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Home Staging Reviews in St. Pete - Clearwater

Home Owner

Chris S. (FL)



Chris S.
Safety Harbor, FL

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4 reviews

3/8/2016
My house was on the market for several months with no offers.  We hired Showhomes and within two weeks we had a great offer and sold our home.  My stress level decreased tremendously because of their professional service!

Home Owner

Jon Crosier (Tampa, FL)

Showhomes of St. Petersburg/Clearwater did a fantastic job of staging the house with appropriate and stylish furniture & decor. I am very pleased with how responsive they have been with meeting my needs. I would definitely recommend their services to sellers and agents looking to make a great impression to buyers

Jonathon Crosier, Realtor
Independence Home Solutions, LLC

Home Owner

Rich Caputo (FL)

Carol,

The pictures look fabulous!
You did an excellent job of decorating the house with all the furniture etc. .
We are hoping and praying that God brings us a buyer quickly, possibly as soon as today's open house.
Thanks again for everything and we will be in touch.

Rich

Home Owner

Mike Sinski (Oldsmar, FL)

Everything looks great, thank you.

Realtor

Paul Caputo (Tarpon Springs, FL)

Staging with a home manager, along with the staging of furniture all throughout the house, allows a home to have a "lived-in" type of feel which most likely will appeal to many prospective buyers.

Realtor

Jonathon Crosier (St. Petersburg, FL)

Wow! It looks so nice. I do appreciate all of the hard work from you and your team.

Home Owner

Faith Daniels (Ocean Grove, NJ)

Very professional in staging my property for the best features of each room.

Realtor

David Tuscano (Monrovia, MD)

Our house that is being staged by showhomes (Margo), looks very good and should really come across appealing to a buyer. It is very professionally interior decorated. I am pleased.

Dave T.

Home Owner

Basantha Kannan (Seminole, FL)

It was a great pleasure working with you Carol. You did an excellent job. We will keep in touch with you. Thank you and we do appreciate it much.

Realtor

Frank Fage (FL)

The color keyed design perfectly complimented the style of the condo.

Realtor

Mani Subramanian (St Petersburg, FL)

Very elegant and functional staging with matching colors and decor! Thanks for sharing the photos of Dolphin Cay- with your [ Showhomes ] decorations. The color combination and the furnitures chosen are well matched and look good- [they blend with the background Water view and the blue skies.] They are very impressive and is done with good taste/ imagination.
Really appreciate it. We are glad Frank Fage chose you to decorate the condo unit. We are very pleased.
Thanks,


Realtor

Coastal Properties (FL)

Carol and her crew are a pleasure to do business with. They go above and beyond to make their clients happy from start to finish! Showhomes has just helped me sell 2 vacant homes quickly by staging them!

Home Owner

Megan Hoover (FL)

We strongly believe our home sold sooner because of the staging. We had a unique room to stage, and I was impressed with the accessibility Showhomes had to furniture and decorations which beautifully complimented an otherwise bare open space, and something the other companies could not offer.

Home Owner

Elizabeth Kessler (FL)

Very customer friendly. I didn't have to do anything. Quick professional and beautiful work

Realtor

Cheryl Luebke (FL)

Redesign was quickly scheduled and expertly pulled off for lovely photos and a quick sale.

Home Manager

Michelle Santos (FL)

Great home manager program. Affordable for both parties & really works to sell homes.

Realtor

Brad Sackella (St Petersburg, FL)

The home turned out perfect. Very classy yet inviting and comfortable. Very happy with result.

Realtor

laurie Orears (FL)

The home looked much better with furniture in it and sold instantly. The process was smooth and the home managers have been very accommodating when anyone needed to enter the home for showings, inspections, repairs and appraisal. I would recommend them to any agent with an empty home to sell.

Home Owner

Tony (FL)

Carol from Showhomes of North Pinellas has provided us with an excellent product, a very professional process and attention to detail that shows a house with elegance and beauty. The way that Carol designs and selects her furniture and colors added to our ability to sell at a maximum price. We are grateful for the partnership and service. Thank you,

Realtor

Tricia Priest (FL)

"Carol Ackerman and her Showhomes Team were a JOY to work with. Carol communicated directly with the seller and this allowed the seller to be comfortable with the process. As for the staging, it is beautiful, modern and professional. Carol and her team worked into the night to get the condo ready for the photo shoot the next day. I will continue to recommend and work with Carol whenever possible. Staging a vacant home does help a home to show better and that gets it SOLD! Thank you Carol and your Showhome Team!"

THANK YOU CAROL!!!
Tricia Priest
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

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Elayne Grossmith (Las Vegas, NV)

It made our home feel warmer and more inviting.

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Susan Lorenzo (Land O Lakes, FL)

Thanks so much! The house looks great! You all did a wonderful job.

Susan Lorenzo
Charles Rutenberg Realty

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Tricia Priest (Belleair Bluffs, FL)

Hi Carol,
Thank you for all your hard, fast work today! The condo looks amazing! I am very excited.
Tricia J Priest
Coldwell Banker

Home Owner

Walid Saba (FL)

It helped the house sell faster. Carol worked with us to determine our taste and staged the home accordingly. She followed through with all our requests and made sure that all move in/out was timely. Carol followed through with all promises made to us. they are easy to work with and efficient.

Home Owner

Mary Sheffield (FL)

Very new in the program, so no input yet.

