Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, Blake has lived in Knoxville for the past 15 years. Coming from a family that has been involved in real estate for over 20 years, you could say it is in his blood.
Prior to joining Alliance Sotheby's International Realty, Blake worked in management for Dick's Sporting Goods. During that time, he was responsible for over $20 million in sales. As a manager, Blake had the opportunity to gain a vast amount of experience in marketing, customer service, team building, problem-solving, and working with many different personalities. This experience has been extremely beneficial in his career as a real estate agent.
"One of the biggest lessons I learned was the importance of going the extra mile. Doing what needed to be done to make the deal happen."
Blake's honesty, diligence, and easygoing personality have helped him immensely throughout his career. Being a people-person is what initially drove Blake to pursue a career in real estate. Whether he is working with someone looking to buy or sell property, Blake listens closely to the client's needs and can easily discern what marketing efforts are needed for that specific property.
In his spare time, Blake loves being in the great outdoors. He can often be found hiking, fishing, or taking his Jeep off-roading as an active member of the Smoky Mountain Jeep Club.