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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 Kitchen a bit outdated?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.

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, The Update

Art at Home – and Home as Art in Dallas 

05/09/2016

5131 Shadywood Lane | Bluffview. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

From lighting and space to placement and proportion, museums take every nuance into account to maximize the presentation value for each work of art. Incorporating the same principles and techniques into one’s home elevates living to an art form in itself.

The Sotheby’s brand has a long heritage representing the finest in art, and now the best of luxury real estate. These homes show how art enhances any space – and how good home design is like a fine work of art.
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Beauty, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed 4.4.2016 {Video}

04/06/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

See some of the newly listed homes in North Texas.

2436 W Winton Terrace | Parkhill | Fort Worth
2436 W Winton Terrace 76109, Parkhill, Caren Parten, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-master
2720 Colonial Parkway | Colonial | Fort Worth
2720 Colonial Parkway 76109, Colonial, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-fireplace
7941 Summit Cove | Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth

Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

6701 Ethridge Court | Colleyville
6701 Ethridge Court 76034, Nancy Dennis, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Colleyville-pool3
1 Reading Court | Hogan’s Glen | Trophy Club
1 Reading Court 76262, Hogan’s Glen, Wynne Moore, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Trophy Club-living
6448 Norway Road | Preston Hollow | Dallas
6448 Norway Road Dallas 75230, Gayle Johansen, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Preston Hollow-living room with fireplace
3210 Drexel Drive | Highland Park | Dallas
3210 Drexel Drive 75205, Highland Park, Christy Berry, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool
4603 Bluffview Boulevard | Bluffview | Dallas
4603 Bluffview Blvd 75209, Bluffview, Molly Hurt, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-night sitting
5131 Shadywood Lane | Bluffview | Dallas

5131 Shadywood Lane 75209, Bluffview, Nancy Dunning, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-halls

Learn more about living in North Texas. 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 VistaUptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, The Update

The Market Luxury Leader Uptown, Turtle Creek

02/04/2016

In 2015, the brokerage led the Uptown/Turtle Creek market in sales of properties priced $900,000 and above. This elevated estate is at 2900 McKinnon Street #2802. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Uptown and Turtle Creek sellers looking to achieve the highest price in the shortest number of days choose to list their homes with the neighborhood experts at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

In 2015, the brokerage led the Uptown/Turtle Creek market in sales of properties priced $900,000 and above. The company led across North Texas in estate sales priced $4 million and above.

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The Update

2016 DFW Real Estate Report: Expect More Growth

01/11/2016

The average days on market for homes sold in DFW in 2015 was 44, down from 63 in 2014. This home is at 6534 Park Lane in Preston Hollow.

 Photos  / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

 

The strong economy across North Texas continues to bring growth to our area. Corporations are moving to Texas – 219 from California alone in the past seven years reports the Dallas Morning News. And many of these headquarters have chosen to call DFW home, thanks to strong home values and a welcoming business environment.

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Beauty, Extraordinary Open Houses, The Update

Extraordinary Open Houses for January 10 {Video}

01/08/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Get a sneak peek at a few of the extraordinary Open Houses in North Texas this Sunday!

6438 Sunnyland LaneLakewood | Dallas | Open 1-3 p.m. Sunday

6438 Sunnyland Lane 75214, Lakewood, Natalie Hatchett, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-exterior
Lakewood has always been known for its eclectic, charming, and unique home. This is one of them. Set on an 85 ft corner lot, this luxurious Contemporary built by KEEN Homes features design brilliance. Seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining, amazing finishes, outdoor living, and guest quarters. Complete with a 2 car garage and 2 space carport.

6534 Park Lane | Preston Hollow | North Dallas | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday

6534 Park Lane 75225, Preston Hollow, Nancy Dunning, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's home for sale in Dallas-living2

Modern Craftsman style home with master and two additional bedrooms on first level. Open floorplan with stacked stone fireplace, beamed ceilings, hardwoods and great natural light.

4356 Mockingbird Parkway | University Park | Dallas | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday

4356 Mockingbird Parkway 75205, University Park, Tessa Mosteller, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-back exterior
Situated on one of the largest double lots in University Park near Bradfield Elementary, this gracious Mediterranean style home boasts 4 oversized bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths and 5,007 square feet of luxury living space, with an additional 900 square feet of covered outdoor entertaining.

3604 Sunrise Ranch Road | Clariden Ranch | Southlake | Open from 1-3 p.m. Sunday

3604 Sunrise Ranch Road 76092, The Cliffs At Clariden Ranch, Wynne Moore, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-living
This is a one of a kind builder’s showcase home with tons of upgrades including commercial appliances, wood flooring up and down, vaulted ceilings and a downstairs media room. The outdoor oasis features not only a gorgeous pool, but an outdoor kitchen, and lots of privacy.

408 Woodlake Drive | Allen | Open 1-3 p.m. Sunday

408 Woodlake Drive Allen 75013, Gina Lester, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-pool

Located in the fabulous Estates of Twin Creeks in Allen, enter this elegant six-bedroom and be awed by the regal double marble staircase and family rooms’ two-story view of the stately pool and spa. Just a few steps away, the marvelous kitchen awaits, with granite countertops, a plethora of storage, massive center island and a separate catering area. 

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 luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown,LakewoodRanch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.  

Beauty, The Update

Extraordinary at Every Price Point in Dallas

12/11/2015

This sophisticated French manor at 5818 Lakehurst Avenue is in Preston Hollow. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

In a rising market, exceptional homes at every price point are in high demand in Dallas neighborhoods, according to North Texas real estate appraiser D.W. Skelton.

From lavish estate seekers to move-up buyers, downsizers, first time buyers and those relocating to the area, agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty assist clients with finding the right property in the perfect neighborhood.

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Beauty, The Update

Welcome Home – Beautiful Entryways {Video}

11/19/2015

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

When it comes to showing a home, the first few seconds can make all the difference. These homes have found the right formula for creating a welcoming vibe. We are in love with the beautiful architectural design and enchanting doorways. Check out some of our favorite entryways in North Texas.

6717 Olympia Hills Road | Mira Vista | Fort Worth 

6717 Olympia Hills Road 76132, Fort Worth, Mira Vista, Debbie Mason, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Fort Worth-door

3816 W 5th Street | Cultural District | Fort Worth 

3816 W 5th Street 76107, Cultural District, Veronica Stimson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's home for sale in Fort Worth-door

9212 Heron Drive | Admirals Point | Fort Worth 

9212 Heron Drive 76108, Admirals Point, Veronica Stimson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Fort Worth-door

11207 Shelterwood Lane | Russwood Acres | North Dallas 

11207 Shelterwood Lane Dallas 75229, Gayle Johansen, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in North Dallas TX-door

8 Glenchester Court | Glen Lakes | North Dallas 

8 Glenchester Court 75225, Glen Lakes, North Dallas, Sandy Petruska, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-door

6534 Park Lane | Preston Hollow | North Dallas 

6534 Park Lane 75225, Preston Hollow, Nancy Dunning, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's home for sale in Dallas-door

8818 McCraw Drive | Tealwood Square | Dallas 

8818 Mccraw Drive 75209, Tealwood Square, Gretchen Brasch, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-door

7227 Centenary Avenue | Highland Park | Dallas 

7227 Centenary Avenue 75225, Brenda White, Highland Park, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's home for sale in Dallas-door

3329 Amherst Avenue | University Park | Dallas 

3329 Amherst Avenue 75225, University Park, Becky Frey, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's home for sale in Dallas-door

 

Learn more about living in DFW. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake