2 story foyer open to home office and formal dining room. Opens to family room, with all glass windows, fireplace and built-in cabinets. Gorgeous cooks kitchen with granite counter tops, and stainless appliances. Breakfast eat-in area overlooks backyard. First floor master bedroom and bathroom. 2nd floor has front and back stairs to access 4 bedrooms and bathrooms. Large bonus room has custom built in cabinets with additional connecting flex room. Also, has a sewing/hobby room. laundry room, and 3 car garage complete this great home.VIEW DETAILS
Stunning 1.4M Luxury Executive Home in Exclusive North Raleigh Location
Gorgeous Luxury Estate Home nestled on 2.5 acres in North Raleigh. This 5 bedroom 4.5 bath executive house show as new. Formal entry to two story foyer with home office and formal dining room, leading to living room with fireplace and built in bookshelves. Open floor plan to fabulous cooks kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Kitchen overlooks family room with access to screened in patio/deck. 1st floor guest room and full bath. Large laundry room with kitchen office nook. 2nd floor offers a large m,aster bedroom and bathroom with 3 additional bedrooms and large bonus room. Finished 3rd floor large living space with full bathroom. Three car garage completes this property .VIEW DETAILS
Stunning Modern Executive Home Goverors Club
Live in a great modern contemporary home in the prestigious Governors Club Chapel Hill. This 4 bedroom 5 bath house is over 4400 sq ft. Entry to foyer opens to vaulted living room, and formal dining area. Step down into fabulous cooks kitchen with stainless appliances and quartz counter-tops. Cozy breakfast eat in area. Home office leads to master bedroom with master bath retreat, and walk in closets. 2nd floor opens to loft style living space and two additional bedrooms with en suite full bath. Lover level boasts a large family space with built in bar and home theater set up. Amazing indoor lap pool. Regular two car garage is on main level, with driveway to lower level garage or boat parking.VIEW DETAILS
Gorgeous Executive 800K Home North Raleigh
This wonderful 4 bedroom 4.5 bath luxury home sits on 1 acre of manicured landscaping. Circular driveway with entry to foyer, opens to formal dining room, and home office. Two-story family room with stacked stone fireplace, leads to wonderful cooks kitchen with granite counter-tops, and stainless appliances. Breakfast eat-in overlooks beautiful back yard with deck and screened-in patio. Stairs to 2nd floor lead to 3 bedrooms with two baths, and bonus room. laundry room and 2 car garage completed this home. 5000+ sq ft.VIEW DETAILS
Stunning 2M Luxury Executive Estate Home in North Raleigh
Private gated community off Creedmore and 540 takes you to an amazing 6 bedroom 5.5 bathroom luxury home nestled on 5 acres. Private driveway leads to 3 car garage, and formal entry to foyer opening to formal dining room with butlers pantry. Study/home office. Two story living room opens to large cooks kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless appliances. First floor master with sitting room with fireplace and private deck. Master bathroom leads to two separate dressing rooms, and bathrooms. Lower level has large open family room opens to [pool, table and chilled wine cellar. Lower level kitchen/work area. Large home office and private gym connect to a full bathroom. 3rd floor offers 4 additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. One room is has two built in kids bunks and a playroom with built in table for eating/crafts. Must see this stunning custom built executive home,VIEW DETAILS
Stunning 1.2M Executive Luxury Home North Raleigh
Circular driveway leads to formal entry with two story foyer, opens to formal dining room and study/ home office. Two story family room opens to fabulous cooks kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Breakfast eat-in area overlooks screened in deck and pool. and manicured lawns and stream. First floor guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom. laundry room and 3 car garage. Lower level leads to large game room, and hallway to home theater room. Additional bedroom and bathroom and small kitchenette area. Front and backs stairs to 2nd floor with 3 additional bedrooms, and bonus room.VIEW DETAILS
UNDER CONTRACT IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS
The home was on the market staged with the homeowners furnishings for over 10 months with no offers. Homeowners relocated out of state and the realtor brought us in to stage the home with a home manager. Home was under contract in less than 30 days after we staged it.
Chapel Hill, NC
UNDER CONTRACT IN LESS THAN 45 DAYS
The homeowner was frustrated with his historic mansion listed for over 2 years with no offers. The home located on a very desirable street adjacent to UNC campus and priced to sell. Showhomes was hired to stage with our home manager program. Home went under contract in less than 45 days and at list price!
FULL OFFER IN 14 DAYS
The homeowner was under pressure from realtor for a 2nd price reduction after being on the market for 3 months with no offers. She knew that Cary was a desirable area, and felt her furnishings might be dating the house. She contacted us to stage her property and received a full offer in 14 days without having to reduce the price again!
