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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.

Buzz, Expert Advice

Donnie Nelson Coaches Teamwork on the Court and Off

01/11/2016

From his days coaching seven-foot-tall athletes on how to win a championship to his investment in turning South Dallas neighborhoods into successful communities, Donnie Nelson knows the key to success in any venture is the right people.

“As it says in the book The Art of War, every war is won before it’s ever fought. You win the war by starting with good people who share that all-American work ethic. The ones who will be with you in the trenches—those are the people you want on your team,” says the General Manager and President of Basketball Operations for the Dallas Mavericks.

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Nelson shared his insights on teamwork – and a few great stories about Dirk and Cuban – with the team at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty as the starting whistle sounds on 2016.

“We’ve always made it our mission to work with individuals who have integrity and a desire to succeed,” Nelson said. “When those individuals work as a team, they’re going to succeed. They’re going to close the deal.”

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.  

 

 

 

 

 

Expert Advice, The Update

Should I Sell a Home in DFW Before I Find a Place to Move?

07/16/2015

The home at 3620 Princeton Avenue in Highland Park is listed for $2,625,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Considering the record low inventory of homes for sale throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth market, we understand why finding a home is one of the main concerns we hear from people who are considering listing a property.

However, if you can negotiate a slightly longer closing period as a buyer, there is a good chance you will sell your own home before you need to finalize the purchase of your new home.

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Expert Advice, The Update

With Interest Rates Looming, Now’s the Time to Buy and Sell in DFW

07/09/2015

Today’s investment opportunity: 6906 Lakewood Boulevard. Listed for $1,295,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

We’ve been hearing so much lately about rising interest rates … though a decision on increasing the rate hasn’t happened so far.

But, given the strength of the DFW real estate market, we wondered how much an interest rate increase might affect the region. Here’s what our expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty had to say.

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Business, Expert Advice, The Update

Why You Need a Business Expert to Sell Your Home in This Market

06/18/2015

New listing in University Park: 3552 Wentwood Drive. Listed for $5,650,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Hiring a Realtor is one of the most important things you can do to sell your home in this market. A knowledgeable Realtor can help set a realistic price, market the property properly and help the seller stay realistic in their expectations.
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Expert Advice, The Update

Expert Advice: You Can Still Find a Lot for Building in Dallas

05/14/2015

4808 Drexel Drive, Highland Park. Listed for $4,600,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Believe it or not, even in this tight real estate market, if you have the right network, you can still find a lot to build on.

Given the scarcity of building lots in Dallas-Fort Worth, we asked our expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for the best advice for finding a place to build your dream home. Here’s what they had to say.

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Expert Advice, Expert Agents, The Update

New Construction Trends – The Whole-House Approach

05/07/2015

New homes have a wide-open feel, with many windows to bring in natural light, like this home at 10718 Bridge Hollow Court in the Creeks at Preston Hollow. Listed for $5,995,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

With the inventory of homes available for sale at all-time lows in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, builders have been stepping up to provide more options for prospective buyers.

We were interested in what those options are looking like … so we asked the expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty what they’re seeing.
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Beauty, Expert Advice, The Update

Expert Advice – Setting Your Home Apart in a Competitive Market

03/26/2015

Valor Farm, at 9599 FM 455 in Pilot Point, is a quarter horse property in Denton County, TX, listed for $16,750,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

When the buyers are out in droves and they’re all ready to make a decision – how do you make sure it’s your home that gets the offers?

We asked our expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty their tips, and here’s what they had to say.
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Expert Advice, The Update

Expert Advice – What’s in Store for the 2015 Home Market in DFW?

01/22/2015

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

After experiencing a year of tremendous growth across all real estate niches in the Metroplex, analysts say the outlook is looking good for 2015.

Mortgage rates are still down, home prices are solid and the North Texas economy is strong. So we asked our expert agents at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty: What are your predictions for the 2015 market? Here’s what they had to say.
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