Congratulations are in order for Kevin Caskey, who was just named president of Nathan Grace Real Estate as Vickie Parker, the visionary who grew the brokerage into the boutique powerhouse it is today, retires after eight years with the company.
Locally owned Ebby Halliday Realtors continues to attract accomplished real estate professionals to its sales force. With locations across North Texas, and affiliated mortgage, insurance, and title businesses, Ebby Halliday is the broker of choice for many of the area’s accomplished real estate agents – and is now “home” to the Sharon Worthy Group, respected professionals who annually close tens of millions of dollars in sales volume.
The Sharon Worthy Group, which includes Dennis Worthy, Allyson McClurg, Meredith Layden, Susan Howarth, Jaklyn McKenna, Jenn Inman Johnson, and Kayla Dunham, recently joined Ebby’s Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard office.
“We are proud to welcome Sharon and her group, who are widely known for integrity and dedication to providing clients with exceptional customer service,” said Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of Ebby Halliday Realtors.
It’s not that Kelly Nyfeler didn’t like Colleyville. She lived there for a few years with her family and built a brokerage she was proud of. But she never really felt like she belonged there.
“I’m such a Dallas girl,” she admits. When her daughter, Georgia, was accepted into Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, she and her husband, James, thought “This is our chance!” So instead of commuting back and forth from the suburbs, Nyfeler and her family came back home to Dallas. It was then that she found the courage to make a huge career change from real estate sales to management as sales director of the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Uptown Dallas office.
“I have not stopped smiling since we moved back,” Nyfeler said.
It may have been back in July, July 28 in fact, but we are still feeling the fun from the shindig Joe Atkins and his Bishop Arts team threw on a hot Thursday night to showcase his second and newest real estate office in the Metroplex: 419 West Eighth Street, right near Davis. He transformed a Bishop Arts house into a great real estate office space, and any Realtor who wasn’t basking in the mountain air was at the party.
Joe’s first office is the only residential real estate shop in downtown Dallas at 2201 Main Street, #840.
Not only was Joe showing off spacious new digs complete with meeting rooms and a full kitchen, he showed off his growing team of agents, some seasoned and some fresh from Champions School of Real Estate. One of the newest: former Coldwell Banker agent Tommy Wooten, who has won so many Metrotex awards he is going to need a Montanan Big Sky to store them. Jump for a whole bunch of crazy pics and fun people. Oh yes, this is not Joe’s last office. He has big plans for Tommy and we cannot wait for the next party:
Robert Elliott Custom Homes has launched a brand spanking new real estate brokerage firm called The Associates. And he’s flying out of the gate from the get-go with ten full-time agents for a brand that was born 30 days ago. One of the whiz kids is Brandon Meek.
“I receive north of 15 calls a week on our properties, both spec homes and custom builds,” said Robert.”The lead generation is incredibly strong. People will ask about a $3.5 million home, and then say “oh it’s out of my budget.” I ask them, what’s your budget? Now I can match them with an agent to help them find just what they need.”
The veteran Park Cities and North Texas homebuilder says he has sold 80-plus homes in the Park Cities at an average price of $2 million over the last seven years.
“We have a lot to offer young agents,” says Robert.
The move also comes at an interesting moment in the Dallas brokerage timeline. Brokerage consolidations, he says, are the new trend and are pitting young, eager agents alongside 30 and 40 year selling veterans. Many have reached out to him seeking a more level playing field.
“We are boutique, quick, nimble, creative, assessable,” says Robert. (more…)
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents will have a new Director of Marketing come May 1. Paul Wooldridge, a marketing genius who also happens to be a Millennial, worked in media sales at FD Luxe and for the last two years as National Account Manager at job search website operator Monster Worldwide. He replaces Ellen Sedeno who has been with Briggs Freeman for the last ten years.
Paul’s background is in radio, TV, advertising, production and sales as well as print production.
After their expansion west to Fort Worth, and east to Lakewood, where else will Briggs Freeman International Realty go? North to Plano and Two Billion Dollar Mile, where they will christen a new office in the Shops of Legacy Tuesday afternoon.
We know that two of the fastest-growing American cities by percentage, Plano and Frisco, are north of Dallas and residential sales north of LBJ are actually faster than they are SOUTH of LBJ. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has opened a new office located at the Shops at Legacy with a team of 20 neighborhood experts serving North Texas neighborhoods. (more…)