BECOME A HOME MANAGER
Luxury living is no longer for the rich and famous.
Live Large. Spend Small. Be a Showhomes Executive Home Manager. Our Signature Service.
As a Showhomes Executive Home Manager you enjoy the good life for less, living in and maintaining a luxury home in show-to-sell condition. Your style and fine furniture add value to an upscale home on the market while you save a bundle-up to half of what it would normally cost to live in the house-with no long term lease obligation.CONTACT US APPLY TO BE A HOME MANAGER
MEDIA AND BLOG
3 Reasons Home Staging in Raleigh and the Triangle Area is Crucial for Selling a Home Quickly and at Asking Price
Sell Your Home At or Above Asking Price with Home Staging in Raleigh and the Triangle Area.Read More
Home Managers Improve Buyer Experience in Triangle Area
Showhomes Raleigh is working to match high-end vacant homes with Home Managers to ensure that these homes remain full of life and are taken care of.Read More
The Benefits of Home Staging in Raleigh and the Triangle Area
Home Staging is more than just cleaning, decluttering, and making other purely aesthetic changes to the bones of your house.Read More
The Process for Vacant Home Staging in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill
Staging vacant homes is a successful tool that can help buyers imagine themselves living in a home currently on the market.Read More
Quick and Effective Home Makeovers in Raleigh and the Triangle Area
No one says that sprucing up your home has to take forever. These quick and clever ideas will leave your home refreshed and your weekend mostly free.Read More
In Depth: How to get the most out of staging your home
Spectrum News Anchor Caroline Blair sat down with Showhomes Franchise owner, Fred Pierson, and Staging Designer Kristy Slater, for a look at how we all can benefit from a few simple steps when selling our home.Read More
Budding Showhomes Franchisees Breathe New Life into an Existing Asheville, North Carolina Location
Don and Kathi O'Rock signed on to franchise with the home staging brand after seeing the success of their friends in the same business.Read More
Why Realtors Love Working with Showhomes
The real estate market is red-hot right now with historically low mortgage rates and a global pandemic driving wealthy workers from cities, and, thanks to Showhomes, Realtors are seeing bigger offers coming in faster than ever before.Read More
COVID-19 Inspires Career Change for New Showhomes Franchisees
After gaining new perspectives during the pandemic, two Nashville, Tennessee-based attorneys decided to buy into the home staging franchise to fulfill their dreams of business ownership.Read More
New Franchisee Yasmin Buale Signs on to Bring Showhomes to the Central Denver Market
After deciding to look into a new opportunity that showcased her expertise in business and passion for home design, the former Nordstrom stylist was attracted to the home staging brand because of its business model and strong corporate support.Read More
Gaining Momentum: Showhomes Experiences Growth Spurt in July
In spite of a tough economy, Showhomes capitalizes on its ability to provide services remotely to have a strong end to Q2.Read More
Staging franchises are booming as home listings are drawing more attention
As an essential service Showhomes continues to thrive despite a global pandemic.Read More
Showhomes Franchisees Chris and Lisa Gulliver Stage NFL Quarterback Philip Rivers' Home
In addition to staging the luxury San Diego home, the Gullivers hired contractors to undertake some light remodeling to elevate the property's overall value.Read More
How Showhomes Is Supporting Franchisees and Pivoting as an Essential Business
Showhomes is rolling out new initiatives as the real estate brand stays open for business in all locations nationwide amid COVID-19.Read More
Philip & Susan Taylor (Raleigh NC)
Very professional, our home sold in less than a week.
Debbie & Eddy Lee (Wake Forest NC)
We couldn't have been happier with the services provided to us by Showhomes. They were professional, supportive, accommodating and fun to work with. We are convinced our house sold fairly quickly as a result of the use of their staging process and the furniture / accessories they used.
Zachary Cain (Clayton NC)
My house sold in 3 days, enough said! Thank you!
Karen Coe (TN)
They are amazing and I highly recommend them. Their staff is extremely talent. I have had 100% success when they have staffed my homes.
Colin Walsby (Wake Forest NC)
We engaged with Fred and the team at Showhomes to help sell our home in Wake Forest. After an initial visit from the designers to understand what would work best the house was quickly staged to a very high standard. As soon as we listed, we had an above average view and save rate online and had offers on the property within one week and were under contract soon after that. Fred and his team are extremely professional, flexible and a pleasure to deal with.
Adel & Amina Mohamed (Raleigh NC)
The entire team were courteous, professional and friendly. The design team did a fantastic job staging our house. I highly recommend hiring them. Amina, North Raleigh
Rob Loschiano (TN)
It was great to work with you and the crew. Everyone was professional, timely and pleasant! The house looked great and feedback from showing agents matched that sentiment!
