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Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS), Leadership Training Graduate (LTG), Military Relocation Professional (MRP)

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"Mickey Rakes and his team held our hands and walked us through the selling process, always with a smile and sincerity! Would highly recommend The Rakes Team!"

- B. Fanning, Charleston, SC


"I have had the pleasure of working with Mickey many times in many different real estate transactions. He is my go to guy because of his knowledge, professionalism, and just great temperament and personality. A pleasure to work with"

- Dr. M. Miller, Mt. Pleasant, SC


About me

Let's face it ... Today's world has become pretty impersonal; automated tellers, voice mail systems, warehouse stores. Convenient, yes, but sometimes daunting; you wish you could find people who care? Whether Buying or Selling a home, I care and can help!

I have been happily married to my high school sweetheart for 48 years. We are blessed with 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren! My wife Mary and our daughters, Jenny and Becky are all Realtors! Real Estate is not a hobby for our family, it is our Profession! With all humility, I would like to add that we are good at it! I have been a Real Estate Broker for over 38 years and have also been blessed to consistently be one of the top agents for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokers, the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors and in South Carolina!

For those of you that are relocating to or from the Charleston area, I would like to assure you that I understand the complexities and potential hardships of relocating. I can and do empathize with you. My father was career Air Force and therefore my mother, sister I moved numerous times as Dad was transferred. I always seemed to be the new kid in a different school state.

I followed my father's military footsteps by enlisting in the Navy. I spent 10 years in the Submarine service, during which time I had to move my family from base to base as I was transferred. I have lived in numerous states, countries, cities towns and can draw from that experience to better assist you.

We at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokers are a member of the CARTUS network which is the industry leader in Global mobility, with hundreds of corporate government clients (including Navy Federal Credit Union), assisting nearly 160,000 transferees each year across approximately 165 countries. CARTUS has very high standards, provides extensive training and requires background checks on its team members. I have obtained the coveted designations as a Certified CARTUS Relocation Specialist and Military Relocation Professional.

Today's home buyers and sellers are more educated and sophisticated than in years past. My desire to stay ahead of this constantly changing industry finds me persistently searching for better, faster and smarter techniques to get the job done. Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging every day, you need a professional who understands the industry and is positioned to stay ahead of the game. I go that extra mile to help you achieve your goals. I can provide a detailed marketing plan designed to get you moving. Exposure to local and surrounding markets is the key to a successful purchase or sale! I know local market conditions, mortgage options, and neighborhoods.

Our affiliation with CARTUS combined with my own personal experiences gives me a truly unique prospective to assist those relocating.

My profession allows me to touch and to be touched by peoplersquo;s lives. I both appreciate and take this privilege to heart. I believe Trust is a precious commodity and will work hard to earn yours. I am a highly skilled Real Estate professional. I believe in Honesty, Integrity, Family Faith!

Buying a Home? I take the time to listen to your needs and desires, and find your dream home. Your total satisfaction is my number one priority.
Selling a Home? I'll get your home sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. My online and offline marketing programs will give you the edge you need to sell your home. I don't want to just list your home, I want to sell it! Fast!

I serve the entire Charleston metropolitan area including Berkeley, Dorchester Charleston counties. Please contact me for a private consultation. My number is 843.696.5748.

Specialties Include:

First Time Buyers, Dream Home, Quality Home, Residential, Move-Up Home, Commercial, Land, Luxury Homes, Relocation, Military Relocation, Historic Home, Retirement, Investment, Executive Home, Country Property, Acreage, New Home, New Construction, Custom Home, Farm And Ranch