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At Home in America’s Ninth-Hottest Market: Fort Worth, Texas

06/28/2017

Private and secluded in Fort Worth ISD: 4836 Bryce Avenue is listed by Ashley Mooring. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

“In Tarrant County, houses are moving,” says Zareen Khan, director of sales at the Cultural District office of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “The higher the price point, the more inventory there is. Although there is a lot of inventory, the first quarter of 2017 saw double the number of sales of homes over $1 million than the first quarter of 2016.”

That tracks directly with Forbes naming Fort Worth the ninth-hottest housing market in the U.S. this year. The home prices boggle: Fort Worth’s are up 9 percent, year over year for three years, and are predicted to go up 17 percent in the next three years.

Here, enjoy a selection of some significant listings in Fort Worth, exclusively represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

4767 Overton Woods Drive | Overton Woods
Listed by Veronica Stimson

Listed by Veronica Stimson

4167 Charron Lane | Ridglea Hills
4167 Charron Lane, Clay Brants-living room

Listed by Clay Brants

1410 Washington Terrace | Crestmont

Listed by John Zimmerman

1301 Throckmorton Street 2004 | Downtown Fort Worth
Listed by Allison Hayden and Michelle Perry

Listed by Allison Hayden and Michelle Perry

6208 Indian Creek Drive | Westover Hills
Listed by John Zimmerman

Listed by John Zimmerman

4836 Bryce Avenue | Chamberlain Arlington Heights
Listed by Ashley Mooring

Listed by Ashley Mooring

9404 Marbella Drive | Montserrat
9404 Marbella Drive, John Zimmerman-living room

Listed by John Zimmerman

8221 W FM 1187 | Ashbriar
Listed by Amy Chairez and Duke Chairez

Listed by Amy Chairez and Duke Chairez

Discover more exclusively listed homes in Fort Worth and its surrounds, here. 

 

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.

Buzz, The Update

One Local Firm, Four of America’s Top Agents | REAL Trends The Thousand

06/27/2017

The Thousand is annually ranked by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Photo / REAL Trends 

In the June 23 issue of The Wall Street Journal, REAL Trends named four Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents to The Thousand, its annual ranking of the top 1,000 real-estate professionals and teams in the United States. Across Dallas and Fort Worth, these expert agents are the best in the business.

Not only are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty’s Becky Frey, Tom Hughes and Michelle Wood on the new ranking of the top 250 individuals by volume, they rank as the top three agents, respectively, in all of Dallas. The firm’s Fort Worth–based John Zimmerman made two lists: the top 250 individuals by volume and the top 250 individuals by transaction sides. In the rankings, Zimmerman is the No. 1 Fort Worth–based agent in the country and the No. 2 agent in all of Texas — and in the top .001 percent of agents in the entire U.S.

REAL Trends, founded in 1987, is the leader in ranking the performance of residential real-estate services firms, agents and teams in the U.S. The REAL Trends ranking considers data, verified by independent sources, for more than 1,000 brokerages.

“I know how talented and dedicated our agents are,” says Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, “but it’s nice to see an outside party recognize how solid our relationships are between our agents and our buyers and sellers.”

To John, Becky, Tom and Michelle: Congratulations! You are achieving the extraordinary. 

As published in Mansion, The Wall Street Journal's luxury real-estate section, on June 23, 2017.

Photo / As published in Mansion, The Wall Street Journal’s luxury real-estate section, on June 23, 2017.

 

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury real-estate brokerage, established in 1960, headquartered in North Texas. Its nearly 500 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.

Beauty, The Update

Luxury Lakefront Homes to Enjoy Year-Round

05/30/2017

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Calming. Invigorating. Living by the water is like a holiday — every day. Your days begin and end with beauty. Thoughts are clearer. Conversations are more memorable. In this era of tap-tap, swipe-swipe, hurry up and hurry over, there is nothing like connecting with water. The expert agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty can find the perfect place for you. Here, just a few of its many listings with water views.

See all lakefront homes, listed exclusively with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. 

5400 Gee Road | Granbury — Lake Granbury

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Listed by Michael D. Crain

21 Robledo Drive | Dallas — Private lake

Listed by Amy Detwiler

Listed by Amy Detwiler

2411 Cactus Rio Lane | Weatherford — Brazos River

Listed by Emily Beck and William Woods

9900 Boat Club Road | Fort Worth — Eagle Mountain Lake

Listed by Bip Nauta

Listed by Bip Nauta

Mariposa del Lago: 7941 Summit Cove | Fort Worth — Eagle Mountain Lake

Listed by John Zimmerman

Listed by John Zimmerman

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.

Beauty, Buzz, The Update

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.

Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 3.21.2017 {Video}

03/21/2017

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The Spring market has begun in North Texas! Take a look at these beautiful properties in Fort Worth, Dallas, McKinney, Highland Park and more!

1201 Stetson Lane | Graford 

1201 Stetson Lane | Graford | Listed by John Zimmerman living

Listed by John Zimmerman 

9963 Boat Club Road | Fort Worth 

9963 Boat Club Road | Fort Worth | Listed by Bip Nauta living

Listed by Bip Nauta 

1301 Throckmorton Street #2004 | Downtown Fort Worth 

1301 Throckmorton Street #2004 | Downtown Fort Worth | Listed by Allison Hayden living

Listed by Allison Hayden 

2821 Harlanwood Drive | Fort Worth 

2821 Harlanwood Drive | Fort Worth | Listed by Carley Moore living

Listed by Carley Moore 

300 Park Lake Drive | McKinney 

300 Park Lake Drive | McKinney | Listed by Debra Brown living

Listed by Debra Brown 

4229 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park 

4229 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park | Listed by Susan Marcus

Listed by Susan Marcus 

3405 Princeton Avenue | Highland Park 

3405 Princeton Avenue | Highland Park | Listed by Vicki White sitting

Listed by Vicki White 

3912 Holland Avenue | Turtle Creek 

3912 Holland Avenue | Turtle Creek | Listed by Nancy Dunning living

Listed by Nancy Dunning  

Explore these neighborhoods and more at BriggsFreeman.com.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, Business, The Update

Expert Advice: 10 Ways to Prepare Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar

03/01/2017

Lovingly maintained with designer upgrades in a premier Park Cities location. 3224 Centenary Ave. is listed by Meredith Houston. Photos /Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s true…within seconds of walking in the door, buyers have made up their mind about your treasured home. Do yourself a favor and educate yourself on how to best prepare your home if you’re looking to achieve top dollar. Below, real estate professionals share their advice on the 10 best ways to polish a home to inspire a profitable sale.
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Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 2.27.2017 {Video}

02/28/2017

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

2443 Medford Court | Park Hill | Fort Worth 

2443 Medford Court 76109, Park Hill, Fort Worth, John Zimmerman

Listed by John Zimmerman

657 Benavente Court | Montserrat | Fort Worth 

4657 Benavente Court 76126, Montserrat, Fort Worth, John Zimmerman pool

Listed by John Zimmerman

3060 Dove Road | Westlake 

3060 Dove Road 76262, Westlake, Wynne Moore, Perry Moore living

Listed by Wynne Moore and Perry Moore

66 Braewood Place | Glen Abbey | Dallas 

66 Braewood Place 75248, Glen Abbey, Dallas, Faisal Halum, Lera Lee

Listed by Faisal Halum and Lera Lee

9720 Audubon Place | Preston Hollow | Dallas  

9720 Audubon Place 75220, Preston Hollow, Dallas, Lisa Besserer dining

Listed by Lisa Besserer

3901 Turtle Creek Boulevard #9 | Turtle Creek | Dallas 

3901 Turtle Creek Boulevard #9 75219, Turtle Creek, Dallas, Bryan Crawford, Amanda Crawford kitchen

Listed by Bryan Crawford and Amanda Crawford

4433 Bordeaux Avenue | Highland Park  

4433 Bordeaux Avenue 75205, Highland Park, Caroline Summers fireplace

Listed by Caroline Summers

3421 Beverly Drive | Highland Park 

3421 Beverly Drive 75205, Highland Park, Michelle Wood living

Listed by Michelle Wood

3525 Centenary Avenue | University Park  

3525 Centenary Avenue 75225, University Park, Jennifer Miller

Listed by Jennifer Miller

22217 Toenail Trail | Christoval 

22217 Toenail Trail 76935, Christoval, Emily Beck

Listed by Emily Beck

Explore these neighborhoods and more. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, Extraordinary Open Houses, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 1.29.2017 {Video}

