This Tampa Heights home got multiple offers after the first open house and it is now SOLD
Dawn Dominici with Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services had never worked with Home Frosting or Home Sprinkles, home stagers in Tampa before. She had a new listing and wanted to sell fast and for the highest price possible. Home Frosting jumped in offering the Realtor a simple, quick instal and affordable solution from our new division Home Sprinkles. Home Sprinkles is an ideal option for lower priced listings, this home sold for just over $300,000 or even luxury listings that just need a touch of staging sweetness.

Dominici listed the home on MLS on a Thursday and held the first open house that Saturday. She had 2 full priced offers by Sunday and credits the success to the staging.

staging to sell an old home

This home had not been renovated in 30 years. The vintage decor elements could have easily turned away many buyers. However Home Sprinkles leveraged the old with the now popular mid-century vibe to appeal to potential buyers. The fresh staged look, played off the original wood paneling, blue carpet, inset shelving and even the patterned linoleum flooring. Our team quickly curated a stylized hip look for this property. We just home staged three high impact rooms for under $1500. This investment cost was much less than this home sitting on the market for a longer period of time or taking a reduced price.

Dated home sells fast

5 Simple steps to selling a home that needs updating
1) Do what you can to eliminate distractions that draw attention to the homes age. This can mean replacing dated light fixtures or just capping them and adding current on trend floor lamps. Also make sure the home smells fresh.

2) If the floors are bad, use large area rugs to show how easy it is to improve their look. Invite a flooring company to leave samples and an estimate to update the floors.

3) Use large art to show modern possibilities and add plants to add life to the rooms. Keeping small, old wall decor keeps the listing in the 1960s.

4) White towels and white shower curtains can make even an old bath feel newer.

5) Change out yellow light bulbs to brighter white options.

“Everybody LOVED the house’s presentation. I have never gotten such positive feedback! The sellers and their friends loved the home staging and said it was the perfect furniture, art and accessories for the style of the home. That we got full asking price was a big deal! I would absolutely recommend Home Frosting and especially Home Sprinkles for listings that just need a touch.”

REALTOR Dawn Dominici, Tomlin Stcyr

Check out the Home Sprinkles website for more information on our by-the-room staging packages starting at just $499 for 30 days.