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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$77K - $120K
Units as of 2021
55 17.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

Showhomes franchisees help home owners and real estate agents make vacant houses more appealing to buyers by filling them with furniture, accessories and art. They also provide home managers to live in and manage the house until it's sold, pay all or part of the utilities and reduce the risk of vandalism. The company is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and has been franchising since 1994.

About Showhomes

Industry
Home Improvement
Founded
1986
Leadership
Bert Lyles, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1994 (27 years)
# of employees at HQ
8
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
55 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
2110 Blair Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Showhomes franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$49,900
Initial Investment
$77,400 - $119,500
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000 - $500,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000 - $150,000
Veteran Incentives
$2,500 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
10%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Showhomes offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
Showhomes has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
40 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021