Knoxville TN Real Estate by Blake Rickels

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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty - 302690
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New, Easy, Free Suggestions Sure to Make Your Advertising Fresh and Better than Ever      First of all, how do you like that title? Good huh???… said with uplifted eyebrows and teeth featuring smile. Well, it is really meant as a test, or I suppose an example, of the power of using certain words ...
07/05/2015
Just like trends in fashion, there are features in home décor that go in and out of favor.  Although I have recently read that gold and brass toned fixtures are trying to make a comeback, and have seen some lovely magazine photos featuring the return of warmer toned finishes, it will be a while b...
06/28/2015
There are so many things we do to prepare for our vacations…. pick a destination, make travel arrangements, make lists for packing, settle our outstanding work obligations, lest I forget SAVE money for the trip, etc….  For many of us this is that once a year chance to walk away from ALL of our ch...
06/21/2015
How can something that seems so simple, be so difficult to do well? Furthermore, how can something so rarely considered by people have such a big affect on the final aesthetic of so many things?  If you haven’t guessed by now, I am talking about caulk.  It sounds silly, but when your profession t...
06/15/2015
I recently heard another realtor remark that she was almost hopeful she didn’t get any more referrals or listings for a couple of weeks.  WHAT? Who says that? Slackers? Well, before you jump to those conclusions let me add that this person is someone I consider a true professional dedicated to a ...
06/07/2015
Real Estate Professionals must share many difficult truths and insights with our clients in order to help them reach their goal of selling their homes efficiently and at a desired price.  We point out potential selling challenges, instruct them to depersonalize, suggest they repaint their favorit...
06/01/2015
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First of all, remember this is a real estate blog so if you weren’t thinking in terms of marketing when you read the title, you may want to move on to, shall we say…. feistier subject matter. In two previous blogs I have outlined a couple of very important points that people should consider befor...
05/24/2015
In the blog titled Reasons to Rethink “For Sale By Owner” I started exploring some of the things sellers should consider before putting their homes on the market without the help of a professional.  That blog focused on price.  It considered the idea of accurately pricing a home the first time by...
05/17/2015
It’s true that I am biased because I am a Real Estate Professional; however, it is also true that I think the services we offer are for the good of our clients and the community as a whole.  Some people mistakenly think that by putting their home on the market themselves they will increase the mo...
05/10/2015
In the April 26, 2015 blog “Buyers, Agents, and HOAs” I defined HOAs and generally described the evolution that made them so common in today’s communities.  In this blog, I want to step forward and look at some of the pros and cons of living in an area governed by HOAs for buyers to consider.  Th...
05/03/2015
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