Is it faster to get to DFW now from Plano over Dallas?
Last Thursday Ebby Halliday agent extraordinaire Cindy O’Gorman was in the national spotlight on CNBC talking about our uber hot real estate market, focusing on Plano, though the spot was teased “we are going to go to Dallas.” Cindy is a mega producing agent — number 33 nationally on the Wall Street Journal’s list, and her group closed $143 million last year, mostly in the Plano/Bent Tree area. She’s got 105 plus listings on her site, mostly in Plano and Frisco, but a good bit on Flower Mound, Southlake, and Preston Hollow. Cindy told The Power House peeps you can get a pretty decent home in Plano for under $100 a square foot, with great schools to boot. Oh, don’t we know it?
The only thing I disagree with Cindy on is her estimate of how far Plano is from downtown Dallas, or even, let’s say, Preston Center. Cindy said Plano is 20 minutes from BOTH DFW and downtown Dallas. We just got back from the airport and right now, it’s a good 30 minutes to/from DFW from north Dallas traveling the mess that is LBJ. That is barring any traffic!
And I disagree that Plano is just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, again because of the traffic. But Cindy may be right about getting to DFW in 20 minutes from Plano. I mean, I think you can get to Amarillo now faster than you can get to DFW from North Dallas on LBJ.
Here are the three listings Cindy chatted up on CNBC: 2800 Longtown Drive for $374,900, 5737 River Rock Lane at $549,900 and 6901 Crystal Falls at $750,000. I don’t know why she didn’t show this $1.299 million deal at 5108 Silver Lake Drive: they said everything’s bigger in Texas, and have you ever seen such a huge master shower? And do those front windows look like photos in an album to you, too?