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I like all your showhome funiture...hope to win giveaways.

nothings is wrong for your showhome furniture and love it so much.Hope to win for your christmas giveaways.Merry x'mas.
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As a former franchise owner if you are interested in some honest feedback. Contact me. They have my contact #.
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Hello there I am interested in your honest fees back, I was considering investing in this company.

#1014669 Review #1014669 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Happy Home Manager/Showhomes KC

Happy Home Manager/Showhomes KC
Happy Home Manager/Showhomes KC
I have been a Home Manager with Showhomes KC since 2014. The franchise owner here is Kent Welch and I've stayed with Showhomes because it's a well oiled machine. I average 3-4 months in a property because the service is ran so well and the property sells when you use an industry leader like Showhomes. Is it an inconveince to move every few months? Yes, but it's what I signed up for. The quicker they sell, I know I'm part of the process and partially responsible for their success. I haven't had one problem with Showhomes but more importantly there hasn't been a move made without Mr. Welch personally seeing that it is done in the most seamless way possible. I am so impressed that I'm looking into buying my own franchise.
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#818115 Review #818115 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Kansas City, Missouri
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Good customer service

Showhomes Home Manager Review

No one at Showhomes has a licence This Showhome Manager is correct the hime.went into forclosure with NO notice from the realtor nor anyone to Sowhomes This Showhomes managers were.sent to collections for leaving the home without cleaning it and as long as they were I the home undisturbed and allowed to stay as the bank did allow under our contract. ...yes they still.owed a monthly fee for service They tried to scam us out of their monthly contract obligations and we're placed into collection for their actions No one scammed them No one lied to them And the bank.graciously worked with us to keep them in for months Lies don't help anyone We worked with them and made arrangements that kept them in the home for much longer than allowed and they simply decided to stop paying du we to the foreclosure we had NO knowl of and working diligently with the banks good graces to keep them in They scammed us
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I'm not certain who wrote this response but I would like to add to it. It's important to point out that in the case where the home foreclosed which was extremely rare...the Home Manager(s) received "cash for keys" from the banks associated with the foreclosure process.

The "cash for keys" fee they received was approximately $1500-$2500 which they pocketed but did not pay their contractually obligated monthly fee (50-75% less than a traditional rental fee) while living inside the home. Had the home sold they would have received nothing so the foreclosure they take issue with was actually beneficial in that a profit was made on the side of the Home Manager rather than the side of Showhomes of America or its Seller.

Emily C. Rose

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Poor customer service
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Deceptive/Unethical Business Practices

DO NOT BUY a franchise from this outfit. Showhomes bills themselves as America's largest home stager, but are working hard at being America's largest home staging Ponzi scheme. DO NOT TRUST any current franchise owner to give you an honest assessment of this business. Franchise owners receive $10,000 for every investor they convince to buy in. These people do not disclose this fact upfront. You will not find out about this until after you buy. You think you are getting the kind of true and honest information you need to make a business decision from the people who might become your peer group. Instead, who Showhomes management has you talk to, are in reality an extension of their paid sales team... a sales team that doesn't get paid unless they help close the deal. This business practice isn't new for Showhomes. Many of the franchisees gladly engaging in this deceptive practice were unknowing victims themselves when they bought in, so see nothing wrong with balancing the ledger when it comes to their personal account by passing the debit on to to some newbie. This happened to me. There are usually two sides to every story... but not in this case. Sometimes wrong is still wrong no matter the energy of any retort or the red herrings thrown back. Showhomes Franchise Corporation 2110 Blair Boulevard Nashville, TN 37212 Knowledge is power...
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So glad I read your post! Fortunate I've only had one zoom meeting so far, but was giving it serious consideration. So, thank you for saving me from a disastrous decision!


Showhomes Franchise Corporation and for-sale Showhomes franchise owners have a vested interest in refuting or deflecting posts like the above complaint... instead of acknowledging the issue, whether it is an allegation of unethical and deceptive business practices, or fraud, and then committing to a change in behavior.

Indeed, let's set the record straight:

1. None of the Tampa area Showhomes franchises are doing well based on their P&Ls. None. One owner said that last year she had a 'profit of just $4,000' before taking a penny out to pay herself.

2. Nationally, Showhomes' August 2012 gross revenues from all their franchise territories was 9% lower than from a year ago.

3. Showhomes Franchise Corporation charges an industry high 10% royalty tax every month based on a territory's gross monthly revenues. AND they also mandate an additional 2% of gross for an advertising fee, another 2% of gross for insurances, and they debit you for the cost of their annual meeting whether you attend or not. Altogether, this comes to about 15% of each franchisee's gross revenue being shipped off to Showhomes Franchise Corporation. For many furniture staging jobs, 15% is your total profit margin.

4. Showhomes Franchise Corporation requires minimum royalty payments of about $800 per month from each new territory sold. In other words, each territory owner has to gross $8,000/month in order not to be hit by a 'higher than 10%' royalty rate for that month, which I already mentioned is the industry high royalty rate. Here's the kicker: the average gross monthly income per Showhomes territory through August 2012 was under $5,000/month. If we can assume Showhomes Franchise Corporation has a trackable business model with contractual consistency across all their newer territories, then it appears that the majority of Showhomes territories are not making minimums and are in fact, in trouble financially.

