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The Southlake Seven: Some must-see, must-do experiences around one of North Texas' top towns

Southlake is a wildly popular North Texas place that boasts a tapestry of treasures waiting to be discovered. Here are seven that should be on your to-do list.


Your guide to RESIDE: President and CEO Russ Anderson walks you through the pages of spring's hottest read

Each Friday, Russ Anderson, the president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty writes about luxury, trends, business and more in the advertising pages of the Mansion section of ...


The North Texas real estate market at Q1 2024: Prices up. Inventory down. Is it time to buy or sell?

How is the North Texas real estate market after Q1 2024? It's a complicated answer.


10 Selling Tips: How to Make a Million-Dollar Home Look — and Feel — its Best

For properties valued at more than $1 million, sellers must go beyond the conventional techniques to truly captivate potential buyers. Here are 10 essential tips to prepare a luxury home for sale i...


President Russ Anderson on why you can't trust the headlines but you can trust our agents

What the pending National Association of REALTORS agreement about agent compensation does and does not mean.


Navigating the news about agent compensation: Myths, clarifications and some good conversations

The recent announcement by the National Association of REALTORS about its lawsuit agreement related to broker commissions has set the media abuzz with speculation and misinformation. Here are some ...


The news: Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty just ranked #1 luxury brokerage in Dallas

Honored, delighted and excited: Guess which luxury brokerage was just ranked #1 in all of Dallas and #2 in all of Texas.


Elevate Your Everything: 10 Luxurious Perks of High-Rise Living in Dallas-Fort Worth

If you’re contemplating a move to a sky-high tower, there are 10 irresistible reasons why high-rise living in Dallas and Fort Worth is the ultimate choice for those seeking a lavish lifestyle.


President Russ Anderson on just 52 million reasons to sell your home with us

Do you like numbers? These are some of the ones that separate us from the rest: 27,000, 52 million and 143 billion. Wait till you discover what they are.


Taxes 101: Texas' new property tax laws of 2024 — and how they will affect you

From the property-tax experts at Gill, Denson & Company: A quick guide to Texas’ new property-tax laws of 2024 — and how they will affect you


Your own fairy-tale castle? Your own private helipad? In Texas, this is how we do it.

Big swagger, big style, big living. Texas has it all, played out in big, beautiful homes that have no equal, anywhere. Here are three properties that prove it.


Revealed: Real estate's Top Producers of 2023 and the brokerage they call home

Every day, I see what the agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty do for their clients. Guide the deal. Remove the obstacles. Calm the nerves. It is remarkable. And, in 2023, they p...


How our famous white-glove way of doing things inspired something new

Why have we been expanding our core services to go far beyond helping our clients buy and sell? One big reason.


President Russ Anderson: What is the real value of an agent? It's not always obvious.

When you work with an agent and pay them a commission, you’re not just compensating them for the time and effort they put into your transaction: You’re benefiting from much, much more.


How to Do It: Decoding three common titles behind agents' names — and how they could matter to you

What's in a name? We demystify three top designations in the real estate world — so that you know how the differences may be helpful to you.


The new view: Why 2024 could be the year that real estate gets a little more real

More new listings are finally here — which means the market should loosen up and buyers should have more options. But demand is still outpacing supply, and higher home prices are the outcome. What ...


How to Do It: Inside the mysteries of the home appraisal — and why it matters

What homebuying step ensures that a buyer isn't overpaying for a property — and that a seller is getting a fair price for their home? The appraisal. Here's why a proper one matters.


A new year calls for a new perspective. This one happens to come with a wine room. And a concierge.

A new year. A new home? At downtown Dallas' ultimate high-rise, an opportunity is knocking — but not for long.


Let it glow! The definitive list of holiday lights (and much more) all over North Texas

Leave it to North Texas to shine brighter than anywhere else for the holidays. Here is the ultimate punch list for seeing all the sparkle.


How to Do It: The 10 questions a first-time seller must ask a real estate agent

Selling a house for the first time can be daunting — and emotional. A professional real estate agent can help. And, selecting one who can maximize your investment is essential. Here are 10 question...


Why our agents and staff help others who may not have a home (and how you can help, too)

"That’s why I’m proud of our agents and our staff for reaching out all year long to help others who may not have a home, or who just need some help, period."


How to Do It: How to know the right-size house for you

The size of your next home should be at the forefront of your many considerations. Too small and too big come with different concerns. How much space do you really need — now and in the future? The...


The Q3 2023 Market Updates: Is housing supply and demand about to tip back into equilibrium?

How is the housing market doing in your area? Should you buy? Sell? Our quick, fun and interactive Market Updates can help with those answers.


Hot copy! CEO Russ Anderson walks you through the pages of fall's hottest read.

Have you heard about the wine auction in France that’s been a phenomenon since 1859? Or about the edgy architecture firm in Mexico City that is the talk of the town? Or about furniture made of a bl...


Glamour breaks ground: Inside the superb new Rosewood Residences Turtle Creek, a game-changer for a beloved Dallas neighborhood

The buzz has been heard up and down the boulevards: A new Rosewood Residences high-rise is coming to the one and only Turtle Creek. Here is the exclusive inside story from some of the world-class p...


CEO Russ Anderson: “There is luxury, personality and emotion in that brand.”

"I was blown away. Seeing it all laid out really brought something home: An agent at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has advantages that don’t exist anywhere else." Just a few example...


How to Do It: The 5 signs that tell you you're ready to buy a home

Homeownership is a major life milestone. Not everyone arrives there at the same time, but many are working toward it. It's not without its hurdles, though. How do you know you're ready?


