Robbie’s Real Estate Trends: Community Culture Creator

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Dallas loves the vertical lifestyle. If you had any doubt at all, count the construction cranes in and around the Downtown area. Nowhere is this more evident than within the spectacular 42-floors of the stunning Museum Tower, with its floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing breathtaking views in every direction.

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Robbie’s Real Estate Trends: Selling Ranch Land in Upscale Style

Old Glory Ranch | Glory, TX. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty’s Ranch and Land Division is gaining ground. Since establishing it in 2011, we have worked to build on the good work being done by the team that had a very good year in 2015.

This is a skilled group of land, ranch, agriculture and equestrian experts. It’s their job to help buyers navigate the land purchase experience.

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Robbie’s Real Estate Trends: Roles and Group Dynamics

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While it may sound like a contemporary idea, the concept of group dynamics is far from new. Noted scientist Kurt Lewin, widely known as the father of social psychology, actually coined the phrase way back in 1947. At the time, Lewin’s sweeping theory reasoned that human beings take on definitive roles when they come together to work as a group.

The effectiveness of give-and-take collaboration between members can determine the success or failure of an organization.

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Titles – and Their Role in the Workplace

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Traditionally, job titles indicate the rank of a given employee within a specific organizational structure. They can signify authority and responsibilities and can play a significant role in quickly communicating to clients as well as colleagues.

Titles can speed up communications; much can be conveyed in a short phrase.

However, they don’t automatically create respect among customers and/or co-workers.

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Appy Daze – Tools for Business

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One of the great joys of business these days is the massive wave of amazing technology that is exploding before us. Hardly a week goes by that a hot new app doesn’t appear on the market promising to help us save time and money, better organize and prioritize schedules, manage workflow, increase efficiency, focus on customer service and multitask on a championship level.

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Happier, Healthier Communities in DFW

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Few regions can boast the kind of first-rate medical community that exists in North Texas. World-renowned teaching facilities further cutting-edge training in what has grown into a sophisticated and diverse hub of research. As companies examine the potential of establishing new offices or even relocating entire headquarters to the area, medical care and training has become a significant factor to consider.

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Building the World’s Biggest Ranch Deal {Video}

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It has been an exciting week in the ranch world with the announcement of the historic sale of the W.T. Waggoner Ranch, listed at $725 million and represented by Bernie Uechtritz of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Putting to Rest the Verbal Gobbledygook

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Every so often, a new pop phrase arrives on the doorstep. You know the kind—those disarming little chestnuts that may catch your ear the first several times they’re used in conversation, before inevitably moving from snappy descriptors to overused office jargon.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for finding fresh ways to invigorate meetings, spark discussion and liven things up—even if it means a few splashy additions to the business vocabulary.

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Can Luxury Live Without a Heart?

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What is the essence of luxury? Maybe it’s a sumptuous stay at a five-star hotel, a luxurious transatlantic cruise or an afternoon at a world-class resort?

A more thought-provoking question might be: What is luxury without a heart? I would venture that it’s almost like living without a pulse.

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A Chinese Buying Spree and the Appeal of Texas Ranchland

Chrystal Falls Ranch | 0 FM 283 | Eliasville, TX.

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Chinese money remains a significant force in global real estate. For now, it appears the Chinese will continue to invest heavily in properties in the U.K, Canada and here in the United States.

The Chinese view American real estate as a moderate risk, high-return investment. And, due to the continuing economic growth of the Texas economy, coupled with the availability of land in our state, it is among the more attractive targets.

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