buying: The Good & Bad of Nextdoor: A Private Social Network for Neighborhoods - 10/26/15 02:45 AM
There’s a relatively new Social Network that is gaining popularity. It’s called Nextdoor and it is a private network that allows neighbors to post things and share information. The site’s mission statement says it is trying to “use the power of technology to build stronger safer neighborhoods.” Though it was founded in 2010 in California, it has only really proliferated here in the greater Knoxville, TN area in the past couple of years. Neighborhoods are beginning to replace group emails with this new communication system. Like everything, there are good and bad points to Nextdoor.
When you sign up for Nextdoor, you … (1 comments)

buying: Having a professional negotiator - 05/17/15 09:00 AM
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 partnering with a professional real estate agent.  An agent can consider all of the current market factors and help set an asking price that will attract the appropriate buyers from the beginning rather than under or over valuing the home and losing out on the initial frenzy of interest.  … (0 comments)

buying: Life with HOAs and CC&Rs - 05/03/15 02:46 AM
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.  The crucial thing I try to do for buyers, is not simply state the CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions) of the potential HOA, buy also give meaningful examples of exactly HOW these affect residents daily lives.   So… I’ll do that here as well by using … (0 comments)

buying: When your "home" becomes a "house for sale". - 03/01/15 04:46 AM
You purchased your home most likely, because you loved it. You put your heart and soul into decorating it, every inch having its own significant meaning, and thought behind every decorative detail.  You may have gotten married in it, brought home your first child, or experienced a loss that makes it feel like it's an intricate part of your life within it's walls.
So when the time comes to relocate, the decision can be one of mixed emotions; excitement and sadness, anticipation and anxiety...   What can make those feelings even more amplified, is when your realtor comes in to your home and … (3 comments)

Blake Rickels, "The Name Friends Recommend" (Keller Williams Realty)

Blake Rickels

"The Name Friends Recommend"

Knoxville, TN

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Keller Williams Realty

Address: 11121 Kingtson Pike Suite C , Knoxville, TN, 37934

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