Staging Item of The Week: The Blanket

Friday, December 03, 2021
Yes, the blanket. Not only is the blanket the perfect item to have on the couch home, but the blanket also has become an essential staging piece for real estate photos. Prior to the quarantine times, blankets were nice to have on hand, and one was in the photo, it had to be in a... More

Happy Thanksgiving from Kelly Raulston

Friday, November 26, 2021
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones! This year, my husband and I had just moved into our new home the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We decided that we wanted to spend time at our new home as opposed to traveling this year. Instead of trying to find a turkey, we chose to... More

Attic Cleanout Tips

Friday, November 19, 2021
As you are getting ready for fall and winter decorations, ask yourself this question…When is the last time I cleaned out the attic?It is recommended that the attic is cleaned out every 6 months, but a minimum of once per year.1. Completely Empty the Entire AtticWhen you remove items from the attic, clean, dust, and... More

Do People Really Watch Their Televisions?

Friday, November 12, 2021
When I show houses, and I walk into the living room, my clients will either discussWhere to put the furnitureWhere to put the televisionWhere to put the Christmas treeBut, as I reflect on my own life, my husband and I will sometimes watch the television. We will watch a movie together, or sometimes watch a... More

Snowmagedon Items That I Will Ensure I Have for 2021-2022

Friday, November 05, 2021
As the weather outside gets colder, I can’t help but to think back to when we had the snowstorm during Valentine’s week in 2021. I call it “Snowmagedon”. Several homeowners had plumbing nightmares.Several homeowners lost power, and heat.The aftermath took weeks, or months, to recover from. Some say that weather a once in a lifetime... More

The Tale of The Meat Ghost

Friday, October 29, 2021
What you are about to read is a true story that happened to the Raulston family.My husband and I were coming up on our one-year home anniversary of owning an old Victorian home. Throughout that year, our dachshund, Greta, had been staring at the floor, and staring at the oven. At one point in the... More

After Home Showing Checklist

Friday, October 22, 2021
After a long day of work, and a long day of looking possible “could be the one” houses, all you may want to do is drop everything off at the door, and be done for the day. However, I highly recommend you complete this short check off list.Before You Arrive HomeMake Sure You Have a... More

Weekend Challenge: Organize 3 Kitchen Cabinets

Friday, October 15, 2021
Plates. Glasses. Bowls. Plastic storage containers. Mugs. Some people have their set amount, that match, and have their perfect place. Some people have accumulated extras just in case. The To-Go Cups. Empty containers from food items. This weekend I encourage you to organize three kitchen cabinets.No, not the ones that “are already good enough”, but... More

Primary Bedroom: Light Fixture or Ceiling Fan

Friday, October 08, 2021
For the first eight years of my life, I lived in Pennsylvania, and from my recollection, I believe we just had light fixtures in the home. If it was warm, we would just open up the windows, or go outside. But, then, we moved to Texas, that all changed.I still believe to this day the... More

Best Way to Organize Shoes

Friday, October 01, 2021
As I was showing homes this week, and my clients and I peaked in the closet, I noticed the following:Some homeowners had their a pile on the floor...lined up on the a a door organization shoe holderI have tried all of these organization styles before, and here was the issuePile on The... More
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