Tell Me Your Real Estate Story: Relocating Executive Finds Hot Competition For Homes in Briarwood

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We love hearing from our readers, and nothing makes us happier than emails from folks who are moving to Dallas who tell us what a valuable resource is for their home search. We’ve heard such wonderful stories from buyers and sellers and folks who are relocating about how this here little website helped them navigate the real estate landscape of North Texas.

So we were just beaming when Brian Feitcher, VP of National Sales at Fusion Logistics, sent us this note:

“Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how much I love your site!  I am in the process of moving to Dallas from Philadelphia and have been checking your site multiple times a day for the past few months.  Love the new layout and the multiple daily updates.

Just bought a home in Briarwood and we’re excited to move down to the big D!”

Of course, we had to ask Brian to tell us his real estate story, and he was kind enough to share! Jump to find out more about Brian’s home search and his big move to Dallas:

Full name: Brian Feichter
Age: 32
Family: My wife, Lauren, and my daughters Charlotte and Hailey
Location: Briarwood
City: Dallas
Price Range: $1,000,000
Agent: Meg Beaird of Minnette Murray Properties

Tell us a little background on this home: New Construction built by TDI Lifestyle Homes with 4,617 square feet. Fantastic 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home in sought after Briarwood neighborhood. Open concept family room, gourmet kitchen with Viking appliance package. Top-of-the-line finish-out, including hardwoods, outdoor grill, entertaining, mud room, upstairs utility, and butler’s pantry. HVAC has three zones, tankless water heater, CAT 6 wiring, and surround sound.


Why are you moving? Relocating to Dallas from Philadelphia for work. Fusion Logistics‘ corporate office is in Dallas.

Why did you choose your builder? Didn’t directly choose the builder, but rather the house. Loved the feel of the home the second we walked it. Really paid attention to every detail, and the finishes were well done.

Why did you choose your neighborhood? A lot of young families, quiet streets, close to restaurants, shops, tollway, work, Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Also close to some of Dallas’ finest private schools.

What shocked you about the sales process? How competitive the market is in Dallas. Houses would hit MLS and then sell by the time I could call my agent! Also surprised at the number of new construction projects going on in Briarwood and Devonshire, seems like a rapidly growing area.

What pleased you? The quality of the homes in these areas. Dallas is still relatively affordable when you compare the price per square foot you pay here versus other major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, etc. Some apartments in Manhattan go for $3,000 a square foot, so all things considered, the price points aren’t that high in Dallas.

Are you new to Dallas, and if so, what aspects of your move will be a big adjustment for you and your family? Yes. I’ve been traveling to Dallas for 10 years, but it will be an adjustment for the family. We’re excited though to live in a thriving city with great amenities. Dallas is an extremely livable big city. The summers might be a little warmer than we’re used to!

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently? Nothing. I knew going in that it was going to be a competitive market and we gave ourselves plenty of time to face any curve balls that came our way. Excited to close in June!


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. mmCandy Evans says

    OK I really wish everyone in Dallas could read this. Get what these folks are saying: they wanted a FAMILY atmosphere, quiet streets, proximity to restaurants and all the needs of daily life, good highways and a quick escape to the airport. This is not what they wanted: to be crammed into a downtown Dallas highrise. What makes Dallas so wonderful are our homes and close-in neighborhoods where you get your own 1/3rd to 1/2 acre of dirt. High rise living is great for some, many be now even, but NOT FOR EVERYONE!!!!

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