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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, 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, Buzz, The Update

Five Beauties in Bluffview

01/30/2017

Gracious rooms, crisp white walls and mahogany moldings are just a few details that entice at 5131 Shadywood Lane. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It may have started out as a 215-acre dairy farm nestled next to Bachman Creek, but Bluffview is now home to many of the most beautiful and architecturally distinct homes in Dallas. With rolling hills, 50 ft. cliffs, winding streets and lot sizes that range from .25-acre parcels to multi-acre estates, the area’s highly desirable topography has attracted premier architects such as Charles Dilbeck and O’Neil Ford, who designed homes that harmonize with the picturesque surroundings.

Close to Dallas’ top private schools, within minutes of world class shopping at NorthPark Center and near major business centers, Bluffview is a pastoral respite in a vibrant community. These, and other beautiful homes, can be viewed at briggsfreeman.com.

5131 Shadywood Lane

5131 Shadywood Lane, Caroline Summers, Bluffview, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-hallway

Listed by Caroline Summers.

8714 Midway Road

Listed by Jan Baldwin.

4721 Cherokee Trail

4721 Cherokee Trail, Michelle Wood, Bluffview, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-living room

Listed by Michelle Wood.

5011 Shadywood Lane

5011 Shadywood Lane, Bluffview, Caroline Summers, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-dining room

Listed by Caroline Summers.

8712 Canyon Drive

8712 Canyon Drive, Bluffview, Erica Kuppin, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-living room

Listed by Erica Kuppin.

To learn more about living in Bluffview, 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, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.

Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 11.28.2016 {Video}

11/28/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Extraordinary luxury homes just listed in North Texas last week! Get a sneak peek of what was listed in your dream neighborhood.

8604 E Cantera Way | La Cantera 

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Listed by John Zimmerman 

3625 Sunrise Ranch Road | Southlake 

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Listed by Nanette Ecklund-Luker and Brian Luker 

2912 Riverbrook Way | Southlake 

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Listed by Tommy Pennington 

105 Clariden Ranch Road | Southlake 

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Listed by Wynne Moore and Perry Moore 
5760 Bernay Lane | Plano 

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Listed by Carla Whitefield 

3505 Harvard Avenue | Highland Park 

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Listed by Michelle Wood 

1918 Olive Street #2001 | Uptown Dallas 

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Listed by Faisal Halum 

140 N Charles Street | Alys Beach, FL

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Listed by Susan Baldwin and Ginger Nobles

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.  

Bought!, The Update

Just Sold in North Texas 10.6.2016 {Video}

10/11/2016

Photos and video  / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Here’s a look at a few of the beautiful homes recently sold in North Texas neighborhoods! To see more properties sold by the expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, click here.

6159 Preston Creek Drive | North Dallas – SOLD
6159 Preston Creek Drive 75240, Far North Dallas, GIna Lester, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-living
6311 Bryan Parkway | Lakewood – SOLD
6311 Bryan Parkway 75214, Swiss Ave Historic District, Elizabeth Mast, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-front
1999 McKinney Avenue #1808 | Uptown Dallas – SOLD
1999 Mckinney Avenue #1808 75201, Uptown Dallas,  Lisa Besserer, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-living 2
4120 Stanford Avenue | University Park – SOLD
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4400 Livingston Avenue | Highland Park – SOLD
4400 Livingston Avenue 75205, Highland Park, Michelle Wood, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-breakfast2
3410 Spur 408 | Duncanville – SOLD
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9975 Boat Club Road | Fort Worth – SOLD
9975 Boat Club Road 76179, Eagle Mountain Lake, Clay Brants, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-dining
2101 Denver Drive | Southlake – SOLD

2101 Denver Drive | Southlake, TX, 76092

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, Uptown,Lakewood,Southlake,The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The BallparkVisit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

Beauty, Business, The Update

Set the Stage for Fall – Seven Tips for Home Staging that Sells

10/05/2016

No detail is left untouched at 6210 Willow Lane in North Dallas. Listed by Faisal Halum. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

On average, a staged home sells 88 percent faster – and for 20 percent more – than a home that’s not, according to acclaimed professional stager Meridith Baer. Smart staging makes a major impact and creates an environment that leaves room for potential buyers to envision their own sense of style.

