Last December, Brittani Firestone turned in her police badge to embark on a career in real estate. The JP & Associates Realtor hasn’t looked back since.

“I’m really enjoying it. Every now and then, especially in the beginning, it’s been a little bit scary, but the business is coming along” she said. “I’ve gotten a lot of referrals from police friends and family, so that’s actually been quite nice.”

The idea of going into real estate has always been in the back of her mind. Firestone’s family has a construction business so she grew up around new homes. She also has a brother-in-law and a cousin in real estate well as an aunt who retired from it. Her wife is in commercial real estate, and has helped her immensely as she was getting started.

“I think overall it was an easier transition just because I did have someone at home to help me with questions and things like that,” she said.


If you love clean lines and a contemporary look, then you’ll fall hard for the three properties we’ve found for our Open Houses of the Week column. They’ve got a sleek aesthetic and stand out as exceptional for their neighborhood. 

This week, our open houses range in price from $465,000 to $1.269 million. Which one is your favorite?


Light, bright, and full of character: these words perfectly describe the newly listed house at 7739 El Pensador Dr.

Our Thursday Three Hundred went on the market Nov. 27, located in the part of the Richardson Heights neighborhood that’s actually in Dallas, near Arapaho and Coit roads. Bonus for famillies: it’s in the attendance for Bowie Elementary School in Richardson ISD, which earns a 9 out of 10 from

This home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 1,821 square feet on one story, built in 1967.


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It’s one of the most luxurious homes in Highland Park — or Texas — and we’ve got your ticket to tour at the next CandysDirt staff meeting.

Sitting on almost an acre at 3509 Euclid Ave., this Mediterranean villa is over 18,000 square feet of sophisticated spaces, with six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, six half baths, four living rooms, three dining rooms, and 11 fireplaces on three stories, built in 2012.

On Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m., we’ll be there to take in the views and enjoy this private, luxe retreat near Armstrong and Abbot avenues in one of the toniest parts of Highland Park.

Just how exquisite is this villa? How about a wine grotto with tasting room, outdoor putting green, indoor golf simulator, sprawling 10-car garage, and a state-of-the-art gym with a steam and aromatherapy room? And the backyard is positively swoon-worthy, with a Tuscan cabana with a sitting room and private baths, sparkling swimming pool and spa, fountains, and a fire pit in the pool.

This masterpiece is the work of Fusch Architects, builder John Sebastian of Sebastian Construction Group, and Harold Leidner Landscape Architects. It is newly listed by JP Piccinini and Monica Shovlin with JP & Associates Realtors for $18 million.

How about a sneak peek before our CandysDirt staff meeting? I’d love to show you this property…



“Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran shares her rags to riches story with more than 1,200 attendees at the Champions School of Real Estate Keynote 2016.

Full disclosure: I am not a morning person. The fact that I obligated myself to head out to the Plano Centre at 8:30 a.m. to see legendary real estate broker and reality TV star Barbara Corcoran is on par with a visit from the Pope for us here at, so of course I put myself together for the early morning event.

And people, it did not disappoint.

The event, put on by Champions School of Real Estate, brought in Corcoran for their signature event, drawing a crowd of more than 1,200 real estate professionals from around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. But it didn’t just highlight Corcoran’s inspiring story and wicked sense of humor, it also showed how far Champions School of Real Estate has become a powerhouse in the industry.


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At JP & Associates REALTORS, the agents are the true stars of the company – and they were honored as such at the company’s annual Oscars-style awards gala, complete with red carpet interviews, flowing Champagne, and sparkling “Seppe” statuettes.

A real estate brokerage firm with ten offices in the DFW area, Austin, NYC and Houston with 370 agents, JP & Associates REALTORS is committed to giving back to the community and dedicated to exceeding expectations. They specialize in residential real estate sales, offering additional services to support their clients’ needs and agents’ businesses.

Named after JP’s nickname Seppe (short for Giuseppe, JP’s legal name), the 2nd Annual Seppe’s Awards took place on Sunday, January 17, at the stylish Avenu Lounge, located on McKinney Avenue in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood.

Over 500 agents, their families and friends packed the house for the black-tie event, which kicked off with red carpet arrivals and live video interviews. Dressed to the nines in sparkles and tuxedos, the guests spoke about their experience working for the company. (more…)

JP & Associates REALTORS holiday scholarship event

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JP & Associates REALTORS is committed to providing a better future and better Christmas to homeless youth by hosting their annual holiday party and scholarship presentation.

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As part of their commitment to providing “A Better Future and a Better Christmas” to homeless youth in North Texas, JP & Associates REALTORS is once again hosting a holiday party and scholarship presentation.

More than 150 homeless youth of all ages and their chaperones will attend the party, which takes place on Sunday, December 6. The kids will be gathered up from four different local shelters in style, riding in a limousine party bus to the Main Event in Frisco for an evening of fun. They’ll enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza and all-you-can-drink soda, plus endless laser tag, bowling, karaoke, mini golf and video games.

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