Worried About Buyers Remorse? 5 Ways to Prevent It!

Friday, December 16, 2022
5 Ways to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse from Texas RealtorsGet In Your CarHave you considered drive time? Take a practice drive during busy times (morning and evening rush hour).Take a WalkSpend time in the neighborhood to check if there is a lot of road or construction noise nearby.Look Beyond StagingA well-staged house can highlight some features,... More

5 Reasons You SHOULD Go to Open Houses

Friday, December 09, 2022
Normally, when people are looking for a home, they usually start online. Especially with all of the websites, apps, emails, buyers have more opportunities to see homes from the comfort of their own home.However, open houses are still prevalent, and still a great way to see the home!Why?1. People need people.One of the reasons REALTORS®... More

Buying or Selling During November or December? How to Best Prepare

Friday, December 02, 2022
Daylight Savings TimeIt will get darker earlierso showing times need to be adjustedHunting SeasonInspectors, Surveyors, Appraisers will take time off..SCHEDULE ASAP>>>THE GAME CHANGER <<<Some title companies will be CLOSED on NON-HOLIDAY DAYSYou must take that into account for closing day!How can you best prepare for this time of year?Plan for it!Communicate! Communicate! Communicate!Do not assume anything!Check... More

Happy Thanksgiving From Kelly Raulston 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022
Thanksgiving Ode, November 15th, 1888.    By James McIntyre            September came and with it frost            The season's pasture it seemed lost,            And the wondrous yield of corn            Of its green beauty it was shorn.            Frost it came like early robber,            But gentle rains came in October,            Which were absorbed by grateful soil;            With green once more the pastures smile.            And cows again are happy seen            Enjoying... More

How Do You Know if There is An Open House?

Friday, November 18, 2022
Check the...local newspaperdriving around your favorite neighborhoodsonline websites appsIf a REALTOR® is going to be hosting an open house, they will most likely advertise!When Do Open Houses Typically Occur?When I host an open house, it is typically a 2-3 hour time slot anywhere between 10:00 am-4:00 pm on the weekend.As you approach the weekend, I... More

One Way to Choose a Realtor if You are Torn Between Several Choices

Friday, November 11, 2022
If you are ever torn between choosing from mutliple Realtors to either help you Purchase a HomeorSell a HomeAn EASY and COST EFFECTIVE WAY to determine where these Realtors priorities lie...go to their social media accounts!Because then you will see how they will....Market HomeMain FocusIf their priorties line up with your priorites, then it could be... More

Kelly Raulston's Favorite Staging Items

Friday, November 04, 2022
PILLOWSCan add color or crest neutral cohesivenessAlso helps create height and interestBLANKETSInstantly create a cozy homey feelCOFFEE CUPAdds color and familiarityGLASSESAdd a sense of belonging, intellect, and ownershipBOOKSAdd color and heightCOFFEE MAKERHow many people wake up and make a cup of coffee? Personal touch to a countertop!GREENERYCreates freshness and allows other colors to popCANDLESWarmth and... More

Selling a Home Around Halloween?

Friday, October 28, 2022
Do you typically have an annual Halloween party?If so, we need to communicate.If this is something that could be rescheduled for next year in your new home, great!If celebrating Halloween in your current home is a non-negotiable, I respect that.With your party, try to think about food items, and décor items, that will be easier... More

Buyers: Consider THIS When Writing an Offer

Friday, October 21, 2022
Look, Eminem said it best. "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blowThis opportunity comes once in a lifetime."ONELooking for a real estate expert that can help you with that "one shot"? I'm ready when you are! 

Top Two Real Estate Questions Asked THIS WEEK

Friday, October 14, 2022
Buyer Question:Kelly, is it a good time to BUY real estate right now?Seller Question:Kelly, is it a good time to SELL real estate right now?>> ANSWER<<Currently, yes and yes.BUYERSThe interest rate when you RENT a home is 100%.Interest rates fluctuate. Period.Buying a home is a fantastic opportunity to create future wealth. SELLERSEast Texas is the land... More
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