The ABA Southlake team: Gabriella Miller, Jennifer Spielvogel, Tonia Beard, Dona Robinson, Allie Beth Allman, Wynne Moore, Perry Moore. Susan Mathews, John Martini
More evidence of the red-hotness of the real estate market in North Texas.
For the first time, Dallas-based Allie Beth Allman & Associates is expanding out of the city and out of the county, to head into the lucrative but competitive Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club and Westlake real estate markets.
Comes word Monday that Allman & Associates is leasing offices in the new Granite Place building at Southlake Town Square. The 14-year-old real estate firm plans to serve those aforementioned markets from the new location.
“It’s near the hotel where everyone stays when they come to Southlake looking for a home,” says the firms’ namesake, Allie Beth Allman.
Veteran sales groups will be heading the new office: Dona Robinson and Wynne More are bringing two seasoned sales groups to the new location. This is a significant move and attention alert to the two other major Dallas real estate players in Southlake: Ebby Halliday, with a 12,000 square foot new Southlake office that opened and upgraded in 2014, and Briggs Freeman Sothebys, who has had a Southlake office for several years.
Dona, Wynne and John Martini moved to ABA from Briggs Freeman Sothebys’ Southlake office.
Clearly, the leading Dallas companies want a piece of the North Texas suburban pie and they are getting it.
The other significance of this move is that Allie Beth Allman sold to Berkshire Hathaway about two years ago. When a brokerage is sold, savvy buyers dole out the cash over a contracted period of time with certain stipulations designed to retain top producers in house. Allie Beth is getting straight “A’s” in this department: not only is she retaining top agents, others are signing on. That has not been the case with other recent brokerage sales where acquisitions have left agents feeling like, in one agents’ word, “we went to sleep at Neimans and woke up at Walmart”.
The prospect of expansion was mentioned back when the Berkshire deal was consummated. I have no doubt we will see more Allie Beth Allman offices across the ponds west, north, and east.
Here is the company press release which, in her charming way, Allie Beth told me she had just typed up on the typewriter: