homes for sale: Pools.. The American Dream... Right? - 09/14/15 03:20 AM
The idyllic mental image of a lovely home, picket fence, colorful curb appeal, and a sparkling in-ground swimming pool stimulates visions of pride, symbolizes accomplishments, and is a great way to earn the good natured envy of friends and relatives. EVERYONE dreams of owning a home with a swimming   pool … Right? (Remember Clark Griswold on Christmas Vacation?) Well, no. One of the most interestingly unpredictable conversations about properties you can begin with a group of people centers on the value of swimming pools. Opinions differ wildly! Even when you try to research the numbers, they are tainted with subjectivity … (1 comments)

homes for sale: Introducing West Knoxville Water Front Estate For Sale - 08/23/15 01:27 AM
 Introducing The Maison Vue Claire
        In Knoxville, TN, not more than a mile away from the Fort Loudoun Yacht Club, the gated River Club community of luxury homes stands aside Fort Loudoun Lake, a part of the Tennessee River. When approaching Maison Vue Claire, one is transported away from the certain knowledge that he or she has just left the lovely surroundings of an exclusive neighborhood and toward the captivating illusion that he is approaching an exquisitely secluded French Country Estate.  The gently curving private drive leads guests past lush landscaping with mature trees standing guard like soldiers … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Knoxville TN Lifestyle for Sale - 08/09/15 08:22 AM
Let’s talk honestly for a moment.  As real estate professionals we aren’t simply selling houses, or even “homes”.  Most of the time, we are selling far more than what will be transferred in the Deed.  We are selling neighborhoods, school districts, cities, and occasionally even states.  That probably sounds grand but think about it, no matter how attractive or attractively priced the home is, if it’s in a “less desirable” area of town, or neighboring properties have been neglected, if the city’s taxes are a burden, if the restrictions are unreasonable….. any of these things can effectively crush a deal.  That … (0 comments)

homes for sale: 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 for sale: Let's talk about the Brass Tacks - 06/28/15 10:10 AM
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 before the general homeowner or buyer jumps on that bandwagon…. Regardless of how far on the cutting edge one’s style preferences may be, aged brass and gold toned fixtures that have been in place since their original hay-day will NOT show well.  For the purposes of this … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Don't Return From Vacation Into a Nightmare! - 06/21/15 09:36 AM
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 chores and many of our toils and responsibilities to a mini-escape that will refresh and reinvigorate us with an abundance of fun, relaxation, and “do-nothing-we-don’t-want-to-ness” until the next year.  Most people gradually return from these vacations to their everyday lives with an unusually light and positive air … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Reasons to Rethink "For Sale By Owner" - 05/10/15 06:55 AM
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 money they profit from the sale.  I want to use the next few blogs to talk about a few things sellers should fully consider before doing this.  In this blog let’s look at the idea of price.  
Sooooo, The Price is Right
 “You NEVER have a second … (1 comments)

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Blake Rickels, "The Name Friends Recommend" (Blake Rickels Group, Realty Executives)

Blake Rickels

"The Name Friends Recommend"

Knoxville, TN

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Blake Rickels Group, Realty Executives

Address: 10255 Kingston Pike , Knoxville, TN, 37922

Mobile: (865) 207-4283

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