Yet another high-profile agent has decided to leave a local brokerage for Compass Real Estate. In early June, Phillip Murrell made what he said was the extremely difficult decision to leave Dave Perry-Miller after more than three years. He cited Compass’s technology and innovative marketing as deciding actors.

“I wasn’t looking for a change at all,” Murrell said. “It was one of the hardest decisions professionally that I have made. Lee Thomas and the people over at Dave Perry-Miller are some of the best people in the world.”

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Pereira

 

Daylon Pereira said he would never leave Allie Beth Allman and Associates unless he was going to start his own brokerage.  Then representatives from Compass Real Estate came calling, and everything changed.

“It was a pretty sudden sort of a deal,” Pereira said. “Though it was difficult to leave Allie Beth after seven years, in the end it’s about the services I’m able to provide my clients.  For that reason, I am thrilled to say I made the right move.”

One of the deciding factors for Pereira was what he felt was Compass’s superior commitment to technology. Several years ago, he and a friend developed their own real estate marking technology. At the time, it was hard to convince others of its value. Today, cutting-edge technology and marketing are at the forefront of the changing real estate landscape.

“I feel like real estate in general is the only industry that needed to catch up with the rest of the world on technology,” he said. “Technology drives the entire consumer market these days. To stay relevant, I feel we as agents have to recognize that real estate is no different, and most brokerages have fallen behind on that curve.” (more…)

Kevin Tally, a Dallas-based agent with more than a decade of North Texas real estate experience, recently joined Allie Beth Allman and Associates after spending the past three years at Rogers Healy and Associates.

Tally is one of the youngest “veterans” in the Dallas market. He earned his real estate license 10 years ago while still a high schooler in Fort Worth. Despite being accepted into both the University of Texas and TCU, he chose to forgo college and go to work in his hometown.

“I started thinking about it and said, ‘you know what? If I go to college, I’m going to get back into this field anyway because I really love real estate, construction, architecture and all of that,’” he said. “I took the summer off and then I started hustling.”

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Hanne Sagalowsky

Citing the opportunity to work with more international clients, the Hanne Sagalowsky Group recently joined Coldwell Banker.

“Having grown up in Denmark and being trilingual (English, Danish, and German), global international work is what I love to do,” Hanne Sagalowsky said.

Sagalowsky currently serves as the National Association or Realtors (NAR) global coordinator to Western Europe, Israel, and Turkey. She is also the incoming chair of the Texas Association of Realtor’s International Committee and was one Dallas’s first Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS).

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Darla Gray knew that it was time for something new. After considering the possibility for nearly a decade, she finally took the plunge and joined Coldwell Banker as an agent.

“I’ve done a little of everything and was ready for a change,” Gray said. “It’s been all that I wanted it to be.”

Prior to going into real estate, Gray worked for more than 38 years at TXU. During that time she held several management and customer service positions. In the end, she felt shat had accomplished everything that she wanted to do within the company and was ready to apply her skills elsewhere.

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Gaynelle Henger, one of our favorite agents/managers/real estate pros, just keeps on giving us a reason to keep up with her!

The former Ebby agent was Dave Perry-Miller’s Preston center office manager for three years. Last April, she left Dave Perry-Miller to join the newly branded Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Preston Center, where she brought agents in by the truckload. Just last October, though, she jumped ship over to The Collective, which of course just merged with New York City-based Compass Real Estate. Word came last night that Robbie Briggs brought Gaynelle in to manage two offices after losing manager Bryan Pacholski. Bryan is now working in agent development at The Collective/Compass. 

And there you have it, four brokerages in 14 months. The great thing about agents is that they jump one ship for another all the time, and all remain professional, even friends, about it. As an agent once told me, you never know when you will work a deal with an agent you once sat next to: don’t burn bridges!  (more…)

Michael Reynolds Joins Briggs Freeman to Focus on Clients, Luxury Market | CandysDirt.com

After three years building his own brokerage, Realtor Michael Reynolds joined Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty last week. Keeping the focus on clients and honing in on the DFW luxury market are his biggest reasons.

“I founded UResidential in 2014 and my vision was to establish a new North Texas real estate brokerage and grow it into other markets,” Reynolds said. “But I ended up doing more management than I had anticipated and my true passion is providing focus and service to my loyal clients.”

After a lot of reflection and talking to other people, Reynolds made the decision to join Briggs Freeman in their Uptown office. The Sotheby’s brand is a big draw for Reynolds, who also noted the excellent team in place there. 

“To me, the Sotheby’s brand is like no other — they’re the best luxury, the best branding, and the best marketing,” he said. “They’re the only brokerage I would want to be working with if I’m not working for myself.” 

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From Staff Reports

Northern Realty Group just hired five new agents. David Jones, Julie Mathis, Lorraine Miller, Lindsey Rosenstein, and Daniel Shelley are all members of the Greater Fort Worth, Texas, and National associations of Realtors.

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