Bucking the trend of many agents these days, sisters Mabel and Belinda Banda recently left Compass Real Estate to join Clay Stapp+ Co.  They made the move in late June.

“I started off in a smaller brokerage and then went to more of a corporate setting,” Mabel Banda said. “I just realized that a boutique that really highlights Dallas, and is prominent only is Dallas, is really the best for me.”

Mabel describes herself and her sister as “Texans to the max.” The two of them were born and raised in Dallas, and have marveled at how the city has grown during their lifetimes. Mabel has been professionally involved in real estate for nearly six years.  She’d previously worked as an account executive for AT&T’s national business market, but ultimately decided that real estate would provide more opportunities for her.

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Mansion ParkTwo blocks from Turtle Creek, Katy Trail, and the Uptown shopping and dining, when we saw that this sleek, sexy, and elegant Mansion Park townhome in our Instagram feed this week, we knew we had to share.

And lo and behold, we’ve shared before. Last year, Candy fell hard for this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, three-story home, with good reason. Secluded behind a treeline, wall, and a gate, 3625 Brown Street is both private and right in the middle of everything.

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Seattle transplant Kelly Gurnee recently joined Clay Stapp + Co. He’d spent the past three and a half years at Gurnee & Associates, a firm in his hometown started by his brother.

This is actually Gurnee’s second stint in Dallas. In 2009 he helped build a dental group that a friend started. For the six years, he oversaw 10 offices and was responsible for many of their business operations. When his friend sold the group in 2015, he returned to Seattle where they hoped to repeat the same business model in a new location. Gurnee ultimately elected to dive in real estate and hang up dental for the time being.

“I did really well but I wanted to get back to Texas all along,” he said. “If I’d had my way I probably wouldn’t have moved back. I met a lot of good people here.”

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Blake Damron with Clay Stapp + Co has listed 430 Valencia Street for $540,000.

Billed as a “classic Tudor with a cool factor” we can’t help but fall hard for this Hollywood Heights gem! For those who adore a stylish mix of old and new, this two-bedroom, two-full-bathroom charmer does not disappoint. In fact, it’s everything you’ve dreamed and more! Prepare to gush over sleek modern updates and quintessential Tudor character, all wrapped up with a bow in historic Hollywood Heights.

Eye-Catching Curb Appeal

From the outside this Tudor stands tall with gorgeous curb appeal. We can’t get enough of that bricked facade draped in a delicate blanket of ivy. And the front porch marked by elegant archways is die for!

“The owner of this home (Adam Jones) is an architect who has specialized in historic preservation and it’s evident that he poured his heart, soul, and professional talent into bringing this charming Tudor back to life,” says listing agent Blake Damron with Clay Stapp + Co. “Historic elements, modern updates, and eclectic furnishings give the home a unique personality.”

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Enjoy Elevated Elegance in Mansion Park with this Listing from Clay Stapp | CandysDirt.com

You’ll find elevated elegance in one of Dallas’ finest neighborhoods with one modern townhome that exceeds expectations on every level.

Located in Mansion Park, the townhome at 3625 Brown St. rises up from the ground, as if chiseled from the stone with which it was created. The craftsmanship, aesthetic, and finish-out are luxurious and sophisticated.

“Mansion Park borders Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn, and Uptown and is just minutes from downtown Dallas — this is an incredible location,” said Clay Stapp of CLAY STAPP+CO, who has co-listed this property with Natalie Newberry. “This townhome is exceptional, from the well-appointed communal spaces and rooftop deck, to the original art installations by Luis Olinto — there’s just nothing else like it on the market.”

This home has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, and 3,734 square feet on three stories. There’s an open house this Sunday, Sept. 30, from 2-4 p.m. Want a sneak peek?

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Local agent Matt Scobee left Clay Stapp + Co. after five years to start his own brokerage, Iconic Real Estate.  The new firm, which started with an initial team of five agents, is located at 3111 Canton Street on the outskirts of Deep Ellum.

“My vision is for us to be a brand conscious, tech forward, full-service boutique brokerage,” Scobee said. “We want to provide an impeccable experience that really works to nurture relationships, meet the goals of our clients, and then exceed those goals.” (more…)

Is there anyone more encouraging and passionate about the North Texas Real Estate community than Linda Argo? Member of the MetroTex Association of Realtors Leadership Academy class of 2013, Argo is a seasoned networker and expert recruiter sure to be an integral part of the team at Clay Stapp + Co. Argo just accepted the mantle of Director of Operations for the Greenville Ave. brokerage.

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Urban Reserve is a neighborhood filled with the most cutting-edge collection of architect-designed modern houses in America. Our Inwood Home of the Week is a custom design-build that takes cool to a new level. (more…)