Find Your Next Home with the DPM iPhone/iPad App


Utilizing the latest in interactive mapping technology, Dave Perry-Miller & Associates new state-of-the-art iPad app makes the home buying and selling process easier than ever. Launched in the fourth quarter of 2013, the free iPad app works with the same functionality as the already present iPhone/Android app. It presents information in a natural way by beginning with a map.

“Our goal with the new Dave Perry-Miller & Associates app is to place homes at consumer’s fingertips, so they can search for properties wherever, whenever” said Bud Bush, general manager for Dave Perry-Miller & Associates. “We’re thrilled to offer this new technology to buyers and sellers, and hope they will enjoy searching for homes like never before.”

Opening with a map that displays nearby properties, consumers can select various criteria to further narrow search results and view photos of the mapped properties. By clicking on the photo of their choice, consumers will instantaneously have access to larger property photos and extensive details.

App users can also take advantage of the following options:

  • Journey Search: This feature shows available properties as consumers travel through a neighborhood. As with each of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ app’s interactive search functions, consumers may choose to delve deeper into properties of interest by viewing interior photos.
  • Perimeter Search: This feature allows consumers to draw boundaries on the map view with a finger or stylus pen, enabling viewing of available homes within the perimeter, and the selected parameters of the search.
  • Scope Search: Consumers can aim their iPad’s camera down a street and the augmented reality search displays available properties. Consumers can select any of the properties for details and photos.

 


For more information about the new Dave Perry-Miller & Associates iPad or iPhone app or about Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, please visit http://www.daveperrymiller.com/mobile_app/.

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State of the Market


The following was sent to all members of the Ebby Halliday Companies by President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. We love hearing good news. We thought you would too!

The Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas residential real estate market was booming at the close of 2013, and 2014 looks like it will be another very strong year! Here’s why:

Residential pre-owned sales through NTREIS MLS increased 17%, with approximately 88,500 homes sold during the year.

Median sales prices were up about 10% from 2012 levels, according to MLS sales data.

And, for 2014, Texas’ job growth continues to lead the nation – but that’s only half the story. The state’s median household income also increased 4.3% over the past two years, according to a recent Dallas Morning News article, and is now above the national median for the first time since 1985. That’s very good news for the D/FW area and North Texas real estate market – more jobs and higher income is expected to have a positive effect on future home sales in the area.

It looks like 2014 will be another stellar year for Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas residential real estate and for the Ebby Halliday Companies.

For more information on the Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas real estate markets or to view homes for sale in the area, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Top 10 Most Viewed Homes of 2013


As another ode to the new year, we’ve run the numbers and discovered the top 10 most viewed properties on daveperrymiller.com for the year 2013. Now, some of these were sold, and some were not listed by Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, but they’re all fabulous and all received a lot of attention from you!

No matter the realtor or agency, we’re proud to live in North Texas, which has some of the most gorgeous homes we’ve ever seen! Check out the properties that you made the 10 most viewed on daveperrymiller.com this past year.

#1. 3828 Turtle Creek

#2. 3344 Miro Place

#3. 9823 Preston Road

#4. 3845 Normandy

#5. 10 Nonesuch Road

#6. 6858 Meadow Creek

#7. 1810 Kessler

#8. 4307 Armstrong Parkway

#9. 4346 Park Lane

#10. 3517 Lexington Avenue

Photos courtesy of NTREIS MLS.

Connatser, Habgood to Lead MetroTex Association of Realtors


Congratulations to Becky Connatser and Steve Habgood of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, who will soon be installed as president and vice president of the MetroTex Association of Realtors.

Becky is a respected industry veteran who leads the Dave Perry-Miller InTown office with remarkable skill and a smile. During her more than 20-year career, her service to the industry has been constant – and truly remarkable.

Steve Habgood, a partner in the dynamic Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group, is one of Dallas’ best-known Realtors. Like Becky, his service to the local community and the real estate industry is extraordinary.

For more information or to register for the installation event on January 17, call 214-540-2751. MetroTex members may register online at dfwrealtors.com.

Destination Mobile: How Mobile is Changing Real Estate – Holiday Blog Swap 2013


Dave Perry-Miller & Associates and Murney Associates Realtors are members of The Enterprise Network, a union of privately-held real estate companies across the country. While we hand pick and review all guest posts for quality assurance, the author’s views are entirely his or her own. This guest post was brought to you by The Enterprise Network Annual Holiday Blog Swap.

