Photo by Mike Gibson

Jessica Koltun loves demolition.  She rarely misses the day when it’s time to knock down walls and rip out drywall.

“It’s probably my favorite part of the job,” she joked. “Everything after that is just madness and crazy.”

Managing that madness and craziness is what Koltun does best. On New Year’s Day 2017 she founded Demo Dallas, a company that provides turnkey real estate, design, and construction services.  Depending on her client’s needs, she may handle part or all of those responsibilities on any given project.

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Candy and Lynda Piepgras with the Associates Realty took a quick pic with “Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott.

Don’t be surprised if you see a few D/FW properties popping up on a future episode(s) of Property Brothers.

Metrotex Association of Realtors brought the dapper Drew and Jonathan Scott to Texas Tuesday morning to share insights with North Texas Realtors, associates, and friends for a breakfast at the Renaissance Hotel. They spoke, took photos, and then signed their newest book, It Takes Two, which was at every plate.  Interesting: they signed the front of the book — much faster — and were exceedingly gracious. The brothers told me they thought Dallas real estate ROCKED. On the way back to D/FW, Drew Scott spoke to EW Entertainment, which is tracking his progress on Dancing With the Stars. Drew mentioned the Dallas trip and how they feel about their fans:

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If she brings a buyer, Lynda Piepgras will donate 5 percent of her commission from the sale of this gorgeous Robert Elliott custom home to the Highland Park Education Foundation as part of a new charitable campaign.

Realtors are famous for their generosity, and they are constantly looking for new ways to lift up the communities they serve. And though commission donation programs are nothing new, we’re absolutely impressed with Lynda Piepgras’ idea to help meet the needs of school districts by contributing a percentage of sales. In fact, Piepgras is launching a program that will commit 5 percent of her commission to the school district in which the home resides. 

“I really wanted to give back to the great neighborhoods I work in, and this is just a no brainer,” Piepgras said. “It’s easy and supports education, our kids, and our teachers.”

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