Joshua Baethge

Joshua Baethge is a writer, editor and general wordsmith who has written for a variety of media outlets. At, his primary focus is agent migration where he catches up with real estate professionals on the move. A native of Houston, Josh originally came to the DFW to study at the University of North Texas. He graduated many years ago but never left the area. Today he lives in the ‘burbs with his wife and two young kids.

Lori VanMeter Happy at Halo

By Joshua Baethge / November 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

After nearly 18 years at one North Texas brokerage, longtime Dallas agent Lori VanMeter has joined Halo Group Realty.   “It just seemed like the right time at the right place with the right people,” VanMeter said. She has known Halo Executive Vice President Kevin Caskey since 2002 when they were both newbies at what was […]

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Mark Bloom Reflects on Rise of NetWorth Realty

By Joshua Baethge / November 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

When Mark Bloom co-founded NetWorth Realty back in 2008, he knew what he wanted to do and was confident that his plan was a winner.  However, he admits that he didn’t have specific expectations. It was basically making sure rent was covered this month and see what happens next month. What happened over the ensuing 12 […]

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Austin Uebele to Lead Rogers Healy Recruiting

By Joshua Baethge / October 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Rogers Healy and Associates has hired former Compass Real Estate strategic growth manager Austin Uebele to lead its recruiting efforts. Uebele said he was not looking to make a change but agreed to take a meeting with Healy.  Three hours later, in what he describes as one of the longest meetings he’s ever had, the […]

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Courtney Benson Property Group Affiliates with Coldwell Banker

By Joshua Baethge / October 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Courtney Benson Property Group is now affiliated with Coldwell Banker’s Plano office.  The husband-and-wife duo of Courtney and Gabriel Benson was a top producing team last year, accounting for more than $13 million in sales. “Courtney and Gabriel’s market knowledge, dedication to their clients, and strong negotiation skills are only a few of the reasons […]

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RE/MAX DFW Associates Acquires RE/MAX Premier Properties, Consolidates in Collin County

By Joshua Baethge / September 10, 2020 / 1 Comment

RE/MAX DFW Associate Associates has acquired RE/Max Premier Properties, a Collin County-based group consisting of 23 veteran agents. Together they have been in real estate an average of 21 years.  Even the greenest associate boasts six years of industry experience. “They’re very strong, self-sufficient agents that are very established in Collin County,” brokerage owner Mark Wolfe […]

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Former Corporate Accountant Loren Hall Teams Up With Phillip Murrell

By Joshua Baethge / August 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

Compass Real Estate Broker Phillip Murrell announced that Loren Hall would be joining his team.  Though Phillip Murrell admits that he was not initially looking to grow his group — the added stressors of COVID-19 and the corresponding shelter-in-place orders made the timing less than optimal — but after meeting former corporate accountant Loren Hall for coffee, he said […]

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