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Tribute: Susan Medina | Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Photo by Glen Wood / Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Susan Medina is a Southern woman and, like many magnolias, she’s tough as nails when it comes to telling the absolute truth to clients who need to hear it. Medina, president and founder of SKM Communication Strategies, doesn’t believe in dancing around a subject. “I never tell clients what I think they’d want to hear,” she says. “I am honest and candid. I want to know I’ve brought value to them.”

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A Year of Significant Sales by North Texas’ Luxury Brokerage [VIDEO]

Video / All properties sold in 2017 by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents. 

The expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty  — more than 500 in all, in 10 offices across North Texas — propelled the firm to exceptional successes in 2017.

Per recent data from North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty sold more homes across Dallas and Fort Worth in 2017 than any other firm for properties priced more than $550,000 and more than $1 million.

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Tribute: Dickies Arena | Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Photo / Dickies Arena, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

In January 2020, the Fort Worth Stock Show &  Rodeo will open the chutes in the new Dickies Arena in the southwest corner of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The arena, echoing closely the design of the center’s iconic Art Deco tower, signifies its status as a complement to the beloved 1936 coliseum with two Deco-style towers of its own, which should make the boots-and-jeans crowd feel right at home in the new venue. Continue Reading…


Home Design Trends That Will Dominate in 2018

10210 Strait Lane, Dallas, Texas / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

With a new year comes thoughts of how to renovate, refresh and redecorate our living spaces. But design trends are notoriously fickle. The best way to be clued in? Pinterest recently released its year-end trend report, The Pinterest 100, with one hundred trend predictions — backed by global data — across its top categories. There was a 75 percent increase in home-centric Pins, according to the report. Furthermore, users put their money where their saved images are; people who use Pinterest spend 27 percent more on decor than people who don’t. Continue Reading…

5 Steps to Prepare Your Home to Sell

6009 Pompton Court, Dallas, Texas / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s an exciting time–you’ve decided to move from your current residence into the home or neighborhood of your dreams. Now it’s time to consult with your Realtor, who can advise on how to prepare your home to make a beautiful first impression and attract maximum attention—and buyers.  These tips from the National Association of Realtors will help your home shine!

Clean out,  declutter and repair—Buyers  want to imagine themselves living in their own home, not yours, so remove all personal items such as photos, knickknacks and most art objects. Buyers also want light and bright, so clean windows and shades and let the sunshine in. For the most part, today’s buyers are not looking for a project. Consult with your Realtor about which repairs are needed to make sure your home is in tip-top shape to attract desired buyers.

Stage to perfection—Some surveys show that sellers get back the money they paid for a professional stager times three. When potential buyers tour your home either online or in person, you have only seconds to hook them, to make them want to see more. A stager, working closely with your real estate agent, will help you set the tone for that first look.

Elevate curb appeal—Power wash your home, walkways, porches, fences, driveway, deck and all other outside surfaces. Freshen landscaping with seasonal plantings and a layer of mulch, add floral pots to key areas to draw attention to the front door or courtyard and consider a neutral coat of paint to convey the image of a perfectly maintained residence.

Hire a professional house photographer—Data shows the 97 percent of new home searches start online. Eye-catching photography is the first opportunity you have to engage potential buyers—whether online or in print. Photos depicting beautifully staged, professionally lit interiors tempt buyers and sell your home more quickly.

Price strategically—Today’s buyers know what home values are; they’re very smart. They’re jumping on things that are well priced, and they’re paying full price. But they’re passing on homes they don’t think are worth what the seller is asking.

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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury brokerage headquartered in North Texas. Its award-winning agents, serving clients from offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Lakewood, Uptown, The North and The Ballpark, achieved a record-breaking sales volume of $3.2 billion in 2016. Independently owned and operated by president and CEO Robbie Briggs, the firm specializes in the purchase and sale of significant properties, from historic and contemporary to waterfront, ranch and land. The company’s deep-rooted connections, superior marketing resources and global strategies, as part of the $95 billion Sotheby’s International Realty network, bring the extraordinary to every client.


North Texas’ Leading Luxury Brokerage Expands its Commercial Division

North Texas’ leading luxury brokerage is growing again. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, founded in 1960 and now more than 500 agents in 10 offices across North Texas, is expanding its Commercial Division. Clients looking for investment opportunities, development opportunities, office space, property management and more will benefit from the same levels of knowledge and exceptional service given to every buyer and seller of the brokerage’s homes, ranches and land.

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