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A New Fort Worth Team – Welcome Brants, Mira Vista and Bloom

Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

I’m pleased to tell you that Brants Realtors, Mira Vista Realtors and Bloom Real Estate Group are bringing nearly 90 years of history and 80 agents to the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty family.

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Choose a DFW Real Estate Agent to Meet Your Financial Goals

When buying or selling a home, choosing the right agent is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll make. The home at 4535 Manning Lane is listed for $2,495,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

 A real estate purchase is often the most significant investment a person makes. Choosing the right agent is an important step toward meeting your long-term financial goals. 

Start by seeking referrals from trustworthy contacts. Speak with previous buyers and sellers who have found a reliable agent with exemplary integrity, clear communication skills and a diligent work ethic.
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Meet Ilene Christ – A Top Individual Producer for 2014

Museum Tower has helped define luxury high-rise living in Dallas. The home at 1918 Olive Street #802 is listed for $2,300,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

A former trader on Wall Street turned top-producing real estate agent, Ilene Christ sees new buildings sprout up all over Dallas and knows this can only mean one thing – opportunity. Her penchant for numbers and time spent living urban means she understands the dynamic marketplace. This translates directly to her clients, as it helps them discover the very best in vertical lifestyle that Dallas has to offer.

Christ, with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for more than five years, has been named the firm’s No. 2 Top Individual Producer for 2014. The high-rise expert and New York City transplant has seen her business grow exponentially over the years, and attributes the firm, in a large part, to her success.

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Oil and Gas Price Volatility & Real Estate


“The Impact of Oil and Gas Price Volatility on Real Estate Prices in DFW”
March 3, 2015, panel discussion sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Thompson & Knight LLP

Some of Texas’ leading business, economic, legal and real estate experts gathered recently to discuss the role that oil and gas prices play in the North Texas economy. The panel included Emily Parker, Managing Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP; Robbie Briggs, President and CEO, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty; Bernard Weinstein, Associate Director, Maguire Energy Institute; J. Holt Foster, III, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP; Phil Puckett, Vice President, CBRE; Dennis Grindinger, Executive Vice President, South America, Hunt Oil Co.; and William L. Jackson, CMB, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, NorthMarq Capital, LLC.

Honoring Hard Work, Integrity and True Service

Each year, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty presents awards not only to agents who have met financial benchmarks but also to those who have improved our business in myriad different ways.

Here are this year’s special award winners:

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Meet Amy Detwiler – A Top Individual Producer for 2014

The home at 3621 Wentwood Drive in University Park is listed for $3,300,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Increased home values and more than 50 businesses relocating to Dallas in the past 12 months means one thing – the housing market is booming and competition is heating up, especially among real estate professionals. A rapidly growing market requires quick and stealthy transactions by an expert agent that can get the deal done. Amy Detwiler is one such agent who not only navigates today’s explosive real estate market – she dominates it.
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Oil and Real Estate – How the Industry Affects North Texas Real Estate

The strength of the oil industry has boosted interest in ranch and land real estate. Clayton Mountain Ranch in Gordon is listed for $1,695,750. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

Dallas faces less risk from the drop in oil prices compared to other parts of Texas, shared a panel of oil and gas, economic, and real estate experts with about 300 early risers over breakfast at the Dallas Country Club on March 3. They also predicted that the price of West Texas Intermediate would reach somewhere between $62 and $79 a barrel before the end of the year. The event was sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Thompson & Knight.
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Meet Jonathan Rosen – Top Individual Producer 2014

The home at 10718 Bridge Hollow Court in Preston Hollow is listed for $5,995,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 

Have you ever stumbled across a person whose talent and attention to detail are contagious? Someone so excited about life you want to jump on board and get in on the party? That is Jonathan Rosen, a record-breaking top producer at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty who consistently outpaces the market and inspires his peers to do more.
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John Zimmerman – Based in Fort Worth, and Top Producer in DFW

The home at 9400 Palencia Court in Fort Worth is listed for $1,385,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

 After just two years with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, John Zimmerman has led the company’s top producing team to more than $100 million in sales in 2014. “We’ve never had an agent reach those numbers with our company,” says President and CEO Robbie Briggs. “It’s an incredible achievement.”

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List Locally, Sell Globally

More than five acres of unparalleled grounds mark the Preston Hollow estate at 9806 Inwood Road. Listed for $14,999,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Luxury-minded buyers around the world recognize the Sotheby’s reputation as purveyors of the finest art, wine, jewels and real estate throughout the world. Listing a premier property with a global brand ensures it is part of the powerful Sotheby’s International Realty network where it can be viewed by like-minded homebuyers in Paris, Mexico, China and beyond.
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“As soon as we decided to move to Dallas, we contacted Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty because of our familiarity with the Sotheby’s brand. Luckily for us, our agent and the firm were a perfect match with our family. We’re going to love our new life in a new city,” said a recent buyer moving to Dallas from Mexico. This buyer found their Dallas agent through the sothebysrealty.com website.

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“With more than 700 offices in 51 countries, Sotheby’s International Realty has more than 14,000 sales associates who combine their local market expertise with the brand’s worldwide reach to connect buyers and sellers of some of the finest homes across the globe,” said Philip White, president and chief operating officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates.

“We’ve recently had buyers from Belgium, Mexico, China, Norway, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, France and more, who value the strength and reputation of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” said Robbie Briggs, CEO and president, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.