Oh Will This Man Will Be Churning Up the Dirt in Dallas Real Estate: Meet Hot Property Richard Graziano, Newest Team Member at Mathews Nichols Group

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Richard Graziano will literally sell Dallas to Houston! Full disclosure: I have known Richard for years, as a powerhouse sales account manager at D Magazine, then at Paper City. I have long known that he loved homes and real estate as much as I do, and I think a part of me always knew this would happen as we pariahs huddled together at D talking real estate for hours.  And it did. Last week, Richard joined the Mathews Nichols Group at Allie Beth Allman, that little boutique within a boutique named by the Wall Street Journal as the number 13 sales team in the country, 2010 prodcution. He is going to do so well selling Dallas dirt, I can hardly wait to write about all his juicy sales! Meet Richard:

CD: What do you love most about real estate?

RG: I love homes, I love Dallas, and I love interior design. But, helping someone find that perfect spot to live their life is a pretty special thing.

CD: When did you first become obsessed with homes?

RG: When I was school-aged, I loved going through model homes, looking at floor plans, and studying the price sheets.

CD: How many homes have you owned?

RG: 3 homes, all in East Dallas.

CD: My eyes in East Dallas! What’s the most stressful part of negotiations?

RG: I think deciding exactly what your comfortable number is- whether it’s what you will pay for a property or what you will sell your property for can be a challenge. But once you have that number, you will be confident in all negotiations.

CD: Your worst real estate nightmare?

RG: Hopefully my clients will never have real estate nightmares!

CD: Where do you live in Dallas?

RG: I live in East Dallas near White Rock on a private little cul-de-sac that backs to a creek. It is by far my favorite home to date, and I plan on being there a long time.

CD: What kind of car do you drive?

RG: Mercedes-Benz E-Class

CD: Price no object, what is your fantasy second home?

RG: Growing up, my grandparents lived in Connecticut and I would spend every summer with them. I would love to have a home with weathered grey wood siding, in a small town along the Connecticut shore, with tons of big trees.

CD: What’s your fantasy car?

RG: I am a huge Mercedes fan and plan on always driving one. I think I wouldn’t mind driving clients around in an S65.

CD: What’s the best thing about moving to Dallas, like, what do you tell clients who are unsure of moving here?

RG: Dallas is truly a special city. We have a reasonable cost of living, strong economy, and are centrally located to be able to easily travel to both coasts. There are so many fantastic neighborhoods and home styles offered- plus Dallas is unmatched in shopping and dining. But I think by far the best thing about Dallas is the people. Smart, stylish, friendly, and not scared to have some fun.

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. Lisa says

    Every home I've ever looked at or considered showing to my husband, I've passed to Richard first. His opinion as a friend has always been the first I go to….but now, as a Real Estate Agent, his opinion is a MUST! I love his style and how he always manages to know what I would like, even before I do! He will be an AMAZING Real Estate Agent…a BEST for sure!

  2. Lisa says

    Every home I've ever looked at or considered showing to my husband, I've passed to Richard first. His opinion as a friend has always been the first I go to….but now, as a Real Estate Agent, his opinion is a MUST! I love his style and how he always manages to know what I would like, even before I do! He will be an AMAZING Real Estate Agent…a BEST for sure!

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