The agents at Glazers Realtors have long helped home buyers and sellers in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, but there’s something that really sets them apart: their love for four-legged creatures.

It began with founder and animal lover Steven Glazer, who launched the Dallas-area pet-friendly brokerage in 2001.

Before making Dallas his home, Steven spent a decade as an East Texas rancher caring for all ilks of animals, including Spanish Mustang horses, deer, goats, and pot belly pigs. Typical farm dwellers right? Not quite.

“We also had Nyala, Zebra, Elk, Buffalo, and Emus to name a few,” Glazer says.

Steven was able to combine his love for animals with his profession when broker Myra Schaufele had the idea to incorporate philanthropy into everything that Glazer’s Realty does. She suggested that Glazers agents and brokers donate a percentage of their commission to animal causes.

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Myra’s Story

“The youngest member of our family, a 12-year-old beagle named Lou, injured both his legs requiring double ACL surgery and soon after he developed a heart murmur. He required two major surgeries and a lot of medication which resulted in a large vet bill. Given how much we love our Lou-Lou, we didn’t hesitate to pay for his recovery, and thankfully he recovered well and still has the energy to protect us from the squirrels! But during the recovery, I couldn’t stop thinking about how lucky I was that I could afford to pay his vet bill. I thought about all the families out there who are not able to care for their furry family members. This was the beginning of my journey into animal philanthropy. This is why I and the Glazers Realtors team are committed to helping our four-legged friends by donating a portion of our commission to animal charities nationwide.”

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Agent Valerie Harris loves the commitment the realty team has made to a cause so close to her heart. “We’re not just saying we’re committed to a cause. We’re actually donating a percentage of our commission because this is so important to us,” she says.

With National Spay Day slated Tuesday, Feb. 26, Valerie says it’s a good reminder to spay and neuter your pets. “There are just so many homeless and unwanted animals out there,” she says. “Places like the SPCA make it reasonable to do — I paid $50 at the SPCA downtown for Koko.”

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Valerie’s Story

“Koko was only three weeks when I received her. Actually, she was found at a correctional facility along with her siblings and mother, so my friend asked if I’d take her in. Little Koko didn’t quite know how to eat as she was not yet weaned from her mother at the time. I tried everything to feed her from kitten formula to goat’s milk but she didn’t take to any of the nipples on the bottles and refused the milk. She seemed to be more interested in the tuna-flavored gravy I would pour on my two older cats crunchy food. One day I let her lick the gravy and she loved it. From that point on, she survived on cat lickable treats until she was able to eat kitten dry food and today she’s growing and recovering well from her spay surgery.”



Real estate magnate Allie Beth Allman and her husband, Pierce, will be honored by Texas Discovery Gardens with the 2018 Flora Award at the annual gala.

Allie Beth and Pierce Allman will be honored with the 2018 Flora Award for their years of service to the Dallas Community on October 25, the jade anniversary of this prestigious Dallas occasion. Since its inception in 1982, The Flora Award has been presented in support of Texas Discovery Gardens, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The honor serves to recognize outstanding citizens who have demonstrated a commitment to community service, natural resource education, protection of the environment and quality of life.

“If there is a worthy cause in Dallas, chances are the Allmans have supported it in a meaningful and generous way,” said Dick Davis, Executive Director of Texas Discovery Gardens. “While the Allmans don’t seek recognition, those of us in the nonprofit world seek every public opportunity to show our gratitude. That they would allow us to honor them for their decades of philanthropic efforts is gratifying beyond words. Yet, we plan to find just the right words at the 2018 Flora Award Gala.”


We’ve covered the scant stock of market-entry housing in Fairmount, so when we find a completely renovated, move-in ready, two-bedroom, two-bath charmer at $275,000 on a popular street, it’s, well, news.

Add into the mix that the newly minted firm Motive Real Estate Group is as newsworthy as the property they are brokering. More on that later. The nearly 100-year-old bungalow at 1711 South Henderson Street was given a total makeover in 2105 and now is as fresh as the nautical blue paint which enlivens its exterior.