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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.

Buzz, Expert Advice, The Update

Expert Advice: Buy a Home Before Spring

01/30/2017

1501 Shady Oaks Lane is listed by John Zimmerman. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The early spring market, from January to February, is one of the most advantageous times for buyers to get a great deal on a new home. According to expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, the buzz about Spring Market – the busiest home-buying season of the year – typically starts at the end of January. So, whether buying or selling, now is the time to start meeting with Realtors.

Check out the homes in this post to get a jumpstart on your search.

6916 Lakeshore Drive | Lakewood | Dallas

6916 Lakeshore, Lakewood, Joan Eleazer, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Luxury Homes for Sale in Dallas-exterior, front

Listed by Joan Eleazer.

2801 Purdue Avenue | University Park

2801 Purdue Avenue, University Park, Tom Hughes, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-living room

Listed by Tom Hughes.

6291 Douglas Avenue | Frisco

6291 Douglas Avenue 75034, Frisco, Patti Winchester, Maureen Steitle, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty home for sale-exterior

Listed by Patti Winchester and Maureen Steitle.

1700 Bur Oak Drive | Southlake

1700 Bur Oak Street, Robert Tyson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-kitchen

Listed by Robert Tyson.

1501 Shady Oaks Lane | Fort Worth

Listed by John Zimmerman.

7951 Bella Flora Drive | Fort Worth

7951 Bella Flora, Carley Moore, Zareen Khan, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-living room

Listed by Carley Moore and Zareen Khan.

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 DallasFort Worth Cultural DistrictFort Worth-Mira VistaUptownLakewoodSouthlakeThe NorthRanch and LandRanch and Land West, and The Ballpark. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

Beauty, Extraordinary Open Houses, The Update

Extraordinary North Texas Open Houses 11.06.16 {Video}

11/04/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Spend this first weekend in November touring outstanding homes throughout North Texas. Here’s a look at a few of this weekend’s open houses.

4649 Saint Laurent Court | Fort Worth Open Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

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Listed by Todd Terry and john Zimmerman

4609 Porto Vila Court | Montserrat | Fort Worth Open Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

4609 Porto Vila Court 76126, Fort Worth, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior

Listed by Todd Terry and john Zimmerman

4906 Dublin Creek Circle | Parker Open Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

4906 Dublin Creek Circle Parker 75002, Gina Lester, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Parker TX-pond

Listed by Gina Lester 

4519 Bobbitt Drive | Luna Park Estates | Dallas Open Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

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Listed by Sam Kincaid and Tom Hughes

4738 San Gabriel Drive | Northaven Estates | Dallas Open Sunday, 3-5 p.m.

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Listed by Christy Berry and Jonathan Rosen

6048 Meadow Road | Preston Road Estates | Dallas Open Sunday, 3-5 p.m.

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Listed by Amy Detwiler

4315 Versailles Avenue | Highland Park Open Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

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Listed by Lucinda Buford and Tessa Mosteller

6855 Lakewood Boulevard | Lakewood | Dallas Open Sunday, 3:30-5 p.m.

6855 Lakewood Boulevard 75214, Lakewood, Scott Carlson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-fireplace

Listed by Scott Carlson and Patrick Bukowitz

5533 Swiss Avenue | Munger Place | Dallas Open Sunday, 3:30-5 p.m.

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Listed by Elizabeth Mast

1204 Earlston Court | Southlake Open Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

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Listed by David Fielden

Click here to see all of this weekend’s open houses.

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 DallasFort Worth Cultural DistrictFort Worth-Mira Vista,Uptown,Lakewood,Southlake,The NorthRanch and LandRanch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 10.17.2016 {Video}

10/18/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

6033 Hells Gate Loop | Strawn | Listed by John Zimmerman  

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3605 Blossom Park Court | Dalworthington Gardens | Listed by Moses Druxman 

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8433 Meadowbrook Drive | East Fort Worth | Listed by Jamie Adams and Kelsi Couture 

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4609 Porto Vila Court | Montserrat | Fort Worth | Listed by John Zimmerman 

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715 Sussex Court | Southlake | Listed by Wynne Moore and Julie Gilbert 

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5969 Westgrove Circle | Far North Dallas | Listed by Gina Lester  

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4519 Bobbitt Drive | Luna Park Estates | Dallas | Listed by Sam Kincaid and Tom Hughes 

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3613 Asbury Street | University Park | Listed by Molly Hurt and Marcy Haggar 

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4560 Lorraine Avenue | Highland Park | Listed by Jenny Wood 

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3616 Maplewood Avenue | Highland Park | Listed by Laura Nelson 

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5614 Ridgedale Avenue | M Streets | Dallas | Listed by Missy Woehr and Ilene Christ 

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9333 Biscayne Boulevard | Lake Highlands | Dallas | Listed by Ben Jones  

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310 County Road 1710 | Clifton | Listed by Johnny Purselley 

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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 9.19.2016

09/19/2016

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

9784 Audubon Place | Sunnybrook Estates | Dallas – SOLD

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Sold by Ginger Nobles and Susan Baldwin

6011 Belmont Avenue | Lower Greenville | Dallas – SOLD 

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Sold by Tom Hughes and Christy Youngblood

204 N Broadway Road | Azle – SOLD

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Sold by Bip Nauta

320 Ridge Crest Drive | Richardson – SOLD

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Sold by Courtney Bailey

6430 Westlake Avenue | Lakewood | Dallas – SOLD

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Sold by Jonathan Rosen and Christy Berry

4609 Willow Lane | North Dallas – SOLD

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Sold by Katye Sloan 

27 Chadbourne Road | Devonshire | Dallas – SOLD

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Sold by Becky Frey

4654 Belclaire Avenue | Highland Park – SOLD

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Sold by Meredith Ferrell

3409 Marquette Street | University Park – SOLD

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Sold by Pete Ryan

2605 Lake Ridge Road | Flower Mound – SOLD

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Sold by Malinda Arvesen

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, First Look, Just Listed, The Update

Just Listed in North Texas 9.19.2016 {Video}

09/19/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

These new listings are all about first impressions with their fabulous curb appeal and stunning entries in Fort Worth, Frisco, Dallas and more!