Going mobile does not just mean our smart phones. Mobile means ANY device that one can carry and can use with a Wi-Fi satellite connection, gaming systems, calendars, email, music and so much more. This could be a phone, tablet, iPad, Kindle, Windows phone, etc. Any device you can carry with you and search for information will be there.  All of this is cool and amazing technology but does it give the consumer the most accurate information? Could we do better in the apps we create? What is the future of mobile technology?

We did a survey to see how many of our agents and consumers used mobile apps to search for real estate. Most either used their iPhone or Androids to do searches but the tablets were the next in line for agent/consumer usage. 70% of the users were Mac products while 20% were Android users. The survey showed that not only does all new mobile technology help agents and consumers find homes but it also helps in boosting the agent’s success in their business as well. The innovation of mapping, virtual tours, listing presentations, DocuSign, social media apps and real estate company mobile apps helps the agents stay one step ahead.

Google.com, Bing.com and Yahoo.com have done a great job with their satellite mapping systems, making mobile real estate searching a fantastic tool for not only real estate agents and their brokerages but the consumer as well. For many years Realtors had to find their information through books, plat maps, city and county assessor records. Now through the touch of a button or fingertip impression we have the capabilities to see any view of any property from satellite to traffic view.

According to www.smartphonemobilenews.com this is just the beginning of what mobile technology will do. The future is still to be told but is changing dramatically daily, sometimes by the hour.

George Lucas did a phenomenal job in his films of Star Wars. I was fascinated as a child in the imagery and futuristic technology themes he used as well. My favorite was the “mobile hologram” device used in communication between the characters. How cool would it be for the future of mobile technology to move in that direction as well?

Can you picture this? You use your mobile real estate app to find the perfect home for your family or yourself. You hit the tab to view the photos and a 3D hologram of the home pops up allowing you to scroll through each photo. Now hit the virtual tour tab, this turns the photos into a 3D virtual tour that rotates and lets you walk through the home room by room with your specified agents voice as your tour guide. Here is the best part: you are able to talk to your agent at the same time asking questions regarding the property. All plat maps will be a hologram as well and will allow you to see exactly how the house sits on the property, who owns next to you, restrictions and utilities as well.  How cool would that be?!

I believe that the agents and brokerages that keep up with the mobile trends of today and tomorrow will see an increase in top producing agents, revenue and consumer growth now and throughout the years to come. My personal opinion is that whether you are an experienced agent or a new agent, using your real estate knowledge and new technology go hand in hand for a successful business.

Written by Charity Graham, Murney Associates Realtors

Dave Perry-Miller & Associates Selected to Represent The Ĥouse


(L to R) The House Sales Team and consultants are comprised of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ Beth Borman, Claudine King, Jarrad Barnes, Sharon Quist, Emily Ray-Porter, and Brittani Frankowiak.

The Ĥouse, one of the newest contemporary condominium buildings in Dallas, is now offering residences for sale. Dave Perry-Miller & Associates has been proudly selected by the owners as the exclusive real estate firm to represent the upscale 28-story high rise development. Top producers in the high rise market, Emily Ray Porter and Sharon Quist, serve as consultants on the project along with the dynamic sales team comprised of Jarrad Barnes, Beth Borman, Brittani Frankowiak and Claudine King.

“Collectively this impressive sales team has experienced tremendous activity beyond preliminary forecasts, contracting five units within the first month with several more negotiations in the works,” states The Ĥouse owner, Michael Carter with HSH Nordbank.  “Their professionalism, knowledge and dedication to the development have exceeded my initial expectations.  With a formal re-launch of the building beginning in January 2014 along with new model units, advertising and marketing, I’m looking forward to continued success and record sales with the Dave Perry-Miller team.”

Located at 2200 Victory Avenue, these upscale condos showcase walls of glass with spectacular views, dramatic and open floor plans, hardwood floors, natural stone and marble finishes, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliance packages and generous balconies.

This state-of-the-art Victory Park development provides a convenient, sought-after Uptown location with the energy of Downtown. Views of Dallas’ iconic structures include Fountain Place, Calatrava Bridge, Turtle Creek high rises, Hunt building, Nasher Sculpture Center/Gardens, Meyerson Symphony, Winspear Opera, American Airlines Center, Reunion Center and the Perot Museum. Minutes away are popular West End, Klyde Warren Park, The Arts District, Katy Trail and Santa Fe Trail.

