Get to Know Our Interior Design Team
Priscilla Castellano, IDS - President / Real Estate Sales Associate for Future Home Realty
As the owner of a successful high-end interior design studio, Priscilla Castellano knows Luxurious living. For over 20 years, the elite of Tampa Bay have trusted her with their dreams. It's her love of people and passion for beautiful homes that's led her to expand her services to include real estate.
Her strong sense of aesthetics, market knowledge, home investment expertise, and vast network throughout Tampa Bay deliver an unmatched buying or selling experience. Priscilla specializes in finding unique homes to match each buyer's individual needs and customizing a marketing strategy tailor made for each seller's home listing.
Priscilla's experience as a designer is a huge asset to both buyers and sellers alike. She can help buyers visualize changes and possibilities when previewing potential new homes and creates a space plan for buyers once they've purchased a new home, as a courtesy. Sellers benefit from her expertise in staging. their home for optimal presentation to interested buyers.
As a wife and mother, Priscilla places distinct emphasis on personal connection, is fluent in Spanish, and is a very active community volunteer. She serves as a leader of the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph's hospital and is a member of Krewe of Girls N' Pearls, and the Interior Design Society. In her free-time she enjoys discussions with like-minded business owners at The Tampa Club.
Andrea Vega-Tompkins, Allied ASID - Interior Designer / Real Estate Sales Associate for Coastal Properties Group
Born and raised in Tampa Bay, Andrea Vega is a true Florida native! Andrea's interests and talents are diverse. Beginning her studies in the medical field, she soon realized that a major in Biology wouldn't allow her to utilize her creative talents. Therefore, at the midway point in her studies, Andrea made the difficult decision to make a switch and pursue her passion—Interior Design. She literally switched gears to attend the International Academy of Design & Technology in Tampa, graduating with a degree in Interior Design. Andrea has been practicing interior design professionally since 2005 and joined the team of Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors in 2011. Her pairing with Priscilla has resulted in the creation of a winning combination for exquisite design in traditional, transitional, and contemporary designs. Plus, her experience with multiple interior design software programs allows her to give clients a realistic glimpse of their home or office's hidden potential. Andrea is an allied member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Pinellas County.
Christine Batsell - Real Estate Sales Associate for Future Home Realty
Tampa native Christine Batsell knows Central Florida real estate. She is a Florida-licensed real estate sales associate whose business acumen has earned her the respect and accolades of colleagues, having been named 18th best agent out of 345 for Top 30 Sales Agents in Tampa Bay by her former broker, Keller Williams Realty. As a top-rated real estate agent in the Bay area, Christine can help you buy the home of your dreams or sell the home that you have outgrown. She can provide you with the best tips for marketing your home and maximizing buyer offers or with firsthand knowledge and experience in purchasing a new home.
As a lifelong resident of Tampa, Christine not only has a strong understanding of the local real estate market, but also a deep familiarity with the community. She attended Tampa schools from preschool through college, so she can provide you with a vast understanding of the local school systems and which homes put your children in the best school districts. As a mother of three daughters, she knows how important your child's education is in your decision to purchase or sell a home.
Christine also knows luxury. She honed an eye for design and a knack for identifying luxury through her experience in the interior design industry. She can provide you with tips for home staging in coordination with Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors' real estate services. She can also help you purchase the right plot of land for your dream home and share her personal experience with home building.
In a real estate market oversaturated with sales agents who only see houses, Christine sees homes. She understands that people make a home. Let Christine help you make yours.