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Of course this Wall Street Journal article by Alyssa Abkowitz doesn’t tell you and me anything new. We’ve known for weeks — if not months — that high-end homes in Dallas are flying off the shelves faster than Realtors can list them. It’s driven the resurgence of the hip-pocket listing, too, as newly wealthy or recently transplanted millionaires move to Dallas.

Abkowitz did a great job of quoting some of the big names in the luxury home scene, such as Platinum Series Homes builder Mark Molthan, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s chief Robbie Briggs, and sought-after designer Barry Williams. The Park Cities and Preston Hollow get name-dropped along with gated communities in Fort Worth.

Of course, there’s a dissection of luxury homes and communities in other gas-rich areas such as San Antonio and Houston. It leads me to wonder, though, with so many municipalities on the fence when it comes to fracking, are we reaching the gas boom’s peak?

What do you think?

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Hunter Dehn is modest about his success in real estate. With the Platinum Series Realty brand, he’s marketed some of the most expensive listings in Dallas, including 4939 Manson Court. With Mark Molthan’s Platinum Series Homes, these two are building and selling some of the most sought-after luxury properties in Dallas.

Of course, growing up in Preston Hollow surely helps understand the ins and outs of the area, and gives Dehn a lot of leverage in a luxury market where inventory is as scarce as it is competitive.

What do we love best about Dehn? Definitely his ambition!

You can find out more about Hunter Dehn and Platinum Series Realty on his website.

CandysDirt.com: Where are you from?

Hunter Dehn: I grew up on Waggoner Drive in Preston Hollow.

CD:How did you get into real estate?

Dehn: I bought my first rental property at the age of 19, it was on Richmond Ave. in Lakewood.

CD: The Platinum Series Realty brand has really taken off. How do you balance the needs of a growing business with family life?

Dehn: I’ve found that 6 hours of sleep is more than enough or I usually take at least one weekend a month off to go to our ranch as a family.

Hunter Dehn and Family

CD: Where is home for you in Dallas?

Dehn: I’m building on Norway near St. Marks.

CD: What’s your favorite ‘hood in Dallas and why?

Dehn: Preston Hollow, hands down; big lots, great trees, convenient, what’s not to love!

CD: What was your best/highest sale?

Dehn: I currently have a home listed in the Strait Lane neighborhood for $29,995,000.

CD: Likewise, what was the hardest deal you’ve ever done?

Dehn: Every deal seems to have its own unique set of challenges, but like they say if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

CD: How quickly have you ever turned a house?

Dehn: It depends upon how you define that. I have one that I closed in 2 hours.

CD: How much did you sell last year?

Dehn: A little over $20 million.

CD: What have you learned about selling that makes you so successful?

Dehn: I try to treat everyone like I would a close personal friend.

CD: If you ever change careers for an encore you’ll…

Dehn: Be a farmer or NASCAR driver (my wife thinks I practice for this on the Tollway)

CD: Do you have a second home? If so, where?

Dehn: We have a ranch just outside Sherman near the Red River. It is my favorite place to escape to.

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Hunter Dehn is modest about his success in real estate. With the Platinum Series Realty brand, he’s marketed some of the most expensive listings in Dallas, including 4939 Manson Court. With Mark Molthan’s Platinum Series Homes, these two are building and selling some of the most sought-after luxury properties in Dallas.

Of course, growing up in Preston Hollow surely helps understand the ins and outs of the area, and gives Dehn a lot of leverage in a luxury market where inventory is as scarce as it is competitive.

What do we love best about Dehn? Definitely his ambition!

You can find out more about Hunter Dehn and Platinum Series Realty on his website.

CandysDirt.com: Where are you from?

Hunter Dehn: I grew up on Waggoner Drive in Preston Hollow.

CD:How did you get into real estate?

Dehn: I bought my first rental property at the age of 19, it was on Richmond Ave. in Lakewood.

CD: The Platinum Series Realty brand has really taken off. How do you balance the needs of a growing business with family life?

Dehn: I’ve found that 6 hours of sleep is more than enough or I usually take at least one weekend a month off to go to our ranch as a family.

Hunter Dehn and Family

CD: Where is home for you in Dallas?

Dehn: I’m building on Norway near St. Marks.

CD: What’s your favorite ‘hood in Dallas and why?

Dehn: Preston Hollow, hands down; big lots, great trees, convenient, what’s not to love!

CD: What was your best/highest sale?

Dehn: I currently have a home listed in the Strait Lane neighborhood for $29,995,000.

CD: Likewise, what was the hardest deal you’ve ever done?

Dehn: Every deal seems to have its own unique set of challenges, but like they say if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

CD: How quickly have you ever turned a house?

Dehn: It depends upon how you define that. I have one that I closed in 2 hours.

CD: How much did you sell last year?

Dehn: A little over $20 million.

CD: What have you learned about selling that makes you so successful?

Dehn: I try to treat everyone like I would a close personal friend.

CD: If you ever change careers for an encore you’ll…

Dehn: Be a farmer or NASCAR driver (my wife thinks I practice for this on the Tollway)

CD: Do you have a second home? If so, where?

Dehn: We have a ranch just outside Sherman near the Red River. It is my favorite place to escape to.