The agents at Keller Williams City Center don’t have a date yet, but they will soon have a new brokerage identity. The office is de-franchising from Keller Williams and launching as independent agents under a new brokerage, ending a loooong (11 year) KW affiliation. They have moved from their Mockingbird Station office where they parked 12 years ago and are already tucked into a beautiful, brand new office at the corner of McKinney and Monticello where Highland Park, Uptown and the M-Streets meet. I think, correct me if wrong, this was the first KW franchise in town?
So funny, there’s another broker right across the street: Allie Beth Allman.
Rumors have been rampant for weeks that broker/owner Mike Miller was getting ready to unveil some big plans, and we’ve got the inside skinny: Keller Williams Dallas City Center plans to shed their Keller Williams brand and become the newest independent real estate firm in Dallas. Not sure of the name just yet, though we think Dallas City Center has a nice ring to it.
No stranger to such ventures, Miller was a founding partner of the Dallas City Center office 12 years ago. And Kevin Caskey, team leader, was one of the very first Keller William agents in Dallas.
The new offices are sleek and contemporary, not your grandma’s real estate agency by a long shot. In fact, I may want to lease space: there’s a top level gym right in the building.
This was a building Kevin Caskey says they always wanted to be in, and recently the price became right.
“Our agents are very excited about the change,” Kevin Caskey, Director of Dallas City Center, said. “We’ll be offering additional services, new opportunities and fresh new branding focused on the current consumer driven market”.
Amen. Caskey wouldn’t comment on this, but scuttlebutt is that when Miller found his juicy new location, there was a turf battle uproar from two other KW offices — Elite in Preston Center, and Uptown off Turtle Creek. The powers that be invoked some mileage rule to keep them at bay, then asked them to merge into one big happy family, but instead of moving OR merging, they said “see ya”. Sources tell me they have requested brokerage release papers but have not received them yet. But they are putting the finishing touches on a new Dallas City Center logo which we somehow managed to obtain for a sneak peak.
Be on the lookout for upcoming details about the Dallas City Center launch party…we all know how notorious DCC is for their events and partees! Oh and the logo: right on!