Whether you first noticed the plethora of For Sale signs in your area, the pods on your neighbors’ driveways, or the copy of the most recent Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Fine Home Collection magazine in your mailbox, one thing has become abundantly clear in the last few weeks: Spring Housing Market 2016 is in full swing.
Firm founder Dave Perry-Miller says, “We averaged selling a million/multi-million-dollar property almost every day this past year. I attribute many of these luxury real estate sales in Dallas to the level of quality our marketing team has established, working to create a marketing strategy for each one of the properties we list.”
Last night, Kenneth Walters and Karel Schweitzer demonstrated the elegant lengths Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents go to in marketing properties of character and quality on behalf of clients. The team invited colleagues from within the firm and from other high-end brokerages to the top floor of the One Arts Plaza, timing the event for the evening sunset — with great effect! The unit’s 62′ x 10′ west-facing terrace views overlook the Dallas Arts District and Downtown Dallas, so Mother Nature had some stiff competition as she did her nightly show.
Guests arrived to valet services, and were escorted upstairs to the exquisitely appointed 2/2 unit to mingle and sample champagne, wine and a catered spread in a magazine-worthy environment. By design, the experience gave attendees a glimpse into the home’s first-class entertaining potential, which they could then convey first-hand to any client prospects.
1717 Arts Plaza #2303 represents the very best available on the residential side of the Lionel Morrison-designed mixed-use tower — and quite possibly in all of downtown. Previous owners tweaked the formerly two-unit, 3,000-square-foot penthouse to include state-of-the-art technology, custom-made everything and the world’s only full-height, all-laquer Bulthaup kitchen. It’s truly the pinnacle of luxury, and is priced accordingly at $2,750,000.
Modern high-rise penthouse condominium at One Arts Plaza, 1717 Arts Plaza, Dallas, Texas
To schedule a private showing of One Arts Plaza, contact Kenneth at 214-923-3297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award show season is not just a celebration of Hollywood’s elite. Every February, right here in Dallas, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate celebrates the biggest and brightest stars of our industry as well.
Last Thursday evening, February 18, as agents gathered at the Dallas Country Club, firm founder Dave Perry-Miller addressed the room, acknowledging the tremendous achievements of everyone there, including the top producers. The excitement was palpable as results were a closely guarded secret heading into the event.
“The annual awards banquet motivates me to be at the office some mornings at 5:00am and to take client calls until 10:30pm, or later,” says InTown Top Producer Brian Bleeker. “We all work hard to be the best at what we do.”
Perry-Miller also welcomed the Ebby Halliday corporate representatives in attendance, including President/CEO Mary Frances Burleson, CFO Ron Burgert, and Vice President and Director of Sales Betty Misko.
“We celebrate our success this past year as a company with $2.26 billion in sales,” Perry-Miller began. “This evening is our time to gather as a family and celebrate the accomplishments of everyone in this room. You deserve to be recognized for the exceptional level of sales that you created this past year.”
The firm’s five office managers then came forward and began handing out the hard-won awards to their respective teams.
