Home Staging in San Diego

Our Services

Founded in 1986, the Showhomes® franchise system has helped Realtors® and homeowners sell more than 35,000 residential properties worth more than $11 Billion!

Home Staging

We offer a full range of luxury home staging services for vacant homes. With our Full Staging we will professionally stage every room in the home. With our Impact Staging, we will stage the main living areas in the home ...


Home Updates

Showhomes offers expert home updating/light remodeling services. We design and managed updates or light remodeling like new flooring, new paint, new countertops, on trend light fixtures and more. Our design experts will ...


Interior Design

Showhomes offers full-service interior design, focusing on luxury residential properties around the country.


Home Manager

Home Manager Staging, our signature service, has big advantages for sellers and Realtors. We place Home Managers to gently live in and take care of the home while its on the market.



E-Design is a fast and easy way to design any room in your home.



Showhomes San Diego North Coast is an award-winning, professional home staging company. For 12+ years we have staged hundreds of homes to help them sell quicker and for a higher return on investment. Our talented design staff has artistically staged many luxury, multi-million dollar properties in the San Diego north coast area. We have great references from top-performing Realtors and Homeowners alike about the quality of our work and our excellent customer service.

Showhomes San Diego is proud to have won Best in Design Award three times, the 2022-2020 Showhomes Diamond Award, the 2019 Top 10 Luxury Staging Team in the USA from RESA (Real Estate Staging Association). Houzz.com, the leading website for design professionals, has awarded us Best in Houzz for Service from 2021-2016.

In 2021, we were the Showhomes Shooting Star Franchise of the Year and the 2015 Showhomes Franchise of the Year. We have ranked #1 in Showhomes revenues, nationally, for 8 out of the last 9 years. We are proud to say that no other franchise in the 35+ year history of Showhomes has that sales track record.

One unique service that sets us apart from other home staging companies is our signature Home Manager staging. This service is generally the same cost as a partial home staging AND we defer the fee for staging until the close of escrow, with no monthly fees. We place highly screened, trained Home Managers to live in the vacant homes we stage. They assure the home is easy to show and is always in “show-ready” condition at all times. They leave the home for showings but will have lights on and music playing for a perfect showing every time.

Showhomes is the nation’s leading staging company. We’ve helped over 35,000 Homeowners and their Realtors sell homes valued at over $11 billion! Since 1986 Showhomes has been transforming vacant houses – often seen by buyers as stale, lifeless, and unappealing – into fully-furnished, inviting, valued Showhomes.

Every major national media outlet in the U.S. has praised the work of Showhomes. The company’s work has been featured on HGTV, CBS, Fox, NBC, The Today Show, Travel Channel and many, many more!

Success stories

Absolute Dream

Carlsbad, CA

The home managers are the best people I've ever done showings with. Every time I go to show the house, it's spotless, lights are on, and music is playing. The experience has been an absolute drea...

Amazing to Work With

Rancho Sante Fe, CA

Lisa Gulliver and her team were absolutely amazing to work with. The house was staged very tastefully with contemporary furniture, artwork, and all the little accent pieces. Turned an empty house...

Keeping it Simple and Stylish

Del Mar, CA

Lisa Gulliver and her staff at Showhomes are excellent! They understand what buyers want in today's market when it comes to style and trends. Showhomes can adjust the design style and concepts to...

Blog & media

Podcast: Why Home Staging is Important from Contingent on Yo...


Strategy for Sellers in a Changing Market


Extraordinary new build in Rancho Santa Fe


Realtor.com: Best Practices in Staging the Living Room


Photos of Santaluz home


Digital Magazine Photos of Santaluz Contemporary.



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.

SHOWHOMES San Diego North Coast

888-619-7469 cgulliver@showhomes.com

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