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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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‘Let me sit down with the ones I love best” {Video}

“Bring all the wanderers home to the nest. Let me sit down with the ones I love best.” – “Thanksgiving” poem by Edgar Guest

We hope you enjoy the holiday with friends and family close by!

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

The Robbie Report: What Does Memorial Day Mean?

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Last year at this time, I wrote about Memorial Day and the reasons we observe it annually. It is a solemn occasion—one that should demand our entire nation’s undivided attention. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
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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.

Growing the Metroplex – an Update From Robbie Briggs {Video}

It’s not just Dallas. It’s not just Fort Worth. We’re part of a region, growing as one. So, call it Dallas-Fort Worth or call it the Metroplex.

“You can’t really say Dallas,” said Robbie Briggs, President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, which opened an office in Fort Worth in December. “You have to say Dallas-Fort Worth. It’s a region.”
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The Incredible Potential in Dallas-Fort Worth {Video}

 


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Dallas-Fort Worth is considered one vibrant, energetic region, recognized the world over as a strong economic center. In fact, Dallas is currently ranked 9th in world investment according to Cushman & Wakefield’s new “growth cities” report, and on a recent trip to China I met with several investors looking for development deals in our area ranging from $7 million to $1 billion.

“Across the globe, the DFW area is in the economic spotlight. That’s why I’m excited about opening a new office in Fort Worth—an incredible city that blends a rich legacy with a modern point of view,” says Robbie Briggs, President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
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Merry Christmas From Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty {Video}

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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty invites you to live to give with us this holiday! Choose one of the categories of charities, whether it be health, education, or home and family, to support organizations that are daily changing lives in our city and around the globe. Please help us bring a little more love, joy, and peace into the world!

Wishing you, your family and friends a wonderful Christmas!

This month, we are pleased to shine the light on many of the servant leaders making our community better and stronger. And we do this not just also to thank them, but to inspire others to roll up their sleeves and help in some way. To learn more about #LiveToGiveThisHoliday, click here.

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

Robbie’s Real Estate Trends: Real Estate Careers

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I recently received a letter from a young man attending school at a prestigious university in the northeast. He was studying to be an attorney, but after watching the current crop of TV shows such as “Flip This House,” “Brother vs. Brother” and more, he’d changed his mind. He explained about his passion for real estate, and why he thought he’d be a good fit for us. He then asked if he could sweep floors, run errands and do whatever it took to get into our company. 

Young people ask me all the time what do they need to do to start a career in real estate.
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Meet the BFSIR China Team {Video}

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As Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty works to expand its business in China this year, the company’s China team expands its strategy.

Chief among the goals is to capitalize on the connections between China and North Texas. Robbie Briggs, President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, explains it here:
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Robbie’s Real Estate Trends: Better Marketing Through Video

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As seen in the Wall Street Journal’s Mansion section:

We live in a visual world. And it’s never been more evident than it is today. From the large, flat screen monitors in our living spaces to the smart phones in our pockets, moving pictures sizzle the senses and help tell stories in a new and exciting way.

When it comes to sales and promotion, our company strives to be innovative—always looking for new ways to engage with clients and market properties. That’s why we took the extra step of hiring an in-house videographer who can shoot, edit and present incredible material for our agents and their clients.

Short, succinct videos allow clients pressed for time to experience the beauty of a living space, for example, in a way words on a page may never express. Video also allows clients the opportunity to watch on their time, whenever and wherever they like.

Social media is reshaping and redefining marketing, and video is certainly a significant part of that. Engagement rates are higher when photos or video clips are involved. It’s an opportunity to reach clients in ways we never dreamed of before.

According to a Cisco Systems forecast, the number of people watching video on the web will be at around 1.5 billion in 2015. That’s explosive by any measure. And let’s face it: We all participate – there are cameras in everybody’s pocket.

Remember the old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words? It’s true; some images are so powerful that words cannot truly do them justice. In real estate terms, describing a beautiful sunset from a sweeping veranda or the expanse of a luxurious room with a spectacular view all in a short video is a marketer’s dream-come-true. Pithy descriptions are great, but in today’s world, video may be the most critical tool in the marketing toolbox.

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Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

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For more luxury homes, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.