Realtor

Future Home Realty (Tarpon Springs, FL)

Carol at Showhomes did a wonderful job staging my listing. Beautiful pieces with nice accents made the home shine! Highly recommend Showhomes for home staging needs!
Gail Kufro

Realtor

Basantha Kannan (North Richland Hills, TX)

It works. period

Realtor

Deb D. (Clearwater, FL)

I had the wonderful opportunity of working with Showhomes and a great experience for me, the listing Realtor and my client, the home owner. The home was vacant and we did not receive any offers on the home in the first 60 days listed. All follow-up from other Realtors was that the home was priced correctly, but prospective buyers just couldn't see the potential of the home without furnishings. Completed with the home manager and the staging, we received an offer on the home within 14 days. Showhomes did everything they said they would do.....and more.... exceeding our expectations. Thank you Showhomes!

Home Owner

Rhode & Johnson B. (FL)

Good evening Mrs. Ackerman,

The home looks beautiful!!! Oh goodness you did an amazing job! Thank you so very much! I mean, you have surpass the expectations.

Thank you again,

Rhode and Johnson

Realtor

Charlie D'Amico (FL)

Professional, knowledgeable people with a keen eye for design. If you want the job done right - one call to Carol Ackerman is all you need to do!!!

Realtor

Becky Frankenfield (FL)

The house looks great and my client likes
knowing that the home manager is taking care of her
home.

Realtor

Cheryl Moss (Pinellas Park, FL)

The house looks great! I really like the fact that the home is being taken care of by a home manager.

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Cheryl M, (Largo, FL)

I think the house looks great Thanks Carol

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Scott Miller (Dade, FL)

My listing at 12644 Tradition Drive sold a little while back, and I am sure that your excellent staging work had much to do with the result. My thanks for a job well done.

I will bear you in mind for work in Pasco County in the future going forward. My best regards and thanks, Scott


Home Owner

Gloria Huffman (Spring Hill, FL)

YOUR TEAM OF DESIGNERS DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB On OUR HOUSE. WE WERE PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME OF THE SALE. THE HOUSE STAGED MADE THE HOUSE FEEL LIKE A HOME!

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Gail Kufro (Palm Harbor, FL)

Hi Carol. The staging looks great! Thank you so much. I cant wait to post the pictures and see what action we get on the house. Thank you to Barry and your team as well.

Gail

Realtor

Steven Rickrode (Clearwater, FL)

I cannot believe the difference in how the home sold once it was staged!

Home Owner

Elaine (Land O Lakes, FL)

Carol,
The house looks amazing!!
Elaine

Realtor

Linda Caruso (Palm Harbor, FL)

Thank you for the wonderful staging experience! I look forward to working with you again.

Realtor

Faith Daniels (Ocean Grove, NJ)

Shows off the house beautifully making good use of the space and showing the possibilities
of the various rooms. It gives a warm and inviting feel to an otherwise empty house.

Realtor

Tracy Truitt (FL)

The value to the buyer, seller, agents and Showhomes (A true win win win win!!) Thank you for a Great Job!

Realtor

Tracy Truitt (Land O Lakes, FL)

Thank you for following up and taking care of this. Character integrity of a company is not how you react when you do things right but how do you respond when something doesn't go right you guys have done a great job!😆

TRACY TRUITT, Realtor
REMAX ACR Elite Group.

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Pamela Alvarez (FL)

The team worked quickly and professionally to accommodate our clients !

Realtor

Johanna Osman (Eden Prairie, MN)

We actually received four offers on our home due to the staging

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Jeanne & Paul M. (Land O Lakes, FL)

Thank you for your help! The house looks beautiful! It looks like it will sell quickly. Call me anytime you need to do something.
Home Owner
Land O Lakes, FL

Realtor

Greg Best (FL)

Nicely done. Newer furniture.

Realtor

Suncoast Private Equity Group Jeff Allen (FL)

Home sold right away

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Christine Combs (Belleair, FL)

Very knowledgeable, professional as well as tasteful. The owner Carol was exceptional and would recommend in the future

Realtor

Christina Sauger (FL)

ease of showings

Realtor

Joe Kaim (FL)

I'm a home manager and really like the design and the program

Realtor

Daniel Teijido (FL)

Very thorough. Very accommodating support

Realtor

Frank Robinson (St. Petersburg, FL)

Professional nature of Carole Ackerman's Team. I interviewed 7 home staging organizations, and it was apparent that Showhomes Clearwater was significantly superior

Home Owner

Vincent Dippolito (FL)

I couldn’t have sold the house without you!
Vincent & Robert
Home Owner
Dunedin, FL

Realtor

Kevin Dunn (Wesley Chapel, FL)

Detail to design input. Self discipline on getting it done.

Realtor

Marianne Montzka (Tarpon Springs, FL)

Very smooth dealing with them and everything looked great.

Realtor

Michael Lynch (FL)

Everything was done very tastefully and help present the home in an inviting light, when we had showings.

Realtor

Linda Nowicke (FL)

It was helpful to have a paint palette and painters to do coordinated painting quickly prior to the home manager moving in. It was particularly helpful that the painter was able to paint the pool deck...big improvement over the color that was there!

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Vincent and Robert (Dunedin, FL)

Hi Carol,

Thank you so much!!!!!!

You're very professional and very sociable.

You're also moved to the category of a friend. We have a spare room in San Diego that you and your hubbie can use when we move.

Thanks
Vincent And Robert

Realtor

Kristin (Dunedin, FL)

Thank You Carol, house looks awesome!!

Realtor

1 Laurie (FL)

The home looked much better with furniture in it.

Realtor

Sarah & Mike Geigle (Belleair, FL)

Everything perfect consultation.... great feedback!

Realtor

1 James (FL)

Love it.

