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Location. Location. Location.

When people think real estate, many people consider property location one of the most important home purchasing factors. However, do you consider how the home sits on the property?

Meaning, do you consider how the home sits on the property in terms of cardinal directions? (North, South, East, West)

The sun rises in the East and sets in the West.

With the layout of the home, it is important to consider windows, and is the home is going to get more or less direct sunlight throughout the day.

  • Amount of sunlight can affect the following:
  • Room Temperature (Utility Costs)
  • Brightness (Bedrooms, Living Rooms)
  • Glares (Glass, Television, etc)
  • Paint Colors (Possible Color Dullness)
  • Outdoor Entertaining
  • Exterior and Interior Condition 

A compass can be realtively inexpesive (sometimes free, i.e. smartphones), but can provide you a weath of information that can save you time and money.

So, I encourage you, when looking at homes, consider cardinal directions. Many things can be changed on a home, but location and how it sits on the property are not easily changeable. 

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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