01/30/2017

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

5351 Livingston Avenue | Mockingbird Park | Dallas

5351 Livingston Ave Dallas 75209- pool

Listed by Becky Frey 

5610 Caruth Boulevard | Devonshire | Dallas 

5610 Caruth Blvd | Devonshire, 75209- sitting

Listed by Erica G Kuppin 

4412 Lorraine Avenue | Highland Park West 

4412 Lorraine Avenue- kitchen

Amy Detwiller  

5131 Shadywood Lane | Bluffview | Dallas 

5131 Shadywood Lane- entry

Listed by Caroline Summers 

2845 Hood Street | Turtle Creek | Dallas 

2845 Hood Street | Turtle Creek- sitting

Listed by Faisal Halum  

9970 Strait Lane | Preston Hollow | Dallas 

9970 Strait Lane | Preston Hollow, 75220- living

Listed by Lisa Besserer 

748 Deforest Road | Coppell

748 Deforest Road Coppell 75019- living

 Listed by Maureen Steitle 

6638 Lakeshore DriveLakewood | Dallas

6638 Lakeshore Drive | Lakewood, 75214- sitting

 Listed by Kelley Theriot McMahon 

6320 Llano AvenueLakewood Heights | Dallas

6320 Llano Avenue | Lakewood Heights

Listed by Kelley Theriot McMahon 

6100 Lake Shore DriveEagle Mountain Lake | Fort Worth 

6100 Lake Shore Drive Fort Worth 76179 lake

Listed by John Zimmerman 

8853 Random Road | Eagle Mountain Lake | Fort Worth 

8853 Random Road | Eagle Mountain Lake, 76179 deck

Listed by Amy Chairez 

4609 Saint Laurent Court | Montserrat | Fort Worth 

4609 Saint Laurent Court | Montserrat

Listed by  John Zimmerman

Explore these neighborhoods and more. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 12.19 {Video}

12/20/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury properties and ranch land  just listed in North Texas including Fort Worth, Southlake, Dallas and more!

Sabana River Ranch | 0 CR 408 | Carbon 

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Listed by David Burgher and Harlan Ray 

Steele Creek Ranch | 1 FM 927  | Morgan 

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Listed by David Burgher and Harlan Ray 

510 Valley Vista Drive | Gordon 

510-valley-vista-drive-76453-gordon-john-zimmerman-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-exterior

Listed by John Zimmerman 

4000 Bent Elm Lane | Riverhills | Fort Worth 

4000-bent-elm-lane-76109-riverhills-fort-worth-john-zimmerman-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-entry

Listed by John Zimmerman 

3601 Bellaire Drive S | Bellaire | Fort Worth 

3601-bellaire-drive-s-76109-bellaire-fort-worth-john-zimmerman-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-exterior

Listed by John Zimmerman 

209 Woodsong Way | Southlake 

209-woodsong-way-76092-southlake-jeff-watson-cheryl-staley-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-kitchen

Listed by Jeff Watson and Cheryl Staley 

310 Silverwood Circle | Southlake 

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Listed by Tommy Pennington 

612 Frontier Court | Colleyville 

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Listed by Tommy Pennington 

4412 Windsor Ridge Drive | Irving 

4412-windsor-ridge-drive-75038-irving-brandon-hawkins-pogir-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-entry

Listed by Brandon Hawkins and Pogir 

6350 Belmont Avenue | Lakewood | Dallas 

6350-belmont-avenue-75214-lakewood-gia-marshello-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-entry

Listed by Gia Marshello 

3534 Fairmount Street | Uptown Dallas 

3534-fairmount-street-75219-uptown-dallas-deborah-arnold-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-exterior

Listed by Deborah Arnold 

Explore these neighborhoods and more. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 12.12.2016 {Video}

12/12/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Beautiful homes and ranches just listed in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, McKinney, Dallas, Highland Park, and more!

257 Silver Spur Drive | Weatherford 

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Listed by Emily Beck and William Woods
5431 El Campo Avenue | Chamberlain Arlington Heights | Fort Worth 

5431-el-campo-avenue-76107-chamberlain-arlington-heights-john-zimmerman-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-fireplace

Listed by John Zimmerman 

1021 Winfield Court | Westlake 

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Listed by Tommy Pennington 

Trio Texas Ranch | 1180 McReynolds Road | Sanger

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Listed by David Burgher and Harlan Ray 

8420 Old Hickory Lane | McKinney 

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Listed by Nicole Smith 

1527 Seevers Avenue | Oak Cliff | Dallas 

1527-seevers-avenue-75216-oak-cliff-jennifer-stolarski-emily-ruth-cannon-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-dining

Listed by Jennifer Stolarski and Emily Ruth Cannon 

7427 Centenary Avenue | Caruth Hills | Dallas 

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Listed by Lucy Johnson 

4325 Westway Avenue | Highland Park 

4325-westway-avenue-75205-highland-park-meredith-ferrell-brenda-ray-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-sitting

Listed by Meredith Ferrell and Brenda Ray 

4336 Edmondson Avenue | Highland Park 

4336-edmondson-avenue-75205-highland-park-joan-eleazer-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-living

Listed by Joan Eleazer 

9321 Springwater Drive | Lindenwood Park | Dallas 

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Listed by Vicki White 

16460 County Road 109 | Kaufman 

16460-county-road-109-75142-kaufman-larry-allen-briggs-freeman-sothebys-international-realty-homes-for-sale-gate

Listed by Larry Allen 

Explore these neighborhoods and more. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in  Dallas,  Fort Worth Cultural District,  Fort Worth-Mira Vista,  UptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.