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Southlake Has Come Together | One Brand, Extraordinary Service

10/02/2016

Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty welcomes the Tommy Pennington Group to its Southlake office!

“I am both humbled and excited to have this very professional team join our company,” said President and CEO Robbie Briggs as he and Director of Sales–Southlake Jessica Smith announced the acquisition of the highly regarded local brokerage Tommy Pennington Realty Group.

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Fab Frogs: TCU Alumni – Frogs for Life  

09/14/2016

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agent Sharon Crockett and her family have made TCU a long-standing tradition. Front row: Margaret Crockett, Class of 2020; Dixon Presnall, MD, Class of 1961; Sharon P. Crockett, Class of 1990. Back row: Carter Crockett, Class of 2022; Carol West Presnall, Class of 1968; Craig Crockett, Class of 1990.

TCU has more legacies apply every year than there are spots in the freshman class. “We could fill the entire freshman class with legacies alone,” says Whitney Hanson, assistant director of marketing and new media for TCU’s Alumni Relations office. “Obviously, that’s not how admissions are based,” she notes, “but it goes to show how TCU gets into the blood of people who attend it.”

TCU may work its way into the blood of its alumni, and it certainly works its way into their hearts. Alumni Relations staff members describe TCU graduates as a “small, but mighty, family,” and agree that, while 89,000 living alumni may seem like a small number when compared to other schools in the state, it doesn’t stop them from accomplishing amazing things.

One thing is clear: if you’re part of that 89,000, there are 88,999 Horned Frogs who have your back.

“It’s really amazing to see how much Horned Frogs will go out of their way to help current TCU students, graduates and other alumni. They work hard to stay networked, stay connected and support each other,” says Hanson. Day-to-day, the school even looks to hire “frog-owned” businesses wherever possible, from photographers to caterers and beyond.

Despite offering programming around all life stages and a wide variety of special interests – everything from networking and social events to international trips and community service programs – Hanson says she often hears about TCU alumni seeking ways to give back and stay connected to the school on their own.

“We’ll hear about something through the grapevine that we didn’t even know was happening, like an alum mentoring students, offering internships or teaching an informal class. It’s really unique and speaks a lot to the TCU alumni community,” she says.

Hanson, who began her role at TCU just a few months ago, compares it to her own collegiate experience as a University of Texas Longhorn. “Coming from a school as large as UT to a school like TCU, I knew it would be different. But the biggest difference I’ve found isn’t the size of the school – it’s the spirit. It’s definitely more community-focused,” she says. “People have a tighter bond – both with each other and with the school.” 

There are many reasons to celebrate TCU and the marvelous imprint it continues to have on North Texas. We’ve highlighted some of the most dedicated Texans in this year’s season preview. To read our full TCU tribute, click here

This feature is brought to you by Sharon Crockett, vice president of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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.

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Get Ready for Back to School in Fantastic D-FW Homes

08/01/2016

4545 S Versailles Ave | Highland Park. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

If you consider your child’s education when purchasing a new home – you aren’t alone. More than 75 percent of homebuyers consider education as an important factor in their home search. And 53 percent say they would buy a new home specifically to get their child into a better school. The same survey conducted by Bank of America also reported that more than 25 percent of those polled said they would plan their move around school breaks, making summer an ideal time to find a new home.

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Beauty, Dallas, Preston Hollow

Just Listed in North Texas 7.18.2016 {Video}

07/18/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

Newly listed extraordinary homes in North Texas:

15996 Eastside Road | Tyler | Listed by Luis Oseguera 

15996 Eastside Road 75707, Tyler, Luis Oseguera, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-patio

Timber Creek Estate | 700 CR 1410 | Bonham | Listed by Tyler Thomas 

Timber Creek Estate, 700 CR 1410 Boham 75418, Tyler Thomas, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury ranches for sale near Dallas TX-exterior

4416 Ranch View Road | Overton Park | Fort Worth | Listed by Ashley Mooring 

4416 Ranch View Road 76109, Overton Park, Ashley Mooring, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-living 2

1301 Throckmorton Street #2805 | Downtown Fort Worth | Listed by Allison Hayden 

1301 Throckmorton Street #2805 76102, Downtown Fort Worth, Allison Hayden, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-kitchen

4709 Lakeshore Court  | Colleyville | Listed by Nanette Luker 

4709 Lakeshore 76034, Colleyville, Nanette Luker, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-living

2907 River Crest Street | Grapevine | Listed by Kim Bedwell 

2907 River Crest Street 76051, Grapevine, Kim Bedwell, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale-exterior

4432 Bryn Mawr Drive | University Park | Dallas | Listed by Kelly Nyfeler  

4432 Bryn Mawr Drive 75225, University Park, Kelly Nyfeler, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting

4410 Bordeaux Avenue | Highland Park | Dallas | Listed by Christy Berry 

Luxury Home, 4410 Bordeaux Ave., Dallas, Texas

6130 Stefani Drive | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Jonathan Rosen  

6130 Stefani Drive 75225, Preston Hollow, Jonathan Rosen, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen

6621 Forest Creek Drive | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Lezley Nugen 

6621 Forest Creek Drive 75230, Preston Hollow, Lezley Nugent, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool

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.  

