Live-Streaming Luxury! Top Brokerage Holds One-Day Summer Open House Tour, All Via Video

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Things are heating up at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

The agents at the leading luxury brokerage have been adapting at supersonic speed to the way homes are being shown in this new age. Just since March, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has launched, the one-stop place for all of its residences and ranches that have video and/or virtual reality tours. The firm has also launched, which outlines all of the ways agents are showing and selling homes remotely.

(Did you know that you can buy a new home without ever leaving your current one, down to the paperwork and all?)

Now, the famous brokerage is putting a new twist on one of the oldest and most effective ways to show homes to a variety of interested parties: the open house.

What’s the story? Live-streaming virtual open houses, hosted by the firm’s expert agents via video. In real-time, you get to walk through a house with the agents while they show the rooms, features, and grounds.

It’s quite fun: It makes the house come alive on your screen and it’s got the same little thrill of live television, where anything can happen. With these virtual open houses — all conveniently gathered on, where you can preview them anytime — you not only get a great sense of each house, you also get a great sense of the agents, who add so much to the experience. They can really set a scene, not only explaining everything but also illuminating how you could really live in the house — how to enjoy its spaces, what other uses various rooms may have, and so on. The agents are storytellers, and they know their listings well. 

Prepare to be entertained and enlightened on Sunday, June 28, as the brokerage holds a one-day special summer event: live-streaming open houses across North Texas, in many areas and at many price points. Here is a sneak peek at just some of them:

11468 Strait Lane in Dallas

Playful, geometric architecture — with spectacular circular motifs — wraps around all the modern luxuries here, including three living areas, a shaded pool, two home offices, a yoga nook, a prep kitchen, and a soundproofed play area. The master suite is a showstopper, too, with a sitting area, fireplace, and a heated bath floor.

3316 Centenary Avenue in University Park

Updated and elegant, this Traditional-style home offers large formal rooms and a contemporary kitchen, which opens to an oversized family room overlooking the backyard pool and spa, perfect for entertaining.

3952 Bishops Flower Road in Fort Worth

This elegant Traditional in River Hills offers a light and bright interior, a large open kitchen and a first-floor master retreat. Outdoors, enjoy the large covered patio and a no-maintenance, synthetic grass backyard.

4016 Travis Street #D in Dallas

This three-story townhome brims with sophistication, offering a private front courtyard, soaring ceilings, art walls, a two-story window offering treetop views, a third-floor master suite, and a third-floor loft space flooded with light — the perfect place for a home office or workout space. 

6105 Alpha Road in Dallas

In gated Preston Creekview Estates, this Traditional-style beauty brims with luxuries, including a chef-worthy kitchen and a posh master suite with a sitting room. This fully renovated home is near the exciting future Dallas Midtown mixed-use development.

6716 Mockingbird Lane in Dallas

Near White Rock Lake, this light and bright Ranch-style home features an open floor plan, lots of natural light, and modern upgrades throughout. The kitchen boasts a farmhouse sink and stainless-steel appliances, while a second living area provides even more space for living and dining.

5251 Ravine Drive in Dallas

This brilliantly expanded and updated 1938 stunner boasts the most unforgettable room in Old Preston Hollow: a two-story, glass-walled great room complete with two 1800s spiral staircases made of iron. 

605 Kessler Reserve Court in Dallas

Sophisticated and stylish, this Transitional home in the serene, gated Kessler Reserve neighborhood offers tall ceilings, green features, a large game room, indoor/outdoor living spaces, and two spacious patios.

3400 Hamilton Avenue in Fort Worth 

Custom-built in 2005, this is a rare find in the city: a charming, urban, Hill Country–style home with open living and dining spaces, a large island kitchen, a large master suite, abundant natural light and an outdoor fountain.

3601 Euclid Avenue in Highland Park

This is a glassy, gorgeous contemporary masterpiece with an art-gallery entry, floating staircase, Poliform kitchen, glass-floored bridge walkway on the second level, game room/gym, outdoor kitchen, gleaming pool, and eight-car garage. 

It’s going to be one hot, high-style summer event. Join the live-streaming open houses all afternoon on Sunday, June 28, via


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, 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, and, 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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