Realtor

Linda Nowicke (FL)

It shows the home in its best light. A vacant home always gives the impression of a distressed sale.

Realtor

Roger Fruits (FL)

Thanks for the flexibility!

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Michelle Santos (FL)

Barry & Carol Ackerman are fabulous at what they do. They work very hard to make it a great experience for everyone involved. Their skill & dedication to excellence is second to no one! I recommend Showhomes N Pinellas/Pasco to everyone!

Realtor

Referral (St. Petersburg, FL)

Carol,

You did an outstanding job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The homes looks absolutely stunning.
Let's hope it sells

Lonnie

Realtor

Buyer (FL)

“Hello Carol:

It was very nice to meet you and your team at 2101 Pelham Road in St. Petersburg... the home looked great, and added considerably to our perception of the possibilities in that home, and in our decision that we could make a lovely home there.

Lisa and I had looked at numerous homes that day when we found the home we ultimately purchased, and most of those homes were vacant, and every single flaw stood out in those homes, and they had a cold feeling. 2101 Pelham had a warmth, a comfort level, that really made a difference, and we attribute that warmth and comfort to the pleasant staging and the feelings we had when we sat down and looked out the windows, and as we chatted about the many options we had in the real estate marketplace when we decided to purchase our new home.

All the best wishes to you and your team for continued success in the future!

Kevin and Lisa
Best regards,”
Kevin
Kevin Cahill
CEO and Managing Broker
Evolve Real Estate
www.EvolveRealEstate.net
727-755-1995

Realtor

Buyer (FL)

“Hello Carol:

It was very nice to meet you and your team at 2101 Pelham Road in St. Petersburg... the home looked great, and added considerably to our perception of the possibilities in that home, and in our decision that we could make a lovely home there.

Lisa and I had looked at numerous homes that day when we found the home we ultimately purchased, and most of those homes were vacant, and every single flaw stood out in those homes, and they had a cold feeling. 2101 Pelham had a warmth, a comfort level, that really made a difference, and we attribute that warmth and comfort to the pleasant staging and the feelings we had when we sat down and looked out the windows, and as we chatted about the many options we had in the real estate marketplace when we decided to purchase our new home.

All the best wishes to you and your team for continued success in the future!

Kevin and Lisa
Best regards,”
Kevin
Kevin Cahill
CEO and Managing Broker
Evolve Real Estate
www.EvolveRealEstate.net
727-755-1995

Realtor

Buyer (FL)

“Hello Carol:

It was very nice to meet you and your team at 2101 Pelham Road in St. Petersburg... the home looked great, and added considerably to our perception of the possibilities in that home, and in our decision that we could make a lovely home there.

Lisa and I had looked at numerous homes that day when we found the home we ultimately purchased, and most of those homes were vacant, and every single flaw stood out in those homes, and they had a cold feeling. 2101 Pelham had a warmth, a comfort level, that really made a difference, and we attribute that warmth and comfort to the pleasant staging and the feelings we had when we sat down and looked out the windows, and as we chatted about the many options we had in the real estate marketplace when we decided to purchase our new home.

All the best wishes to you and your team for continued success in the future!

Kevin and Lisa
Best regards,”
Kevin
Kevin Cahill
CEO and Managing Broker
Evolve Real Estate
www.EvolveRealEstate.net
727-755-1995

Home Owner

Edwin Palileo (Beaver Creek, OH)

Enhances marketability of home and provides on-site monitoring of property in absence of owner.

Realtor

Coldwell Banker Residential  (FL)

"Thank you all so much for the very successful Broker's Open today in the Bayou Club, it was a great success. It is the four of you who deserve all the credit. Carol, the food was awesome really, you could do catering in your spare time! Honestly, I appreciate all the hard work, the travel, the expenses incurred and just for the professional way you conduct your business.

You know I am a fan, and if I can promote you to anyone I have the opportunity to, you can rest assured I will sing your praises. May we continue working together in the future and again my very sincere THANK YOU for a job well done."

Realtor

Randee Carl & Co (FL)

"Thank you so very much for the beautiful brokers open that Showhomes hosted last Thursday in the Bayou Club. What a valuable resource your company is - both to your sellers and listing agents! The ambience and detail that your team created was invaluable. I was truly impressed, even as a new agent. Thank you, also, for the generous Visa gift card! What a nice surprise! I look forward to building my business and working with you and Showhomes in the near future."

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Home Owner (FL)

"Last April, Pat and I decided that we had to downsize after 15 years of living in our house. Your company was referred to us by the Realtor we planned to use, your report and the Realtor pointed out what must be done to prepare the house to sell.

We renovated the pool, put granite and all stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, painted the whole house inside, and installed new carpeting to name a few of the necessary changes that had to be done. However, to pull all of this together, we needed Showhomes to turn our house into a model home: you did it in 2 days.

We signed the contract with Coldwell Banker in the morning of April 8. There was a showing at 5:30 that afternoon. At 7 in the evening, the Realtor called and said the couple fell in love with our home and came back with a contract. In fact, we got more than we expected for the house.

None of this would have been possible without the tremendous work Carol, Barry and Michelle did staging the house. We are pleased with the results and we would highly recommend Showhomes to anyone who is serious in selling their home to have them stage it. Our results speak for itself.

Once again, thank you for the wonderful job you did to make our dream come true."

Realtor

Dave & Maggie Smith (FL)

"We want to thank you for your help in recently staging our listing. All of us agree that you did a wonderful job--particularly on the shoestring budget you were given. We ended up selling the home ourselves and very close to the asking price within the first week it was on the market. It looked sensational in the photos and even better in person. It was a pleasure to work with such an organized and cooperative professional. We believe your help made the difference.

