homes: The smells of the seasons... The good, the bad, and the deal breaker. - 10/20/15 09:24 AM
When you come home from a long day at work, and walk in to your home- what would be your ideal scent to walk in to?  Cinnamon and cloves burning? Garlic and onions simmering? Fresh laundry wafting through the air? As with your own preference, buyers too have an opinion on what they smell upon entering a home, and sometimes that opinion can carry over into their decision on whether or not the home is "ideal" for them.
As we dig more into the depths of autumn, the options of pumpkin and cinnamon become more abundant eveyrwhere you turn. When autumn turns … (0 comments)

homes: Reflecting on the Evolution of Housing Style Preferences - 08/16/15 07:10 AM
First, please understand that these ponderings are in the spirit of generalities, observations, conversations, requests, and my perceptions. There are exceptions to every rule and there are buyers for every home…. I really believe that.  It is also true that price points affect selections and requests and necessity – yes, check, given.  What I’m talking about is just a subtle shift in demand, and wish lists, and dreams, NONE of this is scientific, nor do I have data or evidence to substantiate it…. I was really just thinking – so read on in that spirit and share, if you want, what … (3 comments)

homes: In The Crevice - 07/27/15 12:42 AM
When it comes time for a home to be listed or shown, it’s important that the seller takes the time to thoroughly clean the home as well as reduce as much clutter as possible- but let’s be honest, not every home owner wants to acknowledge or accept that their home might not be “show ready” during an initial walk through.  As an agent, being sensitive with our wording is a top priority, but being honest with the goal of selling their home is also just as important.  So how would you tell someone that their home needs a deep cleaning, or … (1 comments)

homes: Gorgeous Home Located in Knoxville Tennessee - 07/26/15 09:26 AM
Introducing 2004 Cawood Falls Lane, in Knoxville, TN.  This stunning home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2790 sqft with an additional 1480 sqft. unfinished basement! Brick exterior sets the tone for this visually stunning residence YOU could call "home", with an open floor plan and high ceilings to accentuate the spaciousness you will feel as you relax in front of your fireplace with your friends and family.  Decorative crown molding and hardwood floors solidify marking this house as a must-see on your list, and the neighborhood swimming pool makes this location the ideal summer get away that doesn't actually require you to "get-away".
 
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homes: The Perils of Personal Vanity and Real Estate - 07/12/15 10:03 AM
Let’s be honest, Real Estate Professionals come face to face with their own sense of vanity (or lack of) many times in some very big…. literally BIG ways.  Think about all the places our personal images are prominently displayed.  How many portraits of our cohorts are featured in every newspaper? Many of our listing signs have our smiles prominently on view.  Our websites and social media pages are also branded with our image.  Let’s not forget the billboards…. it is a little unnerving seeing your photo on a scale THAT large as you drive by a prime advertising position.  Don’t think … (2 comments)

homes: 3 Steps to Immediately Increase Your Homes Value in Knoxville TN - 07/02/10 08:48 AM
3 Steps to Immediately Increase Your Property's Value
How can you immediately make your house in Knoxville Tennessee more appealing and more sellable to Knoxville home buyers? In this article, I`ll go over 3 steps to quickly make your house the most attractive house possible to get the highest offer. By the end of this article, you’ll have a great idea of how to increase the perceived value of your home, so you can get the fastest sale for the highest price.
Step #1 – The Landscaping
The landscaping is an often overlooked part of creating an appealing look for your … (0 comments)

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Blake Rickels

"The Name Friends Recommend"

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