Milligan

The Halum team includes Faisal Halum, Bill Churchill, Jeanne Milligan, and Michael Mahon.

Jeanne Milligan long aspired to join the Faisal Halum team at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s. In May, the move came to fruition when she officially joined the top-producing trio of Halum, Bill Churchill, and Michael Mahon. She says that she hasn’t stopped working since, which is exactly what she’d hoped for.

“I wanted to work for Faisal because of his success and professionalism. The properties he has listed are the cream of the crop and he has a great eye for design,” Milligan said. “He also has great hip pocket listings and is very well thought of in the community. And he’s great to work for.” (more…)

Bucking the trend of many agents these days, sisters Mabel and Belinda Banda recently left Compass Real Estate to join Clay Stapp+ Co.  They made the move in late June.

“I started off in a smaller brokerage and then went to more of a corporate setting,” Mabel Banda said. “I just realized that a boutique that really highlights Dallas, and is prominent only is Dallas, is really the best for me.”

Mabel describes herself and her sister as “Texans to the max.” The two of them were born and raised in Dallas, and have marveled at how the city has grown during their lifetimes. Mabel has been professionally involved in real estate for nearly six years.  She’d previously worked as an account executive for AT&T’s national business market, but ultimately decided that real estate would provide more opportunities for her.

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The term “Renaissance man” was first used to describe Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo in the 14th century as men with interests and gifts in arts, sciences, politics, and intellectual pursuits.

These days, true Renaissance men are few and far between.  Whether it’s because people have become more specialized in pursuing interests and careers, or that there isn’t enough time in the day to explore new horizons, to find someone with a variety of gifts and passions is quite a feat.

The Renaissance Dentist

Steven Jones started his career as a dentist.  No, actually he got a Doctorate of Dental Surgery – even before he got his Bachelor’s Degree from Baylor University — but he never cleaned gums or asked anyone to spit.

“Since the 4th grade I wanted to be a dentist,” explains Jones.  “When I started pre-dentistry classes and I quickly realized that wasn’t the career for me, but I went ahead and finished dental school.”

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Janis Forse Wells (right) will now be working with her daughter Betsy Carlton Cameron.

After spending the past 18 years at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s, Janis Forse Wells has teamed up with the Ebby Halliday Little White House.  She joins her daughter Betsy Carlton Cameron, who manages the office. However, Wells says that alone would not have been enough to make her switch.

“I love my daughter and I respect her. Everybody assumes that’s why I came here but it’s really not,” she said. “I took a look at the changes that are occurring n the Dallas/Fort Worth market and made a decision based on my analysis.”

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In this week’s Agent Migration column, we catch up with a former Virginia Cook agent from Fort Worth and meet a California newcomer. Did you make a big move? Contact Joshua Baethge.

Stephanie Quevedo Happy to be at Christie’s Ulterre

Stephanie Quevedo is settling in with the Giordano, Wegman, Walsh, & Associates (GWW) team at Christie’s Ulterre.  She started at the end of May after previously being affiliated with Virginia Cook Realtors.  While her former employer’s closing was a shock, she feels it may ultimately turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

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Jenn Riley Rice is joining the Heather Guild Group at Compass Real Estate.

According to Rice, the technology offered by Compass should streamline her job and allow her to spend more time with her clients.  She also already knew several members of the Heather Guild Group team and was really inspired by their dedication to both their clients and the East Dallas community.

“These women are actively involved in their neighborhood schools and community, as am I, so it feels like a perfect fit,” she said. “I can see and appreciate how supportive they are of one another, which can be a rare thing to observe.”

Rice is a lifelong Texan who moved to North Texas when she was 11. She’s spent the past two decades in East Dallas, which is also where she has the majority (though certainly not all) of her business.

“What I love most about East Dallas is all of the interesting people that create our tight-knit community,” she said.

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Team JenniSto members Miranda Ashley, Jenni Stolarski, and Emily Ruth Cannon

After a decade with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s, Jenni Stolarski has joined Compass real estate.

“It was a hard decision because we had been at Briggs Freeman a long time and had gotten used to the support that we had,” she said. “On the other hand, when the technology and the marketing services and support staff that were offered to us were laid out in full, it was pretty clear what decision was going to be best for our clients.”

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Juli Black recently joined Keller Williams.

If only we all had the energy, dedication, and tenacity of newly minted Keller Williams Premier Realtor Juli Black. Could you even imagine? A powerhouse such as Black brings such exceptional energy to a brokerage, that we aren’t surprised about this particular case of “like attracts like.”

“The culture is a natural fit for me at KW, and KW has made me feel like family since Day 1,” says Black of her new brokerage family. Considering the level of talent that Dallas Keller Williams is attracting right now, it would appear that the brokerage is poised for explosive growth in the market.

But back to Juli, who is not only a native Texan, but was also a media executive, with a resume that boasts stints at NBC Universal and TiVo. She’s parlayed that experience into what could only be considered an incredible real estate career. At her previous brokerage, Black was the top sales agent in 2018 by gross sales volume and has been a consistent top producer as a luxury real estate professional. (more…)