Broker Raye Mayhorn Celebrates 40 Years of Real Estate Excellence


Raye Mayhorn, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives of Killeen, TX, is celebrating 40 years in real estate- an accomplishment only reached by those who have not only been successful in business, but have a true passion for their field.

A U.S. Army veteran and committed businesswoman, Mayhorn started her real estate career in 1979. After moving to Texas, she worked under several large franchises and continued to grow her expertise. Mayhorn later attended the Dale Carnegie Leadership Course, which inspired her to become her own boss, and purchase a Realty Executives franchise.

Now an Executive of 23 years, Mayhorn embodies the type of broker Realty Executives strives to have. Her knowledge, built from decades of experience and commitment to continued education, is unparalleled. Just last winter, Mayhorn completed The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s training program, becoming an exclusive member of the organization and certifying her as a local luxury expert. Mayhorn also exemplifies the support Realty Executives expects of its leaders.

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Tips for Moving Long Distance

Getting ready to explore a new place of residence is always exciting, but also a bit overwhelming. There’s a lot to research, consider and plan before you make the long trek to a different state or province. Check out these tips to make your long distance move the most efficient and stress free it can be!

Start Early

Moving anywhere is always a lot of work and can cause you stress, but moving across state or province lines is an even bigger process. That’s why it’s important to start planning early. With long hauls you will most likely have to book a moving company or rent a truck earlier than the day of and most importantly, will need to start saving earlier for the cost as well. You’ll also want to start early so that you can focus on the bigger things, like your new home and your personal transportation, as the move date gets closer. Not having to worry about a bunch of little things last minute will limit your stress and make the move efficient.

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Creating Your Dream “She Shed”

Springtime is here, meaning more time spent outdoors and perfect weather for renovating or enhancing your backyard. During the last few years, homeowners have been getting creative, finding more ways to make their own personal oasis just right out their back door. One of these creative improvements is the “she” shed, a classic tools shed that is transformed into the homeowners own personalized shed meant for relaxation, girls night in or a space for hobbies and favorite activities. Let’s take a look at some tips for making the perfect “she” shed!

Renovating or Building

The first and most important decision you will have to make when making your shed is if you have a current building in place that can be renovated or if you will need to either order a shed “kit” that includes all the materials needed or hire a local builder. Each option will vary in effort and in price. Hiring a builder will most likely be the most spendy, but allows for customization at every part of the process. As for kits, there are lots of different sites that offer them but we recommend reading reviews before purchasing. Lastly, if you already have a shed you can save a lot of money by renovating it yourself! Putting in new flooring, purchasing new windows and a fresh coat of paint will have your shed looking brand new in no time.

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Realty Executives Growth and Productivity Among Nation’s Best in the 2021 Real Trends 500

Realty Executives is proud to be widely represented in the 2021 REAL Trends 500 report. 

The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report that identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and closed sales volume. Realty Executives brokerages have continually been ranked in REAL Trends 500 over the years.

Realty Executives brokerages across the U.S. were honored as they have proven to show long-term success and productivity. The skill and knowledge needed to lead the largest and most successful brokerages in the country is that of a true real estate expert. Realty Executives agents and brokers lead with their professionalism but are passionate at heart and entrepreneurial in spirit. 

Highlights from the REAL Trends 500 report:

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Turning Your Guest Room Into a Home Office

Nowadays, working from home is more common than ever before. COVID-19 has affected home design in some significant ways, so there’s an increased need to have a home office – a room that will look professional, formal, and functional. Luckily, you don’t have to look for a new, bigger home if you already have a spare room at your disposal. Don’t worry; turning your guest room into a home office isn’t a challenging or complex procedure; you just need a plan, a little bit of time, and some creativity.

Get rid of the big and bulky bed

The first step of turning your guest room into a home office is getting rid of a bulky bed in the center of the room. It probably occupies most of the space, which you can now use in a smart way. If needed, you can have an alternative when guests do stay over – buy a fold-down bed. There are many models on the market, and they are all hinged at one end to store vertically against the wall or inside a closet or cabinet. If you had other items for your guests here, such as linens and towels, find them a place in other rooms of your home. Then, it’s time for detailed spring cleaning and really transforming the space.

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