Home staging franchise continues growth in Southern California with Showhomes fans-turned-franchisees
Ginny and Phil Hawkins are never ones to back down from a new adventure. Originally from the Midwest, the Hawkinses recently moved to Southern California and are leveraging their strengths to open a new Showhomes franchise.
“With an extensive background in interior design and real estate, I am really excited to have found a business opportunity where I can utilize my two passions and help those who are trying to sell their homes,” stated Ginny Hawkins. “Phil has worked in the corporate world for more than 30 years in sales and management so will be a terrific asset to help our business structure.”
When the Hawkinses moved to Southern California, they quickly noticed the booming California real estate market, so decided to look into franchising opportunities with a company they had been interested in for many years. The couple originally learned about Showhomes in 2008 while they were trying to sell their home.
“A friend of mine actually suggested that we use Showhomes as a tool to help sell our home,” noted Ginny. “The concept was so intriguing to me, due to my background in interior design.”
A few years later, the couple moved to Oklahoma and again came in contact with Showhomes.
“After we moved to Oklahoma, I got my real estate license and again heard about Showhomes and how it was such a great resource to use during the selling process,” Ginny said. “I started researching the business but unfortunately there was not a territory available in the area.”
While the first two impressions of Showhomes didn’t end in the Hawkinses becoming franchisees, the stars aligned later in their adventurous lives. After their time in Oklahoma, the couple decided to pack their bags and move to Southern California in search of a new career path that was aligned with their passions.
“When we moved to Pasadena, becoming a Showhomes franchisee was the perfect fit at the perfect time,” Ginny said. “While there are a few Showhomes locations in Southern California, there are none in north and east L.A. County, so we are tapping into a new market that can utilize this type of service.”
As the Showhomes brand develops into untapped markets, the company looks for potential franchisees that have a passion for the industry to help build the brand.
“Southern California has been on our radar for a long time as a market that’s primed for growth with new franchisees,” said Matt Kelton, COO of Showhomes. “Our existing franchisees in the area have done a great job building awareness and the Hawkinses are the perfect franchisees to build on that success. Ginny and Phil have a great mix of entrepreneurial and real estate experience, the perfect combination of what we are looking for in our franchisees.”
In addition to their experience in the industry, it is the drive and passion for their new company that will help them become successful franchisees and stand out from competitors.
“I love to help people with my work,” said Ginny. “Now, owning an interior design business, being a real estate agent and a Showhomes franchisee, I will be able to help locate, decorate, stage and sell homes.”
To learn more about franchising opportunities with Showhomes, visit https://showhomesfranchise.com/