Many thanks,
Dave and Maggie Smith

Realtor

Coldwell Banker Sun Vista Realty, President (FL)

"I obtained the services of Showhomes and Carol Ackerman during the period my company was marketing the condominiums at the Gulf front development called DaVinci of Indian Rocks Beach. She did an outstanding job staging a 2500 sq. ft. until that prospects were having a difficult time visualizing furniture placement and the effective use of the living area. Carol and her staff furnished and appointed the condo tastefully, efficiently and at a price that fit into our marketing budget. I strongly recommend the services of Showhomes, Carol and her staff."

Realtor

Nancy Ward (FL)

"Great quality and value."

Realtor

Laura Lush (FL)

"The best part of Showhomes is Carol and Barry Ackerman."

Realtor

Liz Welch (FL)

"Flexible, great customer service, professional."

Realtor

Carol Martin (Tarpon Springs, FL)

"The staging process really makes the house look great!"

Realtor

Chris Coston (FL)

"Carol.....Just wanted to thank you and Showhomes for a job well done. My vacant home in Largo was not selling well, as it needed some updating and had a challenging floor plan. Showhomes came in with a home manager staged the home and even did some painting. When you all were done the transformation was incredible. Proof was when the home sold several weeks later. I won't hesitate to call on you and your staff again!"

Home Manager

Maureen Payne (FL)

"Quick responses to any problems."

Realtor

Ray Campos (Wesley Chapel, FL)

"Staging has made our home very salable and we have received many complements form the people who have toured our home. Staging our home resulted in a faster sale than the rest of the homes in the community in while we live, that we not staged. I would strongly recommend Showhomes to anyone who wants to sell their home."

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Brue & Ollie Burgin (Wesley Chapel, FL)

"Very very friendly to home managers, courteous, extremely accommodating, schedule appointments for the showings within 2-4 hours to a two-day advance notice to home managers, extremely helpful when changes need to made for homeowner, assistance for making home managers feel very comfortable and the franchise owner goes out of their way to treat us as important entities in the Showhomes program. An exception to the rule for superb business owners, outstanding service providers, attentive to client needs, respond quickly to clients inquiries/questions, create a very friendly environment and always ready to help when requested. We have informed several others to join the North Pinellas/Pasco County Showhomes Program, especially those with life changing events. Mainly, for people that need a safe, exquisite, and friendly home life/environment. we love the services this franchise offer and believe they should be at the top of the most accommodating franchise for 2011-2012. They truly know how to relate to others and extremely respectful to the home managers in their Showhomes program."

Realtor

Judi Pobst (FL)

"What's not to like? Professional, high quality service that produces results. I recently partnered with Carol Ackerman and her Showhomes team to stage and promote an already furnished luxury home listingl. While the furnishings were nice, the owner has moved out and the house lacked warmth. Carol added with accessories and some furnishings and changed the feeling from neutral to wow! The owner was initially skeptical but even he has become a believer after seeing the results of Showhomes' work. Carol handled our Broker's Open with efficiency and flair, and it was a resounding success. While we haven't found a buyer for the property yet, I know we took a big step in promoting it and ensure it shows its best by working with Showhomes!"

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J.F. (Indian Shores, FL)

"Thank you so much for making my condo look so beautiful so quickly"

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T.D.  (FL)

"Working with Carol Ackerman was a real joy. She painted a mental picture of what she was going to provide and delivered above and beyond our expectations. She place the right furnishings in all the right places. She had great attention to detail down to the right colors to match the house. When you walked in the front door you felt a warm welcome feeling that made you feel like this was the right house. I shopped other staging companies and the only thing they had going for them over Showhomes was the price but I felt that you get what you pay for and was not disappointed."

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T.D.  (FL)

"Working with Carol Ackerman was a real joy. She painted a mental picture of what she was going to provide and delivered above and beyond our expectations. She place the right furnishings in all the right places. She had great attention to detail down to the right colors to match the house. When you walked in the front door you felt a warm welcome feeling that made you feel like this was the right house. I shopped other staging companies and the only thing they had going for them over Showhomes was the price but I felt that you get what you pay for and was not disappointed."

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Home Owner (Land O'Lakes, FL)

"Staging with a home manager makes us feel better knowing someone is living in the home while it is up for sale. Plus they can answer a customer's questions faster or find out answers to their questions to help keep the customer interested in the property!"

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Bill Booth (Palm Harbor, FL)

"Hopefully with the professional staging the house will sell. I cannot believe how great the home looks and the Home Managers are great!"

Realtor

Realtor Referral (Holiday, FL)

“I like having a home staging that was clean and professional and that the movers were careful and nothing was damaged. It enhanced my property much better that I could have done on my own. They brought a neutral eye and buyer perspective that a seller lacks.”

Nancy Carodoza
Home Owner
Holiday, FL

Realtor

Dr. Harold Genvert (Salisbury, FL)

I have been very pleased with how everything has gone. Showhomes has been very flexible to work with my specific needs.

Home Owner

Clearwater (Clearwater, FL)

I would like to share my experience with Showhomes St. Petersburg & North Pinellas, Pasco County We owned a beautiful Penthouse Condominium that was unfurnished and on the market for 2 1/2 years without a serious buyer. Finally my realtor suggested we stage it with furnishings to help the prospective buyers visualize what it would look like if the buyers lived there. I was reluctant at first as I could not believe it would make that much difference. I met Carol Ackerman and we discussed my vision for our Penthouse and she made some good suggestions for what she thought would make it more appealing to buyers. She was friendly and professional and worked quickly to get the job done. She not only placed furniture but used lots of accessories and even towels, place matts, napkins and some art work. Wow...it was beautiful and I have to say that it really did make the place come to life. There is a good ending to this story. The first time it was shown with the furnishings we got an offer and it was sold in a few weeks. I guess it really does make a difference! Thank you very much to Carol and your Team Linda Turley Clearwater, FL

Realtor

John Mullaney (FL)

very professional job, fantastic furniture, and a very competent home manager.

