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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.
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.
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
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.
“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:
What’s the newest real estate scoop in East Dallas? Candy Evans tells you all about it in this video.
In this webisode of The Party Line Real Estate, Candy Evans of Candy’s Dirt fame takes her behind-the-scenes DFW real estate show to the grand opening of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty’s renovated and expanded Lakewood office.
The leader in DFW luxury real estate, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has grown its business by 300 percent since Team Whiteside and the Scott Carlson Real Estate joined the team in mid-2014. The renovated office at Wells Fargo Building, 6301 Gaston Avenue Plaza, Suite 170 triples the size of the original, and can accommodate 40 agents and support staff. The office, which started with 14 agents, has grown to 22 experts on East Dallas, is led by sales manager Craig Sessions.
At the root of the company’s success are agents with deep market knowledge of East Dallas, said Robbie Briggs, President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
“Our agents in East Dallas are residents of its neighborhoods, from Lakewood to Forest Hills, Swiss Avenue, the M Streets, Hollywood Heights, Casa Linda, Lake Highlands and beyond,” Briggs said. “They provide lifelong knowledge of the area, combined with cutting-edge market and global exposure through Sotheby’s.”
In The Party Line Real Estate, Dallas real estate expert Candy Evans talks with agents about what’s happening now and what’s coming up in the Dallas real estate market in exclusive video webisodes.
To see Becky Frey’s recently SOLD Lakewood Property (Becky sold two of the homes with the highest price per-square-foot over $1,900,000 which were sold in Lakewood in 2015), check out 6738 Lakewood Boulevard.
Dallas, a city where optimism meets opportunity, offers the best shopping in the Southwest, a cutting-edge culinary scene led by nationally acclaimed celebrity chefs, 70,000 hotel rooms ranging from luxury to boutique, and more than 200 golf courses. The city boasts the largest urban arts district in the U.S., with five cultural venues designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects.
Video was created by the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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