By Kelly Raulston
Friday, September 03, 2021

 #happy  #home  #house  #music  #relax
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As I have shown homes lately, I have noticed that sometimes Sellers choose to play music in the background while the home showings occur. Sometimes the song choices are great, relaxing, or catchy. Other times, they distracted the buyers, or worse, they made the home showing a non-plesant experience.

Songs For Home Showings: Non-Pleasant Results

Low Rider

This was being played from a karaoke spaceship type shower (yes, this is the best way I can describe it). Although this is a fun song, my client could not get over the song from the space shower.

Intense Meditation Music

This type of music was played throughout the whole home showing experience. It had a lot of chanting, and it was very loud. It became very overwhelming for my clients. We could not focus on the home, and my clients wanted to leave the showing sooner.

Talk Radio

When you are not expecting sellers to be present at home, and you hear conversations, it put my clients on edge with a concern that we were intruding someone’s space.

Halloween Theme Song, during October Showing

I absolutely love Halloween, it is one of my FAVORITE holidays. However, not everyone celebrates Halloween. Not everyone likes scary movies. Walking through the home with this song playing made my clients feel uneasy.

Songs For Home Showings: Pleasant Results

“Spa-Like” Music

Super relaxing, no lyrics, and easy going.

Instrumental Music

Again, no lyrics, just something in the background.

All Else Fails, No Music

Sometimes, it can be super distracting. I have had buyers dance to the music in the home. I have had buyers start to reminisce about the song. I have had buyers try to figure out what song is playing. When the buyers are thinking about the song…. they are NOT thinking about your home.

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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