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Franchise Owner Review
As a former franchise owner if you are interested in some honest feedback. Contact me. They have my contact #.
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.
Kansas City, Missouri
- Staff and feeling like part of the team
Reason of review
Good customer service
Showhomes Home Manager Review
No one at Showhomes has a real.estate 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
Reason of review
Poor customer service
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...
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: http://www.showcasestaginghouston.com/About_Us.html , http://www.showhomeshouston.com/ , http://www.showhomescentralhouston.com/viewshowhomes.php ... 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
Showhomes SCAM AD andy wilson and teresa cwik
they pitch an unsuspecting consumer with rental ads enticing them to live in a beautiful home 'at the fraction of the cost'. So, the consumer aka 'the home manager' moves in and tries to comply with the 'rules' of the program- which basically are that they cant 'live' and 'use' the home comfortably between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm because the home HAS to be in 'showhome' condition during that time- EVEN WEEKENDS!, with a 30 minute notice. The ad states on www.rentalhouses.com, Listing ID #248708 that the 'contract is month to month'. However, when you get in this 'program' that's not the case. These folks refuse to let you leave with a 30 day notice, AFTER a 90 day minimum...And there's more...'inspections' of the property weekly by none other than Andy Wilson and his sidekick, Teresa Cwik. They will notify the 'home manager' of all violations- this includes water on the shower door, trash cans being left out where they normally are when people 'live' in a home, and soap dispensers in plain view next to the sink....most people would like to wash their hands after using the bathroom. But, you can 'kiss that notion goodbye' as a home manager with Showhomes. Basically, their program is to use the person's furniture in the home so they will earn a 'success fee' from the homeowner without actually ALLOWING signs of anyone occupying the home/ unit other than their furnishings!!!!! After having an attorney review this INCREDIBLY DECEPTIVE, and NON-COMPLIANT contract with the TEXAS REAL ESTATE commission-also a few more thing were notated and brought to my attention...Be a home manager with this company and according to their 'home manager' contract (paragraph 4.5) you give THIS COMPANY INTEREST IN ALL OF YOUR FURNISHINGS for performance under the contract. So, if you're tryng to save money and all you have is nice furniture- YOU JUST GAVE SHOWHOMES ALL OF IT- if THEY believe you didn't perform!!!! And how is this concept make sense anyway???? Because when you DO cooperate and make the home look completely un-lived in from the hours of 9am and 9pm, you get a NOTICE TO MOVE!!!They boast to homeowners they can sell the property "˜within 3 months'. Would YOU like to move every 3 months? They tell the home managers they will "˜probably be there a while' because the house has been on the market for sooo long. So, you signed up and decided this was a good gig, right? Guess what? You did a great job. Now it's time to move. Because the home just sold and you have 2 weeks to get out.....The contract also states that Showhomes decides whether to supplement your furnishings with theirs. It ALSO states that the 'home manager' ASSUMES ALL OF THE RISK too is anything of theirs is ever damaged, etc.... ******THAT"S ALOT OF MISERY to go thru just to live at a discount in a nice place!!!! Not to mention, ALOT TO GIVE TO A COMPANY!!!- security interest in all of your property on the premises????? IF you didnt want to spend money on a nice place to live, how does REPLACING ALL OF YOUR FURNITURE and THEIRS Sound???? This IS a win-win situation for only 2 people: the homeowner and THIS home staging company!!! Showhomes charges a 'success fee' to the homeowner and the homeowner gets the home sold. So, where does the home manager win? THEY GET TO PACK AND MOVE TO ANOTHER HOME! How Exciting! Showhomes also collects anywhere from $700-$4000 in a 'monthly charge' from the home manager which they pocket. None goes to the homeowner. Showhomes' owner Andy Wilson and Teresa Cwik of Houston, Texas also lure homeowners into contracts boasting they have '500 homes nationwide'. But, they NEVER disclose how much of that marketshare BELONGS TO THEM! WHy? Because they dont really have any of it. Period. Ask for local references. They wont have any. Ask about home managers you can call to check the company out locally. They wont have any again. They lure the unsuspecting homeowners into a contract also making claims of having 'plenty of home managers' ready to fill the home....Well, weeks go by and guess what? No Home Manager! Try getting out of the contact you signed....DID i tell you there's a CANCELLATION fee to YOU because they didnt perform???? OH! I almost forgot! Their homeowner agreement states that 'they don't have to tell you who is in your home'. They will tell you the person has good credit and a clear background check. You wont meet them either. You just have to take their word for it. COME ON PEOPLE!!! you have over a 400k house and you DONT KNOW who is going to be living there!!!???? Call me cautious but that's just CRAZY! And, the icing on the cake- Showhomes in Houston doesn't have a real estate license to PRACTICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS!!!!! They call themselves a 'staging company' trying desperately to get around the licensing requirement. READ the contract and it states 'property management' all over it. They call 'rent' a 'monthly fee'. They might think theyre slick but not slick enough for the licensing authorities and the Attorney General- where im headed to tomorrow..... "if it sounds too good to be true...it usually is...!!!" Showhomes makes money by charging fees: homeowner set up fees, home manager application fees, home manager 'one time' initial program fee, homeowner contract cancellation fees, and homeowner 'success fees'.
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