If you will need financing, talk to a lender before you go and view properties.

Lenders will be able to tell you if you are pre-qualified, what your monthly payment estimate would be, how much closing costs will cost, what sales price home to stick around, etc. By having this conversation before scheduling a home showing will direct your focus on what you can afford.

Keep in communication with me if you are running behind on your appointment.

Life happens. Sometimes you can’t plan on traffic, or a child taking needing to take a potty break, or car trouble, etc. However, keep me in the loop.

Be respectful of sellers’ privacy.

Remember, you are touring someone’s home, and you are a guest. Keep focused on the home, and not on photos, awards, or personal items.

Take notes.

Walking through a property has a completely different feeling than viewing it online. You get to experience the layout, the flow, room size, etc.

Leave the entourage at home.

When viewing a property, you have a limited time to be at that property. You want to be as focused as you can. Once you are under contract, then you can show your loved ones the home, if you need their opinion. Just remember: Who is buying the home? Due to potential seller allergies, leave pets at home as well.

Park Smart.

Be cognizant about where you park, and how traffic will flow around you.

Remember, you are a guest in someone’s home.

Homes may be staged with rental furniture, fake furniture, or borrowed furniture. If you need to sit on something, choose a barstool over someone’s bed. Leave food and drinks in your vehicle, and throw garbage away in a different location.

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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