Victor & Brenda Scott (TN)
This was a great opportunity. As business owners hoping to relocate and expand, we leaped at the opportunity to be home managers. It gives us more flexibility based on our busy lifestyle.
Jill Ehrenfeld (TN)
It is all about the people at ShowHomes of Raleigh. The Team is the â€œAâ€ Team who bring the best ideas, best interior design...and the best execution
Shanda Heller (TN)
Excellent design team and staging staff that are knowledgeable and professional.They offer a variety of services from design consultation to full home staging! If you are considering a home makeover or staging, I highly recommend Showhomes Raleigh for a turn key experience!
Darlene Lee (TN)
They always have a quick response time and are amazing at staging any home! Anything from a townhouse to an executive home.
Anthony & Megan Menezes (Holly Springs NC)
Quick, easy process. Reasonable pricing. Made what we already had in the home work with adding a few extra pieces, it all came together! We got full asking.
Carolyn Souther (TN)
Very knowledgeable and uses high quality furniture. Makes the property look on trend as well as high end.
James & Sandra Smith (Raleigh NC)
The service has really made a difference!
Jackie Inscoe (Wake Forest NC)
Very professional and thorough. Has their clients best interest in mind. Very knowledgeable as to what adds value to the home.
Sheldon Gulinson (Chapel Hill NC)
Very open, helpful. Also very responsive. The individual who has become my home manager is wonderful
Adel & Amina Mohamed (Raleigh NC)
It was such a pleasant experience working with Showhomes staff. You listened and delivered. We are very pleased with the house staging. The furniture selection was perfect for the house. Amina
Daniel Hinson (Cary NC)
Showhomes did a very prompt and professional job staging my house. The results looked great.
Rene & Mary Lorenz (Chapel Hill NC)
Our house sold in two days, and I really believe the staging helped to make this happen. Made our house show at its very BEST!
Samuel & Lindsay Eyre (Raleigh NC)
Fredâ€™s expertise and customer service was amazing!
Amy Holloway (TN)
Fred and his team were very easy to work with and quite responsive. My clients were happy with the results. The staging was beautiful and the house was returned to pristine once the items were removed.
Jeff Rupkalvis (TN)
Prompt. Affordable. Professional.
Rodrigo & Monique Chapa (Chapel Hill NC)
Made our house look much nicer and presentable for showings. Affordable price, great communication, nice people.
Dori Michaud (TN)
What a great program, more then a staggering company. Lorraine and Fred truly care about the clients they serve. At the same time they are helping people in the community during times of transition.
Matt Bamber (Raleigh NC)
Very knowledgable of the real estate market as a whole. Made good recommendations of what needed to be fixed. Visited sites multiple times before staging.
Mariano Rodriguez (TN)
You can list your house and wait and see who buys it OR you can use a shortcut: hire Showhomes and sell in 1 day like I do.
Heidi & Michael Wendland (TN)
Showhomes has been incredibly helpful in assisting us while we prepared our home to sell. They then staged it and placed a home manager in the property. Since we now live out of state, it has eased the scheduling and concerns of managing such a big endeavor remotely. Extremely easy and amazingly accommodating to work with. Hoping it pays off in a quick sale!
Vicente Diaz (TN)
During a whole year being in the program, I felt true partnership and friendship. Very professional and flexible to suit unexpected needs. Excellent communication, you can call at all times and Fred will answer or let you know that he will call you back shortly. They create a very enjoyable and comfortable environment .
Daniel Rentz (TN)
Staging with Show Homes was well worth the investment. Our buyers could easily envision themselves in their new home. Fred and his team's recommendations were spot on. They were very easy and friendly to work with and so accommodating. I cannot imagine not using them again in the near future when selling my next home.
Donna Poupard (Wake Forest NC)
Fred, Lorraine and their entire crew are absolutely the best people to work with! As a builder, I stage many homes and I have to say they are the most personable people in the business. They have a great selection and really go the extra mile to make sure all of our homes look great. We have a great record of selling homes quickly and I'm sure it's because of our impeccable staging efforts by Showhomes! We can never thank them enough for all they do for us!
Silvija & Bill Dry (TN)
Showhomes of Raleigh did excellent job staging our house on very short notice. They were very professional and prompt. Staging our house with Showhomes helped us sell it within few weeks, after we were not successful for few months with empty house,
Shawn Britt (TN)
i have worked with Showhomes (Fred, Lorraine) for 5+ years. They help stage the homes so they sell quickly and excellent service. I highly recommend.
Victor & Carol Chiappetta (TN)
The team is very accommodating and professional. The home looked outstanding and received many compliments. Extremely happy with the Show homes experience. I'll definitely use them again.
