If you consider your child’s education when purchasing a new home – you aren’t alone. More than 75 percent of homebuyers consider education as an important factor in their home search. And 53 percent say they would buy a new home specifically to get their child into a better school. The same survey conducted by Bank of America also reported that more than 25 percent of those polled said they would plan their move around school breaks, making summer an ideal time to find a new home.
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Expert agents are seeing three main groups of people looking to make a home purchase – and have developed the strategies for marketing listings directly to these groups. Here’s a peek into what’s happening, and a look at this week’s new listings.
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In the fast-moving waters of today’s real estate market, it takes strength, experience and savvy to navigate the most successful sales. That’s why sellers are choosing to list their homes with a brokerage that demonstrates expert neighborhood knowledge, cutting edge marketing and a global network that reaches buyers wherever they live.
“I chose to list with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty because their commitment to marketing is like no other. I was blown away by how they advertised my home,” said one recent client.
“As a business traveler I see the Sotheby’s International Realty® sign representing great properties all over the world,” said a client making a corporate move. “I knew their reputation and knew that my home’s sale would be handled with the utmost professionalism—and it was.”
“When we decided to move our family from Dallas to Southlake, we went with a company that has agents and offices throughout the Metroplex. Our agent was incredibly well-connected in both cities. She handled the sale of our house in the Park Cities and helped us find a great new home near the schools we wanted in Southlake.”
New this week – University Park: 4111 San Carlos Street | Listed for $1,195,000
New this week – Lakewood: 6840 Meadow Lake Avenue | Listed for $939,000
New this week – Southlake: 1661 Tuscan Ridge Circle | Listed for $500,000
New this week – Fort Worth: 19150 HWY 377 South | Cresson | Listed for $4,999,000
New this week – Argyle: 9998 Hilltop Road | Listed for $1,650,000
For more luxury homes throughout the Metroplex, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. 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.
Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, this luxury residence at 1717 Arts Plaza #2208 features and open floor plan with designer finishes, two bedrooms and an expansive terrace. Listed for $1,125,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
It seems simple – homeowners pay to list the house on web sites, put a sign in their yard and get ready to show a lot of strangers their house. With so much demand today, surely the house would sell quickly.
Too often, the house sells, but for thousands of dollars less than it might have if a professional Realtor, knowing the neighborhood, had priced the house correctly. Or maybe worse, the house does not sell because it is priced too high. Without expert advice, the house could also show poorly.
One of the great pleasures of living in North Texas is being outside. Homes with outdoor living areas seem to be designed for this time of year, offering a variety of options for entertaining or just relaxing. Kick back beside an outdoor fireplace on a cozy covered patio or enjoy a heated spa, all before grilling dinner outdoors.
Several homes that offer the chance to be outside in plush surroundings are:
Bountiful opportunities make fall the perfect time to find a new home—just in time for holiday celebrations. The homes listed here are newly reduced and are ready to greet new owners. For more outstanding homes across the Metroplex, visit briggsfreeman.com.
10474 Epping Lane | Preston Hollow | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday
This open floor plan English Tudor is filled with large windows and high ceilings. It sits on 1.1 acre with a gorgeous pool and yard with lots of mature trees. This beauty is nestled in a supremely quiet neighborhood in the heart of Preston Hollow. It is near the best private schools, restaurants, and shopping!
3312 Colgate Avenue | University Park | Open 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday
Just a stone’s throw from both Caruth and Coffee Park, this traditional family home sits gracefully on one of the most sought-after streets in University Park. Bike riding to Mustang Donuts on a Saturday morning and popping into one of the delightful restaurants for dinner in Snider Plaza sound quite appealing. With much potential to pour into the home what you wish, this University Park beauty will be sure to captivate many as the area alone speaks for itself. Come experience classic beauty on a timeless street!
3441 Haynie Avenue | University Park | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday
This rare oversized 75×150 lot is located in the Armstrong Elementary district. The soft Contemporary home features a downstairs master, Saltillo tile floors, a gorgeous study, two living areas, an open floor plan, four bedrooms downstairs with a game room upstairs plus studio, exercise, or second office with half bath. This property is very versatile!
3629 Shenandoah | Highland Park | Open 1-3 p.m. Sunday
Sophisticated Highland Park home, situated on a beautifully landscaped lot. This Mediterranean home is updated in stunning modern elegance by designer Gonzalo Bueno with no expense spared. Spacious formals have 12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, custom marble fireplace mantle and French floor length windows.
7315 Azalea Lane | North Dallas | Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday
This beautiful home was redesigned and expanded by Birnbaum Magadini. It sits on a large, heavily treed lot. The home is filled with large windows that offer incredible views to the gardens and pool which are enhanced with custom outdoor lighting. Stylishly designed, this quality home has an open floor plan with a split bedroom arrangement. Modern, clean lined and impeccably maintained. This home and setting is truly serene and must be experienced to appreciate.
4234 Williamsburg Road | North Dallas | Open 3-5 p.m. Sunday
This gracious traditional was built by Neuhoff-Murchison. The entry opens to study and dining room. Its high-ceiling formal living has lovely fireplace and floor to ceiling windows with views of the large backyard. Its well-appointed kitchen includes breakfast and spacious family area offering privacy from the formals. The first floor features both a master with large bath and walk-in closet and private guest room. The home also includes three bedrooms, playroom, and media room which complete the second floor.
For more beautiful 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 five offices in Dallas, Uptown, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.