updated - May 18, 2013 Saturday EDT
(1888PressRelease) March 09, 2012 - Batavia, IL - Showhomes Fox Valley was awarded the top honor of Franchise of the Year at the 2012 Annual Conference in Orlando this month. The award recognizes the franchisee that has consistently run a sound business with operational excellence and participation, quality dealings with customers, and helped to promote the overall vision of Showhomes with consistency throughout the year.
"It feels amazing for Fox Valley to have won this award - we were all very surprised," says Carolyn Leard, General Manager of the franchise. "Over the past three years, we've had steady growth at a pace that has allowed us to learn something new with each home, each homeowner, and each realtor we've worked with. If we had a struggle, we learned from our mistakes and moved forward. We're very fortunate to have a team where everyone has a specific talent, but we all pitch in to help each other as well."
The highly prestigious award was presented by Bert Lyles, Showhomes CEO. "Fox Valley has been an exemplary Showhomes franchise, delivering extremely high quality services to clients," says Lyles. "Mike and Janine Callahan and their team are extremely hard working and dedicated to providing a superior customer experience. Their hard work has paid off handsomely with growth in the business over the past year. "
The Fox Valley team recognizes the efforts of Showhomes Corporate as essential to the success of the business as a whole and each franchise. "Franchises get so much support from corporate headquarters and other franchisees, "continued Leard. "Everyone shares their tools for success to help others, and rejoices in the success of other franchises."
Mike Callahan opened Showhomes Fox Valley in January of 2009 and looks forward to continued growth and expansion of areas served, building relationships with Realtors and homeowners.
Fox Valley also took home a President's Club Award, a Fastest Average Sell Time Award, and a Revenue Award.
Showhomes is a nationally franchised company based in Nashville, TN., with more than 70 franchises across the country. They provide real estate business opportunities( http://www.showhomesfranchise.com/ ) to people in all walks of life through the unique business model of staging vacant houses and training live-in Home Managers to stage and maintain the homes while they are on the market, helping them to sell faster.
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, Travel Channel, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Money Magazine to name a few.
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