900K SOLD! (NC)
After a year on the market at 900K we changed Realtors, who introduced us to Showhomes. With Fred and his team, we were able to move into our new retirement community when our home was available. Otherwise we would either be trying to sell an empty house. Fred's staging our home and providing a Home Manager was the best possible solution for us. The staging was well done - very professional. The Home Manager was very responsible in caring for the house. We would recommend ShowHomes even if you only need professional staging. Using the Home Manager works well to maintain the home in "ready to show" condition at all times. Showhomes was able to get us an accepted offer within 45 days of staging with the Home Manager!
Sold in a week! (NC)
Very responsive and quick to stage a house once contract was signed. Furniture provided was top quality and my home actually looked like a Show Home. The entire team was outstanding.
Kelly & Scott Anspach (NC)
The company's sole purpose is to look out for the seller's best interest. They are there to help get the property sold. The whole team knows what they are doing and very responsive to our needs. Their platform makes complete sense and the property is well taken care of.
Ronald & Margaret Hawkins (Chapel Hill NC)
I always felt that my home was in good hands with Showhomes in charge. Whenever we had a question or concern Fred addressed it immediately and often provided services over and beyond what the contract called for. The staff were always kind and easy to work with.
Carl & Kirstin Stenberg (NC)
Best investment ever! Showhomes saw our house in a completely different light and we followed their lead. They know the customer and what a potential buyer needs to experience once inside a home. Genius!
Dalene and Mitch Johnson (NC)
Fred was not only very professional, but very personable, and a pleasure to work with. I was initially skeptical that having our home staged with a Home Manager would make a difference ...but getting an offer weeks after Fred and his decorators worked their "magic" made me a believer! I was also extremely impressed at how responsive ShowHomes/Fred Pierson was every time I reached out to him via phone or text! This gave me great peace of mind having moved to the Northeast and proved his amazing level of customer service! After we received an offer and were presented with the buyers inspection report, Fred and his staff worked quickly, and took care of all the listed items for us within days(!!!) and completely satisfied our buyers with the quality of ShowHomes workmanship! I can heartily recommend ShowHomes of Raleigh and Fred Pierson's services! Dalene Johnson
Tatsiana Shtal (Cary NC)
As an real estate investor Showhomes had great communication, efficient service, knowledgeable and creative professionals, relationship oriented, excellent experience!
Rock & Angela Murtagh (NC)
I really liked the personal attention given to details. Fred and his staff are amazing to work with. I would not hesitate to use Showhomes again. Definitely a first class company!
Shawn Britt (TN)
Very responsive & knowledgeable
Kim Reynolds (TN)
From the first phone call I placed to Showhomes Raleigh, the entire transaction was simple and effortless. They assisted fully with my staging needs.
Alyssa Martina (TN)
Very responsive to issues and needs, very helpful and very supportive. Nice people who want to make the client pleased.
Haissam & Oubaida Baityeh (NC)
Fred was very cordial and extremely helpful. We live in Texas while the managed home was in NC. Since Fred took over, we stopped worrying They kept us informed of all. They gave us heads up for repairs, the fixed somethings on their own, they met with our contractors when needed, they hired contractors on our behalf, they supervised and inspected everything, they prepared the home for showings every time the call came and many other benefits. The communication was superb and the service was fantastic. Of course, I must mention that the program cut my cost on maintenance, upkeep, housekeeping, utilities, and insurance.
Shawn Britt (NC)
I have worked with Showhomes many times over the past 4 years and they have always exceeded my expectations, and helped to get my listings sold faster! Shawn Britt, Broker/Owner (Realty World-Triangle Living)
Charles Gordon (NC)
Practical resolutions to problems of preparing a house for showing, such as up-dating kitchens and bathrooms, appropriate furnishings to property, and house managers responsive to their responsibility. Results? A house well prepared for showing, clean and bright. All this with attention to overhead costs. Many thanks. CSGordon, Realtor.
Neal Kite (Raleigh NC)
Wonderful, old fashioned attitude towards clients-nothing they won't do to make u happy. My experience lasted almost two years and never had a concern about my home-never. Fred and his house managers were totally committed to my satisfaction. Everything they contract to do is executed perfectly and they will go far beyond that when there are emergencies or special needs. Every agent who showed my home loved how it presented. Never missed a showing because of a house managers reluctance. One of the best companies I have worked with. And I had over a year of evaluation time before reaching this conclusion.
