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

Weekend Challenge: Re-Arrange One Room of Furniture

Friday, July 16, 2021
I recently went over to one of my clients’ houses, and I absolutely love how they chose to decorate their home. Then, as soon as I came home, I walked inside, looked at my furniture, and felt like something needed to change.I did not really want to spend the money on new furniture, or paint,... More

Pros and Cons of Video Home Tour

Friday, July 02, 2021
I always recommend that you see a home in person if at all possible. Your best perspective is the best perspective, because it is how you see the home in your eyes. But in this market, sometimes your schedule does not allow for the sellers schedule. Some sellers allow for the home to be shown... More

From My Family To Yours: The American Flag Cake

Friday, June 25, 2021
Homeowners get so excited when the celebrate their first holiday in their new home! Sometimes they create new traditions. Sometimes they continue traditions from one home to the next. In August 1997, my family moved from Pennsylvania to Texas. So our first Fourth of July in our Texas home, we had to have our American... More

Every Good Party Starts With_________!

Friday, June 18, 2021
It was a Saturday Night, and I was doing the dishes, Ke$ha's Tik Tok song came on the radio. The following lyric played:The party don't start 'til I walk in!So, I went to social media, and I asked my friends to complete the following sentence:“Every good party starts with __________!”Here were their responses:An InviteAwkward Conversation for The First Three MinutesBaseBeverage... More

How to Feel At Home Away From Home

Friday, June 11, 2021
My husband and I recently took a vacation and traveled to visit friends and family during Memorial Day weekend. We are roadtrippers. We love being able to take our own car, the freedom to take breaks when needed, and being able to see new sights, and try new food.There were times that we either stayed... More
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