PARK CITIES TOP PRODUCERS
The Bradley/Levine Team with Lindsey Bradley and Lesli Marcus Levine
Paige and Curt Elliott
Phyllis Glover Group with Sissy Pardue
PARK CITIES OTHER CATEGORIES
Top Individual Units: Tie – Claudine King, Julie Provenzano
Top Individual GCI: Stephen Collins
Top Team Units: Lindsey Bradley, Lesli Marcus Levine
Top Team GCI: Christine McKenny, Megan Stern
Top Group Units: Phyllis Glover Group with Sissy Pardue
Top Group GCI: Phyllis Glover Group with Sissy Pardue
LAKEWOOD TOP PRODUCERS
Heather Guild Group with Skylar Champion
Scott Jackson Team with Ashley Rasmussen and Lauren Moore
Nancy Johnson with Alex Simpson
LAKEWOOD OTHER CATEGORIES
Top Individual Units: Nancy Johnson
Top Individual GCI: Nancy Johnson
Top Team Units: Martin Mayer Team with Erica Martin and Brandi Mayer
Top Team GCI: Martin Mayer Team with Erica Martin and Brandi Mayer
Top Group Units: Scott Jackson Team with Ashley Rasmussen and Lauren Moore
Top Group GCI: Scott Jackson Team with Ashley Rasmussen and Lauren Moore
INTOWN TOP PRODUCERS
Hewitt & Habgood Group – Kathy Hewitt, Steve Habgood, Brian Bleeker, Melissa O’Brien
Emily Ray-Porter Group – Emily Ray-Porter, Henry Barber, Jessica Hill, Macy Riley
Gullotto-Barnes Group – Joseph Gullotto, Jarrad Barnes, Stephene Tolocko, Frances Jacobs
Meyer Group – Nadine Meyer, Melanie Till, Michone Reese
Brandon Fleeman with Koda Reed
The Wayne Garcia Group – Wayne Garcia, Jerry Gutierrez, Michael Hubach, Amie Myers
Layne-Rothwell Group – Trina Rothwell, Paul Layne
The Martin Group – Eloise Martin, James Martin
INTOWN OTHER CATEGORIES
Top Individual Units: Brandon Fleeman
Top Individual GCI: Brandon Fleeman
Top Group Units: Hewitt & Habgood Group
Top Group GCI: Hewitt & Habgood Group
HIGHLAND PARK TOP PRODUCERS
The Haven Group – Erin Ballard, Ashley Beane, Thomas Bellinger, Shirley Cohn, John Eller, Forrest Gregg, Sara Johnson, Chari Oglesby, Sharon Palmer, Alexis Pearl, Chris Pyle, Sylvia Scott, Susie Thompson, Kate Looney Walters, Catherine Wilson
The Rhodes Group – Tom Rhodes, Jr., Burton Rhodes, Dan Rhodes, Thomas Rhodes, Neil Broussard, Janet Malone, Nina Sachse
HIGHLAND PARK OTHER CATEGORIES
Top Individual Units: Brady Moore
Top Individual CGI: Ralph Randall
Top Group Units: The Haven Group
Top Group CGI: The Haven Group
PRESTON CENTER TOP PRODUCERS
Updike│Pugh – Jeff Updike, Weston Pugh, Jan Folmar, David Lee
Thayer-Braymer Group – Jonathan Thayer, Gayl Braymer
Martha and McKamy Tiner
Ginger Levine & Jill Rasansky
Kim and Taylor Gromatzky
PRESTON CENTER OTHER CATEGORIES
Top Producer GCI: Jennifer Miller
Top Producer Units: Jennifer Miller
Top Team GCI: Thayer-Braymer
Top Team GCI: Thayer-Braymer
Top Group GCI: Updike│Pugh
Top Group Units: Updike│Pugh
As the evening wrapped up, Perry-Miller reiterated the firm’s secret for success.
“So many firms have mission statements. But how many times do you read a mission statement and then become disappointed, angry even, because it says one thing, but the experience you get is so completely different. What makes all of you in this room exceptional is that you live our core principle — treat other people as you would like to be treated — every day, every month, every year. And look at the results!”
The real estate world continues to grow ever smaller thanks to advances in technology and transportation that connect buyers and sellers thousands of miles apart. Therefore, strategic agents with a global mindset — like Hanne Sagalowsky –grow ever more essential to the future success of residential real estate firms. For this reason, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is thrilled to announce the addition of the native Dane to the luxury brand’s roster.
In 1989, when Hanne was transitioning from a teaching career to residential real estate, she told her fellow rookie agents during training she was going to focus on having an international reach. She was laughed at.
