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5 Ways to Prepare for an Open House

05/02/2017

5552 Drane Drive, Dallas, TX 75209 / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

You already know about cleaning and de-cluttering — but did you know these five things could have an even bigger impact on potential buyers who come through your open house?

Do a rapid renovation.”

Little tweaks. Big difference. Kitchen a bit outdated? Replace the fixtures, faucets and cabinet hinges. Family-room furniture a bit beaten up? “Fix” it with fresh, white-cotton slipcovers.

3828 Greenbrier Drive | University Park, TX

3828 Greenbrier Drive | University Park, TX

Turn the bathrooms into little spas.

Create the feel of a relaxing, luxurious bath — for less than $50. Pile pretty soaps in a modern tray. Stack fluffy white washcloths and towels. Add a lightly scented candle. Buy a designer bathmat in a soothing tone, such as the palest green or lightest blue.

9500 Inwood Road | Dallas, TX

9500 Inwood Road | Sunnybrook Estates | Dallas, TX

Highlight those focal points.

Draw visitors’ eyes toward special features using bright colors and accents. A pop of red throw pillows can draw attention to a cozy window seat. A large, striking modern-art poster, framed and propped on the mantel, will really show off a fireplace.

4225 Ridgehaven Drive | Ridglea | Fort Worth, TX

4225 Ridgehaven Road | Ridglea | Fort Worth, TX

Bring nature inside.

Potted plants or a few pretty buds in a vase can help bring energy into any space and fill empty spots. Add a trendy fiddle-leaf fig tree in the living room. Put some beautiful white hydrangeas in the bedrooms.

5828 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | Dallas, TX

5828 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | Dallas, TX

Give every room a purpose.

That spare room that’s been used as a combination office/guest room/dumping ground won’t help sell the house unless you show buyers how they can use it. Pick a use — office, guest room, crafts room, game room — and clearly stage the space to showcase that purpose. They’ll see themselves living there — and your open house may just close a deal.

1567 Dove Road | Westlake, TX

1567 Dove Road | Westlake, TX

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty hosts extraordinary open houses throughout the best neighborhoods in North Texas. Every weekend, the brokerage’s expert agents are known to set the stage for success — just one more reason why sellers continue to list with the D-FW leader in luxury real estate.

To see what’s open in your neighborhood, click here.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices throughout North Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land East, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark. For all listings, open houses and more — and to explore the top neighborhoods in North Texas — visit briggsfreeman.com.

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12/12/2014

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3529 Wentwood Drive | University Park | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday
3529 Wentwood Drive 75225, University Park, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living

This light and bright traditional, brought forward for today’s modern living, is located in the highly desirable luxury enclave of University Park. Close to restaurants, shopping areas and located in the Hyer Elementary School zone, this home features a flexible and open floor plan and spacious room sizes, perfect for entertaining groups large and small.

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12/05/2014

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2 Braewick Court | North Dallas | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday

2 Braewick Court 75225, Glen Lakes, North Dallas, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living

Located on a quiet cul de sac in the premier gated Glen Lakes community, this light bright home has floor to ceiling windows and skylights throughout.  Glen Lakes continues to be one of Dallas’ finest gated communities. Its 24-hour guarded, gated entrance, two mile walking/jogging path, seven well maintained lakes and ponds, as well as two pools, hot tub, and two tennis courts provide residents with a serene lifestyle. It is in close proximity to prime shopping, downtown, the Arts District, fine dining, hospitals, and more.

14208 Hughes Lane | North Dallas | Open 1-3 p.m. Sunday

14208 Hughes Lane 75254, North Dallas, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior
Located in the prestigious Williamsburg area of North Dallas, this spacious home offers many opportunities for the buyer who desires large rooms, flexible living areas, bedrooms on the first level, and a pool and tennis court. The circular drive invites one into the foyer with 16 foot ceiling.

3515 Normandy Avenue #6 | Highland Park | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday

3515 Normandy Avenue #6 75205, Highland Park, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior

Residence features three-stories of living and entertaining space, three bedrooms, three-and-a half bathrooms, a two-car garage, the bonus of a fourth floor media-play room, 300-square foot of green space, and elevator ready.

3629 Shenandoah | Highland Park | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday

3629 Shenandoah st, highland-park,  Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-sitting
Sophisticated Highland Park home, situated on a beautifully landscaped lot. This Mediterranean home is updated in stunning modern elegance by designer Gonzalo Bueno with no expense spared. Spacious formals have 12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, custom marble fireplace mantle and French floor length windows.

Get the app: DFW Open Houses. See every open house in the region – at your fingertips. Or… Click here to see a list of all open houses this weekend.

For more beautiful homes, see briggsfreeman.comClick here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with five offices in Dallas, Uptown, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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11/01/2014

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11719 El Hara Circle | North Dallas | Open 3-5 p.m. Sunday

11719 El Hara Circle 75230, Preston Hollow, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-kitchen
This is a beautiful and romantic Mediterranean that sits on a quiet cul de sac. It has a completely private backyard with pool, outdoor living space, and fireplace. The home was built in 2005 with designer finishes throughout. The kitchen has granite counters which is open to family room. This is truly a beautiful home with tranquil and private outdoor living.

