About the RKiHomes Team
When Hope needed to sell her home, one of her biggest concerns was keeping it neat and presentable to make it more appealing to buyers so she could get top dollar. With two small, active children, she knew that this was no small task.
That’s where Brenda Richterkessing stepped in. Brenda and the RKiHomes Team are so passionate about “staging” homes—putting them in the best possible light—that one of their included services is bringing in skilled interior designers to spruce up, clean out, upgrade, and rearrange to make the home inviting and attractive to potential buyers. Brenda brought in Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP) who understood the delicate balance between showing the best the house had to offer with Hope and her family’s need to continue living, playing, and working in their home until a buyer was found.
Hope’s house not only sold in three days to the first family that toured it, it also brought the highest dollar any home in their neighborhood ever had.
In the meantime, Brenda had searched for and found a house in a growing community for Hope and her family to call their new home, negotiating an aggressive offer to help Hope and her family take advantage of the current distressed market conditions. Hope will tell you the transition was smooth and worry-free, that Brenda invested so much time into the details, that she didn’t have to, and that the RKiHomes Team made what could have been a stressful time an enjoyable one. And, in both transactions, selling and buying, Brenda was instrumental in helping Hope's family net the best possible scenario's. As Hope said, "Brenda's understanding of this changing market is second to none and that really paid off for my family financially."
The Power to Move You
As one of the Atlanta area’s premier real estate professionals, Brenda is devoted to helping you make the most of your buying or selling opportunities. She combines her extensive business experience with a comprehensive, and customizable, array of services to ensure that you get results—fast!
When you are ready to buy or sell in the Atlanta area, call on Brenda Richterkessing. You’ll quickly come to understand why her business is built on referrals. With a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development, Brenda’s corporate experience includes a strong emphasis in the banking and financial services industries, so she can easily explain and help with all the financial facets of your contract. She is a thorough communicator; she keeps you updated all along the way, and has a great gift for making you feel like her only client.
Whatever your real estate needs, the RKiHomes Team has the Power to Move You.
More Power to You
Well into her career in the corporate world, Brenda Richterkessing began to have this recurring feeling that she wanted to make more of a difference in people’s lives. She wasn’t fully satisfied in the corporate world even though she was completely dedicated to it and had dozens of awards and accolades to her credit. She found herself thinking more and more about how she could use her extensive business experience to help others in a more tangible way. It was around this same time that her sister’s job relocated from Tennessee to Florida. Brenda flew down to help her sister with the real estate process and fell in love with it all–searching for the perfect house in the perfect community, the contract negotiations, the financing, the details, the closing—everything! The day her sister moved into her lovely new home, Brenda knew that helping others through these major decisions and life transitions was what she was meant to do.
Some years later, Brenda has garnered a number of impressive real estate records. Her business experience and warm, personal approach helped her to become one of the area’s top agents in her first year in the business. But, she is not driven by the industry’s idea of success; she is motivated by one driving force—helping position her clients for their major life events and making it easier for them to make the transition. Whether it’s a new marriage, a new baby, a new job, a divorce, downsizing, or upsizing, she understands that your decision to buy or sell a home is almost always due to a significant life event.
Experience Powers Results
As a former top-notch executive for Fortune 500 and leading technology companies, Brenda brings strong negotiation skills, exceptional professional standards, and impeccable client service into the process.
With a sixth sense for technology, Brenda and her team leverage their high-tech skills to customize your buying or selling experience in a number of exciting ways:
Brenda's team was using GPS technology before most people even owned a GPS. She continues to raise the bar by helping clients, especially those who relocate to Atlanta, to see the entire real estate picture mapping out the locations of potential homes in relation to other important places such as offices, schools, activity centers, and places of worship;
Downloading maps and information from the satellite technology into a quick reference portable leave-behind manual;
Building an easy-to-use personalized web site for each client that enables you to view new or changed listings and categorize properties that match all your specific criteria and create a way to categorize and store your favorites are just a few of the special touches you will receive when you work with the RKiHomes Team.
Innovative marketing is another fundamental key to the success of the RkiHomes Team. Brenda has an insider’s understanding of marketing through technology and uses this knowledge to develop high-end campaigns for your property that blend the use of internet syndication, search engine optimization, and call capture technologies while incorporating beautiful layouts and designs of traditional print and website materials. It doesn't hurt that Brenda is also a skilled graphic designer as well as a professional photographer!
Brenda’s exceptional business know-how helps ensure that your transaction is skillfully and successfully completed and that you get the results you want and need.
The RKiHomes Team Advantage
The RKiHomes Team provides the highest standards of excellence in helping you with your home sale or purchase, from exceptionally personalized attention to high-tech support. Brenda loves the real estate profession and it shows. She found a way to combine her desire to help others with her business experience and the results are nothing short of remarkable.
When you hire Brenda, you hire a team of experts who work behind the scenes to ensure your complete satisfaction. The RKiHomes Team handles all the details of your transaction leaving Brenda free to focus on what matters most: YOU. Her team is committed to exceptionally high standards in everything they do and that’s what makes the RKiHomes Team one of the leading real estate service providers in the Atlanta market.
Founder and Team Leader
Brenda is a licensed ASSOCIATE BROKER®, Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS), and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). She excels at all points of the buying and selling process marketing, consulting, negotiating, and ensuring that contracts go well for all buyers and sellers. Her undergraduate degree in Public Relations and a Masters degree in Human Resources Development combined with her 20 years in corporate leadership positions ensure that you are not working with just an "Average" REALTOR®...you are working with the very best!
Once your home is under contract, La'Rhett will ensure that everything goes smoothly from contract to close. She will make sure your closing is scheduled and will coordinate all the necessary paperwork required. And, she will keep everyone in the loop, including you, your agent, your lender, the co-op agent, and the closing attorney. Not sure who to contact to transfer over your utilities? No worries, La'Rhett will let you know. Consider her your concierge to answer any last minute questions. She will keep track of the details so you don't have to!
Beth Carscallen, ASP
Home Staging Specialist
Beth Carscallen is an Accredited Staging Professional™. She is the past Assistant Director for the Cobb County Developer's Association and participates in the Atlanta Board of REALTORS Benefit Partnership Program. She and her team of professional stagers are tasked with assisting you with positioning your home in the best possible light to receive top market value in the shortest time possible.
Vice President, Mortgage Consultant
Jill is committed to providing World Class Customer Service to each of our RKiHomes Team clients. Jill has earned the top sales distinction known as Achiever's Club and also has served as a mentor to Junior Associates. Her knowledge, experience, and dedication make the mortgage process hassle free for home buyers. By keeping you informed throughout the entire process your mind will be at ease!
Pamela S. Robinson, Partner
Attorney - Neel and Robinson
Pam and her team at Neel & Robinson are committed to closing transactions giving quality service to all parties involved. The team of professionals at Neel & Robinson is highly qualified in residential real estate and understand that customer service is a cornerstone of their business. They strive to gather information in a timely manner so that closings are organized, on time and efficiently handled.
Pam was born in Atlanta, GA and admitted to bar in 1985. She is a graduate of Auburn University (B.A. 1981) and the University of Georgia (J.D. 1985). She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Assocation (Real Estate Section).