However, her background as a foreign student (attending Indiana University for her B.A and M.A, and completing an International Baccalaureate program in Denmark), along with her genuinely adventurous personality, her interest in foreign languages (she is fluent in three), and her desire to learn, all told her to press on — this was the way to go! Fast forward to today, 25+ years into an incredibly successful global career, and it’s obvious her instincts were spot on.
“In getting to know Hanne,” firm founder Dave Perry-Miller says, “I was really intrigued to learn of her perseverance on this particular career path. She could see the bigger picture and was quite ahead of her time in doing the legwork to position her so well for today’s competitive market.”
Besides being a long-term top producer, Hanne continues to hone her expertise in this area. She is one of 2,300 real estate professionals worldwide with a CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) designation. This means she completed rigorous course work that enables her to understand and guide the global buyer. She recently attended the Luxury Portfolio International® Symposium in Berlin with an exclusive list of 150 professionals from 19 countries. Hanne also currently serves on the National Association of Realtors® Leadership Team as the liaison to all global committees — and is the only “Texan” on the team.
About her transition to the firm, Hanne says, “Servicing a luxury clientele discreetly and professionally is what Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate does best. Because of my knowledge of immigration laws, tax laws and currency fluctuations, and my regular exposure to international buyers and sellers, I can help bridge the gap with the high-end client looking to move to or from this fabulous cosmopolitan area.”
Hanne and her husband Arthur Sagalowsky, M.D., Professor of Urology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, are themselves residents of Preston Hollow, and have two adult children and two grandchildren, with two more on the way. They enjoy bi-coastal travel to visit their family, and love that their home in Dallas is right in the middle.
Hanne has garnered the following awards and credentials:
NAR® Leadership Team 2016
NAR President’s Liaison to Denmark & Sweden 2016
Chair, Strategic Planning Committee for Texas Association of Realtors 2016
RPAC Hall of Fame
Omega Tau Rho Medal for exceptional service to the Real Estate Profession
Past Recipient of the Lois Hair Bernays “Realtor of the Year” award
Did you happen to see the stars last Thursday night, January 21, at the American Airlines Center? Yes, there were a few down on the ice, wearing skates and pads, flying around, shooting, scoring and demonstrating their tremendous athletic prowess by drilling the Edmonton Oilers. But then there were the 1,600 less-obvious stars — those in the arena seats, enjoying Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Annual Client Appreciation Night.
We want to take a minute to talk about them.
For the third year in a row, we have been privileged to treat the individuals and families who have helped make our business shine, to a special evening watching hockey. 2015 was the firm’s best year ever, with $2.2 billion in total sales volume, so there was just cause for celebration.
Says firm founder, Dave Perry-Miller, “Every bit of that is attributable to the people who place their trust and confidence in our hands when the time comes to buy or sell their home.”
“I don’t know of another brokerage that does something on this scale for their clients,” he continues. “We think it’s the least we can do, especially given that many of our clients consider us their agents for life.”
Broker Associate Julie Provenzano (who is designated as the Official Real Estate Agent of the Stars) helped organize the sold-out corporate event, and also treated her group’s guests to a gathering in the Tequila Patron VIP Lounge beforehand.
“It was a tremendous opportunity to thank our loyal clients for their business and referrals,” Provenzano says. “The Stars are doing really well this year so it just added to the excitement of the night, especially since they got the win.”
It’s a merger that just makes sense. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate specializes in the marketing of homes of quality and character, and maintains a client-first approach throughout the buying/selling process. Kenneth Walters lives by the same credo. January 1, 2016, the two parties made the news official.
“Kenneth exemplifies the Dave Perry-Miller brand,” firm founder Dave Perry-Miller says. “He is knowledgeable, discreet and excels in customer service.”
With total sales in excess of $25 million dollars over the last 2.5 years, Kenneth has quickly established himself as a top producer. Named “Rookie of the Year” in 2013 at Ebby Halliday’s iconic “Little White House,” the Dallas-area native continues building his career in real estate, ranking #3 top producer in 2015 and company-wide top producer in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2015.
“Kenneth’s success is based on a very personal approach to each transaction, expert and assertive negotiation skills and detailed, current knowledge of market conditions,” Perry-Miller continues.
One of the hallmarks of Kenneth’s approach to a real estate transaction is drawing up a comprehensive marketing plan specifically tailored to the needs and interests of the client. This can include direct mail, staging events for brokers and neighbors or print campaigns.
“My specialty is really digital marketing,” Walters says. “I understand it and I know how to leverage it to get the right listing in front of the right audience at the right time.”
Finding the perfect home that matches a clients’ lifestyle is greatly satisfying for this highly focused and energetic real estate professional. He is always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate clients’ needs and exceed their expectations.
Kenneth brings to his clients a top notch team of vendors: graphic and interior designers, talented photographers and mortgage professionals who are all focused on bringing his clients maximum exposure with minimum stress.
As a member of the Dave Perry-Miller team, Kenneth will continue to offer the finest in customer service and market expertise in the Dallas, US and International markets.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents had more to celebrate than just the season when they gathered Thursday night at Arlington Hall at Lee Park for the firm’s annual holiday party.
To the delight of everyone present, firm founder Dave Perry-Miller made an announcement about the closing of a $15-million dollar property in Highland Park just a few hours earlier.
“This was the most expensive sale to take place in Highland Park this year,” Perry-Miller said. “Not only did our firm list the exceptional property, but just as importantly, we brought the buyer. Jarrad Barnes of Gullotto + Barnes Group represented the seller and Lance Hancock represented the buyer.”
Also in recent Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate news, he reminded the group that another $10-million-plus property in Highland Park, home to a professional golfer, was sold by Kelly Hosch and Shelly Bailey to a buyer represented by Gianna Cerullo. In an increasingly competitive residential market, these transactions are a testament to the results-oriented approach the firm’s agents put into practice every day.
“Both of the buyers are local buyers, long-term Park Cities families with deep ties to the city,” Perry-Miller said. “What these sales demonstrate is, that while national and international exposure is important, it is having the right firm and agents represent you that creates a sale. Our firm has dominated the upper-end Park Cities market with 100% of the $10-million+ transactions so far this year, according to MLS statistics.”
As Q4 2015 winds down, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate stands poised to dominate market share in all the areas where they do business – Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Lakewood/Lake Highlands, Uptown/Oak Lawn/Oak Cliff and North Dallas.
“I could not be more thrilled about the way we’re closing out 2015, nor more pleased to work with the caliber of people who make this kind of ongoing success possible,” Perry-Miller said. “I don’t see it as a grand finale for the year, but rather a launch pad for 2016.”
Wow, right? In case you’re wondering, yes, this 1951 ranch-style was taken down to the foundation. So while the footprint and the view are the basically the same, little else is.
Karen Fry, the Dave Perry-Miller agent representing this 5,210 square-foot Preston Hollow beauty, says this about the renovation: “Chris Cole engaged me throughout the entire design process of 6337 Orchid Lane. It was a fascinating process, watching his artistic vision transform a 1950’s ranch into a modern soft contemporary home. Because of my 25 years in the Preston Hollow area, I was able to help him give potential buyers what they were looking for.” The property is being listed at $1,925,000.
Just look at it today! An open and flexible floor plan, clean lines, neutral palette, expansive wall spaces perfect for art and an abundance of natural light blend to create a home perfect for entertaining as well as comfortable family living.
The custom glass and iron entry door open to the light-filled foyer, which is flanked by a formal dining room with handsome fireplace and a formal living area.
The great or family room is anchored by an inviting fireplace and offers additional views and access to the backyard and entertaining courtyard through the wall of floor to ceiling windows and doors.
The conveniently located wet bar is equipped with a stainless wine refrigerator while the nearby butler’s pantry that doubles as a catering kitchen with an additional oversized walk-in pantry round out the kitchen.
A gourmet kitchen appointed with custom rift-cut white oak cabinetry, waterfall island with sink, Thermador Professional Series appliances, quartzite surfaces, and Ann Sacks tile backsplash opens onto the sun-filled breakfast/morning room with walls of windows and doors leading to the entertaining patio.
The master suite is a true escape with an adjacent sitting room/office, doors with access and views of the patio.
A luxurious spa-inspired master bath features free standing tub, walk-in shower and stone surfaces.
The master also offers dual master closets, one complimented by a center packing island with built-in storage and Danby countertop.
The second closet offers access to an additional and separate cedar closet.
The southeast wing of the house offers three bedrooms; one with an ensuite bath and walk-in shower and two additional bedrooms with separate vanities and shared shower and bath.
The second story media room with full bath could easily be purposed into a fifth bedroom or guest quarters.
6337 Orchid is in close proximity to the best private and public schools in Dallas, shopping, dining and all that Dallas has to offer. It’s a home of the highest quality, sophistication and comfort, and sets the stage for today’s modern living.
For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Karen Fry at email@example.com or call 214-288-1391.
Everyone knows the old saying: “If these walls could talk.” For a minute, let’s imagine “these walls” are located somewhere within Dallas’ much-beloved Lakewood. Given the rich, nearly 100-year history of the neighborhood, it’s likely they have some very interesting things to say. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate looks forward to helping give several of them voice this November as Underwriter and Title Sponsor of the Auction Party for the 2015 Lakewood Home Festival.
If you’ve ever driven by one of the seven homes on tour this year and longed to know its secrets — or even simply admired it from afar – this weekend will be the perfect opportunity to satisfy your curiosity. Fall is in full swing, and the holidays are on the horizon, making it a great time to enjoy them in all their seasonal splendor.
The theme of this year’s tour is “The Legacy of Lakewood,” honoring 75214’s architectural diversity. The featured homes range from a new build, crafted in a modern Hollywood Regency style, to an early ‘20s tudor, which has been painstakingly preserved down to the original light bulbs. Each and every one is a tangible reminder why so many seek to create their own history in this highly coveted corner of town.
Because Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate knows intimately all that makes Lakewood so special to our city, we’re thrilled to once again help make the tour possible.
The disco-themed “Friday Night Fever” auction party we’re sponsoring at the Belo Mansion features both silent and live auctions. Monies raised there and from general admission ticket sales go directly to supporting students of Lakewood Elementary, JL Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School in the form of materials, computers, and enrichment programs.
Last year’s festival was attended by close to 4,000 people and raised $155,000 for the three schools, setting a new record. We’re confident this year will be even more successful. Tickets for both the Auction Party and the Tour can be purchased online here. There is a discount for buying in advance.
Please make plans to join us and discover “The Legacy of Lakewood” for yourself! This year there’s even a special new candlelight tour Saturday night with a chance to meet the homeowners.
Malcolm and Ashley Ross of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate have just listed 4331 Versailles (4331versailles.daveperrymiller.com/) for $1,799,000. This beautiful, traditional family home, designed by renowned architect Charles Barnett, is in the heart of the highly coveted French streets of Highland Park. It’s attractively priced below appraised value making it a must see!
The updated 1936 home of 4,643 square feet, sits on a heavily treed 70’ by 142’ lot. With four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, it has a formal living area, and an open family room with atrium and floor-to-ceiling glass, providing lots of light and a view of the pool.
The chef’s kitchen maintains the feel of the original era, but includes many modern touches: two double farm sinks, double refrigerator, double ovens, gas range, walk-in pantry and lots of storage. It’s perfect for cooking and entertaining!
The master bedroom has a fireplace, with his-and-her walk-in closets and sitting room.
The backyard has a pool, Jacuzzi and fountain along with a two-story pool house with two full baths and kitchenette.
For additional information on 4331 Versailles, contact Malcolm at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ashley at email@example.com or call 214-280-5215.