The high-rise offers a wide range of prices and floor plans with one bedroom condos starting in the low $300,000’s, two bedrooms starting in the mid $600,000’s and sub-penthouses starting at $750,000.  Superior amenities encompass a well-appointed owner’s lounge with a library, billiards and skyline views. Step outside to an unparalleled outdoor area with a 130-foot infinity pool, private cabanas, a spacious, gated dog walk, expansive deck with a covered veranda, spa and grilling area. Residents also enjoy friendly and knowledgeable 24-hour concierge service, a seasonal pool butler, and valet.

For more information on The Ĥouse, contact the Dave Perry-Miller & Associates’ sales team at 214.303.1200, thehousesales@daveperrymiller.com or visit the on-site sales center, open Monday-Friday, 11 to 5; Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5. View all of the current listings available at The House here.

Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is an Ebby Halliday Company with five area locations, specializing in marketing the key areas of the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas and Kessler Park.  Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is also a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International, luxuryportfolio.com.

Highland Park Celebrates Centennial With Fun-Filled Block Party


Approximately 3,500 people gathered this past Sunday to celebrate Highland Park’s 100th birthday at a festive block party along the town’s spectacular Lakeside Drive. The fun-filled gathering was sponsored by three local companies with deep ties to the Park Cities: The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, Allie Beth Allman & Associates, and Plains Capital Bank.

The celebration drew a multi-generational crowd who appreciate the town’s unique and lasting appeal: plentiful parks, acclaimed schools, exceptional public services, beautiful homes, and a sense of community seldom found. Entertainment spanned the ages, with a soundtrack ranging from big band to One Direction, and even an Elvis impersonator to add to the atmosphere.

Colorful streamers floated in the wind and children sketched on sidewalks with chalk, jumped in bounce houses and left handprints in concrete. Guests also enjoyed a zip line, trampolines and a rock-climbing wall.

Highland Park officials unveiled a nearly 7-foot-tall revolving chocolate birthday cake while guests sang “Happy Birthday” and enjoyed a blast of fireworks and confetti. Congratulations on 100 great years Highland Park! May the next 100 be as great!

Photos by Dallas Morning News Staff Photographer Kye R. Lee

Another Record-Breaking Year: $1 Billion In Sales Closed to Date for 2013


General Manager Bud Bush, Park Cities Office Manager Lee Thomas, InTown Office Manager Becky Connaster, Company Founder Dave Perry-Miller

 

Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, an Ebby Halliday Company, proudly announces that it has closed $1 billion in sales volume to date in 2013. Surpassing last year’s record reinforces Dave Perry-Miller & Associates commitment to delivering excellent results.

“Thanks a billion to our outstanding clients and exceptional team of Associates who helped us reach this exciting milestone,” says the firm’s founder, Dave Perry-Miller.

Dave Perry-Miller & Associates continues to command a leading market share, listing and selling more homes than any other company in the most-established neighborhoods of Dallas. According to company records, overall sales have increased 44 percent since 2012, and the firm has already sold more than 200 multimillion-dollar residences this year.

“Our agents are working harder than ever and have made these record-setting months possible,” says general manager, Bud Bush. “We are proud to share that each of our five offices had its best months ever, and we are grateful to our Associates and loyal clients.”

Ebby Halliday Companies Set All-Time Sales Records – Again


The following was sent to all members of the Ebby Halliday Companies by President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. We love hearing good news. We thought you would too!

Associates at the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday, REALTORS and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, set new, all-time sales records for both the month of June and the second quarter of 2013!

Closed real estate transactions of more than $734 million in June established a new all-time sales record for any month in any year, and marked the third month in a row of all-time record sales.

And, closed sales also set a new all-time record for any quarter in any year of more than $2 billion.

Sales records of this magnitude reflect the exceptional performance of more than 1,400 Ebby Halliday Companies’ Associates.

We are so pleased to recognize our Associates’ professional accomplishment and success – it’s the reason the Ebby Halliday Companies lead the Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas real estate market.

Many, many thanks to each of you for all that you do!

Mary Frances

Congratulations to the 2013 D Best Real Estate Agents and Top Producers


 

Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is proud to announce that a combined 68 of its agents were chosen for D Magazine’s annual D Best Real Estate Agents and D Best Top Producers. To generate the Best Real Estate Agents list, D Magazine surveyed nearly 10,000 people, including previous Best Real Estate Agent winners, mortgage and title companies, D Magazine subscribers and recent home buyers.

The D Best Top Producers list is based exclusively on the previous year’s sales volume. To see the full list, visit D Magazine’s website.

Congratulations to our outstanding agents for a job well done!