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Santa Needs a Fireplace – Merry Pinterest! {Video}

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Santa can make a grand entrance in one of these outstanding fireplaces! merrypinterest.com. #merrypinterest

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List With the Market Leader in DFW Luxury Real Estate {Video}

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In the fast-moving waters of today’s real estate market, it takes strength, experience and savvy to navigate the most successful sales. That’s why sellers are choosing to list their homes with a brokerage that demonstrates expert neighborhood knowledge, cutting edge marketing and a global network that reaches buyers wherever they live.

“I chose to list with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty because their commitment to marketing is like no other. I was blown away by how they advertised my home,” said one recent client.

“As a business traveler I see the Sotheby’s International Realty® sign representing great properties all over the world,” said a client making a corporate move. “I knew their reputation and knew that my home’s sale would be handled with the utmost professionalism—and it was.”

“When we decided to move our family from Dallas to Southlake, we went with a company that has agents and offices throughout the Metroplex. Our agent was incredibly well-connected in both cities. She handled the sale of our house in the Park Cities and helped us find a great new home near the schools we wanted in Southlake.”

New this week – University Park: 4111 San Carlos Street | Listed for $1,195,000

4111 San Carlos Street Dallas 75205, Buff Amis, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in University Park-sleek living rooms

New this week – Lakewood: 6840 Meadow Lake Avenue | Listed for $939,000

6840 Meadow Lake Avenue Dallas 75214, Jonathan Rosen, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Lakewood-living room with builtins

New this week – Southlake: 1661 Tuscan Ridge Circle | Listed for $500,000

1661 Tuscan Ridge Circle 76092, Southlake, Carol Russo, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-living

New this week – Fort Worth: 19150 HWY 377 South | Cresson | Listed for $4,999,000

19150 HWY 377 S Cresson 76035, John Zimmerman, , Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-terrace with view

New this week – Argyle: 9998 Hilltop Road | Listed for $1,650,000

9998 Hilltop Rd Argyle 76226, Teresa Rather, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Argyle TX-stone fireplace

For more luxury homes throughout the Metroplex, 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 seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

1717 Arts Plaza #2208 , Downtown, 75201, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-balcony

Proven Path to Getting Top Dollar on Your Home

Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, this luxury residence at 1717 Arts Plaza #2208 features and open floor plan with designer finishes, two bedrooms and an expansive terrace. Listed for $1,125,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It seems simple – homeowners pay to list the house on web sites, put a sign in their yard and get ready to show a lot of strangers their house. With so much demand today, surely the house would sell quickly.

Too often, the house sells, but for thousands of dollars less than it might have if a professional Realtor, knowing the neighborhood, had priced the house correctly. Or maybe worse, the house does not sell because it is priced too high. Without expert advice, the house could also show poorly.
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The American Dream: Owning a Home {Video}

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If owning a home is the American Dream, then North Texas is such stuff dreams as are made. While we’re still all thinking of backyard cookouts and fireworks, we take a moment celebrate the wonderful neighborhoods and architecture you can find across the region.
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Five Steps to Prepare Your Home for Listing

Located in the HPISD-Armstrong Elementary School district and within walking distance to Snider Plaza and SMU, this two-story Tudor at 3647 University Boulevard in University Park is staged impeccably. Listed for $1,575,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s an exciting time – you’ve decided to move from your current home into the home or neighborhood of your dreams. Now it’s time to consult with your Realtor, because an expert agent can advise on how to prepare your home to make a beautiful first impression and attract maximum attention – and buyers. These tips from the National Association of Realtors will help your home shine!

(1) Clean out, declutter and repair—Buyers  want to imagine themselves living in their own home, not yours, so remove all personal items such as photos, quirky collections, knick-knacks and most art objects. Buyers also want light and bright, so clean windows and shades and let the sunshine in. For the most part, today’s buyers are not looking for a project. Consult with your Realtor about which repairs are needed to make sure your home is in tip-top shape to attract desired buyers.

(2) Stage to perfection—Some surveys show that sellers get back the money they paid for a professional stager times three. When potential buyers tour your home either online or in person, you have only seconds to hook them, to make them want to see more. A stager, working closely with your real estate agent, will help you set the tone for that first look.

(3) Elevate curb appeal—Power wash your home, walkways, porches, fences, driveway, deck and all other outside surfaces. Freshen landscaping with seasonal plantings and a layer of mulch, add floral pots to key areas to draw attention to the front door or courtyard and consider a neutral coat of paint to convey the image of a perfectly maintained residence.

(4) Hire a professional house photographer—Data shows the 97 percent of new home searches start online. Eye-catching photography is the first opportunity you have to engage potential buyers—whether online or in print.

(5) Price strategically—Smart sellers know that a strategic pricing brings more offers. Today’s buyers understand home values. They’re jumping on things that are well priced, and they’re paying full price. But they’re passing on homes they don’t think are worth what the seller is asking. Pricing is still critical in this market.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, serving the Metroplex from our office at 5600 Lovers Lane, Suite 224, Dallas, Texas  75209, and Southlake, 112 State Street, Suite 200, Southlake, Texas  76092. For more beautiful homes, see briggsfreeman.com. Also see updatethemetroplex.com for the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

1921 Marydale Drive Dallas 75208 Oak Cliff - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth - living

NAR Report: Pending Home Sales Down, Existing Sales Still Soaring

Wonderfully maintained, charming and spacious, this Stevens Park Estates traditional at 1921 Marydale Drive in Oak Cliff is situated on a fabulous tree-lined double sized lot. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
The National Association of Realtors reported this week that pending home sales were down in December, likely because the nasty weather popping up around the country cut off home shopping in many regions.

The NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index showed that contract signings fell 8.7 percent to 92.4 in December, down from 101.2 in November. That’s also 8.8 percent down year-over-year.

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Dallas-Area Home Prices Hit Record Levels, Report Shows

The family-friendly floor plan at 3137 Caruth Boulevard in University Park extends to the back yard with a tree house! This four-bedroom home is listed by the Trusler-Seale team for $1,299,000.

Dallas-area home prices reached record levels in May 2013, with the metro area surpassing its pre-financial crisis peak set in June 2007, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. This is the first time any city has made a new all-time high. Continue reading Dallas-Area Home Prices Hit Record Levels, Report Shows