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Best Staging (formerly Cardinal Designs) is being featured on A&E’s Zombie House Flipping

Zombie homes are ALIVE across America, and house flippers are coming to the rescue!

Best Staging is excited to be part of the NEWEST Zombie House Flipping teams in the upcoming season of Zombie House Flippers! Hour-long episodes show the inner workings of this high-stakes world full of unexpected disasters, hidden costs, and quirky personalities that only Florida can provide. With budgets tight and timelines short, it’s a mad scramble to finish these flips and make bank for the team.

Check out the NEW SEASON of Zombie House Flipping premiering Saturday, December 3 at 11am/10c part of Home.Made.Nation, only on A&E.

Cardinal Designs
is a ⭐ Five-Star Home Staging Company from Tampa!

We are a full-service Home Staging company serving the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater areas. Our Home Staging Experts have provided full-service real estate staging since 2011.

What our clients are saying!

Best of 2018 - Cardinal Designs Home Staging

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Rebecca Schleifer in Tampa, FL on Houzz Our Houzz Awards!

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Cardinal Designs projects saved into 1,000 idea books on Houzz

Recommended on Houzz

Best of 2015 Houzz Award

Best of Houzz 2016 Award

Best of Houzz 2017 Award

Rebecca Schleifer in Tampa, FL on Houzz

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Learn About Our Services and Packages

We provide complete Home Staging Services with consultations, estimates, and several Packages to choose from.

Our Process

Our process is what makes us unique. Results are genuinely the only thing that matters in staging — and people don’t want to walk into a house, and it feels like it is stale, or someone just threw some rental furniture in a home. They want it to feel alive, warm, and in a nutshell, like home.

Not all home stagers are alike. Some rent furnishings, and some have stores and use their merchandise to stage. We believe this truly isn’t the thing that separates stagers amongst themselves. We think no two houses are alike, and every home has qualities that make it unique and need to be called out, and every space has some qualities that might need to be downplayed.

Since we have been in business since 2011, and our staff has been trained in visual merchandising, architecture, interior design, and certified in staging, this makes us very unique in our approach. Starting with talking to the homeowner, the investor, or the real estate agent, we begin gathering feedback on the home:

  • What they loved about the home
  • why they bought the home in the first place
  • how they used the space
  • what vision they have for the house.

Then we talk to the realtor, who is ultimately the one who is selling the home, and ask for any input they might have.

Next, we put our heads together and formulate what might be best suited concerning the furniture and look of the home. We try to create “a story” for each house we do. It is very collaborative among these players. What is essential is actually in the details. The details push the home over the edge to make someone want to buy the house. We spend hours thinking about the home before we even start staging it. If it has a mid-century feel, we throw in some genuinely fantastic period pieces. If the home is an older bungalow, ultra-contemporary simply won’t work. We throw in some rustic, older pieces.

Then the fun begins. Every staged home is a little different. We curate and collect items to fit the personality and story of each house, and then we go to town. It generally takes two days for us to get the furniture in and staged, but sometimes it is just a day, depending on the scale of the project.

Since image is everything, we highly recommend some of our trusted photographers once the home is staged to publish online. We consider them a secret selling weapon as well. 92% of our homes sell within the first 60 days and for close to the asking price.

Rebecca Schleifer – Home Staging Expert

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