Sellers: Hangout Locations While Your Home is Being Shown

Friday, April 29, 2022
I have just informed you that your home is going to be shown in the next couple of hours. You get your home show ready, make sure you completed some additional showing time-savers, and you head out the door.You get in your car, start to drive, and then you think to yourselfNow, where am I... More

Sellers: Four Showing Time Savers to Try Today!

Friday, April 22, 2022
I have just notified you that you have 4 showings back to back! YAY! You want your home show ready. All the beds are made, the floors are vaccumed, and the countertops are cleaned. You have taken out the trash. You want to make the home showning experience as seamless as possible. Consider the following... More

Kelly Raulston Wishes You A Happy Easter!

Friday, April 15, 2022
“May your Easter be happy,May your day be bright,May you enjoy the treats,And sweet delights.But remember the meaning,Remember God’s gift,Remember the resurrection,May your soul uplift.”-Bill Hoeneveld

Is There Really a Forever Home?

Friday, April 08, 2022
When I show my buyers a property, they have a mindset of“This home has to be perfect. It will be my forever home.”We get the home under contract, they buy the home, and they live in the home. And then a few years later….They want to sell the home.Why?   L - I - F -... More

Staging Item of the Week: Message/Letter Boards

Friday, April 01, 2022
Letter Boards have become extremely trendy as home décor within the past couple of years. Not only can you use them for life quotes, life moments, and bits of humor within your household, you can also use them as a staging piece.Subliminal messages in marketing a commonly used throughout all industries. Why not take an... More

Buyers: How to Best Make Use of Showing Time

Thursday, March 24, 2022
In this current market, there are more buyers than sellers. Sometimes you get an hour to see the property. Sometimes only 30 minutes. Sometimes only 15 minutes. Sometimes it’s an open house, and you are seeing the property with multiple people.Let’s say you have 15 minutes. How Can You See The ENTIRE House in 15... More

Sellers: After Home Showing Checklist

Friday, March 18, 2022
It is offical, your home is LIVE on the market, and the appointments to schedule home showings start coming in. With the recent Smith County February Real Estate Report, in comparision to February 2021, the number of listings have decreased almost 30%.First home showing is booked.Then a second home showing.Then three more.Then you realize you... More

Weekend Challenge: Clean Out Pantry

Friday, March 11, 2022
When I show buyers property, many buyers check the pantry in the home. They want to know storage size and style. Buyers are always quick to compliment a pantry if it is organized, and clean. In fact many of the buyers say “Wow, how do they keep it organized and clean?!”… and they forget that... More

Buyers: Just Moved In? Do This Within the First Week

Friday, March 04, 2022
You did it! You finally bought the home you have always wanted. You are meeting the movers over at the house tomorrow morning, and the weather is going to be fabulous! You have already started switching utilities over, and you are working on changing your address. Change your address on everything.As you are meeting the... More

Sellers: Stressed about Showings? Time for a Mini-Vacation!

Friday, February 25, 2022
In our current market, with a 42% decrease in inventory (in comparison to January 2021 in Smith County), housing supply is definitely low; and therefore, housing demand is definitely high.You want to sell your house, and if your home is priced right from the beginning, there is a potential for multiple showings. You are ready... More
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