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Spend the Fourth of July Along the Lake!

07/01/2016

If you’re looking for family fun for the Fourth of July, definitely head to Southlake and the other communities surrounding Lake Grapevine – Flower Mound, Grapevine and Trophy Club.

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Best Place to Find Fireworks – July Fourth in DFW

06/29/2016

We’re keeping the Fourth of July tradition alive across Dallas/Fort Worth this weekend, with parades, festivals and fireworks in dozens of communities.

Overwhelmed by the possibilities? We can help. Our annual collection of July Fourth celebrations is ready – all you need to do is call up your calendar and start planning.

See the best collection of Fourth of July celebrations in DFW here: 4thofJulyEventsinDFW.com

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New for the Summer in Southlake and Colleyville 

06/27/2016

112 Londonberry Terrace | Southlake. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

These properties are new on the market and offer great opportunities for buyers looking to make their home in some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Southlake, Colleyville and Grapevine.
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Beauty, Dallas, Just Listed, Preston Hollow

Just Listed in North Texas 6.13.2016 {Video}

06/20/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

Luxury North Texas homes and ranches just listed in Fort Worth, Dallas, Southlake and more!

1267 Gun Club Road | Denison | Listed by Tyler Thomas 

Red River Estate, 1267 Gun Club Road Denison 75021, Tyler Thomas, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's ranches for sale in Texas-river aerial

2255 Park Avenue Circle | Graford | Listed by Max Lavie 

2255 Park Avenue Circle 76449, Max Lavie, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Graford-exterior

9500 Park Drive | Thomas Benjamin | Fort Worth | Listed by William Huffman 

9500 Park Drive 76179, Thomas Benjamin, William Huffman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-land

2101 Denver Drive | Southlake | Listed by Dona Timm  

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

2210 Lakeridge Drive | Grapevine | Listed by James Keoughan 

2210 Lakeridge Drive 76051, James Keoughan, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Grapevine-fireplace

1101 Scarlet Court | Colleyville | Listed by Robert Tyson 

1101 Scarlet Court 76034, Robert A Tyson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Colleyville-entry

2009 Dublin Road | Parker | Listed by Brandon Hawkins 

2009 Dublin Road 75094, Brandon Hawkins, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Parker-living2

6707 Norway Road | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Christy Berry 

6707 Norway Road 75230, Preston Hollow, Christy Berry, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool

5524 Southwestern Boulevard | Devonshire|  Dallas | Listed by Jonathan Rosen   

5524 Southwestern Boulevard 75209, Devonshire, Jonathan Rosen, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen

3736 N Versailles Avenue | West Highland Park | Dallas | Listed by Becky Frey 

3736 N Versailles Avenue 75209, West Highland Park, Becky Frey, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-entry

8715 Lakemont Drive | Shorecrest Estates | Dallas | Listed by Bill Churchill   

8715 Lakemont Drive 75209, Shorecrest Estates, Bill Churchill, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-sitting

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.  

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Staycation in North Texas? Absolutely! 

06/02/2016

Sure, it’s nice to travel during summer break … but, sometimes, you just want to enjoy what you can find close to home. So we’ve compiled a list a great things to do in North Texas that’ll take only a short car ride. (Or even a short walk!) When you live in a state as great as Texas, there’s no need to go far for a great vacation! – By Susan Haney
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Bought!, Dallas, Preston Hollow

Just Sold in North Texas 5.30.2016 {Video}

05/30/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Properties featured in this video:

6318 Stonehill Drive | Far North Dallas | SOLD

6318 Stonehill Drive 75254, Northwood Hills Estate, Ray Harlan, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-windows

6506 Pemberton Drive | Preston Hollow | SOLD

6506 Pemberton Drive Dallas 75230, Preston Hollow, Holly Bock Deason, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-color

4920 Mangold Circle | Preston Hollow | SOLD

4920 Mangold Circle 75229, Preston Hollow, Vicki Foster, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool

 

5325 Drane Drive | Greenway Parks | SOLD

5325 Drane Drive 75209, Greenway Parks, Gretchen Brasch, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-dining

3210 Drexel Drive | Highland Park | SOLD

3210 Drexel Drive 75205, Highland Park, Christy Berry, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-pool

4024 Amherst Avenue | University Park | SOLD

4024 Amherst Avenue 75225, University Park, Carol Storey, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-kitchen

3441 Haynie Avenue | University Park | SOLD

3441 Haynie Avenue, University Park, 75205, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-studio

 

4412 Amherst Avenue | University Park | SOLD

4412 Amherst Avenue 75225, University Park, Becky Frey, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-exterior

8109 Firestone Drive | Flower Mound | SOLD

8109 Firestone Open Houses

26 Island Drive | Mabank | SOLD

26 Island Drive 75156, Justin Farmer, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Mabank-lake

3701 Arroyo Road | Tanglewood/Fort Worth | SOLD

3701 Arroyo Road 76109, Tanglewood, Mary Carolyn Gatzke, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-dining

1025 Lavon Drive | Grapevine | SOLD

1025 Lavon Drive 76051, Grapevine, Carol Russo, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living

1001 Winfield Court | Southlake | SOLD

1001 Winfield Court 76092, Jeff Watson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Southlake-living

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.