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Staged to SOLD success story #3

REALITY - Showing ideal room function and layout is key Just because the former home owner had rooms used and set up for one function, does not mean that way is the best way to present the space to stage and sell a home. TIPS * Create lifestyle-appealing areas that leverage the home's best features [...]

By | December 2nd, 2018|Design, Inspiration, News, Sell your home, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Staged to SOLD success story #2

REALITY - Today's buyers want an aspirational, new home For all price points, this means a listing needs to feel as upscale and luxurious as possible which can be achieved by using some simple design secrets in the home preparation. Watch the video below for ideas. TIPS * Lose the clutter, create an art gallery [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Design, Inspiration, News, Sell your home, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The best month to sell your house. You may be surprised.

September - October is a great time to list your home. Conventional thinking suggests the spring or summer is the best time to list your home. To the contrary, the fall is an excellent time to list your home for sale. According GTAR, https://tamparealtors.orgin December 2017, 1200 homes priced over $300,000 sold. In Tampa Bay market [...]

By | August 23rd, 2018|Feature on Home Page, Sell your home, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Staged to SOLD success story #1

REALITY - Older homes compete with new construction alternatives. Home staging can be the solution. Many buyers see major renovations as a more expensive and stressful process than they want. Making a home feel as move in ready as possible, with professional home staging can be a game changer. Home Staging TIPS * Paint or [...]

By | August 6th, 2018|Design, Inspiration, News, Sell your home, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Home staging design trends and tips from the pro

  Getting a still shot of an action TV segment is never pretty. So please excuse the goofy expression. As home staging company in Tampa, Home Frosting is always thrilled to be invited as a guest on the nationally syndicated, TV show, Daytime with Cyndi Edwards and Jerry Penacoli. This was our 7th show appearance! In [...]

Why spending on your home before you list it is a wise investment

AFTER  home staging and a few improvements this listing when from no offers to SOLD. REALITY CHECK: a home’s carrying expenses can be way costlier than simply making a few strategic investments to get a home SUPER sell-ready. Insurance, landscaping, utilities, security, debt service, and the stress of having a home for sale can all [...]

How to sell homes when the neighborhood is in transition

Many Tampa, St Pete, and surrounding area neighborhoods are evolving from dumpy streets loaded with tear downs to becoming desired, smart investment and residential dwelling areas. Here’s the challenge. With the right vision, some homebuyers can clearly see the bright future and value of buying now in these changing communities. But others cannot. There is [...]

Tampa Bay Business Journal features Karen Post, Home Frosting

Thank you Tampa Bay Business Journal for featuring Home Frosting's founder Karen Post as an executive profile. Why Karen is a big deal: Karen began her career in visual merchandising working with top luxury retailers and lifestyle fashion labels. She started her first business at age 22, a Houston ad agency named Farb & Post [...]

By | June 9th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Luxury home decor ideas without breaking the bank

From drab to FAB - Check out another Home Frosting decor design segment on nationally syndicated TV show Daytime. The Home Frosting team was recently invited to design and create living spaces at the NBC studios. We started the segment with their furniture, added our design and style touch and let the cameras roll. The [...]

4 House flipping mistakes and staging magic

The Home Frosting team of staging professionals has worked with many home flippers. When done right, home flipping can be a great opportunity to make a great return on your investment. Here's a couple successful home flipping projects we've worked on in the Tampa Bay market. Home flippers Nicole and Sean Carlascio of Coldwell Banker sold [...]