Raylene Lewis


Raylene Lewis is a happily married Realtor. Her family is comprised of a loving husband, two children, a 5 year old boy and a 3 year old girl, 2 dogs, and a Parrot. Raylene has been selling realestate for the last 8 years with Century 21 and sold 123 property units in 2008. Raylene loves being a Realtor and a Mommy, and as such, she is constantly on a mission to get things done!

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10 Ways to Make Your Bryan College Station Home Stand Out to Buyers Who View It

A home buyer in the Bryan-College Station area will be provided with a variety of house choices that meet their basic search critera. When a buyer begins looking at homes for sale, it is easy for them to forget what they have seen or to get the interior of homes and their floorplans confused with one another.

When I show property to a prospective buyer, I always tell them to compare the 1st house they see to the second and then do their best to rank the two and, if possible, eliminate one. Thus, when they are finished, they clearly have one or two homes that stand out above the rest.

Below, I have made a list of 10 things you can do to help your home be one that stands out in a postive light in the minds of perspective buyers who view it. If your home remains memorable, and positively appealing, it is likely to sell quicker than its competition.

  1. Keep all blinds at the back of the home open to let in as much natural light as possible
  2. Have all lights in the home turned on
  3. Keep all countertops and dressers clean and neat
  4. Make sure all toilet lids are down, and there is no visible trash in the trash can
  5. Keep your yard well manicured. Make sure your flower beds have mulch and are weed free. Add fresh flowers to the exterior front of the home and cut flowers to the kitchen and bathrooms
  6. Make sure there is no dust on your base boards, return air vent, blinds or ceiling fans. Have the carpet professionally cleaned and keep as many things off the floor as possible
  7. Keep the tempature of the home to a comfortable level: In the summer around 74 and in the winter around 78
  8. Have the Master Bedroom Closet as organized as possible
  9. Have the same soft music playing in the kitchen, living area, and master bedroom. If you do not have surround sound or speakers in the home, just have the radio on or a CD playing in the CD player
  10. Provide Bottled Water and cookies to guests who view the property. Leave the bottles in a large bowl filled with ice on the kitchen counter and the cookies on a plate with a note that states: “Please Help yourself”

Happy Selling!


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  1. Jeff Leatherwood

    These are great tips!!! This is why Raylene sells homes sooo fast and at top dollar. Although she might get a ittle help from the “Best in Bryan College Station” Century 21 Beal 🙂

  2. Susan Hilton

    One of the BEST things about the agents from Century 21 Beal is the support and encouragement agent to agent. You guy are so very special to me and the community!

  3. Carol Ann Rakowitz

    Great list! It is really easy to do all the things you mentioned and worth every bit of effort if it sells your home faster or gets you the right amount of money for your home. Happy Selling!

  4. Clay Lee

    Great ideas. It’s hard to get all those things done on short notice, so if your home is being shown a lot, you may want to set that up every morning before you leave for work as many appointments are made last minute.

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