How to Do It: I'm buying a home. What inspections are needed?

A home is a major investment. Every home ever built will have its issues and ultimately need repairs, but it’s important to do your due diligence when you’re about to buy — to make sure you’re not ...


Robbie Briggs: The $2 million sneakers — and the other hot collectibles you'd better know about

Have you ever wondered about the value of your art, jewelry, wine or other collectibles? Because our brokerage is a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, we are also connected to the world of S...


A final batch of high-rise homes is released. President Russ Anderson uncorks their appeal.

This is it: the final chance to buy a new home in the superchic, superluxurious HALL Arts Residences.


CEO Robbie Briggs on how you are helping us help others

Together — and that means you, our agents and our colleagues around the world — we far surpassed a goal. Here's how we can do it again.


How to Do It: The questions to ask yourself before buying a Texas ranch or land

Buying a ranch or land is a thrill — especially in Texas — but, you need to know the questions to ask yourself before embarking on that journey. Read on.


How to Do It: What escrow means on a mortgage — and why it matters

Grasping all the financial arrangements surrounding your home purchase can be a little daunting. As part of our How to Do It series, we demystify one of the most common terms in the mortgage world ...


How to Do It: The 4 things you shouldn't skip when putting your home on the market

Before you schedule your first open house, there are four easy updates to your home that will help get it in tip-top shape — not only to generate maximum interest but also to generate higher offers...


How to Do It: The questions every homebuyer and seller should ask an agent

Whether you are buying or selling a home, the services of a professional real estate agent can make a big difference to your outcome. Here's how to pick out one who will give your purchase or sale ...


What happens when you put real estate's big thinkers in one room

These amazing minds got together for a few days of brainstorming. The energy was on full tilt. We talked about trends, tech, markets and benchmarks. We planned our 2024 — and beyond. But, what does...


The North Texas brokerage with the famous clients and why its agents will never say who

CEO Robbie Briggs: One of today’s biggest Hollywood stars came to Dallas to shoot a film. He wanted to rent a home that was very secluded. He first worked with one of our competitors, who doesn’t u...


President Russ Anderson on the thing that can open up a world of possibilities for you

In this market, it's been hard to translate how the macro-economic trends we’re seeing are impacting the value of any specific home. Would you like to know the value of yours?


CEO Robbie Briggs: How our agents can help you find a home in Preston Hollow, Plano or Paris

Connections, comrades, friends for life: If all of this sounds a little too warm and fuzzy, consider this: In Texas alone, three of the brokerages in the Sotheby’s International Realty network sold...


A brokerage president's POV on a strange market, a solid future and talking with no guardrails

"But, mostly, we just talked. In my mind, successful partners communicate honestly. Extraordinary partnerships encourage humility, where neither ego, jealousy nor personalities take over."


Park Cities scoop: 'Something significant has happened with historic preservation'

"I knew from the comments [that] people were tired of historic homes being torn down." Is this intriguing new preservation story from Candy's Dirt a game-changer?


6 Must-Ask Questions for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying your first home is equal-parts exciting, challenging and overwhelming. It’s also one of the biggest financial investments you’ll ever make, so preparation is key. At Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s...


The real estate paradox that continues to happen in North Texas (and what it could mean for you)

Homeowners in North Texas have been reluctant to sell their properties in this current market for a couple of reasons. They are valid concerns — but not when a certain someone is working on your be...


Showing You're Serious: Why earnest money matters in a real estate deal (especially these days)

Buying and Selling 101: When it comes to purchasing a property, how much earnest money is enough to show you’re, well, earnest?


Neighborhoods 101: The Homebuyer's Guide to Five of the Top Dallas Suburbs

Intel from our agents: Five suburban cities worth checking out if you’re considering a move to North Texas


A neighborhood to know: Lake Highlands, Dallas

Why do locals revere this unique area of North Texas? We've gathered insider knowledge all about Lake Highlands from the people who know it best: the agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Internationa...


President Russ Anderson on the two things our agents absolutely know about you

What's the big idea behind the new advertising campaign from Sotheby’s International Realty? The president of the finest brokerage in North Texas breaks it down.


‘America's Best' again: Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty agents land more top national honors

These Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents and teams landed spots on what is arguably the real estate industry's most prestigious list. That's even more impressive when you consider...


Pop! Pow! Wow! Where to go boom for July 4, all across North Texas

Nothing says summer in North Texas like July 4 parades and fireworks! Below, we've gathered the top spots for your Independence Day festivities. Be sure to check each website before you go — then p...


The Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty agent who just made the industry's most prestigious list

The Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty agent who just made the industry's most prestigious list

How to Know When You’re Ready to Sell Your Home

All the information you need to decide if you are ready to begin prepping your home for sale.

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Where to Have Lunch in Midway Hollow

Try out some of the tastiest spots in Texas.

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What to Expect From Preston Hollow Real Estate This Fall

What sellers need to know about the market and preparing their homes.

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5 Reasons People Love Living in the Park Cities

There’s a lot to love when you have the best of both worlds in one.

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Which Factors Are Important in Your Home Search?

On the quest for a new home, it’s easy to get caught up in the little details. Stay on track with this guide.

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Explore These 8 Locally-Owned Dallas Boutiques

Dallas is well-known as a popular destination for shopping, not just for the big stores but also for these eight locally-owned boutiques.

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Earn Top-Dollar for Your Dallas Home with These 6 Tips

A guide to getting the most for your home at closing.

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5 Tips for Staging Your Living Room When Selling Dallas Real Estate

How your home is staged can make the difference between a buyer making an offer or moving onto the next listing. These can’t-miss tips wi...

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