5. Since Showhomes Franchise Corporation started in 2003, the failure/dropout rate for new Showhomes franchisees has been high, yet the corporation seems unaffected. Why? The answer is the franchisor doesn't realize a penalty for failed territories, only the franchisee does. In fact, the Showhomes franchisor can theoretically make more money if new owners fail and he resells the territory before their third anniversary. Assume a new territory does better than average and grosses $8,000/month for 3 straight years, and then goes under. $800/month x 12 months/yr x 3yrs = $28,800, which is the amount in just royalty payments sent to Corporate. Showhomes Franchise Corporation sold territories in 2011-12 for between $30,000 and $44,000. Clearly, 28,800 is less than the sale/resale revenue from flipping the same territory over and over again within every three year period. It's even more profitable for the franchisor if new franchise owners fail before their second anniversary. This is indeed happening.

Ergo there is a growing motivation to 'sell' if you are a current Showhomes franchise owner, and just as strong a motivation to preempt any issues brought up by 'rock the boaters' until yours actually sells.

Back to the original point of this thread: Bcack confirms that Showhomes Franchise Corporation pays its current franchisees $10,000 to help them sell 'territories'. For a non-insignificant number of Showhomes franchise owners, this is more than the profit they earn working the business in a year. Buyers think they are getting critical decision-making information about the business model before they buy, not a sales pitch made by what are essentially people who are an extension of the corporate sales team. He does not deny the fact this payoff is not disclosed to potential Showhomes franchise buyers. He offers no acknowledgement that this is improper. Bcack instead places the blame on the newbie using a peculiarly twisted logic. He accuses prospective Showhomes franchise buyers (buyers who aren't aware that Showhomes Franchise Corporation pays off current franchisees to help them make a franchise sale) of not doing 'proper due diligence' to miraculously uncover this practice.

@Bcack - putting this Showhomes business practice on "" will make it infinitely easier for prospective Showhomes buyers to find out about it because they sure aren't being told by Showhomes. Getting paid a referral fee is not illegal, but being on the take and not disclosing it is clearly unethical and a deceptive business practice because of the role you play in getting/closing the sale. Being better informed about who is giving you advice and their background/motivation I think is important. That's the whole purpose of me fully disclosing this practice on this and other consumer protection forums on the World Wide Web.


Let's set the record straight. The $10,000 is a referral fee paid to a franchisee that refers an individual that eventually purchases a Showhomes territory.

Due diligence requires that as many people as possible should be contacted regarding the franchise especially the ones near the territory being considered. To suggest that everyone that you contact will give you misleading information and be unethical is ridiculous.

This is obviously a case of someone who did not do enough or the proper due dilgence. Deceptive/unethical business practices as an excuse for ones own failings does not hold water.

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#345436 Review #345436 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Estero, Florida
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BY CONSUMER ADVOCATES: hometenders, hometending, home staging with live in managers & house managers

These TWO scam artists with a company that apparently boasts of over 25,000 homes sold and staged, but had a hard time providing any real references which are satisfied customers in are at it again! with numerous false testimonials splattered all over their respective , such as Teresa Cwik's NEW company, that has "been around for 20 years".... as it states on the site: , , ... many of the properties and homes HAVE NOT in fact "sold in 30 days"... perhaps the company, showhomes was fired in 30 days is a better possibility!... Some properties are not even in fact homes taht they are even associated with! Beware SCAM UPdated: showhomes houston, showcase staging houston, showhomes central houstn, andy wilson, teresa cwik ~~~~ Houston Area of these 2: Andy WIlson and Teresa Cwik. This is the largest scam that is ongoing. Landlords DO NOT benefit from the services these companies claim to provide and neither do the people that get involved to be "live in managers", "hometenders". or "home managers". The people that reside temorrarily reside in these homes with their furnishing have NO rights as tenants and could be asked to move in 24 hours. With the type of furnishings needed to "qualify" to reside in such homes, a 24 hour notice to move is in the least not even feasible. As for the landlords, there is no such guarantee that who will be chosen to occupy your home, you will even approve of. They dont disclose who the occupant is beforehand to get landlord approval
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Andy Wilson and Greg williams are both thieves.

I stage a big maison in the memorial area, total values of my furniture

$55 000.00. Those Guys charge The Owner Of The House $6,700.00.

We moved in, after 2 week those criminal ask us to leave, because house was "sold " in 24 hours we have to moved, Greg williams keep half of our furniture. And we could never get whole of Greg williams or Andy Wilson


The only experience I have with a home stager is the time I hired on. They took care of business and my home sold before the one down the street.

No matter what others have said, you cannot tell me I didn't benefit as the one down the street is still for sale 1 year later.

p.s. I agree with the poster above who said websites like this should be sued for defamation, but we don't have to change the laws. The laws as they exist already hold any website claiming to be experts accountable for what they post.

Just takes time to prosecute them all... WikiLeaks first.


My thought is most "stagers" are *** artists. You buy the home maybe partially based on what you see then they take all the stuff out after you buy it.