Your First Showing Isn’t Where You Think it Is

People look for homes online long before they visit them in person, so your first showing is on the internet… and you don’t even know it’s happening.

According to Kathi Presutti of ReStyleStaging, it’s incredibly important to stage your home before your agent has professional photos taken.

“n this Internet age, your first showing is long before the first potential buyers arrive at your doorstep: it’s actually the moment your listing appears on the MLS. The photos of your house, along with the pricing and listing description, determine whether or not your house is considered good enough for an in-person look, or placed on the “do-not-see” list,” says Presutti.

“Consulting with a professional home stager prior to your “first showing” can make a dramatic impact on how well your house shows in the photos. Stagers look at your house through a buyer’s eyes, as well as assessing how it will appear in photos. It’s important to follow the stager’s recommendations about furniture placement (compliment the architecture and maximize the space), accessorizing (bigger is better), paint colors (warm yet neutral, and NOT white), de-clutter (de-clutter, de-clutter-did I say de-clutter?), and decorate for the potential buyer (it’s not about you anymore!),” says Presutti.


Call us at 850-213-3048 or get in touch with us online to let us know when you’re selling your home. Our expert 30A real estate agents will start developing a marketing plan that gets your house maximum attention so you can sell it quickly and at the right price.

If you’re buying a home in Grayton BeachPanama City BeachDestin, or any of the surrounding communities, we’d love to help you find the perfect place.