Showhomes Ranked in Top 100 Fastest Growing Tennessee Companies by BusinessTN Magazine

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Showhomes, America's largest home staging company and the only nationally franchised homes staging business has been ranked in the top 100 fastest growing and emerging companies in Tennessee. BusinessTN, a statewide business magazine publishes an annual list of the Tennessee based companies with the fastest growth and Showhomes Franchise Corporation, based in Nashville, TN, made the list for the upcoming November 2008 issue.

Showhomes has experienced double-digit growth for the past four years and expects to post double digit numbers again this year despite the gloomy real estate market. Showhomes provides home staging services for homeowners with vacant homes for sale. Home staging is a rapidly growing trend in real estate as evidenced by the large number of staging shows on networks such as HGTV. Showhomes is uniquely positioned for meteoric growth as the only national brand in this emerging industry.

"Showhomes' unique strategy of staging and helping Realtors market vacant luxury homes produces real results," said Bert Lyles, CEO for Showhomes Franchise Corporation. "We are proud to announce that the company experienced 45 percent revenue growth last year. In the last three years, the company has been experiencing rapid growth, almost tripling its same store revenue. In addition, we are growing rapidly as we add new units." Showhomes has dramatically beaten market conditions - with staged Showhomes selling as much as 50 percent faster than comparable vacant homes, Lyles said.

The company's service is high in demand because there are more houses for sale today than at any point in U.S. history, and there are more vacant homes for sale now than ever before. Showhomes - known as America's largest home staging company - began its operations in 1986 and started franchising in 1994. It currently has 34 franchises in 21 states, and has recently been listed as one of the hot franchising trends for 2008.

"We are excited about our ranking by BusinessTN magazine. We've worked hard as a team to produce consistent results for our customers and our results speak for themselves," Lyles said.

About Showhomes

Since its founding in 1986, Showhomes has helped realtors and homeowners sell more than 25,000 homes worth more than $8 billion across the United States by transforming high-end vacant houses into valuable homes. The Showhomes business model is based on the fact that well-furnished homes kept in show-to-sell condition sell faster, and for higher prices, than vacant houses. Showhomes provides homeowners and their realtors a turnkey package that includes whole-house staging, professional decorating, a live-in home manager and marketing support services. For franchise opportunities, please visit


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