Great Service with Results! (Chapel Hill NC)
After trying for months to sell our beautiful home in Governors club, we turned to Fred and his team at Showhomes. Their attention to detail, follow through and ability to make our home look livable and warm I believe made the difference in getting a happy buyer and closing within 6 months ! His business model makes allot of sense and it was comforting knowing we had some responsible and conscientious people living in our home keeping it clean, well maintained and looking like a model! In addition, after the sale Showhomes was a big help in getting the home ready for the buyer walk through as well. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Lou & Joan Shaheen
Success with our home (Chapel Hill NC)
Showhomes did everything they said they would and more. They made the whole process so very easy for us. Their services fitted our needs to a T. Then when the house sold, Showhomes took care of transferring the utilities and the final cleaning. We did not have to lift a finger. Revis & Anne Eller
Joshua & Myriam Antoun Libbrecht (Durham NC)
Fred's responsiveness was incredible, the home managers were trustworthy, and the property was cared for extremely well.
Janet Simms (TN)
I appreciate the prompt attention to any question or situation that arises. All associates are courteous, kind and respectful.
Rori & Kyle Hawkins (Chapel Hill NC)
Showhomes service was wonderful every step of the way. They made a huge difference in the sale of our Chapel Hill home, and were easy, kind, and a pleasure to work with. We live out of state, and Fred and their Home Manager took excellent care of our house, and gave us the invaluable gift of peace of mind. The Home Managers always made sure the house looked its best for every showing. Fred and Showhomes took care of every detail from carpet cleaning, to emptying years of items collected in the storage areas, as well as repairs from the Buyers Inspection Report. Having our home staged by Showhomes was well worth the fee, and I very highly recommend them.
Ronald & Margaret Hawkins (Chapel Hill NC)
We liked your friendly and quick responses to every request we made. It turned out to be the best job of staging we've ever seen!
Direct and hands-on mangement. Immediate response to Sellers' concerns. Excellent cooperation and coordination with listing broker.
Steve Kruger (NC)
Fred is fantastic about doing whatever is necessary to make sure the client is satisfied. Staging looks great and helps sell homes. I am very happy with the service they provide.
Ginny & Steve Fry (NC)
Fred and Lorraine Pierson and their Showhomes team provided a level of service we could only have dreamed of. Our house had been listed for 6 months before we found Showhomes without even one offer. After their staging our house was on the market for only five days when multiple offers came in from potential buyers. We feel the staging by Showhomes played a crucial role in selling our North Raleigh home so quickly. Showhomes located Home Managers whose furniture and style coordinated in a way to accentuate the architecture of our home, and decor throughout was staged in a very professional and lovely manner. All of the rooms provided potential buyers the vision of lived-in spaces, which cannot be accomplished with bare walls and floors alone. In addition to the fabulous staging was the support provided when there was a mechanical failure with the water heater. Showhomes helped diagnose the problem, and ultimately coordinated the replacement of the water heater with their plumber. This was a complete hands-off experience for us as sellers and something we would have had to address on our own, otherwise. Overall, the experience using Showhomes of Raleigh was very enjoyable, and we highly recommend using their services to accelerate the sale of your home and to bring the highest sales price attainable.
Connie Katz and Irene Hackel (NC)
Not often do I do business with people who go above and beyond their obligation. You and Showhomes have been a saint and a pleasure to work with. Your professional, easy-going attitude, and your willingness to go out of your way to accommodate so many varying needs made for smooth sailing for my mother and me. Showhomes Raleigh made us feel as though nothing was too much or impossible. You were attentive to details and timely. You saved us a lot of money and there is no doubt that you helped sell our home. What more could we have asked! Best of luck and may you enjoy much success with Showhomes. You deserve it! With appreciation. Connie Katz and Irene Hackel
Rick & Bonnie Short (Raleigh NC)
My husband and I had the privilege of being Home Managers for Fred and Loraine Pierson at Showhomes Raleigh. During our initial interview Fred thoroughly explained the benefits of having a real estate property staged and managed by a professional staging company. He also explained our responsibilities and role in creating a successful transaction for the homeowner. Throughout our tenure, Fred and Loraine were extremely responsive to all our questions and needs. Minor maintenance issues were fixed promptly and at our convenience. The furnishings that were in the home were tasteful and comfortable. We’d highly recommend working with Fred and Loraine whether as a Home Manager or as a Homeowner. Bonnie & Rick Short
Mark Henry (NC)
Service is the key. While the concept and offering provide a valuable solution it is the personal touch and capability of Fred and Lorraine that have made me sing the praises of Showhomes.
