Raleigh, NC (your-story) March 28, 2012 – In their first five months of operation, Showhomes Home Staging in Raleigh( http://www.showhomesraleigh.com/ ) has tripled their business. The team helps local homeowners and realtors alike by staging vacant houses that are for sale and training live-in home managers to maintain the home while it is on the market.
Fred Pierson heads up the Showhomes Raleigh team alongside his wife Lorraine, Kelli Jordan and Jacqui Kraus. Pierson and his team know the key to their achievement lies in hard work, and it’s paying off with fast sell times and satisfied home sellers.
“I believe Showhomes made a difference,” says Brian Fitch, a client based in Raleigh. “The staging is amazing and better than anything we could have done, and I’m sure that factored into acquiring an offer. I have been impressed and appreciative of the fast response and solutions to all of my concerns.”
The unique business model Showhomes applies to the real estate market has proven valuable with the Raleigh-Durham clientele. In the last month alone, Showhomes Raleigh has had three of their homes sell, have contracted six new homes to their inventory, and have four homes closing in the next few weeks. They are also placing three new home managers into homes in early March.
“Smart real estate agents know that partnering with Showhomes gets listings sold faster and captures a higher selling price than other homes that are left vacant,” says Pierson. “We provide proactive customer service, attention to detail, and follow up that ultimately results in success for the seller, the agent and our company.”
For their successes, the franchise was recognized at the 2012 Annual Showhomes Conference in Orlando with a Circle of Excellence Award, an honor presented to Showhomes franchisees with consistently high achievements in all areas of customer service to Realtors, Home Owners and Home Managers alike.
“I could not have asked for more support, advice, or encouragement,” says homeowner Lynn Patrick of Cary, NC. “I don’t know where I’d be if [the Showhomes team] hadn’t come along. I will always be very grateful.” A previous home manger, Sandra Washington, agrees with this sentiment. “We will miss the home managers program, however we will be recommending the program to anyone we come across in the near future.”
Successful locations like Raleigh that focus on quality customer service have contributed to Showhomes’ overall growth. Despite a tough real estate market, the nationally franchised company continues to add new, thriving locations across the country. Showhomes has been named one of best franchise opportunities( http://www.showhomes.com/ ) in several categories for the second year in a row, according to the recent Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 list.
Showhomes is a member of the International Franchise Association and the Real Estate Association, and has been a top-ranked franchise by The Franchise Business Review. The company has been featured in such media outlets as: CNN, Oprah, HGTV, Travel Channel, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Money Magazine.
For more information on Showhomes Home Staging, visit www.showhomes.com or call (615) 292-0892.