Kelly Raulston WINS Realtor to Watch from Texas Realtors!

Friday, September 16, 2022
I am so incredibly honored to have WON theRealtor to Watch Award for Texas RealtorsThere were five winners of this award3 from Houston 1 from Dallas1 from East TexasLeadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It's about one life influencing another. I wanted to inspire the ENTIRE EAST TEXAS region that We are valuable!We have a... More

Sellers: Traveling While Your Home is on The Market?

Friday, September 09, 2022
Question:Should you post on socail media when you will be traveling, while your home is on the market?Answer:NO!Reason?Yup, many of us are traveling again! Although you want to document your vacation by posting photos on social media, it is safer to wait until you return home to post. Posting that your away alerts potential burglars that... More

Happy Labor Day From Kelly Raulston

Friday, September 02, 2022
Happy Labor Day!Labor Day is to honor and recognize the AMERICAN labor movment, works, and contributions of laborers to the development and achievement of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.As you are celebrating, please remember that we live in the BEST country in the world.Land of the FREE. Home of the BRAVE.

Kelly Raulston Leadership Annoucement

Friday, August 26, 2022
Great leaders don’t set to be a leader,they set out to make a difference.It’s never about the role.It’s always about the goal.When choosing a realtor, consider choosing one that-continues to better all real estate professions-seeks opportunities to represent your region in a positive light-isn’t afraid to get on a microphone and verbalize issues that are... More

Buyers: Leave Your Opinionated People at Home

Friday, August 19, 2022
You want “that” friend to come along to make sure you don’t miss anything.But I have found “those” friends do more harm than good.Plus, why would you take anyones opinion who is not a real estate expert or contributing financially to your purchase.Plus, they may be negative because they don’t want you to buy the... More

Buyers: Stop Looking OVER Your Budget

Friday, August 12, 2022
Buttttttt the market has shifted….Yes. There has been a shift in the Smith County market.There has been an increase of homes for sale.There are higher interest rates.Some sellers have had to drop their home price.That doesn’t mean that a seller who has a home priced at $450,000 is going to drop it to your under... More

Sellers: Seriously Pack Away Your Prank Decor

Friday, August 05, 2022
Let me explain further… I was doing a virtual home showing, and the home was priced in the luxury range. I walked through the room into the garage, and as soon as you opened the garage door, a skeleton was facing the door. My clients talked about that skeleton for at lease 10 minutes. When we... More

Buyers: Four Do's BEFORE You Enter Home Showing Appointment

Friday, July 29, 2022
Check Yo-Self Before You Wreck Yo-Self Before you walk into your home showing appointment, make sure you have done these four things:1. FUNDS LETTER READYWhether you are making a cash purchase or are going to borrow the money, you need to have a current up-to-date letter ready to go.2. CHECK FOR CAMERASWhether if that is a... More

Sellers: STOP Doing These 4 DIY Jobs

Friday, July 22, 2022
4. Saving a “few bucks” doing it yourself could cost you THOUSANDS in the end.If you do it yourself, potentially, you…1. Electrical WorkCould electrocute yourself or start a fire.2. PlumbingCould cause water leaks, flooding, possible mold.3. Roofing and DeckCould fall and damage home.4. Landscape GradingCould cause improper draining, flooding, structural damage.Need help finding a professional... More

Before You Choose a REALTOR Guidelines

Friday, July 15, 2022
Before you choose your REALTOR, I highly recommend you...Talk to your friends and family who have recently purchased or sold a home within the past 90-180 days. Why? Especially in this market, you need an agent who is ACTIVE and CURRENT. It is important you ask friends and family you TRUST. If you do a "what... More
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