Joshua & Myriam Antoun Libbrecht (Durham NC)
Personalized service, fantastic staging and photography, like the business model
Cathy Twigg (NC)
Fred and Showhomes provided quick responses. House Managers do a great job of making the home "show ready" at all times
Jill Ehrenfeld (NC)
Fabulous! Fred and Lorraine are the greatest
Jennifer Smith (NC)
Works great to sell my listings
Julie & thom Dasher (Chapel Hill NC)
Our experience with Showhomes Raleigh has been a lifesaver! We were making a major move from Minneapolis to Raleigh, NC. As I contemplated renting a 900 square foot townhouse outside the gates of Governor's Club one Friday night, I was not energized at the thought of our family living in this tight, cramped space. In addition, signing a year long lease for this arrangement was not what I had planned for our relocation from Minnesota to North Carolina. We wanted flexibility in case we found our dream home immediately. In doing some research online, I uncovered Showhomes Raleigh...what a novel idea...relocatees bringing beautiful furniture to help stage a 3500 square foot home (one of many options on the website) in exchange for showing the house for sale on the market. I called Fred and liked him immediately...he was straightforward and had several home options for us not outside the gates but inside the gates of Governor's Club. We could live in the community while deciding if it was right for our family. Showhomes Raleigh understood our situation and has been extremely supportive. We've had a beautiful home to live in and all the flexibility we needed to make our move to North Carolina smooth and wonderful. The lovely weather doesn't hurt either! I would highly recommend this opportunity to become a House Manager with the program!
Revis & Anne Eller (Chapel Hill NC)
Showhomes Raleigh is a win-win for the homeowner, and you made the transition effortless for us.
Whitney Kutney (Clarksburg MD)
Great communication. Fred understands that moving is a stressful time and is sensitive to that. House looks great. All feedback received from home showings about condition of home has been very positive.
Margaret & Bob Simis (Chapel Hill NC)
Thank you Showhomes for the part you played in getting our home sold. You arranged the house beautifully. Your Home Manager kept the house ready for showings with short notice. You lowered our cash flow while awaiting the sale. You were a delight to work with. We enthusiastically recommend Showhomes. On a scale of 1 to 10, you get an 11!
Jennifer Smith (NC)
Fred and all the home managers are great to work with! My Listings sell for top dollar using Showhomes.
Josh Giunta (Columbria MD)
As soon as Showhomes staged my home the feedback from potential buyers dramatically improved. Fred was a pleasure to work with, and had many great ideas to get my home sold. He worked very well along side my realtor and was vital in my home selling. Very glad I used showhomes and would recommend to anyone.
Success in Apex (Apex NC)
When Show Homes was first recommended to us we were skeptical about what they could offer that would make a difference to the sale of our home, but , our experience with Show Homes and Fred Pierson exceeded expectations! Like so many property owners the downturn in the housing market made the task of selling a home extremely competitive. Our home had been on the market for an extended time and we had already moved out of the home to pursue employment elsewhere. After speaking with Fred Pierson, we were put at ease about the service Show Homes could provide. Our home was not left empty and Show Homes staged it in an attractive manner. Fred went above and beyond to answer any concerns we had; he supervised the property and ensured good curb appeal. Fred would oversee any maintenance needs, and consulted us on each aspect of the property, giving us regular updates. Our minds were put at ease that the property was being cared for - a relief since we were now considerable distance away. More than this, Fred was mindful that the purpose of this relationship was to get the home sold! To this end, Show Homes presented the property in a way to make it show better than the competing homes - a successful strategy since we were able to sell the home after a few months of working with Fred! Show Homes service did not end with a signed contract. Fred followed through the entire selling process with us until the home closed, making himself available to assist with any items that needed tending prior to the closing. We hope that our experience can serve as a testament to the value of Show Homes Raleigh, and Fred Pierson; and that it will keep another customer from hesitating as we did - our only regret is that we did not come to this earlier! Reta Ann
Sean Patrick Kersten Tanya Marie Kersten (Cary NC)
It was a pleasure working with you on the sale of our house this spring. We sold the house quickly and at asking price due to the efforts of Showhomes. Since we live overseas and had rented the house for the past four years it needed some updating within a budget. Show Homes was able to help us determine a list of items to be completed, select contractors and then manage contractors to achieve the highest asking price for our agent to list the home. Fred Pierson went above and beyond what we expected and provided a level of service not usually seen in today's market. It is not surprising that customers are so interested in working with him. Having worked as consultants for much of our working life my wife and I understand what service means, service is a word used often by businesses, but not often achieved. Showhomes Raleigh provided excellent service for the sale of our home in March 2013 and we would recommend them to our closest friends and family. Thank you for your service and assistance. We wish you much success in the future. Kind Regards, Sean Patrick Kersten Tanya Marie Kersten
Darlne Lee (Cary NC)
Fred, I can't thank you enough for your dedication to getting Crimmons Circle revitalized. I never dreamed we would be able to put it on the market in 40 days but with your contractors who were readily available and reasonably priced we did it!. Your staging and professional photos of the home made my job so much easier. What was an empty house turned into a beautiful home that buyers were lining up to see. Getting two full price offers in the first week on market was wonderful. Your services were above and beyond my expectations and I look forward to working with you again!
