Banks and Wisconsin Realtors Turn to Home Staging Franchise to Help Sell Madison Foreclosures

Home staging company, Showhomes of Madison, helps Wisconsin realtors and banks sell Madison foreclosures through providing a live-in home manager and home staging services.

Madison, WI, January 21, 2012 --( Foreclosed homes may be an opportunity for buyers and investors, but for banks, they are a mess with no end in sight. Foreclosures cost money to maintain, create insurance problems, invite vandalism and devalue neighboring homes. Home staging company, Showhomes of Madison, has been providing Wisconsin realtors and banks with a tidy solution to Madison foreclosures and vacant properties. Showhomes places a live-in home stager, called a Home Manager, who occupies the home and keeps it in show condition until it sells.

“Once a home is foreclosed, banks want it off the books as soon as possible, but too often just the opposite happens,” said Matt Kelton, Showhomes COO. “So many distressed properties, especially the high-end houses, sit empty and deteriorate quickly. They don’t stand out and they attract low-ball offers that lower property values.”

Showhomes of Madison is working with bankers and asset managers to help them preserve foreclosed listings, minimize costs, reduce insurance exposure and sell homes for higher prices. The service is attractive because Showhomes picks up utility bills, handles minor maintenance and takes care of cleaning. Best of all, banks don’t pay don’t pay monthly staging fees, making it an inexpensive staging option for banks handling foreclosed homes.

“We got our start 25 years ago helping banks stage foreclosed homes and today, our service is just as valuable,” said Kelton. “Nationally, banks can save millions by using Showhomes. It’s a no-brainer for any sized bank.”

Although the number of Madison foreclosures are gradually decreasing, vacant homes continue to pose an issue in the area’s housing market. Through efforts of Madison realtors and companies such as Showhomes, the foreclosure sales in the Madison, WI area have continued to show steady increase over the past year.

About Showhomes of Madison:
Showhomes of Madison furnishes, stages and decorates vacant homes to sell faster and for higher prices, throughout Naperville and the Western Suburbs of Chicago. Since 1986, Showhomes of Madison is part of a nationally franchised network that has helped Realtors and Home Owners sell over 25,000 homes worth over $8 billion. The company’s approach to staging a home is a proven professional process.

Showhomes also provides the option to place a live-in Home Manager to maintain an inviting, clutter-free Showhome, tastefully decorated and impeccably maintained in show-to-sell condition seven days a week.

Realtors agree that professional home staging will help to sell homes faster, while commanding the highest possible price. Showhomes of Madison provides home staging services to Belleville, Beloit, Black Earth, Black Hawk, Cambridge, Cottage Grove, Cross Plains, Deerfield, DeForest, Edgerton, Evansville, Fitchburg, Fort Atkinson, Hawk’s Landing, Janesville, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Wisconsin, Lodi, Madison, Maple Bluff, Marshall, McFarland, Middleton, Monroe, Mt. Horeb, New Glarus, Oregon, Portage, Rockford, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Watertown, Waunakee, Windsor, Wisconsin Dells.

For more information, visit or call 608-826-7404.

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Steven Thomas