Realtor

referral (FL)

Showhomes designed a complete stage for our new construction home. The transformation was incredible! The most important element of the stage is that Showhomes knew exactly what needed to be done to accomplish the feel we wanted without the home looking “over done”. The staging allows the home to shine and compliments the design. The quality of their designer furnishings, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction is second to none. The true talent of Carol Ackerman and her top-notch staff is the connection to the client’s wishes and being able to translate that into a design story. Showhomes St. Petersburg and North Pinellas/Pasco County is a spectacularly professional company and we are proud to partner with them in our Tampa Bay Real Estate endeavors. Charlie D’Amico Broker / Managing Partner Florida Home Style Real Estate

Realtor

Referral (Tarpon Springs, FL)

Carol,

We cannot thank you enough for all of your patience and flexibility. You and your team have been amazing!

Please feel free to use Tim and I as a recommendation anytime.

Thank you again,

Meghan Mangan

Home Owner

Debra Osborne (Pinellas Park, FL)

it was the staging that got our home under contract in less than a week 2 times and at a much higher price than previous offers. We are very happy with the company and with Carol and Barry how they handled everything from the home managers to us.

Realtor

Home sold in 2 days (Tarpon Springs, FL)

After your company came out and did such a fabulous job on staging our home, we put the house back on MLS. Within two days after two showings we had two offers (after 6 months of no offers). We ended up negotiating with one of the buyers and have gone to contract!

We are still waiting to hear how everything went with the inspection but are expecting to close on September 3rd!

Thank you so much for all of your help with staging our home! It really made a huge difference in selling our home.

We will be in touch as soon as we hear back from Robert on the inspection.

Meghan M.

Realtor

Charlie D'Amico (ST. Petersburg, FL)

Showhomes designed a complete stage for our new construction home. The transformation was incredible! The most important element of the stage is that Showhomes knew exactly what needed to be done to accomplish the feel we wanted without the home looking “over done”. The staging allows the home to shine and compliments the design. The quality of their designer furnishings, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction is second to none. The true talent of Carol Ackerman and her top-notch staff is the connection to the client’s wishes and being able to translate that into a design story. Showhomes St. Petersburg and North Pinellas/Pasco County is a spectacularly professional company and we are proud to partner with them in our Tampa Bay Real Estate endeavors.

Charlie D’Amico
Broker / Managing Partner
Florida Home Style Real Estate

Realtor

Judith Freeland (Santa Barbara, CA)

I think Carol and Barry were great, quick, efficient, professional;

Realtor

Todd Ellson (Palm Harbor, FL)

Love the way the home looks with the provided furnishings.

Realtor

Realtor Referral (Clearwater, FL)

I would like to share my experience with Showhomes North Pinellas, Pasco County

We owned a beautiful Penthouse Condominium that was unfurnished and on the market for 2 1/2 years without a serious buyer.
Finally my realtor suggested we stage it with furnishings to help the prospective buyers visualize what it would look like if the buyers lived there.
I was reluctant at first as I could not believe it would make that much difference. I met Carol Ackerman and we discussed my vision for our Penthouse and she made some good suggestions for what she thought would make it more appealing to buyers.
She was friendly and professional and worked quickly to get the job done. She not only placed furniture but used lots of accessories and even towels, place matts, napkins and some art work. Wow...it was beautiful and I have to say that it really did make the place come to life.

There is a good ending to this story. The first time it was shown with the furnishings we got an offer and it was sold in a few weeks. I guess it really does make a difference!

Thank you very much to Carol and your Team
Linda Turley
Clearwater, FL

Realtor

Realtor Referral (Clearwater, FL)

I would like to share my experience with Showhomes North Pinellas, Pasco County

We owned a beautiful Penthouse Condominium that was unfurnished and on the market for 2 1/2 years without a serious buyer.
Finally my realtor suggested we stage it with furnishings to help the prospective buyers visualize what it would look like if the buyers lived there.
I was reluctant at first as I could not believe it would make that much difference. I met Carol Ackerman and we discussed my vision for our Penthouse and she made some good suggestions for what she thought would make it more appealing to buyers.
She was friendly and professional and worked quickly to get the job done. She not only placed furniture but used lots of accessories and even towels, place matts, napkins and some art work. Wow...it was beautiful and I have to say that it really did make the place come to life.

There is a good ending to this story. The first time it was shown with the furnishings we got an offer and it was sold in a few weeks. I guess it really does make a difference!

Thank you very much to Carol and your Team
Linda Turley
Clearwater, FL

Home Owner

Paul (Largo, FL)

We can't thank you, Barry and Michelle for making this house look like something out of Better Homes and Gardens. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it goes quickly.
Thanks again,

Home Owner

Kristine Ketcham-Szerenyi  (St. Petersburg, FL)

Constantly kept me updated on progress until house managers were found. Did a GREAT job in the interior design. Selected good house managers.

Realtor

Tammy, Realtor (St. Petersburg, FL)

All of the Showhomes staff are extremely accommodating and professional, and the home managers are a delight to work with. Using Showhomes absolutely made the difference in getting our listing sold!

