Josh DeShong recently left Keller Williams to go the independent route. His local team will now be based in Addison’s Quorum Business Park

“I started in real estate the day I turned 18,” DeShong said. “I knew nothing about this business and Keller Williams gave me a really good launching pad to learn. But it didn’t make sense to stay anymore.”

DeShong worked at Keller Williams for 13 years, during which time he became one of the company’s top producers. For the past 18 months, he has been investing heavily in technology with a goal of streamlining the experience for both the customer and the client. He also instituted a flat $3,000 fee for selling homes, something not all of his peers were happy with. However, he believes it is what many customers will soon come to expect.

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royal haven

This three-bedroom, three-bath ranch in Royal Haven is a great option for home buyers finding themselves priced out of Sparkman Club and Midway Hollow.

As home buyers begin to get priced out of Midway Hollow and Sparkman Club Estates, they are starting to look to other nearby neighborhoods, where investors are starting to snap up lots and renovate, but the price tags are still affordable.

This week’s Thursday Three Hundred is in the Royal Haven neighborhood, which is bordered in part by Webb Chapel Road, Forest Lane, and Royal Lane in Northwest Dallas.

It’s a neighborhood where you can still get the square footage and the family neighborhood you want, but at an affordable $300,000 range.  (more…)