Every showing should be like your first date.

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000



Ah, the first date. The time to clean up. Get your haircut, shave and put on your best fitting clothes. No one goes on a first date in their old sweatpants, hair a mess, looking like you just got done mowing the lawn. It is a chance to be your very best.


Now you want to sell your house and you want to get top dollar. Shouldn’t your house be it’s very best? There are going to be a lot of people coming through your house. Looking at your bedroom, checking out your appliances, walking around your yard.

How do you want them to feel about your house? Do you want them to think it’s OK, or do you want love at first site? Selling a home is not a long-term relationship. You don’t have time to grow old together.

If you want top dollar, then your house must be at it's very best.

I tell every client that their home needs to look like a model home. That means CLEAN, paint, fix, declutter. Set the stage. You are putting on a show.

Every person that walks into your house is on their first date with you. Make it a good one or there won’t be a second date.

Oh, and yes, when selling a home it’s OK to kiss on the first date.


Want to sell your house fast, for top dollar? I can help. I don’t list homes, I SELL HOMES.

Visit me at www.Scottsdale-AZHomes.com for tips and tricks on selling your home. Then call me first. You won’t need to make a second call.

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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Preparation is the key, Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, for sure! Great analogy & hopefully all sellers will get on  board.
Thanks for sharing,


Aug 31, 2018 08:37 PM #11
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Great title line, Joseph!  It drives home the importance of first impressions when it comes to marketing a home.

Sep 01, 2018 12:15 AM #12
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Joseph, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 01, 2018 12:16 AM #13
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I totally agree - the house should always look ready to impress!

Sep 01, 2018 03:21 AM #14
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

How easily we forget & ignore lessons of youth which worked so well because of their innocence & simplicity. Bring thyself current.... richfuscious

Sep 01, 2018 05:45 AM #15
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I thought this was going to be about the agent looking their best, because that's important too. I actually have seen agents on showings wearing their sweatpants and an old t-shirt. They may have interrupted mowing the lawn to do the showings.

Meanwhile - great post and absolutely true.

Sep 01, 2018 12:10 PM #16
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Joseph--I'm going to use this phrase with sellers!!!!  Really enjoyed this post, great inspiration!!

Sep 01, 2018 12:37 PM #17
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

There is a home for everyone out there and looking your best really helps to get much needed attention to get it sold. Great analogy Joe and congrats on the feature!

Sep 01, 2018 01:21 PM #18
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Well as a home stager, you won't get any disagreement from me!

Well said! Great analogy!

Sep 01, 2018 08:39 PM #19
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Oh and one more thing

Congrats on a well deserved Feature!

Sep 01, 2018 08:39 PM #20
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 - Congratulations on this featured post! I absolutely thought it was terrific and filled with truth.

Cheers to many more featured posts on ActiveRain. 

Sep 02, 2018 05:37 AM #21
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Exactly!  Great post and analogy.  Love the visuals at the beginning of your post to get your point across. 

Sep 02, 2018 09:42 PM #22
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is excellent advice to share with home sellers and the agents involved in the transaction.

Sep 03, 2018 09:08 AM #23
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joseph

I think your analogy is right on target for showings.  It pays to also remember that the first open house is when the listing goes live on the MLS, etc. Gotta look your best then, too!


Sep 03, 2018 05:49 PM #24
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

Made me chuckle. I haven't had a first date in over 30 years LOL

Sep 04, 2018 07:35 AM #25
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Such a worthy feature-congratulations! I’d love to repost this. Still, on the flip side, some people need to be reminded not to wait for perfection, because that’s not realistic and you might miss a known time when it’s a hot market.

Sep 04, 2018 08:14 AM #26
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 what a great post.... and perfect analogy.... it's always showtime when a home is on the market with no dress rehearsals.... constant showtime for each showing.... 

Nov 16, 2018 02:47 AM #27
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Great analogy and perfectly stated.  It really all comes down to the fact that you only have one chance to make that first impression.  

Nov 16, 2018 04:57 AM #28
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Great analogy and one that Sellers should keep in mind for their +prepping"

Nov 16, 2018 11:06 AM #29
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Great post and congrats on getting it featured!  Get those homes ready and keep them looking perfect.

Nov 17, 2018 06:38 PM #30
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