Open Houses

Urban Scene Events Bring Fine Art, Foot Traffic to Open Houses

By Leah Shafer / February 13, 2015 / 0 Comments

Landon Burke is a Dallas realtor and an idea man. With a long interest in the arts and a parallel-universe-kind-of-dream of owning an art gallery, Burke dreamed up a novel concept that lives at the intersection of real estate and fine art, Urban Scene: Architecture, Art & Culture. Urban Scene supports and bolsters local artists by displaying […]

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Ask Candy: How Many Lookers Should Be at an Open House?

By Candy Evans / February 18, 2014 / 30 Comments

A reader writes: Candy, we have had our home on the market now with a top-name agent (according to the “Best” lists, not someone I have seen on your blog) who has held a few open houses. Two to be exact. Our home has been on the market for over three months, no nibbles. My […]

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Open House Extraordinaire: Make It a Preston Hollow Weekend

By Candy Evans / May 18, 2012 / 0 Comments

Two fabulous open houses this weekend you will not want to miss! Recall when I made you drool over 11442 East Ricks Circle? Ivy league sensibility plus for $2.7? Homes in this totally fab neighborhood almost never come on the market, what with it’s acre lots, trees, creek, and secure winding streets. Well, that baby […]

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Looky-loos Stealing Prescription Drugs In Homes? Time to Batten Down the Vicodin!

By Candy Evans / May 16, 2012 / 0 Comments

WFAA-TV reports something that veteran Realtors have long known: sometimes potential buyers have sticky fingers and stick their hands not just into jewelry drawers but the medicine cabinet. In this case, veteran Virginia Cook agent Kyle Rovinsky, a good friend of CandysDirt, said a client distracted him while her boyfriend ransacked the medicine cabinet to fish for prescription drugs. […]

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What The Heck Is The Deal With Steven Breed? Is He Really a Former School Teacher?

By Candy Evans / March 18, 2012 / 0 Comments

Open House Sunday, and I know North Texas real estate agents are on high alert for Steven Breed. In fact, I feel like we need a Tweet-Up to lasso this guy.

Breed is your worst nightmare at an open house: he has sticky fingers and, obvi, a problem or two. Once again, Breed is out of the slammer and into “buying” real estate, apparently, after posting bond last Feb. 16, this after being arrested Feb. 6 for stealing jewelry.

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Did the Daylight Savings Change Put a Damper on Your Open House?

By Candy Evans / March 12, 2012 / 0 Comments

I ran to a few open houses Sunday, and wondered if turn-out was lower because people were thrown off by the Daylight Savings change. One agent told me he had to cancel TWO open houses in Preston Hollow: the homeowners had plumb forgotten about the change and were not ready. Others I went to were slow. […]

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