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12700 Hillcrest Rd Ste 172, Dallas, TX | Directions 7523032.922202 -96.785401
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: North Dallas
From reading the reviews here, it appears that Showhomes DOES communicate professionally with some, however this was not my experience. I was a sub-contractor for Showhomes of Dallas inc:
I just finished posting an complaint on the Better Business Bureau website for North Dallas, concerning the lack of professional communication skills of this company. My family and I lived in a Showhomes house for 3 weeks before being given a vacate date, and I am beginning to wonder if the vacate date was because we were taking our sub-contractor role seriously. I was calling almost daily naively thinking that the company was communicating with the owner and the problems would be repaired shortly. It took a couple of weeks to figure out that the 4 ladies that work at the Showhomes of Dallas Office would call back about once for every 6 times I called and let them know about discrepancies in the house. So after spending thousands of dollars to move, two thousand more to pay the deposit and fees to move in, and thousands more to get the home staged appropriately according to their design suggestions we got the vacate order. We had no more money to move again, but thankfully, some of our family covered our costs and we moved into a house on a year lease. I have heard it said that I was sheltered in the Military for 20 years, but I never thought I would have to learn such an tough lesson this way. it has been 81 days since we moved out, we have been calling every other day about our deposit, and haven't heard anything back. Please learn from my mistake, and use the simple philosophy: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I sincerely wish I could give less than one star.
I have been associated in one way or another with Show Homes Dallas for over ten years and have nothing but success stories to tell. Have met some great property owners and realtors over the years. I was a home manager and then worked with the firm as an inspector to keep the standards set forth high. I was always given the more unique properties and loved the challenge of making them show great for the realtor that worked for the owners to sell their property. I never left a home prior to it being sold, and in some cases I was in a home as little as 2 weeks prior to a contract then in some cases it was 8 months on a larger estate style property that needed major updating. In all cases the homes that I managed had been on the market empty or owner occupied for an extended period prior to Showhomes Dallas/my arrival. Once on sight the home was staged and managed to make it show like a "Showhome". As a result upon our arrival the homes sold in record time given the properties prior track record. Great company to work with, and manage homes for, and the owners that I worked with over 20 listings would certainly say the same.
Regarding the article below. – Showhomes of Dallas is a home staging company. We do not list the property nor do we sell it. We simply stage it in order for the owner or agent to sell it.
Worst Business Practices Showhomes of Dallas – Recently divorced I was seeking ways to sell my house. Showhomes of Dallas employes like a pool of sharks told me they had buyers lined up to purchase but wanted to get them in on a temporary lease. My dream home was rented by someone they would not let me meet nor talk too. The trick was they wanted to rent the house to one of there friends who was going to get a sweet discount on rent and I was going to be led to believe they were actively selling my home. I never once viewed my home on the listing site their own website does not even have pictures of homes or prices. This way the buyer never gets a look at what they are getting into and the seller will never see or hear from a serious buyer. This company promises promises and promises but never delivers. Keep you guard up around this crew. I made no money while they leased by house out to a friend of theirs while I continued to pay a large mortgage payment. Company is so horrible even my ex wife agrees with me on this one!
Showhomes – Show Homes found our family a home within a short amount of time, it helped us relocate to Texas. We lived at a discounted rate.
5 SOLD properties and more to Come !!!! – Several years ago, fast approaching retirement my wife and I decided we would need to find something to do with ourselves. We decided to follow a long thought about idea of " flipping " houses. I learned of Showhomes of America through a networking group and decided to give them a try. Having numerous properties became impossible for my wife and I to maintain. WOW, this was the best oppurtunity for us. We have saved thousands on uitilities,pool maintenence, yard bills, etc. Also, not to mention the fact that we could never have came up with enough to staged the homes. Questions, concerns, repairs were as simple as a phone call away. The process beginning to end was so easy and always willing to be workable and understanding.
I am not typically fond of these types of web sites,but some of these stories are nonsense. We are all human, homes and everything in them are material and mechanical objects.......things break, stop working, need replacing, etc. A prime example, had I not had a homemanager in my home the leak would not have been detected and what was only $100.00 repair could have potentially been thousands of dollars. ( thanks for saving my hardwood floors!!! ) The decorating did take 7 days, but that assured me my home was the designers top priority, and I was ok with that. Upon the closing taking place The homemanager was out on time and my home was totally clean and ready for new buyers. An owner that would make an issue about a few nail holes,come on that is ridiculous.
I have learned that myself (the owner), my agent , and Showhomes staff, we all became a team in our efforts to get these houses sold! Owners and Agents need to be more workable and less grouchy!!
5 SOLD properties and more to come!!
Great Service / Very Professional Office – I enrolled my home in the Showhomes Program back in February 2011 my home had been on the market previously 280 days once I enrolled my home with Showhomes it sold 55 days later.
This service is Great, there were a couple of times that i took a drive by my home to make sure that my yard was kept up. I would notice at times the yard was a little high but I called Showhomes spoke with Amy and she informed me that the yard was scheduled to be cut on Fridays but I had driven by on a Thursday .
Over all the Move out inspection of my home went very well there were a few things left behind in the garage area but I called Showhomes and they sent someone out to remove the items. My home was left in better condition then when I moved out of it.
I would Highly Recommend this service to anyone the Showhomes office is very professional and always on top of things....
NOTHING BUT SQUALORS. -Realtor – showhomes showhomes of America Showhomes' tennants are nothing but squalors. They TAKE OVER YOUR HOME. DO NOT USE THEM. Irvine, California
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4590 MacArthur Blvd
Irvine California 92603
United States of America
Web Address: showhomes of america
Category: Architects & Designers
Submitted: Thursday, December 24, 2009
Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2009
As a realtor and developer, we came across this company through professional gatherings. What a nightmare. It sounded good at the start, but once us and my clients signed their contract they unleashed their designer and tennants upon us. We basically became their slaves. Basically the house becoming their "hotel". They can do whatever they want, and us the owners, becoming the maids/room service.
I believe the owner Beth and her husband have good intentions, but the don't do enough quality background checks on their reps.
First of all they take over the house as their "Pleasure Party" house. Piss off the neighbors to the extend that they become your enemies too. Prior to several showings, I would have to send over a cleaning lady just to pick up after their mess. They would use unused rooms around the house as their beat up over-stocked furniture wharehouse storage.
They would throw parties on weekend nights, to the extend that there were trash all around the house on Sundays, the usual open house days.
On top of that they would announce to the entire neighborhood that they have "Purchased the house". They were so bad, that they got fired from 3 homes in the same week.
NOTHING BUT SQUALORS.
Good Service... – Showhomes of America is a great way to save money on your monthly rental cost. I am a single mother of two and I have saved hundreds of dollars over the course of one year with Showhomes. I would strongly recommend them to any one. The staff is very friendly and helpful when you need them.
Gotta Love It !!!! – I was paying $2,300 a month for my home in Cedar Hill. Do to job loss, I had to lower my cost of living...at least I thought I did! My brother found out about Show Homes just web surfing and I've been on the program for about two years now. Even though I was a little worry at first about the program, it turned out to be great. I have got to live in homes I only dreamed of living in. They have worked with me on every home I have moved in as far as rates go (which are great I might add) and I plan on staying on the program until I have school age children.
Thank You for this great opportunity! Wish you all had it all over the U.S.
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