Home Manager

Rebecca Hearn (St. Petersburg, FL)

I love being a Home Manager. Working with Elayne was like having my personal interior designer! It is the perfect solution for housing for my family between selling our home and finding our next home. Moving and settling in was a seamless, easy process.

Realtor

Tami (St. Petersburg, FL)

Hi Showhomes,
I wanted to thank you for all you did to make today's broker's open happen. I think the feedback was overwhelmingly positive toward Showhomes' involvement and results. Again, thank you - our clients are happy, and so are we!!!
-Tami

Realtor

Home Manager (Clearwater, FL)


It gives you an opportunity to check out a new area of interest and allows you to live in a nice home for a very reasonable monthly rate.
Gary Byers
Home Manager

Realtor

Melissa Jolis (Tampa, FL)

They go above and beyond the call of duty

Realtor

Shawnee Trail (Clearwater, FL)




Hi Carol,

Just wanted to thank you and Showhomes for a job well done. My vacant home in Largo was not selling well, as it needed some updating and had a challenging floor plan. Showhomes came in with a home manager, staged the home and even did some painting. When you all were done the transformation was incredible. Proof was when the home sold several weeks later.

I won't hesitate to call on you and your staff again!

Sincerely,

Chris Coston Realtor/Consultant
Keller Williams Gulf Coast Seminole

Realtor

Nancy Ward (Wesley Chapel, FL)

“Great quality and value!”

Realtor

Treasure Devening-Glenn (Palm Harbor, FL)

“They notified me of all showings and kept me informed of the agent's information.”

Home Manager

Stanley Ponopolous (New Port Richey, FL)

“Great people. They are always willing to help I have already recommended people to them.”

Stanley Ponopolous, Home Manager

Home Owner

Ray Campos (Wesley Chapel, FL)

”The fact is that the staging of our home resulted in a sale faster than the rest of the homes in our community in which we live that were not stage.
The Staging for us was a total success.”
Ray Campos, Home Owner

Home Manager

Yvonne Frazier (Largo, FL)

“These people are all-in 110%. From my standpoint of being a Home Manager - They are committed to being fair, honest, and forth-coming so you know as much as possible about moving into a house before you do so. They also are committed to making sure your living conditions are as you would want them. If there is a problem they are extremely prompt about getting it corrected.”
Yvonne Frazier, Home Manager ~Largo

Home Owner

Patti Neri (New Port Richey, FL)

“I wanted to let you in on the good news. We actually did get 3646 Harborview Ct. SOLD!! Believe or not..........the buyer who saw the home while staged by Showhomes took the house with the tenant and honored his lease. We did not think it would work out but it did.”

“You can now advertise it as a successful SOLD story for your company!”

“Thanks for all you did for us!”

Patti Neri, Home Owner ~New Port Richey

Home Owner

April Manning (Clearwater, FL)

“Does staging work? Based on my experience, I’d say absolutely! Carol Ackerman and her team at Showhomes North Pinellas/Pasco did an exquisite job of staging my home. They brought stylish, upscale furniture and accessories-and Carol’s special touch-knowing how to put it all together in just the right way to entice the buyer. My home sold in 14 days. I think that says it all.”

April Manning, Homeowner, Clearwater

Realtor

Ed Huckle (Lutz, FL)

“Took care of every detail.”

Ed Huckle, Home Owner ~ Lutz, Florida

Home Owner

T. Roeding (Saint Petersburg, FL)

Thank you for all of your help over the past several months. I must say that I have been very pleased with your services and the outcome of our relationship. Showhomes has done an outstanding job.

Realtor

George H. (Saint Petersburg, FL)

I had a house that had been for sale with six realtors over four years. I was (really stupidly) reluctant to use a house staging service, with a live-in house manager. Bonnie showed me the difference it can make, and talked me around to using the staging service and house manager. Spectacular results!
Less than six weeks after the house went on the market, Bonnie Strickland presented me with a contract for almost full price.

Home Owner

Beverly Sweeney (St. Petersburg, FL)

Marcus Martin worked with the home manager, the realtor & me seamlessly. He was easy to work with. Using your service helped my home sell quickly. No small feat in this market. Thank you!

Home Manager

Joel (Tarpon Springs, FL, FL)

involved, available, interested, thorough, involved, meets a real need, capable people involved in organization.
Joel
Home Manager

Realtor

Andres  (FL)

Very fair and quick to solve issues. Very friendly staff.

Andres

Home Owner

Ray & Anavictoria  (Wesley Chapel, FL, FL)

“Thank you for doing such a beautiful job. We want to express our heartfelt appreciation for the fabulous job you and your crew did on staging our house. Your professionalism, dedication and creativity, along with your friendly personality have made this experience very enjoyable for us. The open house exceeds our expectations; it was truly great. We will recommend you and your company to our friends and to anyone who asks.”

The staging has made it very saleable and we have received many complements from people who have toured our home.
I would strongly recommend Showhomes to any one who wants to sell their home.

Anavictoria & Raymond
Home Owners, Wesley Chapel

Home Manager

Sheila  (Wesley Chapel, FL, FL)

They allow me the opportunity to live in an upscale community with prestigious living. The only think I don't like is the fact that as soon as I get use to a beautiful home, it is sold and I have to move. Although the staff at Showhomes of North Pinellas/Pasco County are polite, friendly, and pretty fair. They are a great group of professionals. I would definately tell my friends and family about them.

Sheila
Home Manager

Realtor

Maryann  (Land O Lakes, FL, FL)

The quality and placement of furniture Carol uses enhances all the rooms. Her home manager's are top rated in maintaining property in tip top shape. Homes are always show ready, I have never been disappointed in showing a ShowHomes property. This service the Gold Key for selling vacant homes.

