By Kelly Raulston
Friday, June 04, 2021

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Write Legibly on Documents

Buyers want to learn all about the property, and read all of the information that is presented. The clearer the information is presented, the better! Some documents can even be filled out electronically!

Utility Tracker

A Utility Tracker a record of what your monthly bills were for the following: electricity, gas, water, trash, septic, etc. They also will need to know the name of each one of the companies. Of course, some people leave their AC on 65 degrees all year, and some people keep it at 78 degrees all year. But this way, this gives the buyer a better idea about what the utilities cost.

Manuals After Closing

Remember, some buyers are first time home buyers. Keeping up with the manuals for the appliances, can help ease the transition into homeownership. Some of my clients have needed help from the sellers for the following: pool equipment, fireplace, sprinkler system, etc. Sometimes, there are videos that are online that can help. It’s also helpful to refer the professional who has worked on the item, so the buyer can continue the relationship.

Plant and Tree Information

Many times when I am showing a home, buyers will want to know the type of trees, plants, and flowers that are at the property. Providing that information can be super helpful!

Design Information

Especially if updates were done to the home while it was on the market, buyers will want to know the following:

  • What updates were done to the home?
  • When were the updates done?
  • Who did the updates?
  • Where were the update items purchase?
  • Are there any warranties on the updated items?

Was the home repainted? Buyers appreciate knowing the paint color, type, brand, and location where the paint was purchased.

Was the flooring redone, but not throughout the home? Some buyers want the flooring to be consistent in the home. Providing the buyer with the flooring color, type, brand, and location the flooing was purchase can be helpful!

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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