Associate Broker, Team Leader
I am the Principal Broker of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Cypress located in Lexington, KY. I have been a lifetime resident of Kentucky and love everything the Bluegrass Region has to offer. My mission was to maintain a small boutique feel that emphasized technology without losing that personal service. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with both my Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and my Masters in Business Administration. My time there definitely influenced my love of the Kentucky Wildcats! Although, I attribute my most valuable education to a six week study-abroad in Italy where I focused on business. I became a licensed real estate agent in 2004, and founded Nick Ratliff Realty Team in the summer of 2010. I am also certified in many relocation services including: Cartus Relocation Services, Sibcy Cline Relocation Services, and Sirva Relocation Services.
What was your childhood ambition?
I wanted to be an architect.
Why did you create Nick Ratliff Realty Team?
I created Nick Ratliff Realty Team with the intent to provide people with a higher level of service. In order to do that, I found it was most efficient to divide the many roles an individual agent takes on into specialized roles.
Who lives in your house?
Ashely, my wife, and Ella, our dog.
If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would you go?
I would take a RV across country.
Whats your favorite snack?
Chocolate chip cookies.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
My first car was a ’68 Camaro that I never got to drive.
What are the most common mistakes people make with your name?
My name is spelled Nicholas Ratliff. But a lot of people spell my first name Nicolas, or Nickolas. With my last name they spell it Ratliffe, Raclif, Racliff, Racliffe, Radcliff, Ratliss, or Ratcliff.
What inspires you?
My faith in Jesus Christ and providing for my family.
What’s your favorite sport?
I love college football, but there’s nothing like watching UK basketball!
What’s one thing on your bucket list?
To have a conversation with a US President.