Frank Salmonese (Raleigh NC)
My wife and I just can’t thank you enough for the excellent service and support you and the ShowHomes team provided. When we decided to list our home for sale – we took advice from several staging consultants and spent a great deal of time and money to update & stage our home. Still, it lingered on the market for far, far too long. So long that we were already living in a new city. Frankly, we were getting quite weary of maintaining two houses – keeping one in show ready condition every day! Your service was indeed a Godsend to us. By taking over all day to day maintenance, expertly staging the home, and having it ready for showings all the time, your service instantly relieved us of this constant hassle. More importantly, your marketing brought potential buyers -- and we had two offers less than 90 days later. Many thanks to you, to ShowHomes and to our wonderful Home Manager -- together, you made it happen.
Tim & Joanne Turner (Cary NC)
This is an unqualified and wholehearted affirmation of Showhomes Raleigh! The magic that Fred and Lorraine Pierson performed was simply amazing and helped us sell our home after traditional methods failed! A little background: Over 3 years ago we moved out of the area and put our home up for sale. After trying unsuccessfully to sell it through the usual means (strike one), which included staging by an interior designer - but not Showhomes, we were forced to rent it for 2 years while the housing market continued to plummet. Then we decided to once again test the waters and put our home up for sale. And again, our results were dismal. Strike two. So we searched for other creative options to help us market and sell our home. And we came upon Showhomes Raleigh! And WOW - what a difference! No strike three here, more like a grand slam! Before all the paperwork was even signed, Showhomes was on it! We were given an honest and insightful evaluation of our home, the market and the type of buyer that would purchase our home, as well as a plan to make it happen. They placed the best home manager possible with our house with the absolute perfect furniture to show off its elegance. The home manager always kept the house immaculate and show-ready, even when people called from the driveway. Showhomes was proactive was the start – they took care of the landscaping and found us excellent painters who freshened up some rooms for us. Their resources included plumbers, electricians and handymen to take care of lots of issues that were niggling to us, but important to the potential buyers. Being out-of-state, this was an enormous relief to us! When we received feedback from potential buyers, Showhomes brought issues to our attention with ways to redress the problems! When a last minute roofing issue popped up, Showhomes had a roofer working on the job within days! Even if we had been living in proximity, there was no way we could have handled matters with as much efficiency and professionalism as Showhomes! As the sale was finalized, Showhomes helped with the punch list and deep-cleaned the home so that the proud new owners could simply move in with absolutely no worries! They even stored some of our possessions for us until we could conveniently pick them up. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Showhomes helped us find a buyer in 3 months, after traditional methods failed for over a year. Through it all, working with Showhomes was one of the easiest and best business decisions we have ever made! Whenever the time comes to move again, we know where we’ll turn first – Showhomes! With kind and very happy regards, Jo Ann Lata and Tim Turner
Nelse and Claudia Grundvig (Raleigh NC)
This is an unsolicited recommendation for Showhomes Raleigh. This is a tough market to sell a home. When we put our house on the market, we did so to take a job in another area. When leaving a property on the market and not able to address the day-to-day issues because of the distance, it is important to ensure that one has someone who monitors the home and keeps it staged so that prospective buyers will find the home appealing. Through Fred’s efforts, we were assured that potential buyers would find the home as charming as we found it when we lived there. Fred’s team ensured that the property was occupied, properly staged and presentable. When there were issues with the home, Fred contacted us immediately and helped coordinate a solution to the issue. When asked, Fred provided an honest appraisal of the property and helped coordinate the needed services in a cost effective manner to ensure the home could be favorably viewed. When it came time to close the property Showhomes’ attention to detail and the quality of the workmanship enabled a smooth closing. They handled the little details that have to be dealt with to complete the deal. His team moved the home manager out of the house, took care of modest repairs and did a thorough cleaning, which enabled the buyers the needed peace of mind. We feel we were very fortunate to have had Showhomes Raleigh as part of the team assembled to sell the house and recommend their services without question. We know they enabled a smooth transition both at the beginning of the process and the cleanup needed to help complete the deal. Sincerely, Nelse and Claudia Grundvig
Dennis & Terri Ehrenbock (Raleigh NC)
We strongly recommend Showhomes to any person selling their home. Not only did they stage our house beautifully, but they took care of every little detail, request, or problem that we encountered during the selling our home. Since we departed the state relatively quickly after packing, Fred helped us in managing the remaining, last minute home upgrades. And he even helped us get the last of our cleaning done, trash disposed, and even sold some of the furniture and appliances we left behind. Showhomes fantastic job of staging, in part, resulted in a full price offer on the first day the house was listed. Showhomes became invaluable in resolving and attending to all the issues that came up prior to closing. Fred took care of everything from the start to finish. After the sale, our buyers wanted to move up the closing and Fred bent over backwards to accommodate an early closing and final walkthrough. His attention to detail, pro-active communication, and timely follow up helped take away the stress and worry out of being a seller. Knowing that we had Showhomes involved made selling our home a very positive experience. Dennis & Terri Ehrenbock
Raleigh (Raleigh NC)
Using Showhomes to stage and manage our home was definitely a good decision and one that made our move easier. We were pleased with the staging of our home and it was great to know that someone was taking care of it while we were living out of state. The staff at Showhomes was very professional. Our home sold within 90 days of staging and was left in immaculate condition. We would certainly recommend Showhomes to others with a home to sell.
