Cooler Weather Fire Safety Tips

Friday, September 24, 2021
As the weather gets cooler, Texans start gearing up for more outdoor activities. CampingGet-TogethersHolidaysHomecoming celebrationsWhen the weather gets cooler, you will most likely hear of someone talking about lighting up their bonfire, firepit, and/or fireplace. This time of year is probably my most favorite, because I LOVE getting together with my friends and catching up... More

Cluttercore Home Trend Review

Thursday, September 16, 2021
The Cluttercore trend came about during the pandemic while everyone was quarantining. Some people did more online shopping and purchased more items out of need and desire. People wanted to see items that made them happy, that evoked memories, and that cocooned them in security. Cluttercore is exuberantly mismatching, and highlighting items that are already loved.... More

Weekend Challenge: Shop at Three Local Businesses

Friday, September 10, 2021
Supporting local business is something that is very important to me. Local business owners live in our community. They are our neighbors. They are our friends. I love the relationships that form over supporting local businesses and restaurants. These are people you can rely on and count on!Several of my friends have told me in... More

Seller Music Options for Home Showings

Friday, September 03, 2021
As I have shown homes lately, I have noticed that sometimes Sellers choose to play music in the background while the home showings occur. Sometimes the song choices are great, relaxing, or catchy. Other times, they distracted the buyers, or worse, they made the home showing a non-plesant experience.Songs For Home Showings: Non-Pleasant ResultsLow RiderThis... More

The 365 Day Christmas Tree Trend

Friday, August 27, 2021
Ever since 2020, I have noticed several of my friends who have kept their Christmas tree up longer than Christmas time. Some of my friends have even decorated their tree for other holidays:BirthdaysValentine’s DaySt. Patrick’s DayEasterFourth of JulyFirst Day of SchoolAutumnHalloweenSome take the time to incorporate homemade ornaments, or they purchase different ornaments.Some of my... More

Ceiling Paint Colors

Friday, August 20, 2021
Growing up, my parents chose to paint the ceilings in all of our rooms white. I think that was the trend in the 90s and early 2000s. It was easy, made the wall color stand out, and dust was not as noticeable. My parents also painted our living room about 5 different colors when I... More

Reliable and Ready: The Lifelong Mantra

Friday, August 13, 2021
I had just started my real estate career, and I had decided that I was going to start on a door knocking plan. It was a great way for me to learn about the neighborhood, meet people, and not sit the office all day. As I was creating the marketing material that I was going... More

Happy Homeownership with Small Closets

Friday, August 06, 2021
Once upon a time, I was a frequent shopper. I would go out every weekend, and buy. It didn’t matter what I bought, I just bought. Clothing, home décor, office supplies, gifts, treasures, etc.Items I thought were cute. Items I thought I couldn’t live without. Items.Stuff.Junk.I liked shopping because of the whole experience. It was... More

Option Period: The Seller’s Perspective

Friday, July 30, 2021
We have put your home on the market. You have followed my advice about de-cluttering and de-personalizing your home. You have made it as “show ready” as possible. You have made it as easy as possible for the buyer to come and tour your home.And then, it happens.You get an offer. You may even get... More

Advice for Home Sellers from Kelly Raulston's Personal Experience

Friday, July 23, 2021
My husband and I chose to put our home on the market. There was a home that we were interested in, but we had to sell our home in order to purchase. During this time there were good moments, bad moments, and ugly moments. We both worked full time jobs, and the time that we... More
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