Knoxville TN Real Estate by Blake Rickels

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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 ...
04/19/2015
When potential buyers or any visitors really, pull up to your home, one of the first things that grabs their attention is your yard.  Is it lush and green? Is it neatly mowed and well maintained?  The answers to these subconscious questions tell a great deal about you and what you invest in your ...
04/12/2015
There is just something special about pulling up to a house with a well kept lawn.  Not only is the plush green grass aesthetically appealing, it also sends messages to the subconscious about how the owners take care of the house maintenance.  A perfect lush green lawn is a reflection of the owne...
04/05/2015
Spring is here! And with that? The desire to garden!  Landscape brings curb appeal to not only homes preparing to sell, but also homes that have no intention of being sold, because A) the homeowner actually enjoys the look, and B) you are helping any other neighbors who may be preparing to list t...
03/29/2015
You've probably heard of, possibly read, and might have even seen "50 Shades of Grey", but do you know what's even more impressive, catchy, and confusing?  How about 50 shades of neutral. Or, what you experience when you go to a local hardware store and attempt to pick out a "neutral" color... Ta...
03/22/2015
    As stated in a previous blog, making some investments in turning your home into the “HOUSE” of someone elses's dreams enhances your selling process.  Why? Well, when someone else looks at your home, they see all of the elements that have made it the comfortable part of “you” throughout your o...
03/15/2015
Selling your house is a BIG decision, as mentioned in the previous blog, that usually takes a great deal of thought and emotion.  This process frequently involves a certain amount of bitter sweet detachment, as you imagine leaving behind your home which has been the setting of many personal and f...
03/08/2015
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...
03/01/2015
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 als...
02/21/2015
So many times, you hear or see realtors speak of the "market". They tell you the market is "good", the market is "bad", the market is "crazy", etc. They use these tactics to pursuade you one way or the other.  But as a home buyer, or seller, (or both) you should understand exactly what "market" i...
02/13/2015
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