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7/12/2024

The North Texas real estate market after Q2 2024: President Russ Anderson examines what happened

During the second quarter of 2024, the North Texas real estate continued a trend that emerged at the start of the year. What is that trend — and what could it mean for you?

7/3/2024

Find your Fort Worth: Insider Tips for Exploring Fort Worth's Best Neighborhoods

What is it about Fort Worth? It's not just the city where the grit of the Old West meets the sophistication of modern living. From historic enclaves to bustling urban centers, Fort Worth offers a t...

6/28/2024

From the CEO: How we make moving to North Texas as rewarding as living in North Texas

We help move more than just people and companies to North Texas: We can move some mountains.

6/21/2024

Brokerage president Russ Anderson: Why our agents aren't agents

Why the word agent — while universally known — doesn’t quite do it when it comes to the professionals at one brokerage.

6/21/2024

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

Nothing says summer in North Texas like July Fourth parades and fireworks! Below, we've gathered the top spots for your Independence Day festivities. Be sure to check each website before you go — t...

6/13/2024

Unmissable: The 12 must-see, must-do attractions that define Dallas, Texas

That tower! That arena! That famous ranch. Dallas is the dazzling metropolis that blends Texas flair with modern sophistication. Here is our tightly curated list of the city's top attractions, each...

6/7/2024

The list: All the awards the top luxury brokerage and agents in North Texas just racked up

The finest luxury brokerage in North Texas has raised the bar again. See which brokerage and agent accolades were just announced by the real estate industry’s most prestigious rankings organization.

5/31/2024

The Summer 2024 Real Estate Market in North Texas: Buy? Sell? Chill?

The luxury real estate market across Dallas-Fort Worth is a dynamic landscape marked by resilience, growth and strategic opportunity. But does it go on vacation for the summer? Here's what the mark...

5/20/2024

Could you live on a ranch year-round? We know how to make that happen.

Ranches and land are hotter than ever — and not just as places to get away for a weekend.

5/17/2024

President and CEO Russ Anderson: Why Time is Running Out on a Timeless High-Rise

Every luxury you can imagine and lemon-ricotta pancakes on call: If you're thinking about living at HALL Arts Residences, think fast. Here's why.

5/10/2024

Out and About: Navigating North Texas by Car, Train and Other Modes of Modern Transport

The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex beckons with open arms and boundless transportation options, inviting you to embark on a grand adventure every day. Here is a brief and basic rundown on all the ways...

5/6/2024

Spring, Summer, Winter, Wow: How to Embrace Every Season in a North Texas Year

Across Dallas and Fort Worth, every season brings its own unique charm and excitement. Here is a very brief guide to living in this vibrant region year-round. (And, yes, there will be bluebonnets.)

5/3/2024

Just announced: The real estate website worthy of the best agents in the business

"We are used to sweeping any rankings of best agents. That’s because we have the finest agents in the world. Now, we can add another best to our bragging rights." Read the news that president Russ ...

4/26/2024

The Great Debate: Is a Luxury Condominium For You? Or a Luxury Home? Here Are Some Pros and Cons (And the One Way to Decide)

The choice between a luxurious condominium and an opulent house stands as a pivotal decision for discerning homebuyers. Here, we embark on a brief exploration of the pros and cons of each — and how...

4/22/2024

The Essential Guide to Living in North Texas (Even if You Already Do)

We’ve gathered North Texas' best insider information into a handy publication in print and online, called Inside Texas. Facts, trivia, must-know neighborhoods, lake living, architectural styles, he...

4/19/2024

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.

4/15/2024

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 ...

4/9/2024

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.

3/27/2024

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...

3/22/2024

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.

3/22/2024

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 ...

3/22/2024

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.

3/14/2024

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.

3/8/2024

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.

3/7/2024

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

2/23/2024

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.

2/16/2024

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...

2/9/2024

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.

1/26/2024

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.

1/24/2024

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.

1/19/2024

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 ...

1/18/2024

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.

1/12/2024

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.

11/29/2023

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.

11/28/2023

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...

11/10/2023

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."

11/9/2023

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...

10/19/2023

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.

10/13/2023

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...

10/11/2023

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...

10/6/2023

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...

10/5/2023

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?

10/4/2023

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 ...

9/29/2023

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...

9/22/2023

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.

9/18/2023

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.

9/15/2023

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.

9/15/2023

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 ...

9/15/2023

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...

9/15/2023

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 ...

9/8/2023

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...

8/25/2023

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...

8/18/2023

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?

8/11/2023

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...

7/21/2023

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."

7/20/2023

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?

7/17/2023

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...

7/14/2023

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...

7/13/2023

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?

6/30/2023

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

6/26/2023

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...

6/23/2023

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.

6/16/2023

‘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...

6/15/2023

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...

6/9/2023

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

5/30/2023

Make your home market-ready: 12 musts that could bring the most money

Stage to perfection, elevate curb appeal and find the right price – is your home market-ready?

5/19/2023

President Russ Anderson teaches you how to buy a luxury property like it's a Picasso

In one video, all the goings-on each month at Sotheby's + How to buy a luxury home like it's a Lichtenstein

5/12/2023

CEO Robbie Briggs: How Texans live like they're on vacation (even in that heat) every day of the year

The question we get a lot in North Texas, about living in a state where the summers are famously hot. (And, yes, the answer, too.)

5/11/2023

5 reasons you need a real estate agent

Whether you’re selling or buying, every real estate transaction follows a multi-step process involving various legal and financial documents, inspections, appraisals, negotiations and more. This is...

