Cindy Caudle Briggs Freeman Sotheby's

Cindi Caudle is back in town and back at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s. After spending a few months with Compass Real Estate, she returned Briggs where she had worked previously and felt very comfortable.

“One thing that I love about Briggs is that I love having the principle being a part of the community,” she said. “I think that is really beneficial and valuable.”

Caudle moved back to Dallas this spring after living in Midland for four years. Her husband’s work has necessitated several moves. For a time, she successfully sold in Chicago before returning to Texas. Since real estate is a relationship-based business, it’s been challenging for her to continually establish a new sphere of influence and build her client base. However, with a can-do spirit, and a little bit of a chip on her shoulder, she has managed to thrive wherever life has taken her.

“I sell real estate wherever I go,” she said. “Somehow I’ve been the luckiest girl in the world, and it’s worked out.”

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amazonYou can order groceries, arrange for a house cleaning or handyman, do all your school supply shopping, and try on clothes before you buy them on Amazon. And now the nearly ubiquitous company has dipped its toe into the real estate world with a new collaboration with Realogy Holdings.

And if that doesn’t sound familiar, the companies under the Realogy umbrella probably do — thanks to brands like Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, and Sotheby’s International Realty, Amazon’s TurnKey can hit the ground running in 15 U.S. cities, including Dallas-Fort Worth.

The collaboration between the two companies combines Realogy’s Realtors and their expertise with Amazon’s tech-driven convenience. 

Robbie Briggs

It’s news that excited Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in North Texas. 

“Since 1960 and counting, no brokerage has taken better care of its clients than Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. I’m so proud of that,” he said Wednesday. “And I’m proud we’re affiliated with the only global brokerage that could achieve such an innovative collaboration with Amazon. There is nothing like it.”

“For our participating colleagues, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience for their clients, especially their sellers, who may benefit from more leads to great buyers — many of whom will be in North Texas,” he added.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s, as well as local Century 21, Better Homes and Gardens, and Coldwell Banker brokerages will benefit from TurnKey.

“When we designed TurnKey, we recognized that ‘closing’ on a home is really just the beginning of the homebuying journey,” said Eric Chesin, senior vice president and head of strategy for Realogy. “We are proud to team up with Amazon to extend the value we bring to buying a home beyond the moment you first unlock your new front door.”

But what is TurnKey?

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Located in the shadow of Sunset High School in Kessler Plaza, the updated bungalow at 2703 Alco Avenue has a funky little outside and a lotta fresh inside. The 1,703-square-foot three-bedroom, two-bath is listed for $375,000 by Kayaneh Wood and Brian Davis of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International. The homeowner Sabrina Combs gave us the scoop about the before and after details in this 1967-built home. (more…)

KesslerWhen flipping through listings this week, we had to take a minute after landing on this East Kessler cottage — it was just that adorable.

Built in 1938 on a hillside, the current owners of 1311 Cedar Hill Ave. have kept this home impeccably maintained, and have updated it without sacrificing the character.

It’s also blocks from Bishop Arts, with access to plenty of parks, and is an easy commute to downtown Dallas.
It also sits in the highly-sought out Rosemont Elementary attendance zone, as well as Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy (which met state standards with five distinctions), and Sunset High (which met state standards and earned four distinctions).

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Munger Place

Photos courtesy Shoot2Sell

We’ll admit — we’ve been chomping at the bit for Saturday to arrive this week ever since the owner of our Saturday Seven Hundred for the week shared that her Munger Place home was going on the market.

This impeccable Prairie-style home at 5118 Worth St. is listed by Elizabeth Mast with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International. The 5,030 square foot home has five bedrooms, four full baths, and one powder room, and tons of the character and charm you’d expect from a home built in 1912.

The home is right in the heart of the Munger Place Historic District, and has aged gracefully thanks to thoughtful updates and restorations along the way — and it’s abundantly clear even from the curb, as you take in the large covered front porch with plenty of room for impromptu neighborly chats, or quiet nights taking in the historic neighborhood and welcoming community.

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BluffviewIt’s not hard to get excited about Bluffview — with its close proximity to great shopping and dining, and its pretty, tree-lined streets. And if that wasn’t enough, the neighborhood is close to great schools, from KB Polk Elementary and Sudie Williams Talented and Gifted Academy to Lamplighter and St. Monica’s.

Our Thursday Three Hundred this week comes courtesy a pitch on our Facebook group “Getting the Dirt.” Catherine Blevens with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International pitched us this three-bedroom, two-bath home at 8515 Glencrest Lane built in 1949 and priced right at $365,000. And it’s been on the market for less than a day.

While it may be a cozy 1,287 square feet, this Bluffview beauty has gotten updates and has a floor plan that makes wise use of every single square inch of space. And you can tell you’re getting something pretty special when even the view from the curb screams, “I’m cute and you need to come in and look around.”

“This home has it all — with great curb appeal, a functional floor-plan, and a convenient location,” Blevens told us. (more…)

Euclid

Candy Evans and Vicki White of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s talk about 3509 Euclid at a CandysDirt.com staff party held Nov. 8.

What did you miss at last night’s CandysDirt staff party at 3509 Euclid? Only an amazing house, listed by Vicki White with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s.

Lucky for you, we have a sit-down interview, where Candy Evans and Vicki White talk about this epic Highland Park estate built to entertain. Designed by Robbie Fusch, built by John Sebastian of Sebastian Construction Group, with landscape designed by Harold Leidner, 3509 Euclid offers all of the bells and whistles you expect in a luxury estate today. Made with the best of everything, this home features spaces that are both grand and intimate with a living area that opens completely to the backyard, which is perfectly suited for year-round entertaining.

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ForsytheNew construction in Preston Hollow is expected to have designer touches, and Forsythe + Hall Homes’ latest organic contemporary home does not disappoint.

The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home at 5915 Del Roy Dr. is full of stunning design elements throughout its 5,421 square feet.  The home is located just west of Preston Road and south of Forest Lane.

“We like the area because of the 60-foot building line setbacks that create a great drive up, especially with the six trees in the front yard,” Holly Forsythe, owner and designer of Forsythe+Hall Homes, said.

That drive up sets the scene for a home with a unique floorplan that is entertainment perfect, and full of details both expected and unexpected.

“The layout and the floor plan itself is one of the more special things about this home,” Forsythe said. “We designed the floor plan with our architect, Lance Stovall, around an existing pool in the backyard, which we completely replaced with a brand new more modern pool that gave more space in the backyard for the Emerald Zoysia grass.” (more…)