Some familiar faces in Dallas real estate are hanging out a new shingle. As of April 1, Local Resident Realty, a new brokerage serving Dallas with a emphasis on Lake Highlands, opened its doors for business. The new venture pairs C+N+T Real Estate Group with the pickaperch team – a package that partner Amy Timmerman describes as, “Six Realtors for the price of one.”

The six, specifically, are C+N+T’s Glen Christy, Robin Norcross, Jason Thomas, and Nicole Thomas together with pickaperch’s Timmerman and Beth Arnold. After years of working together informally, the six got together and decided to “do something great together.”


L Streets HomeThe L Streets are a charming part of Lake Highlands, an area with about 1,050 single-family homes from the mid-1950s and later. It is so named because most street names begin with the letter L, like our Tuesday Two Hundred at 8521 Lockhaven Dr.

The L Streets are roughly bounded by Walnut Hill Lane, Plano Road, Ferndale Road, and Northwest Highway. This home is just a couple of blocks from Frendale and Northwest Highway, close to popular recreation areas like White Rock Lake, the White Rock Creek Trail and Greenbelt, Flagpole Hill, and the Dallas Arboretum. There’s easy access to Interstate 635, Central Expressway, and the DART Rail White Rock Station.
L Streets HomeIt’s a 3-2 with 1,708 square feet, built in 1955. Over the years, owners have made cute updates that make it a turnkey property. But it still has that retro charm that makes these homes so appealing.

It was listed Dec. 4 by Jason Thomas with Nathan Grace Real Estate for $289,000, and went under contract yesterday. Let’s take a look before the final deal is done.


It’s got to be the color. Nathan Grace, a slick  East Dallas brokerage firm that really likes the color orange, seems to be doing something very, very right: despite the economy, they are growing. Of course, the market in Lakewood and Lake Highlands is hopping. And Nathan Grace itself appears to be the poster child of the New Age brokerage: leaner, uber community oriented, hyper local, customer service job one. Its tough being a broker these days. Now joining Nathan Grace: a top-producing Dallas real estate group from, are you ready,  EBBY HALLIDAY –Christy/Norcross/ Thomas (CNT). The CNT Group is comprised of veteran agents Glen Christy, Robin Moss Norcross and Jason Thomas, who bring extensive experience and sales success in the Lake Highlands and surrounding Dallas neighborhoods to Nathan Grace.

I just love that name, Nathan Grace!

Glen Christy, Robin Moss Norcross and Jason Thomas have spent their careers as real estate agents with Ebby Halliday Realtors Inc., as top achievers. Their unique business model is that of three equal partners, as opposed to one person leading the group, with their many minions agents surrounding them. The group’s move to Nathan Grace is the first time the trio have ever considered making a move to another firm.

Established in 2009, Dallas-based Nathan Grace is a growing real estate firm in Dallas and Houston,  attracting top talent in both markets. The firm emphasizes low overhead (which translates to higher commissions) for agents. In a short period of time, Nathan  Grace has built significant market presence and visibility in Dallas attracting top agents like Peggy Hill of The Hill Group, Amy Timmerman’s PickaPerch Team, Carrie Hill, and Warren Sibley. I’ve heard that more agents are coming on board, so many that Nathan Grace even plans to open an additional Lake Highlands office, more in 2012.

Must be something about orange…