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Yes, the fireplace, even in Texas. Not only is the fireplace the perfect item to have for Winter, but the fireplace has also become an essential staging piece for real estate photos.

Fireplaces in real estate photos allow the potential buyer to feel:

  • Warm
  • Nostalgic
  • In The Holiday Spirit
  • Comfortable
  • Relaxed

Not every home has a fireplace. But, if your home DOES have a fireplace, there are several key factors you need to consider.


When is the last time you have used the fireplace? Does it need to be looked at by a professional? Some Texans only use their fireplace maybe once or twice a year. So, before we use it in photos, I recommend you get it checked by a professional.


Is the outside of the fireplace clean? Is it covered in soot? Need to clean that up to showcase it better!


Do you still have previous holiday decorations around the fireplace? Do you have gas logs? Is is a wood burning fireplace?

In order to showcase the fireplace the best, you NEED to have a real fire in the fireplace for listing photos. It makes all the difference, and it evokes the most memories.

Do you have a firepit instead of a fireplace? I recommend you still have a fire going, and take photos at night to showcase the fire.

Fireplace photos are great all year long! Many people LOVE functioning fireplaces, and some buyers consider that a non-negotiable. So, if you have a fireplace, and after we have our listing meeting, let's get those photos ready, and sell 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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