Congratulations to the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents named to the Advocate’s annual list of the Top Realtors in Lakewood/East Dallas, as well as all professionals serving clients from the brokerage’s Lakewood office. Together, this group of neighborhood experts is helping make Lakewood/East Dallas a great place to live and work. The Advocate’s 2016 Top 25 Realtors list was compiled from data retrieved from the North Texas Real Estate Information System (NTREIS) reported volume for 2016 residential sales in Area 12 as of January 14, 2017.
Flip through the pages of this special section recognizing some of the outstanding real estate agents in Lakewood/East Dallas from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
Welcoming communities, beautiful homes, exemplary schools, and roads that are relatively traffic-free – these are just some of the factors making neighborhoods to the north so attractive to homebuyers.
Beyond creating a seamless transition for indoor-outdoor living, walls of windows can yield a significant return on investment for buyers and sellers. With efficiency a top priority for today’s homeowners, architects are installing more energy-efficient windows that considerably decrease electricity bills and add value to the home.
Whether it’s a poolside barbecue, a seasonal cooking class with a professional chef, an patio dinner party festooned with twinkle lights, or a garden brunch complete with lawn games, outdoor living amenities make it easy to bring any kind of gathering al fresco.
Homes are spending fewer days on market, especially those that are well-kept and are located in established neighborhoods.Dallas county average days on market recently slid to 37, a 29.7 percent decrease over 12 months, according to the North Texas Real Estate Information System.
Dallas-area home prices are almost 20 percent higher than before the recession and housing market crash, according to recent reports from Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. These record-level home values are a direct result of the city’s thriving economy. As long as job growth continues, buyers will see a competitive market. For sellers, this means multiple-offer situations and top-dollar sales.