Showhomes Receives 4-Star Owner Rating in Franchise Business Review Survey

NASHVILLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm, announced today that Showhomes Franchise Corporation joins the list of companies receiving their 4-star owner rating. Showhomes participated in The Franchise 50 – 2008 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards™, which ranked over 300 participating franchise companies by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction.

"We are really excited about our survey results," says Thomas Scott, Showhomes' Vice President of Operations. "Showhomes is one of the most attractive franchise opportunities in the country right now. Our owners generate income far higher than industry average and they really enjoy what they do. We have worked hard as a team with our franchise owners for the past four years and it shows; the survey results speak for themselves."

The survey invited each franchise owner to participate and asked 20 questions related to their franchise ownership experience and received response from 80% of the owners. The survey questions covered franchisee training and support, system quality issues, franchisor relationship, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction.

"We are committed to the success of our franchisees – when they experience success in their business, we are successful as a result," Scott explained. Showhomes' commitment to its franchisees is apparent when you look at the survey results:

  • 80% of franchise owners in the system responded
  • 86% of franchise owners said they would do it again
  • 87% said Showhomes offers great long-term growth
  • 93% rated franchisee support as top-notch



"Franchisee satisfaction is clearly one of the most important factors to consider before investing in any franchise," said Eric Stites, President of Franchise Business Review. "We have surveyed thousands of franchisees from hundreds of franchise systems across North America. The franchises that receive our four-star rating from their franchise owners represent some of the best investment opportunities in the marketplace today."

Showhomes, America's largest home staging company and the only home staging franchise, 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 was listed as one of the hot trends in franchising this year, the Travel Channel called Showhomes 'the best kept secret in real estate' and the company was recently listed as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Tennessee by BusinessTN magazine.

About Showhomes

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. 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, staged homes. The Showhomes business model is based on the fact that staged homes kept in show-to-sell condition sell faster, and for higher prices, than vacant houses. For franchise opportunities, please visit www.showhomes.com.

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