Cindi Caudle is back in town and back at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s. After spending a few months with Compass Real Estate, she returned Briggs where she had worked previously and felt very comfortable.
“One thing that I love about Briggs is that I love having the principle being a part of the community,” she said. “I think that is really beneficial and valuable.”
Caudle moved back to Dallas this spring after living in Midland for four years. Her husband’s work has necessitated several moves. For a time, she successfully sold in Chicago before returning to Texas. Since real estate is a relationship-based business, it’s been challenging for her to continually establish a new sphere of influence and build her client base. However, with a can-do spirit, and a little bit of a chip on her shoulder, she has managed to thrive wherever life has taken her.
“I sell real estate wherever I go,” she said. “Somehow I’ve been the luckiest girl in the world, and it’s worked out.”
High-rises and luxury properties have been the foundation of her 15-year real estate career. She is currently teaming up with Kyle Richards to market the new Hall Arts Residences. Caudle is a city-dweller herself and loves having the ability to walk out the door and go to a store, museum, or sporting event mere blocks away.
When she was selling high-rise properties in Chicago, she learned just how contrasting different markets can be. Pre-World War II buildings were in demand and still fetched top dollar there. Put those same buildings in the heart of Dallas, and they likely would have been torn down long ago to make way for something newer. That’s partly due to the fact that there is more affordable land around Dallas, but it also speaks to differences in culture and demand. Chicago buyers tend to value older homes more. In Midland, Caudle found that ranch homes were all the rage.
Learning the different quirks of various markets has been educational and enjoyable for her. She compares it to learning a different language. And while it has been fun learning how to adapt to the different circumstances, Caudle is now very excited to now be back in the city and the brokerage where she feels most at home.
“I loved Midland, loved the people and consider that time one of the greatest chapters of our lives,” she said. “But there’s no place like home so it’s good to be back home.”