Bess Dickson said she was excited to go to Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s because it gave her the best tools and opportunities to serve her clients. She recently started there after spending the past two years at Texas Urban Living Realty. Before that she was at Dallas City Center Realtors for several years.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s has the same perspective that I do. It’s about relationships and how we can come along side you and help guide you,” she said. “There are so many things about a home that aren’t covered in a pic or online description and can’t be mathematically quantified. That’s what we as real estate professionals can help with.”

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After more than 17 years at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Christopher McGuire has moved to Compass Real Estate. He began the new role on his 13th wedding anniversary.

“I felt that Compass, with their philosophy and tools, gave me the best opportunity to provide better value for my clients,” McGuire said.  “It will also give my clients better tools so that we can collaborate more efficiently.”

The decision was not an easy one for McGuire. His parents, Jackie and Cory McGuire, work at Briggs Freeman and helped him begin his real estate career there back in 2001. They weren’t initially thrilled with his decision, but ultimately understood his reasoning.

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As we previously reported, Fort Worth-based real estate super agent John Zimmerman has become the first and newest member of the Fort Worth office of Compass, an upstart technology and real estate company.

Tabbing Zimmerman as agent No. 1 on the Fort Worth roster hardly comes as a surprise.

“I’m having my most successful year,” explained Zimmerman in a recent interview with CandysDirt.com.  “Compass is the most sophisticated company in the real estate world. Why would I jump to a new broker if I didn’t believe that they could offer buyers and sellers a substantial amount more.”

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The real estate world is buzzing today as Compass announced that high-profile real estate agent, John Zimmerman, has left Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty to join the New York City-based real estate brokerage that is also a real estate technology company.

“We are excited to be entering Fort Worth with a great partner like John Zimmerman. This is an important market in our growth story,” said Robert Reffkin, founder and CEO of Compass. “We are thrilled to enter the market with a talented and respected agent who is a leader in the community.”
 
Zimmerman, the proclaimed “$200 Million Dollar Man,” has been a top-producing agent in the Fort Worth and greater North Texas market for the past five years with Briggs Freeman.

Lori Lamb joined Ebby Halliday Realtors this month. She had previously worked for the Coldwell Banker Park Cities Office.

“The thing that drew me to Ebby was the enormous presence and high respect in and from Dallas and the surrounding communities,” she said.

Lamb, originally from New York, has lived in Dallas for 26 years.  Prior to landing in Texas she worked in the corporate world, with stops at American Honda and the Toyota Motor Company in Los Angeles.

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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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