realtor: It's Just Business... Right? Certainly Not. - 02/09/16 04:16 AM
“Oh come now, it’s just business.” How many times do we say…. or at least think…. this each day. Buying and selling properties is what we do. We help people sell their homes and buy different homes.  That’s the bottom line right? (Of course I’m focusing on residential real estate for these purposes.) It’s how we make our living, and sometimes to be successful, we have to hit people with some brutal truths.
Occasionally we have to tone down our impulses for frankness a bit. We may be thinking: “Please for the love of all those waiting to watch another episode … (3 comments)

realtor: Knoxville, TN Realtor Recognized for Million-Dollar Successes - 01/27/16 02:14 AM
News Release
Local Real Estate Professional Recognized for Million-Dollar Successes
Blake Rickels Earns Membership in Prestigious Million Dollar Guild®
Knoxville, TN ) – Blake Rickles, of The Blake Rickels Group with Keller Williams Realty, has been recognized by the prestigious Institute for Luxury Home Marketing for his recent performance in the million-dollar and above luxury home market within the Knoxville, TN & surrounding areas.
“Real Estate professionals who have earned admittance to The Institute’s Million Dollar Guild® not only have specific upper-tier market knowledge, but they also understand the unique needs of affluent buyers and sellers and recognize the importance of being discreet,” … (0 comments)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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".
For more information, or to … (22 comments)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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)

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

Office: (865) 693-3232

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