2036 Hawthorne Avenue | Berkeley | Fort Worth | Listed by Ashley Mooring 

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8100 Modena Drive | Bella Flora | Fort Worth | Listed by John Zimmerman  

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4600 Saint Laurent Court | Montserrat | Fort Worth | Listed by John Zimmerman 

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5502 Stone Canyon Drive | Frisco | Listed by Maureen Steitle 

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4408 Laren Lane | North Dallas | Listed by Susan Matusewicz 

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7606 Meadow Road | The Meadows | Dallas | Listed by Jan Baldwin 

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6429 Orchid Lane | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Jonathan Rosen 

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5347 Montrose Drive | Greenway Parks | Dallas | Listed by Becky Frey 

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6543 Ellsworth Avenue | Lakewood | Dallas | Listed by Lisa Besserer 

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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

Extraordinary Open Houses in North Texas 9.3.16 & 9.4.16

09/03/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

There’s an outstanding selection of homes that will be open to tour this weekend. Take a peek at a few of the weekend’s best openings in North Texas neighborhoods:

5714 Surrey Square Lane | Devonshire | Dallas| Open Sunday 2-4 p.m. | Listed by Lisa Gross

5714 Surrey Square Lane Dallas 75209, Lisa Gross, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Devonshire neighborhood-formal living rooom

5306 Drane Drive | Greenway Parks | Dallas | Open Sunday 1-3 p.m. | Listed by Lera Lee and Gretchen Brasch

5306 Drane Drive 75209, Greenway Parks, Lera Lee, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen

629 Elsbeth Street | Bishop Arts District | Dallas| Open SaturdaySunday 2-4 p.m. | Listed by Nanette Ecklund-Luker and Brian Luker

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5900 Prospect Avenue | East Dallas | Open Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.   Listed by Gia Marshello

5900 Prospect Avenue 75206, East Dallas, Gia Marshello, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-exterior

3707 Waldorf Drive | North Dallas | Open Sunday 1-3 p.m. |  Listed by Seth Pogoloff and Tom Hughes

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105 Turnberry Court | Aledo | Open Sunday 1-5 p.m. | Listed by Michael Hoover

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2101 Denver Drive | Estes Park | Southlake | Open Sunday 2-4:30 p.m. | Listed by Dona Timm

2101 Denver Drive 76092, Dona Timm, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-kitchen

4118 Bishop Creek Court | Arlington | Open Sunday 1-3 p.m. | Listed by David Chicotsky

4118 Bishop Creek Court | Arlington, TX, 76016

Click here to see all of this weekend’s open houses.

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,Uptown,Lakewood,Southlake,The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

Beauty, The Update

Time to Buy: New Builds in North Texas

08/25/2016

Built by cjb HOMES, 5746 Greenbrier Drive blends ultimate precision with clean composition. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s no secret … available homes are in short supply! Lucky for buyers, builders are helping to fill the gap between supply and demand with new construction throughout North Texas.

According to numbers just released by the Commerce Department, new-home sales soared 12.4 percent in July – the highest level in nearly a decade.

Take a tour of these newly built homes in North Texas neighborhoods:

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Beauty, The Update

New Prices on Exquisite Homes in Dallas

06/14/2016

The five-bedroom home at 6139 Meadow Road has been newly reduced for buyers in Preston Hollow. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

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.

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Beauty, Extraordinary Open Houses, The Update

Extraordinary North Texas Open Houses 6.5.16

06/03/2016

Video and Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Homes featured in this video:

4343 Beverly Drive | Highland Park | Listing agent: Becky Frey

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8545 Midway Road | Bluffview | Dallas | Listing agent: Anne Goyer

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

4080 Hanover Street | University Park | Listing agent: Tom Hughes

4080 Hanover Street Dallas 75225, Tom Hughes, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in University Park-living room fireplace

6119 Del Roy Drive | North Dallas | Listing agent: Vicki Foster

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3901 Overton Park Drive East | Tanglewood | Fort Worth | Listing agent: Carol Van Hook

3901 Overton Park Drive E 76109, Tanglewood, Carol Van Hook, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-exterior

6357 Haley Way | Frisco | Listing agent: Maureen Steitle

6357 Haley Way 75034, Maureen Steitle, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Frisco-office

2304 Panorama Court | Arlington | Listing agent: Wynne Moore

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6119 Richmond Avenue | Lakewood Heights | Dallas | Listing agent: Cathy Orr Barton

6119 Richmond Avenue 75214, East Dallas, Cathy Orr Barton, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas-exterior

100 Waterfall Court | Colleyville | Listing agent: Nanette Luker100 Waterfall Court 76034, Whittier Heights, Nanette Luker, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Colleyville-kitchen
3052 Elm River Drive | River Elm | Fort Worth | Listing agent: Virginia Durham

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7500 Stoney Point Drive | Plano | Listing agent: Gina Lester

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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.

Learn more about living in great North Texas neighborhoods. 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, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and LandThe North, The Ballpark and Southlake.