It’s no secret that Southlake is full of show-stopping luxury homes, so it’s the details that really set these glamorous properties apart. This home in coveted Westwyck Hills is one that has it all: A fantastic location near Grapevine Lake, a floor plan ideal for entertaining, and gorgeous outdoor spaces. If that recipe for the perfect house doesn’t sound enticing enough already, a recently renovated kitchen sweetens the deal further to make this home the epitome of luxury. 

Whether you love to cook or thrive on stocking your fridge with delicious takeout leftovers, this fresh, white kitchen has everything you need. A massive built-in fridge, Wolf range with double ovens, double dishwashers, and a Wolf microwave and convection steam oven make this kitchen capable of handling any Thanksgiving dinner or all-day birthday party, no matter how many guests you invite. 

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The business of buying and selling real estate becomes more competitive every day – as potential homebuyers can now simply swipe right or hit up their smartphone app store to make one of the most important decisions of their lives – and it’s critical for experienced Realtors to have the tools and education they need to stay in the game.

The business of buying and selling real estate becomes more competitive every day – as potential homebuyers can now simply swipe right or hit up their smartphone app store to make one of the most important decisions of their lives – and it’s critical for experienced Realtors to have the tools and education they need to stay in the game.

Andy Bearden, the founder of Insight Realty Network, said there’s a lot of chatter about how technology is a major “disruption” in today’s real estate market – but the big picture shows it’s more than that.

“I’m maintaining that the disruption has to do with the brokers and the agent,” he said. “Agents have figured out that if they’re going to survive Zillow, Redfin, and Amazon, they’re going to have to figure out what the plan is. They’re spending all this time with ‘legacy brokers’ trying to figure out how to compete, and nobody is showing them how to do that.”

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Insight Realty created a transaction fee model, which isn’t uncommon, but they’re also looking only for experienced agents and showing them how to navigate new waters.

“We want our team to be the best-trained, best-qualified people,” Bearden said. “That’s our niche within transaction fee brokerages. Agents are facing competition from new business models, new brokerages, and pre-profit companies that have all this money from Wall Street and don’t need to make any money. The existing broker has to come alongside them and instead of being a recruiting machine, help them compete against those disruptors.”

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It’s not every day you come across a listing full of personality and impeccable style, which is what makes this residence unforgettable. The University Park home’s stone exterior and idyllic landscaping set a grand tone from the get-go, but you can’t even begin to imagine the fashion-forward spaces that await inside.

 

Bold designer wallpapers, coffered ceilings, and thoughtful paint choices make walking through this elegant abode a design adventure. Your jaw will be permanently on the floor, and if you’re lucky enough to live here, that will be your everyday experience. 

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This North Oak Cliff California contemporary won’t make you choose between spaces made to entertain and a place to retreat!

When someone describes a home as “a retreat,” my mind automatically imagines a spa day. However, most homes are not at all like a trip to the spa. But this Oak Cliff California-style contemporary actually does feel like a trip to the spa, which is why it’s earned the title of Inwood National Bank Home of the Week. 

As an added bonus, this home is perfect for any party you can dream up, says listing agent George W. Hawkins II of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. 

“With the spacious open floor plan, it’s an entertainers dream,” Hawkins said. ” Plus, it has a master retreat that is separate from your guest wing.”

If that doesn’t say “relaxing retreat,” you might need to check your thesaurus. 

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Summer is for grilling, swimming, entertaining, and spending carefree days with the ones you love, and this house on Lake Grapevine couldn’t be more perfect for that. Every day will feel like a vacation if you’re lucky enough to call this stunning spot home. Mediterranean in style, the interiors are brimming with colorful tiles, charming wood-beamed ceilings, and huge rooms filled with light. However, as soon as you have your morning cup of coffee on one of the lavish balconies, you may not want to come inside any time soon. 

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Highland Park has a reputation for being the height of luxury, with tree-lined streets and gorgeous houses, but it is not known for its lot sizes. This pristine home on a coveted Highland Park block offers you the chance to live on a rare, luscious 80-foot by 161-foot lot. With more land comes more possibilities, so let your imagination run wild as you take in this elegant off-market listing. 

Mature trees frame the enchanting white brick façade beautifully; a painter couldn’t have dreamed up a better picture. Boxwoods surround the darling front patio, where you can relax and read a book or set down beverages for guests to pick up as they arrive at your chic parties. 

 

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Allie Beth Allman & Associates’ Susan Baldwin partnered with luxury builder Bob Thompson this year to develop two high-profile lots and they’re selling like hotcakes. The dynamite partnership has already sold one of these coveted lots and it’s only a matter of time until the other gets snapped up. Savvy Dallas homebuyers better hurry to get in on this rare opportunity to work with the best before it’s too late.

Two heads are better than one, and these are two professionals you definitely want on your team. Both Baldwin and Thompson have numerous connections in the industry that will make creating the home of your dreams a breeze. 

“What’s nice with a partnership is that you get to work directly with the builder on the job and he will build whatever you want, but you also know that the transaction will go smoothly because you still have a Realtor,” Baldwin said.

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If you find your mind drifting off to the French countryside—where wine, cheese, and picturesque landscapes abound—then this spectacular home in Highland Park is just right for you. Offering all that and more in one of Dallas’s most coveted locations, this French-inspired abode looks out onto Turtle Creek for an utterly serene and luxurious atmosphere you have to see to believe. 

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