Beautiful Sunny Weather Calls for Sun Tea

Friday, May 01, 2020
As I was out and about today with my client's in Tyler, Texas, the beautiful sunny weather reminded me of when my parents would make Sun Tea. I know, I know, Texans take their iced tea very seriously! Some people can only drink tea made by a certain person. Others think the best tea comes... More

Selling Your Home as a Pet Owner

Friday, April 24, 2020
Pets are great! I have a dachshund named Greta and growing up, I have had many cats and dogs. I have shown property with some of the following animals: dogs, cats, birds, horses, pigs, goats, chickens, etc. Buyers, REALTORS, home inspector, surveyor, appraiser, etc. are going to be most likely walking through your home at... More

Bring Joy to Your Home for $0.00

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Joy can be defined as "a feeling of great pleasure and happiness." People find joy in multiple ways: spiritually, economically, physically, mentally, etc. Here are some ways that you can instantly bring joy into your household, without spending money!Let There Be LightOpen the blinds and curtains Doing this as soon as you wake up will bring... More

Ways to Make House Cleaning Fun

Friday, April 10, 2020
Dishes need to be washed. Laundry needs to be folded. Floors need to be mopped. These are some tasks that people either love or loathe to do! Maybe by changing the way you look at cleaning, will help change your mindset of cleaning.Why Should I Clean My Home?I get this. Honestly, I have had this... More

Favorite Features of Older Homes

Friday, April 03, 2020
As a show my clients homes for them to purchase, my goal is to find a home that meets many of their non-negotiables! Some people do not like older homes; they would much rather have the latest and greatest. I totally get it! I never ever thought I was going to be a Victorian homeowner…... More

Avoid These Colors in Your Home

Friday, March 27, 2020
I’ll admit, one of the things I want to change in my home is the interior paint colors. When my husband and I purchased our Old Victorian home, it was originally a light yellow on the outside. We decided to change the exterior paint color, and at Sherwin-Williams, they still have their original paint colors... More

Lighting Has Necessity

Friday, March 20, 2020
As many of you know, my husband and I purchased an old Victorian home. A large majority of the electrical and light fixtures had been updated. However, just because it was updated doesn’t mean that it was our taste. In fact, I want to replace every single light fixture in our home. One day, my... More

Why I Still Shop At Brick and Mortar Stores

Friday, March 13, 2020
Not only do I work with home buyers/sellers, but I also work with commercial landlords/tenants, and commercial buyers/sellers. Yes, I still enjoy going to the grocery store, browsing for gift ideas for friends at stores, and even trying on clothing at the store. Yes, I do have friends who just read some reviews, click on... More

This Or That With Kelly Raulston

Friday, March 06, 2020
During the real estate process, whether I am going to sell your home or help you buy your dream home, we are going to be communicating a lot! Sure, the majority of our conversations are going to be about real estate, however, it is fun to get to know each other once in a while!... More

Home Warranties and Real Estate

Friday, February 28, 2020
 What is a Residential Service Contract?A residential service contract (also known as a home warranty) is a product under which a residential service company, for an annual fee, agrees to repair or replace certain equipment or items in a property.  If a seller or buyer requests the names of residential service companies from a REALTOR, the... More
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