REMAX (Raleigh NC)
Not only do you transform vacant square footage into an actual beautiful, elegant home....but you totally relieve the agent of all the details involved in getting the house ready for the market. Wonderful service.....both to seller and to agent.
David Transou (Raleigh NC)
Fred Pierson, the local Showhomes representative professionally handled each step of the home staging process. From the initial meeting where Fred explained all the legal documents I knew he was a man truly concerned about the happiness of his clients and the success of his business. Throughout the process, from handling suggested repairs, staging, placing a home manager, arranging showings, and personally taking care of what could have a closing-stopping problem at the property, Fred did it all. I can not thank nor praise him enough. I had relocated hours away prior to the listing of the property and could be present to handle the many items that arise during a home sale. No matter what time of day, what day of the week I called, he was there for us. We felt as though we had a trusted friend to look after everything. While other homes sat on the market for 120-200 days, ours sold in less than sixty days for a price that was 9% higher than the city's average price to tax value. Thank you, Showhomes, and thank you, Fred Pierson. You are indeed a friend.
Marsha Bryson (Raleigh NC)
Fred and his team are total professionals who made the process seamless. Living out of state with the house on the market was stressful, but Showhomes handled every detail. Our house sold less than a month after the home manager moved in. Would absolutely recommend them without hesitation.
Tonya Nooks (Raleigh NC)
Our transition here was quick ...above all timely and professional service and the staff is great to work with not inflexible and committed to the personal needs of the clients and HM great transfer.
Brenda & Aleck Moody (Wake Forest NC)
First and foremost I want to thank Fred and Lorraine for helping make our move to this area a wonderful experience. We have moved several times in the past years for work and it can be very stressful. Being a home manager afforded us time to explore where we wanted to live in lieu of buying then regretting. The home we moved into as home mangers was lovely, in a great neighborhood and a great price. If you are moving to the area try Showhomes Raleigh. It will afford you the time to explore the area without signing a long term lease and a chance to live in a great home.
Randall Moreadith, MD, PhDPresident and CEO, Serina Therapeutics, Inc (Brier Creek, Raleigh NC)
Fred and Lorraine, I just want to thank you again for your help in getting my home sold! Had some real challenges with this house, but your touches brought out the spectacular nature of my home. In two short months after your staging I had TWO all-cash offers ! I highly recommend your team and approach - you have a winning business model and I wish you both continued success !
Elizabeth Chapman (Cary NC)
Our experience with Showhomes of Raleigh was excellent. From start to finish, they were professional and always met or exceeded their commitments and our expectations. After 6 months and no offers for our unfurnished home, we had a Purchase Agreement in place within 2 months after Showhomes created a very inviting, fully furnished experience for potential buyers. We have no reservation recommending Showhomes of Raleigh to our friends or business associates.
Photographer (Raleigh NC)
As a Real Estate photographer, I work with some of the top Realtors in Raleigh, as well as, Interior Designers and Stagers, I've seen quite a few staged properties. Many staged homes are still "cold" and "sterile." If I feel that way as a photographer, Im sure potential buyers do to. Showhomes creates a home-like atmosphere that is really appealing. Showhomes takes a vacant property and makes it feel like a home that I would actually want to live in. -Dwight A. Myers www.dwightamyers.com
SHOWHOMES Raleigh, NC is seeking an experienced staging design consultant to meet with Broker/Realtor clients to perform initial inspection of home, and provide Home Owner with suggestion to prepare their property for sale on the MLS.
Exceptional customer service and tact required. Previous experience required. Flat rate pay scale based on time and distance. Tablet outline form to be filled in and sent to realtor. For additional information contact Fred Pierson 919-244-9688.
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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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