The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

4131 Cochran Chapel Road | Bluffview | $4,995,000

1 Lakeside Park | University Park | $2,295,000

2408 Loving Avenue | Lakewood | $1,695,000

805 Kessler Woods Trail | Kessler Woods | $1,500,000

5849 Versailles Avenue | Frisco | $1,349,000

4230 Merrell Road | Preston Hollow | $899,000

1930 Mayflower Drive | Stevens Park | $724,900

4250 Pebble Creek Court | Frisco | $715,000

1613 Jensen Court | Old East Dallas | $440,000

To view more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Kitchens for the Back-to-School Routine


Getting ready for the new school year looks different for many families this year. Regardless if classes are virtual or in-person, one thing that can be certain is making sure the kids take on every school day with a good meal. That means having the perfect kitchen space for breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner.

Streamline your back-to-school routine with these 10 delectable kitchens.

4543 Arcady Avenue | Highland Park | $3,195,000
11595 E Ricks Circle | Preston Hollow | $2,995,000
3828 Alta Vista Lane | Northwest Dallas | $2,795,000
4209 Woodfin Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,349,000
4401 Windsor Ridge Drive | Irving | $1,990,000
5737 W Hanover Avenue | Devonshire | $1,299,000
4406 Merrell Road | Preston Hollow | $1,039,000
1520 Argonne Drive | Kessler Park | $965,000
6724 Bob O Link Drive | Lakewood | $949,000

731 Kessler Lake Drive | Kessler Park | $825,000

To view more spectacular properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Pick the Perfect Paint Color


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If you’ve ever had to pick a paint color you know this major truth – the options are endless. Choosing the right paint color can be an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these 10 tips and you’ll have a new sense of confidence next time you’re in the paint aisle.

Bring Inspiration: Take along an existing pillow, piece of fabric or photo of your space. This will help you make more informed decisions.

The Right Light: Make sure to view your paint or paint chips in natural light to assure you’re seeing the color correctly. Paint looks different under artificial light, so try holding the chip near a window or painting a sample on your wall first.

Take-Home Testers: All the major paint retailers sell paint in small, tester sizes. These are perfect to take home and try out before committing to a full gallon of paint. The small amount will provide you with enough paint to give you an idea of what it would really be like to live with the color.

Try Multiple Shades: If you’re having trouble choosing, buy multiple testers and paint side-by-side squares on your walls. Live with them for a few days so you get the chance to see how the colors look morning, noon, and night. Make sure to mark them with identifiers so you’ll remember which one you liked best.

Choose Your Drama: Look to the color wheel for inspiration. Colors close together will make a room calm while those farther apart add drama.

Do What You Love: Start with a color you love, even if it’s not popular at the moment. Doing this will assure you’ll love the color for years to come. Just remember, your favorite color comes in a range of hues.

Lighten Up: If you’re afraid a hue may be too dark, ask the mixer to do a 50 percent tint of the color to lighten it up. Custom colors can also give a room a designer look, but make sure to jot down the specifics of your color for future touch-ups.

Room to Room: If you have rooms that are open to one another, avoid choosing radically different colors, which will make the spaces feel chopped up and small.

Go Bold: Small rooms that are visited more rarely, like a library or half-bath, can be done in stronger colors that make a statement.

Spraying vs. Rolling: Rolling may be the most popular choice, but it’s also the most time consuming and requires touch-ups more often. On the other hand, spraying results in a more high-end, professional look that also cuts painting time in half. With both options make sure you properly cover the areas you don’t want to be painted.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

7123 Hill Forest Drive | Lake Forest | $1,800,000
5737 W Hanover Avenue | Devonshire | $1,350,000
5849 Versailles Avenue | Frisco | $1,349,000
11256 Russwood Circle | Russwood Acres | $1,050,00
2025 Woodall Rodgers #21 | Uptown | $999,000
7223 Casa Loma Avenue | Lakewood Hills | $950,000
4157 Hockaday Drive | Hockaday | $674,900
3401 Lee Parkway #901 | Oak Lawn | $574,900
8327 Nunley Lane | North Dallas | $549,000
731 Mayrant Drive | North Oak Cliff | $445,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

10 Must-See Open Houses


Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

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5331 Lobello Drive | Preston Hollow | $3,495,000

 

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5854 Lakehurst Avenue | Preston Hollow | $2,350,000

 

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2941 Rosedale Avenue | University Park | $1,650,000

 

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5238 Edmondson Avenue | Bluffview | $1,099,000

 

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4320 University Boulevard | University Park | $989,000

 

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5651 Purdue Avenue | Bluffview | $869,000

 

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5124 Mill Run Road | North Dallas | $499,000

 

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1414 Eastus Drive | Kessler Park | $487,000

 

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3635 Royal Lane | Royal Hills | $379,000

 

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10716 Park Village Place D | Preston Hollow | $260,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.