Home Owner

Al  (Clearwater, FL, FL)

They do what they say they are going to do and are prompt. Gives a nice homey appearance to homes listed for sale that are sitting empty

Al
Home Owner

Home Manager

Mike  (New Port Richey, FL, FL)

Its just a real pleasure to deal with such nice people that work for showhomes

Mike
Home Manager

Realtor

Judi (FL)

“I recently partnered with Carol Ackerman and her Showhomes team to stage and promote an already furnished luxury home listing. While the furnishings were nice, the owner has moved out and the house lacked warmth. Carol added with accessories and some furnishings and changed the feeling from neutral to wow! The owner was initially skeptical but even he has become a believer after seeing the results of Showhomes’ work. Carol handled our Broker’s Open with efficiency and flair, and it was a resounding success. While we haven’t found a buyer for the property yet, I know we took a big step in promoting it and ensure it shows it’s best by working with Showhomes”!

Judi, Realtor

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Mary Ann (FL)

“Thank you so much for staging and having a wonderful home manager at my property in Connerton. This house was vacant for about 3 months; I had a slow stream of prospects, but no offers. I am so inexperienced in decorating; I put in some candles, a bed in the master bed room and a few other items, and still no real activity. The property was priced to sell, so that was not an issue. The issue was, I needed someone to move in and decorate with their furniture and make it a home!!!

After you and the home manager did your magic, the new photos look wonderful!

Any realtor reading this, I would strongly recommend talking to Carol and her staff, make them part of your sales team.

Carol, please express my thanks to your home manager, they did a wonderful job with my listing”.

Mary Ann, Realtor

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Debi  (FL)

“A big thank you to Carol, Michele & Barry, you did a fabulous job and I am very appreciative. I know this job is "gratis" to my Seller, and I hope in the future to get you some paying jobs. I am a believer that this home is in good hands between you and Yvonne, and that makes my job easier. The food was great and everyone when I went back to my office said how nice of a luncheon and also how nice of a property, so mission accomplished.
Again my gratitude for all your hard work, and hope we can get this home sold and on to another”.
Debi, Realtor

Home Owner

Martha M. (FL)

“Very excited about the progress and very hopeful! The house looks amazing! Thanks so much”.

Martha M., Homeowner, Wesley Chapel

Home Owner

Rhonda & Joy (FL)

“The house looks very nice. We are pleased. Thanks for your hard work.”

Rhonda and Joy, Seminole Homeowners

Realtor

Lee  (St. Petersburg, FL)

“Show Homes is unbelievable. The team is the hardest working group I have ever encountered. I will be telling all my sellers who have empty homes to use Showhomes. What a great job you did on Rhonda and Joy's home. It looks great.”

Lee, Realtor

Home Manager

Chuck Barrows (St. Petersburg, FL)

"I can go get an apartment for $1,200 a month and it's really nothing special at all or I can live in a million dollar house on the water," Barrow said. "I have dolphins in my backyard every day."

Realtor

David Vann Remax Matro (St. Petersburg, FL)

"(The home manager) had three or four little boys under the age of 5. I mean it was unbelievable how she could put those kids in the car and be out of there on an hour's notice" for a showing, he said. "You wouldn't believe how neat and picture perfect that house was."

Home Owner

Sandra Crawford (FL)

"Right at first you kind of go 'uggggh,' thinking of someone you don't know living in your house," said Sandy Crawford who sold her Shore Acres home in December while she was already living in another home in Georgia. "But I looked at various homes in St. Petersburg that had (home managers) living in them. They were almost better maintained then when you yourself lived there. They looked like a model home in a new development."

Realtor

Bonnie Strickland (St. Petersburg, FL)

"I would not have believed it if I had not personally experienced the enormous success I had with Show Homes. I had a waterfront listing that was priced right, in a great location, and was in excellent and beautiful condition. I was getting very frustrated after so much time, money, and hard work still left me without a buyer. I contacted Elayne Wooding to learn about the Showhomes program after many agents in my office experienced recent success. I was blown away by the talent and professionalism of Elayne and her staff. She took myself and my clients on a tour of homes she had in her current inventory and it was very obvious that this was the way for us to go. Within 2 weeks of Showhomes completion of the staging I had 2 contracts on the property and best yet, they were both significantly over the asking price! I was able to get my client over full price which more than covered the cost of the program much less it was a quick sale. In the worst real estate market in decades, I had a bidding war on my listing! I am looking forward to using them again, and in this market which is flooded with inventory, we need to set ourselves up to succeed and this is no doubt the best way to do it."
Bonnie Strickland
RE/MAX METRO

Home Owner

Paul & Vivienne,  (Tarpon Springs, FL)

This is to confirm that we contracted with Showhomes Pinellas/Pasco County to stage our home and to provide a home manager to live in the home. The home is located in Tarpon Springs and listed @ $1,390,000. The process was very efficient and professional and Carol went out of her way to ensure that all of our questions and concerns were addressed. The transition coordination and discussion regarding specific staging requests that we made also went very smoothly. Showhomes quickly identified candidates for the home manager and screened them keeping us informed of the progress. When they had selected a suitable manager they then arranged for us to meet and interview them ourselves. We were very comfortable with their selection and feel that the home managers selected were an ideal fit. Showhomes was also very helpful after our move in helping us tie up a couple of loose ends at the former residence.,

All in all we are very pleased with the service, Showhomes delivered on all of their promises and we will recommend the service to others in the same situation going forward.

