ONE LOCAL FIRM, FOUR OF AMERICA’S TOP AGENTS | REAL TRENDS THE THOUSAND

The Thousand is annually ranked by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Photo / REAL Trends 

In the June 23 issue of The Wall Street Journal, REAL Trends named four Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents to The Thousand, its annual ranking of the top 1,000 real-estate professionals and teams in the United States. Across Dallas and Fort Worth, these expert agents are the best in the business.

Not only are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty’s Becky Frey, Tom Hughes and Michelle Wood on the new ranking of the top 250 individuals by volume, they rank as the top three agents, respectively, in all of Dallas. The firm’s Fort Worth–based John Zimmerman made two lists: the top 250 individuals by volume and the top 250 individuals by transaction sides. In the rankings, Zimmerman is the No. 1 Fort Worth–based agent in the country and the No. 2 agent in all of Texas — and in the top .001 percent of agents in the entire U.S.

REAL Trends, founded in 1987, is the leader in ranking the performance of residential real-estate services firms, agents and teams in the U.S. The REAL Trends ranking considers data, verified by independent sources, for more than 1,000 brokerages.

“I know how talented and dedicated our agents are,” says Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, “but it’s nice to see an outside party recognize how solid our relationships are between our agents and our buyers and sellers.”

To John, Becky, Tom and Michelle: Congratulations! You are achieving the extraordinary. 

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Becky Frey has been chosen to be a part of the Sotheby’s Market Leaders Group

Santa Barbara Market Leader’s Forum Provides National Real Estate Insight: View the top 45 Sotheby’s International Realty Agents in the US.

Santa Barbara, California –

The Belmond El Encanto Hotel was home this past weekend for 45 of the top Sotheby’s International Realty agents from across the U.S. who gathered here for the Market Leaders’ Forum, a two-day event focused on best practices, collaboration & strategic growth within the global real estate space.
The intensive meetings and networking events were co-hosted by Montecito’s own, Suzanne Perkins and Bill Fandel of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty, and proved the perfect opportunity to showcase the beauty, history & culture of the Santa Barbara & Montecito Coast.
Those in attendance represented luxury markets throughout California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington, and Washington, D.C.

The dynamic symposium was moderated by Liz Bentley, President of Liz Bentley Associates, a nationally recognized performance consultant and coach.
The two-day retreat began with an intimate cocktail reception and opening night dinner on the Channel Islands Terrace on the top floor of the El Encanto Hotel.
The following day, a full agenda of meetings and breakout sessions concluded with a reception and estate tour at one of Suzanne Perkins’ exceptional listings located at 815 Cima Del Mundo, currently offered at $29 million. After sunset, the group transitioned by coach to a fabulous dinner under the stars at The Stonehouse Restaurant’s Wine Cellar Terrace, set within the magical grounds of San Ysidro Ranch.

The Forum’s final day concluded with a private estate tour of the historic Villa Santa Barbara, owned by beloved television host, bestselling author, and Emmy–winning actress, Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Australian-American actress Portia de Rossi. The exquisite estate is listed by Perkins for $45 million.

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Networking to build your Residential Real Estate Portfolio- Sotheby’s International Realty® summit of its most successful agents, nationwide

SUPERAGENTS FROM LEADING LUXURY FIRM BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY ATTEND EXCLUSIVE SUMMIT ON THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE

DALLAS —
Three top-performing agents from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Dallas and Fort Worth have just returned from Santa Barbara, California, as part of a Sotheby’s International Realty® summit of its most successful agents, nationwide.

Becky Frey, Bernard Uechtritz and John Zimmerman, all with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and all top producers with more than $100 million each in 2016 sales, attended the annual Leadership Forum, a two-day event focused on best practices, collaboration and strategic growth within the global real-estate space. Held at the historic Belmond El Encanto hotel in Santa Barbara, the intensive meetings and networking events were co-hosted by agent Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty® office Montecito-Coast Village Road Brokerage and agent
Bill Fandel of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty.

The 45 agents in attendance represented luxury markets throughout California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington state and Washington, D.C. The dynamic symposium was moderated by Liz Bentley, president of Liz Bentley Associates, a nationally recognized performance consultancy whose clients include Microsoft, IBM, Wells Fargo and Citibank. The retreat kicked off with an intimate cocktail reception and opening-night dinner on the Channel Islands Terrace on the top floor of the Belmond El Encanto. The following day, a full agenda of meetings and breakout sessions concluded with a reception and estate tour at one of Perkins’ exceptional listings, the 10-acre 815 Cima del Mundo, listed at $29 million. After sunset, the group transitioned by coach to dinner under the stars on the ocean-view deck of the 19th-century Stonehouse restaurant, set within the magical grounds of San Ysidro Ranch. The forum’s final day concluded with a private estate tour of the historic Villa Santa Barbara, owned by beloved comedian, author and multi-Emmy-winning television host
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Australian-American actress Portia de Rossi. The exquisite estate is listed by Perkins for $45 million.