8 Glenchester Court | North Dallas | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday

8 Glenchester Court 75225, Preston Hollow, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living
This gorgeous traditional was recently remodeled in the sought after gated community in Glen Lakes. The home has three bedrooms with two and half baths. It also has Carrera marble, hardwoods, large covered patio, and a gallery.  This is a must see!

14208 Hughes Lane | North Dallas | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday

14208 Hughes Lane 75254, North Dallas, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior
Located in the prestigious Williamsburg area of North Dallas, this spacious home offers many opportunities for the buyer who desires large rooms, flexible living areas, bedrooms on the first level, and a pool and tennis court. The circular drive invites one into the foyer with 16 foot ceiling.

3733 Granada Avenue | University Park | Open 3-5 p.m. Sunday
3733 Granada Avenue, University Park, 75205, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-patio

This beautiful traditional home, nestled on a quiet street of University Park, exudes effortless style with light colors and timeless, crisp updates. The classic features of this home offers wonderful space for family living, as well as an excellent flow for entertaining. Whether outdoors in the back yard on the stone patio or at nearby Williams Park, you are within walking distance of all this exclusive community has to offer.

3441 Haynie Avenue University Park | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday

3441 Haynie Avenue, University Park, 75205, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living
This rare oversized 75×150 lot is located in the Armstrong Elementary district. The soft Contemporary home features a downstairs master, Saltillo tile floors, a gorgeous study, two living areas, an open floor plan, four bedrooms downstairs with a game room upstairs plus studio, exercise, or second office with half bath. This property is very versatile!

Get the app: DFW Open Houses. See every open house in the region – at your fingertips. Or… Click here to see a list of all open houses this weekend.

For more beautiful homes, see briggsfreeman.comClick here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with five offices in Dallas, Uptown, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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Extraordinary Open Houses for September 14 {Video}

09/13/2014

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5514 W. Amherst Avenue| Devonshire | Open Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.
5514 W. Amherst Avenue, Devonshire, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-sitting

Located on a fabulous block in the coveted Devonshire neighborhood, 5514 W. Amherst welcomes you home with its refreshingly remodeled and expanded floorplan. As you enter the home you are greeted with beautiful hardwood floors, a charming wood-burning fireplace and a living space to create that put-up-your-feet-and-relax type of environment.
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Extraordinary Open Houses for August 24

08/22/2014

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4611 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park | Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.
4611 Arcady Avenue, Highland Park, 75209, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-kitchen

Featured twice in Veranda, this utterly unique home contains 1610 square feet that live large and magnificently! Formerly 2/2, the current owner transformed this cottage into a 1/1 Provence oasis in the heart of West Highland Park. Every attention to perfect detail is evident in the fabulous finishes and extraordinary workmanship. The kitchen was designed for serious cooking and includes top appliances with room to entertain your guests.

3320 Purdue Avenue | University Park | Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.
3320 Purdue Avenue 75225, University Park, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living

This updated Tudor has a pretty drive up on a great block in University Park. This is a wonderful home at a great price close to University Park elementary school, parks , Snider Plaza and the University Park pool.

6435 Glendora Avenue | Preston Hollow | Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.
6435 Glendora Avenue 75230, Preston Hollow, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living

The cool, soft colors, and open spaces with natural lighting and modern, angular details are the hallmark of this Texas Modern Preston Hollow home. Completed in 2008, the home was built by Buford-Hawthorne Builders, Architect Bill Mackey (formerly with Frank Welch) and landscaped by David Hocker with Bonick Design. This stunning and sleek home opens to vaulted ceilings with a dramatic family area and formal dining room attached to an open concept top-of-the-line kitchen with soap and caesar stone counters, an island, breakfast bar, and kitchen dining area.

7215 Helsem Bend | North Dallas |  Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.
7215 Helsem Bend 75230, North Dallas, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-entry

This wonderful Mickey Munir traditional has four bedrooms and five full baths in the quiet and secluded Waterford on the Park community.  It is beautifully landscaped and situated on a gently curved very quiet street this retreat has great drive up appeal and is only steps from the community pool and a short walk to the community tennis courts and also to Churchill Park. 

6027 Mimosa Lane | Preston Hollow | Open Sunday 1-3 p.m.
6027 Mimosa Lane-Preston Hollow-  Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living

On one of the most charming tree-lined streets in Preston Hollow lies this four bedroom/four and a half bathroom home of complete and utter delight. Traditional in its foundation and layout, you are invited into a tranquilizing sea of soothing greys and soft yellows – both are which are accompanied by an immeasurable amount of natural light. Both the inside and outside compliment one another through charm and classical structure.

Get the app: DFW Open Houses. See every open house in the region – at your fingertips. Or… Click here to see a list of all open houses this weekend.

For more beautiful homes, see briggsfreeman.comClick here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with five offices in Dallas, Uptown, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.