Paul & Viv, Home Owner, Tarpon Springs

Home Owner

Barb & Jim (Pinellas Park, FL)

“Our realtor had to remind us that we had previously seen this home, and yet to date we cannot remember being there. When we went in the second time (still can’t remember the first time), we were able to visualize our furnishings and fell in love with the home. Not only was the placement of furniture something that we could copy, but we liked the color schemes and got some new ideas for when we move in. Staging the home certainly did change our minds and helped us in making our decision.”

Barb & Jim, Home buyers, Pinellas Park

Home Manager

Cris & Kim Kolkhorst (St. Petersburg, FL)

"Showhomes - St. Petersburg was a great fit for my wife and me. We needed something temporary (9-months) before gaining medical residency at Tampa General Hospital; however, we were unwilling to sacrafice quality and lifestyle. Not only did Showhomes place us in a brand-new home, but it was beautifully furnished and in a gated community. The best part - monthly fee was less than half of fair market value! Many thanks to Elayne and her staff. If we didn't purchase a new house, we would still be with Showhomes!"

Realtor

Laney Pitt, Re/Max Metro (St. Petersburg, FL)

I have greatly appreciated working with Showhomes. The staging is spectacular and Elayne really has a knack for matching the style of the home with the specific home managers furnishings. She was wonderful also in that she supplemented the home to complete the look. Communication was clear and timely and it is wonderful to not have to contact Home Managers directly. Showhomes does it all. The managers are ready at a moments notice and the home has also been ready to show and in perfect condition. Obviously Elayne has communicated well the expectations for showings and it shows. My sellers have appreciated so much not worrying about their home and not having to pay the utilities or have their insurance dropped because the home was empty. My listing was on the market for almost a year and after 3 months of Showhomes we have had 2 offers! I would recommend them highly.

Home Manager

Chuck (FL)

"I have been a home manager for three years now. I managed a seven acre estate on a ski lake in Odessa for one year. I spent on and a half years on the bay in St. Petersburg. My current home is located in Land O Lakes. this is a lovely five bedroom house in a gated community. My experience as a home manager has been very positive. I would recommend this to anyone that can handle moving about once a year. You will get to live in exciting new places, and you will save a lot of movey. (Unfortunately, I have not saved much money, because I developed a serious boating addiction at the first two houses.)

Carol and Barry Ackerman own the Showhomes franchise for Palm Harbor and Pasco County. It has been a pleasure to work with them. They are very supportive, and they treat their home managers like family. They will help you to stage the home like a model, but still keep it comfortable for living. If anyone is interested in becoming a home manager, you would be well advised to contact Carol and Barry."

Chuck, Home Manager

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Ron  (FL)

"What a treat it was to actually watch how Carol & Barry Ackerman at Showhomes catered to our listing after my client agreed to place a home manager in their home! From the first day they have been very professional and we were amazed at how quickly they placed a homemanager in the listing, organized a Broker's Open with delicious snacks and followed up with first class furnishings, giving the home a "model" feeling upon entering. We highly recommend that any listing agent consider utilizing Showhomes for all of their upper-end listings....It is a definite Win-Win for everyone!!!"

Ron, Realtor

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Renee  (Palm Harbor, FL)

"My Palm Harbor listing was a beautiful home that just wasn't selling. When the homeowner made the decision to use Showhomes I was skeptical, at first. When the home received a cash offer 10 days later, and closed at 95% of list, I became a believer! I will certainly consider using Carol and the Showhomes services again on other vacant listings."

Renee, Realtor

Home Owner

Dante  (Palm Harbor, FL)

"My house had been on the market over 365 days when I made the decision to use Showhomes. After Carol's staging, the house, which had been cold and empty, was transformed into a warm and inviting home with a "lived in" feel. 10 days after the home was staged, we had a cash offer for 95% of the list price! We closed 19 days later."

Dante, Palm Harbor
Homeowner

Realtor

Edith (Palm Harbor, FL)

"With the large number of vacant listings, we needed a competitive edge. Showhomes has given that to us. The Homeowner and I were amazed with the transformation of the property! Carol was easy to work with, professional and always kept me informed. I am certain that the value added by Showhomes, will lead to great results in the sale of the home!"

Edith, Realtor

Realtor

Darrell Biggs, Realty Executives (Gulfport, FL)

I represented the buyer who purchased a home staged and managed by Showhomes St. Petersburg. The home was on the market for 2 years prior to my buyers offer in 120 days after the home was staged by Showhomes St. Petersburg. During the inspection, on our way to closing, my buyer said, 'I don't know if I would have made an offer had Id seen it vacant like this. It doesn't look as rich as it did furnished.'

Darrell Biggs, Realty Executives

Home Owner

Mike & Chantal Peterson (St. Petersburg, FL)

Thank you Showhomes St. Petersburg. We found our dream home and purchased it before we sold our home. This left us with additional carrying costs. Our realtor suggested numerous price reductions with no results then after 1 year on the market she finally called Showhomes to the rescue. The Showhomes Home Manager program alleviated the additional costs of electric, pool, and landscape bills. Best of all, our home SOLD 3 months later. Thanks again!

Realtor

Kirby & Gino Forlin (Saint Petersburg, FL)

Our experience with Showhomes was a great one! We had the opportunity to live in a beautiful house while we explored a city that was new to us and made our long term plans. We are fairly neat people, so maintaining the house for the occasional showing and open house was not a problem. Working with Showhomes was easy and they were very helpful at getting us set up and operating as a Home Manager. Thanks for giving opportunity to work with Showhomes of St Pete-Clearwater.