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Becky Frey listed this adorable Devonshire Tudor cottage: Didn’t Last Through the Weekend

Adorable Updated Devonshire Tudor Cottage — Perfection!
by Karen Eubank at CandysDirt.com published on 05/06/2017

There are only a handful of truly walkable neighborhoods in Dallas. Our Saturday Seven Hundred is an adorable Devonshire Tudor cottage at 5518 W. Amherst Avenue. Walk Score gives it a rating of 89 and it doesn’t get much better than that in Dallas! This highly coveted neighborhood is just across from Inwood Village, minutes from downtown Dallas, the Dallas North Tollway, and Love Field. Location, location, location! Imagine walking a block to see a movie, eat at any number of great restaurants, and shop until you drop. The neighborhood has every advantage of city living with none of the drawbacks, and a real sense of community.

It’s getting harder and harder to find these lovely original Tudor cottages, especially one that has been totally updated, so you’re in luck today!

The original article and more photos are at CandysDirt.com

Built in 1940 this 2,094-square-foot charmer retains the original character with every new amenity added into the mix, resulting in a completely move in-ready home. We can’t think of a better place for newlyweds, a young family, or indeed empty nesters. We can’t tell you how many people we’ve run into lately that have grown weary of the big, empty suburban home now that their kids are grown, and are itching to get back to the city to enjoy all it offers. Expect a wide demographic lining up to see this one.

There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a great home office that could also double as a craft room, and the deal sealer for us is the screened porch. It’s absolutely perfect.

Stylish formals flank the entry in the traditional manner that you expect to see in a Tudor cottage. The hardwoods run through to the kitchen, something we always love to see. Maintaining the same flooring creates a great flow to a home.

The kitchen was remodeled by Adam Gonzales of Restorations of Dallas. The center island has loads of storage and a built-in microwave. Note the gorgeous marble that was run from countertop to ceiling, a trend we’ve seen lately. That seamless use of material creates a sense of elegance as well as spaciousness.

The kitchen was opened up to merge with the family area, which further opens up to the incredible screened porch. This is the place to enjoy your coffee first thing in the morning and to unwind after a long day with a glass of something cold and preferably bubbly. Can’t you just see a crisp fall evening by that fire?

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s agent Becky Frey has this adorable Devonshire Tudor cottage listed for $799,000. With this location and that screened porch, we can’t see it lasting the weekend.

See all of Becky’s listings and solds.

The original article and more photos are at CandysDirt.com

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Video: One of Philadelphia’s Best Chefs Gets Inspiration from the Villas of Italy

“Houseguest” is the new custom video series presented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. This series follows influential and inspirational people as they become a houseguest in a home represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their life with the unique lifestyle found with their extraordinary accommodations.

To ask how your property might be featured by Sotheby’s International Realty in a video and other marketing, call on one of us at beckyfrey.com

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is the first real estate partner to develop this type of custom content with the Wall Street Journal. In this episode, Joe Cicala (Executive Chef at at Le Virtu in Philadelphia) visits Via di Cappello, a secluded villa nestled in Italy’s Florentine countryside. Watch the video here:

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November 21, 2016 · 1:41 pm

We love architecture, we love people, we love homes … Especially this one!

Dallas, Texas has many great neighborhoods. One of the unequivocal favorites is Greenway Parks. This video gives you a peek inside a sprawling storybook traditional home that we recently listed on the greenbelt in Greenway Parks. More photos and details at sothebysrealty.com

5347 Montrose Drive Dallas, TX 75209

To learn more, or to set up a private showing, our contact information is online at beckyfrey.com

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Video: New York City Executive visits Rocky Mountain Ranch in Colorado

“Houseguest” is the new custom video series presented by the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. This series follows influential and inspirational people as they become a houseguest in a home represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and meld their life with the unique lifestyle found with their extraordinary accommodations.

To ask how your property might be featured by Sotheby’s International Realty in a video and other marketing, call on one of us at beckyfrey.com

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is the first real estate partner to develop this type of custom content with the Wall Street Journal. In this episode, Lois N O’Neill, a public relations executive, trades the bustling New York City life for a retreat in the Colorado mountains. She visits the Berman Buckskin Ranch in Telluride. Watch the video here:

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