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Amy Detwiler & Michelle Wood – Top Producer Team 2015


For Amy Detwiler and Michelle Wood, delivering a first-class experience for their clients with every home transaction is their highest priority. Widely respected for their extensive market knowledge and personalized approach, the executive vice presidents and platinum producers were recently named Top Producer Team for 2015 achieving over $100 million in residential home sales across Dallas.  Continue Reading…

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Seven Tips for Smart Staging When You List


4609 Palencia Drive | Montserrat. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

According to a survey conducted by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals and, 95 percent of ASP staged homes sell in 11 days or less on average. They also sell for 17 percent more, proving the staging process is a key ingredient to achieving not only the sale of your home, but getting the best price.

Here are seven expert tips for getting your home ready:

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Real Estate in 2016: DFW Region Will Continue Its Steady Growth


2211 Vaquero Club Drive  | Westlake. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The Dallas-Fort Worth region is looking forward to continued, healthy growth in the real estate market in 2016, according to a range of reports by real estate experts nationwide.

“Our growth following the downturn has been slow, steady and sustainable,” said Robbie Briggs, President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “Thanks to the dedication and expertise of our region’s leaders, economic development in all sectors has supported a vibrant real estate market.

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Hottest Global Real Estate Investment Markets – U.S., DFW


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Foreign investors love the U.S. residential housing marketing, according to a recent report by CNN Money.

Purchasers from Canada, Mexico, India and the U.K. are leading the pack right now, and they’re bullish on the country’s growth indicators, according to the report.

Says CNN Money:

“The U.S. has been named the hottest market for global residential property in a survey of 14 countries by real estate advisors Savills. The researchers analyzed economic and demographic trends to forecast how much prices in popular cities will rise over the next five years.

“And the essential ingredients for solid returns? A combination of population growth, rising wealth and limited housing supply.”

For the full report, click here:

Even more close to home, a survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute found that Dallas-Fort Worth is the top market to watch for overall real estate prospects. That means investment, development and homebuilding are booming, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016 report.

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.