knoxville homes for sale: Too much of a good thing... In Real Estate? - 06/07/15 10:05 AM
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 high level of customer service and genuinely invested in her career.  Hmmm.  Now what? Well, my initial instinct was to be almost repulsed by such a statement and to take a quick step away lest the powers of bad karma should rub off on anyone within hearing.  But then she … (1 comments)

knoxville homes for sale: 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)

knoxville homes for sale: Buyers, Agents, and HOAs - 04/26/15 09:04 PM
All home buyers are affected by HOAs.  No, really…. even people who buy a home that is not a part of an HOA are affected by its absence.  See?  In fact, the Community Associations Institute trade association estimated that HOAs governed 26.3 million American homes and 65.7 million residents in 2013.  HOAs also affect me as a real estate professional.  Imagine connecting the perfect buyer with their dream home in the ideal location but then informing them that they can’t park the RV that is a big part of their lifestyle plan in the driveway…. it could be a deal breaker (and a … (1 comments)

knoxville homes for sale: The Foreign Language of Real Estate - 04/19/15 03:38 AM
Like most specialized segments of business, real estate has its own language.  Well, not really, but many of the terms and acronyms sprinkled through each conversation about buying a house can sound that way to first time home buyers.  As a professional in the field, I’m always happy to offer my guidance to clients and explain anything they don’t understand.  Sometimes though, people are nervous and don’t want to ask what something means because they fear it will make them look bad.  In truth, understanding the terms and phrases usually leads to more questions because clients can see how these things … (1 comments)

knoxville homes for sale: Looking to buy a home? - 02/21/15 02:29 AM
We've got some amazing new homes listed, but hurry- becuase they won't last long!
This spacious 2 story home sits in a cul-de-sac with a large fenced in backyard complete with a waterfall and pond. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms with the Master Bedroom on the main level. You will also find on the main level; high celins in the family room, an office/living room, large formal dining room, and an eat-in kitchen.  The second level features 3 bedrooms,  2 bathrooms, a bonus room, storage, and a balcony overlooking the family room.  A 3 car garage, and located next to … (2 comments)

knoxville homes for sale: Luxury home for sale at 12100 Southwick Circle - 03/20/10 01:31 AM

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

Mobile: (865) 207-4283

Office: (865) 966-5005

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