Modlin Avenue

Tucked into a quiet Westside location, only blocks from Rivercrest Country Club, Museums, and 7th Street shops and restaurants, 4051 Modlin Avenue sports classic Colonial style and a generous 4,700 square feet of living space. The façade is pleasingly symmetrical capped at the center by a broken pediment surmounting a graceful arched window.

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Ty Williams, Will Northern, and Michael Crain will own WNC – Fort Worth’s largest independently owned real estate brokerage

Local Fort Worth Real Estate firms RJ Williams & Company and Northern Realty Group announced the merger of the two companies to form the largest locally owned real estate brokerage in the city.  The company will be called Williams Northern Crain (WNC) after the three principle partners.

Together, Ty Williams, Will Northern, and Michael Crain will own-and-operate a brokerage focusing on residential and commercial real estate along with property management in the greater Fort Worth area.

“We have all known one another for a while,” said Northern, “I was looking for someone to run operations at Northern Realty Group and Ty was looking for the same thing for RJ Williams.  When we both realized that Michael was the perfect person for both companies, we decided to combine our strengths into one company.”

WNC will open its doors with approximately 85 licensed real estate agents.  The goal is to exceed 100 agents by the beginning of 2020.

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While we love a good classic, there’s something to be said for a home that lives a little on the edge. You want to hit that sweet spot between timeless and trendy, using classic lines and shapes while incorporating new materials or applications. And that’s exactly why we’re head over heels for this listing from John Zimmerman of Compass in Fort Worth. This home uses dramatic shapes and colors, merging industrial-cool finishes with warm woods and spectacular lighting that defines transitional style.

“This home has a functional layout, transitional finishes, and meticulous craftsmanship throughout,” notes Zimmerman. Plus, it’s located on Crestwood Drive, one of the most sought-after streets in this Fort Worth enclave.

The home has an extremely cozy formal living area, complete with vaulted ceiling clad in a breathtaking mix of natural wood. The Crestwood home benefited from a builder with vision, as the builder didn’t throw away the baby with the bathwater and preserved the formal living room’s brick fireplace from the original home.

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TREC

The Texas Real Estate Commission is on the hunt for someone to fill the simultaneous roles of TREC executive director and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board commissioner, state home sales are trending upward again (but it’s more of a mixed bag in North Texas), and we find out what demographic is more likely to tap into retirement to fund their downpayment on a home, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

TREC on the Hunt For New Executive Director

TREC

Douglas Oldmixon

Longtime Texas Real Estate Commission executive director Douglas Oldmixon is retiring in March 2020, and now the agency is on the hunt for his replacement.

The TREC executive director also serves as the commissioner for the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board and, according to the agency, “is responsible for organizational culture and day-to-day operations of the agency.”

“This includes managing staff and agency resources, overseeing the annual budget, and developing and implementing a strategic plan in collaboration with TREC and TALCB policymakers appointed by the Governor,” the agency continued.

TREC and TALCB provide oversight of real estate brokers, appraisals, property inspections, home warranties, and more. It also provides licensing, education, and complaint investigation services. (more…)

Fort WorthFort Worth is the country’s third-fastest growing city, North Texas cities are in the middle of the pack when it comes to being flip-friendly, and DFW rents rose — but not by as much as the national rate. We have all this in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Fort Worth Country’s Third-Fastest Growing City

Fort Worth is the country’s third-fastest growing city, an analysis of U.S. Census data conducted by CityLab revealed.

Richard Florida,  co-founder and editor at large of CityLab, assembled a team of researchers to examine what cities have bounced back and are experiencing growth in population and jobs, and which ones are still struggling post-recession. The team looked at Census data between the years 2012 and 2017. (more…)

When a real estate agent launches their business, building an online presence and generating leads is usually the first big hurdle they encounter. How do you choose a company that will have such a huge impact on your business? And then how do you afford it?

Michael Zobeck

“Marketing and branding is absurdly expensive for Realtors,” said Michael Zobeck, one of the founders of Agent Brand, a Fort Worth-based automated marketing company. “If you put a real estate logo on a marketing piece, the cost doubles.”

But Zobeck and his team — which includes co-founder Justin Hammond and his wife, Ashley — has plenty of experience in vertical marketing. They’ve operated heavily in the franchise space, building websites that are mobile-ready platforms for retailers such as Dickeys BBQ, Menchies Yogurt, Medici Pizza, and more. 

“I have been working with Realtors for years with a couple of different companies that I founded when I saw this platform,” he said.  “I knew there was nothing like and jumped aboard immediately.” 

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dfw

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked in the top 15 for its ability to attract tech talent, Houston overtook Dallas-Fort Worth for new home sales in June, and we see what county is the youngest in Texas, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

Dallas-Fort Worth in Top 15 For Tech Talent

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Dallas-Fort Worth ranked in the top 15 on CBRE’s Tech Talent Scorecard, which is part of its seventh-annual Scoring Tech Talent Report, which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets for their ability to attract and cultivate tech talent. (more…)

Fort Worth

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Rents are on the rise in Fort Worth, making it one of the top 25 cities out of the 100 largest in the U.S. where one-bedroom rents are rapidly increasing. We look at that, as well as who made the cut as the richest person in Texas, and what company is making a foray into Texas real estate now, in this week’s roundup of real estate news. (more…)