5/5/2023

CEO Robbie Briggs: What our agents do when they're not working for you

"Even when our agents aren’t working on a listing, a marketing plan, an open house, an offer or a closing — they are working." —Robbie Briggs

5/1/2023

Way beyond the kitchen wall: All the new places that chalkboard paint is going

With chalkboard paint, it has become possible to make almost any surface a blank canvas for creativity. The back of a door? The wall behind your bed? Chalk this story up to 'the possibilities are e...

4/28/2023

How (and where) real estate's finest pros trade stories, strategies and a few secrets

To discuss: You are who you surround yourself with. Luxury real estate is a durable investment for the future; collect it the way you would collect art. Don’t do what a competitor is doing; you cou...

4/21/2023

CEO Robbie Briggs: If you are sitting on the sidelines waiting to sell your home, you may want to rethink that

It is rare to witness all the dynamics that have been impacting our housing markets virtually all at once. What does this mean for you? Read on.

4/14/2023

The Quickie Guide to the Dallas Arts District

Masterpieces await at every turn in the Dallas Arts District, from paintings and sculptures to live stage productions and symphonic performances. Spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks, the Dal...

4/14/2023

The page-turner: President Russ Anderson on one great magazine and many great pleasures

One of life's pleasures? A richly curated magazine. There is nothing like it. The tactile feel of the paper. The discovery as you turn the pages. The design of it all. Somehow, after enjoying one —...

4/7/2023

New-home checklist: 7 things to tackle as soon as you move in

It’s no secret that moving can be a very stressful time. While you’d rather dive into unpacking and decorating your new space right away, there are a few things you really should tackle first. As s...

4/3/2023

From cluttered to clean: 8 garage organization tips, whether you're staying or leaving

The (very big, very important) room that often gets forgotten during spring cleaning? The garage.  While keeping a tidy garage is essential for any homeowner, it’s even more crucial when you’re pr...

3/31/2023

Spring has sprung for more than just the flowers and rabbits: Is this your time to sell your home?

The news is good — more homes for sale means more options for buyers — but we’re not back to a balanced market. That is why you need a professional agent.

3/27/2023

The Clean Sheet: The spring cleaning checklist you need for a happier, healthier home

The essential list: How to get your home springtime fresh, in 15 steps or less. (You may even have some fun doing it.)

3/24/2023

What are the world's best ranch agents doing in Dallas? A lot more than it may seem.

The ranch market is hot. The continuing concerns about the economy have made an investment in land look even safer and more appealing — especially because owners can enjoy making memories on a ranc...

3/17/2023

Neighborhood Know-It: The 4 Big Reasons People Live in Lakewood

Location, community, culture and nature: the four things everyone looks for when buying a home — all found in Lakewood. One of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Dallas, Lakewood boasts rolling...

3/10/2023

CEO Robbie Briggs: Why high-rises and beautiful buildings are hotter than ever

"Living in a beautiful building is truly life on another level. I can back that up: My wife and I just traded our house for a high-rise." —Robbie Briggs, CEO, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International...

3/7/2023

A letter from us to you, all about trust. (Plus, some impressive stats for the numbers people out there.)

These jaw-dropping numbers prove the power of our network. But, there is something far more important to us — and, no doubt, to you — than statistics.

3/2/2023

The North Texas city that just got hotter (thanks in part to golf balls and cartoon superheroes)

CEO Robbie Briggs on why there has never been a better time to live in the north of North Texas

2/20/2023

See who won: North Texas' finest luxury brokerage just awarded agents for sales, philanthropy, mentorship and more

Just revealed: The top luxury brokerage in North Texas names outstanding agents for sales, charitable efforts, leadership and more

2/10/2023

At last: The essential guide to living in North Texas (even if you already do)

We pride ourselves on giving you inside information that no other brokerage can. One little (but loaded) example of this is Inside Texas, our unique relocation guide to Dallas and Fort Worth, loade...

1/27/2023

President Russ Anderson: What's trending in luxury? Plunge pools, Bulgaria, pricey wines, multiple homes and more.

Do you have a sense of what’s important for a luxury lifestyle now? We do — because luxury is our business. So does Sotheby’s International Realty, which has just released its annual Luxury Outlook...

1/23/2023

CEO Robbie Briggs: Yes, the North Texas real estate market is normalizing - but what does that mean for you?

The reports of the death of the luxury real estate market have been exaggerated. Read why - and see how your own area is doing.

1/9/2023

Interior Design 101: How to define your style

When it comes to designing and decorating your home, a blank slate can be daunting — whether you’re a first-time homeowner or simply starting from scratch after a big move. A good first step is det...

12/16/2022

CEO Robbie Briggs, on why you shouldn't always believe the headlines

"Don’t always believe the headlines. Do some research. Talk to experts. And, don’t let negativity sway you. Sensational headlines sell ads and get clicks."   FROM MY PERSPECTIVE   The witty Mar...

12/9/2022

Where to get North Texas neighborhood information that may surprise even the locals

Meet our agents and learn about the shops, restaurants and sites in their neighborhoods — plus some insider information that may surprise even the locals.

11/18/2022

A lesson in luxury: How a forgotten stuffed toy influences the best real estate agents in the business

We have always believed that our clients deserve only the best. That’s why one agent went over the top recently when she volunteered to help her pregnant client pack and move, far exceeding the typ...

11/30/2021

Preston Hollow: North of Walnut Hill, residents have it made in the shade

Culture Map Dallas

There are so many great places to live in Dallas that it helps to have an expert on your side. The Neighborhood Guide presented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty gives you insider ac...

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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