Reports from the National Association of Realtors state that homebuyers make their decision in the first 90 seconds of seeing a house. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced real estate agent and even a professional stager to prepare your home to appeal to the broadest number of people and bring the highest dollar.

So how do you make the maximum impact in that first minute and a half? Consider these tips:

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Beauty, Extraordinary Open Houses

Fall Open House Tour: Park Cities {Video}

09/29/2016

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

A home in the Park Cities is a home in the quintessential American neighborhood.

Fall is here! Kick off the new season – and, hopefully, the start of cooler weather – with the Fall Open House Tour on Sunday, Oct. 2.

This weekend, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is opening doors to more than 200 homes in North Texas neighborhoods. To see a full list of houses and open times, visit briggsfreeman.com/falltour.

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Beauty, The Update

Beauties in Bluffview

09/14/2016

4603 Bluffview Boulevard | Listed by Molly Hurt and Marcy Haggar. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

What’s in a name? Cliffs overlooking Bachman Branch and its tributaries, as well as gently rolling hills, towering trees and crisscrossing creeks – all are part of the distinctive typography in Bluffview. Its true namesake is the famous point where visitors and residents alike admire breathtaking views from a 50-foot drop down to a tributary of Bachman Creek. It’s no wonder this picturesque, upscale neighborhood is one of the most sought-after in Dallas.

Here’s a look at what’s available in Bluffview:

8545 Midway Road | Listed by Anne Goyer and LeeLee Gioia

8545 Midway Road 75209, Park Cities, Anne Goyer, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-pool

Hidden among 1.26 acres, a light-filled Mediterranean reveals itself behind a breathtaking courtyard. Exuding a flavor of old Santa Barbara, the understated yet exceedingly elegant home has a relaxed pastoral ambience. Clean lines and gracious spaces are accentuated by wide plank wooden floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and a multitude of fireplaces.

4603 Bluffview Boulevard | Listed by Molly Hurt and Marcy Haggar

4603 Bluffview Blvd 75209, Bluffview, Molly Hurt, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-night sitting

Every square foot of this home has been carefully tailored and proportioned to create a sense of space inside and out. Limestone walls and 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows frame the light-filled open floor plan overlooking a park-like setting.

4721 Cherokee Trail | Listed by Michelle Wood

4721 Cherokee Trail 75209, Bluffview, Michelle Wood, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool

This lovely traditional home sits on .38 landscaped acres in sought-after Bluffview Estates. The oversized family room with a fireplace features a wet bar and several French doors that overlook the beautiful backyard. There, an attached grill, fire pit area, and a heated pool and spa offer endless outdoor entertaining options.

8712 Canyon Drive | Listed by Erica Kuppin

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This charming cottage on a beautiful treed lot has the floor plan everyone is looking for. The spacious, open kitchen is equipped with a farmhouse sink. French doors open from the den to the back patio, which is equipped with a built-in grill and brick pizza oven.

To learn more about living in Bluffview, 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, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark

Beauty, The Update

The Power of Pink

09/08/2016

4905 Westbriar Drive | Fort Worth. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Unassuming, captivating, authoritative, sophisticated and refreshing; pink has many sides and a lot more power than its frilly reputation suggests. Designers are giving this color the closer look it deserves and harnessing its complexity to bring depth and energy to a variety of interior spaces. From soothing nurseries to sophisticated master suites, pink is certainly having a moment.

Put on your rose-colored glasses and enjoy these chic pink interiors that will inspire you to whip out the paint roller!

1701 Dakar Road E | Ridgemar | Fort Worth

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Listed by John Zimmerman

4005 Gillon Avenue | Highland Park

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Listed by David Sparling

4410 Bordeaux Avenue | Highland Park

Luxury Home, 4410 Bordeaux Ave., Dallas, Texas

Listed by Christy Berry and Jonathan Rosen

4905 Westbriar Drive | Overton Woods | Fort Worth

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Listed by John Zimmerman

2 Abbey Woods Lane | North Dallas

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Listed by Patti Winchester and Maureen Steitle

1859 Post Oak Place | Westlake

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Listed by Harrison Polsky

4005 Marquette Street | University Park

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Listed by Michelle Wood

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, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The BallparkVisit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.