Donna Muelver and the team at Showhomes Southeast Wisconsin are having an exceptionally busy year. Even in a tough housing market, the Wisconsin home staging franchise is experiencing outstanding success, kicking off 2012 with awards for High Revenue and Most Homes Sold at the recent Showhomes Annual Conference in Orlando.
“We are working every day to help the agents and owners that have their homes with us get to a sale,” says says Donna Muelver, Placement Manager for the Southeast Wisconsin franchise. “It was thrilling to know we had done an exceptional job in growing the number of people we were able to help.”
The Milwaukee-based franchise, entering its ninth year in business this July, had more than 34 homes sold in 2011, and have already sold four in 2012. The team hit an all time high revenue volume for 2011, and is expecting to raise that number even more in 2012. The team’s growth goal is to break the previous records from last year, when they were the number one franchise for revenue in January and June. The franchise helps sell the average home within 45-60 days after the broker’s open.
“We work to do whatever we can to make sure the buyer falls in love with any home we are representing on their very first visit,” says Muelver. “We test and measure our processes and constantly work to improve them. We do, create and manage what we think will help us grow our franchise. Showhomes offers an opportunity to challenge us, push us to do better and make a difference.”
The team understands the importance of networking and getting involved in the community. Muelver consistently presents at shows and conventions, is on the Local Boards Youth Foundation Board of the Greater Milwaukee Realtors Association, and is an active member of the Women’s Council of Realtors. The franchise has been featured on local news outlets such as The Morning Blend, Channel 6 News, and The Lake Effect radio program.
Successful locations like Southeast Wisconsin focus on quality customer service have contributed to Showhomes’ overall growth. Despite the rocky real estate market, the company continues to add new, thriving locations, making it one of the best franchise opportunities in several categories for the second year in a row, according to the recent Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 list.
Showhomes is a member of the International Franchise Association and the Real Estate Association, and has been a top-ranked franchise by the Franchise Business Review. The company has been featured in such media outlets as: CNN, Oprah, HGTV, The Travel Channel, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Money magazine.
For more information on Showhomes Home Staging, visit www.showhomes.com or call (615) 292-0892.