Joe Hickman

Affiliate Broker
Phone: 865-306-8357

Originally a Fountain City boy, Joe and his family (Wendy, Harper, and Dalton) now live in the Forest Heights neighborhood in Bearden. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1999 where he marched in the Pride of Southland Band and managed to earn a degree while attending as few classes as possible. In the band he was in that part of the T where the football team nearly runs into the band while turning toward the sideline.

For several years Joe managed a large regional independent bookstore in Jackson, Mississippi where he did all manner of business – recruiting, training, marketing, event planning, and of course reading all of the books, and while this was tons of fun it was not in Knoxville and Knoxville was simply where he wanted to be and live.

His love of historic houses has its roots in visits to his grandparent’s Fountain City Colonial and in dating his wife Wendy when she lived in the Pickle Mansion in Fort Sanders. As an armchair Knoxville historian and major Jack Neely fan, Joe combines his love of Knoxville, business experience, and love of historic houses to help clients in all of Knoxville’s historic neighborhoods through the home buying and selling process.

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"Joe Was very professional and patient and worked hard for us. He always went above and beyond to take care of our needs. Highly recommend him."

David, -South Knoxville

Working with Joe has been such a wonderful experience for our family. He is extremely thorough, motivated, and professional, but also very fun and never once did we feel rushed or pushed into anything. He will go into a basement to check out the mechanical unit with you and the next minute he will be playing soccer with your kids so you take photos and spend a moment imagining a home's potential. Joe has the best of what you'd want in a realtor and I would recommend him to any and everyone looking for a new home. Thank you Joe!

Meg, -Fountain City

"Joe was wonderful and easy to work with. I've worked with many realtors over the years and have had many that are pushy and difficult to trust. Joe was extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy."

Kat, -South Haven

Joe was a great agent and I would gladly recommend him.

Philip, -Fourth and Gill

"Joe is extremely thorough, thoughtful, patient and prompt in addressing questions and concerns. He's been a pleasure to work with throughout the selling process."

Watson, -South Woodlawn

"We could not have asked for a better agent! Joe was extremely helpful, flexible, and knowledgeable."

Alanna, -Westwood

"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Joe. He was such a great resource and ally to us throughout this stressful process. He was so thoughtful in his responses and took time to walk us through anything that we were worried or confused about....With us coming from the suburbs, knowing next to nothing about these houses, we felt very protected and supported. We could not be happier with our gem of a house we bought."

Crystal, -Old North Knoxville

"Joe is the best!"

Chris, -Westwood

"My family and I loved working with Joe! His familiarity with and love for Knoxville, and the time that he took to understand what we were looking for, gave us confidence that he could help us find just the right house. We put Joe's even temperament to the test with a long and circuitous search process, changing our minds at several key points along the way; Joe was unflappable, always putting our needs first and taking every new development as an important step in the process. By the end, I felt that we'd gotten not just a great house, but a trusted friend in Knoxville. I couldn't recommend Joe more highly."

Josh, -Oakwood/Lincoln Park

"Joe was wonderful! I’m a long-distance buyer so that added complexity to an already complicated process. But Joe dealt with it fine and made himself totally available the week I flew in to see the house and create my list of renovation projects. He’s calm, easygoing, and knowledgeable. I’m very happy!"

Celia, -Fourth and Gill

"Joe has been great throughout the entire process."

Abdullah, -West Knoxville

"Joe was an absolute pro. He kept us relaxed when we felt anxious, got answers to all our questions during the process, and was extremely honest in his views about the house’s pros and potential cons."

Katie, -Highland Neighbors

"My experience was wonderful. Joe was thorough, communicated, followed through on each thing he said, and was so patient through the whole process. I highly recommend him if you are looking to sell your home!"

Debra, -South Haven

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