10 Must-See Open Houses


Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

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11887 Doolin Court | North Dallas |  $2,650,000

 

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8514 Chadbourne Road | Bluffview | $1,949,000

 

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6907 Cornelia Lane | Lakewood | $935,000

 

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4030 Cedardbrush Drive | North Dallas | $785,000

 

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5622 Merrimac Avenue | M Streets | $639,000

 

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1323 N. Edgefield Avenue | Kessler Park | $585,000

 

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11805 Neering Drive | Lochwood | $442,000

 

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6529 Kingsbury Drive | Lake Highlands | $369,000

 

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11246 Lanewood Circle | Lochwood | $339,000

 

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6328 Bandera Avenue C | Preston Hollow | $335,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.

The Latest in Luxury Living


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction and knowing how to pamper yourself have long been major elements in defining your luxury lifestyle. Luxury Portfolio Magazine, produced by our partner in marketing luxury properties, Luxury Portfolio International, includes a collection of trends in the areas of Innovation, Exploration and Relaxation to add luxury to your life and inspire your own ideas.

The Latest in Luxury Living

Snapchat Spectacles

Snapchat, the increasingly popular social media platform, has developed specs designed to make sharable memories taken from your perspective, literally. These wearable sunglasses take 10-second videos which get shared to your Snapchat memories over Wi-Fi and make it possible for your Snapchat friends to literally see the world from your point of view. Available in black, teal and coral, they are an exciting new gadget, keeping you connected to your sphere. spectacles.com

 

The Latest in Luxury Living

Oombrella Smart Umbrella

Oombrella is a smart umbrella connected to the app on your phone that alerts you before it rains, ensuring you never leave the house without it. Oombrella also shares live weather data within its community of users so you’re never caught in the rain. And for those who tend to lose their umbrellas frequently, it has a “forget-me-not” feature to alert you when you’ve left it behind. Available in black, white and a shiny color, as well as bag-sized or the classic large size. No more bad-hair days on the horizon. wezzoo.com

 

The Latest in Luxury Living

Ametis Shower System

The award-winning Ametis Shower System by GRAFF will make your en suite bathroom feel like a spa. Designed to create a truly exceptional showering experience, it offers a soothing halo effect using LED chromotherapy lighting. This shower system will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, not to mention your bathroom will look modern and newly updated. graff-faucets.com

 

To see more LuxeTrends, as well as many of the most-extraordinary homes currently for sale worldwide, visit luxuryportfolio.com.

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a unified collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing over 50,000 properties annually on luxuryportfolio.com and in prestigious publications around the globe. Luxury Portfolio markets more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

Selecting representation when buying or selling a luxury property is critical to your experience and success. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate offers clients who own luxury homes or are searching for a luxury home the advantages of its affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International.

 

Learn more at daveperrymiller.com.

 

 

 

Global Reach, Human Touch


Being part of the global economy goes far beyond technology; it requires the human touch. At Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, we’re proud to belong to the global network whose name says it all — Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Only the best of the best are part of this collection. Wherever you go, the LeadingRE logo is a symbol of the finest local real estate professionals.

Global Reach, Human Touch

When you choose a Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Associate to represent your property, you’ll benefit from a global — not just local — real estate company working on your behalf. In addition to the very strong local marketing for which Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and its Associates are known for in North Texas, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World provides global marketing and resources, allowing us to provide the very best service to you.

 

The result? The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network produced more home sales volume last year than any national franchise, over $368 billion, representing over 1.1 million transactions.

 

At Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, we understand the importance of global reach — and the human touch. If you’re considering listing your North Texas home for sale, you’ll find just the right agent — with just the right connections —at daveperrymiller.com.

Market Your Luxury Home to the World


Selecting representation when buying or selling a luxury property is critical to your experience and success. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate offers clients who own luxury homes the advantages of its affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury marketing arm of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network.

 

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

4131 Cochran Chapel, Bluffview, Dallas, offered for $4,995,000

Luxury Portfolio International is a unified collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing over 50,000 properties annually on the award-winning luxuryportfolio.com and in prestigious publications around the globe. Luxury Portfolio markets more $1 million-plus listings than any other luxury real estate network.

 

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

3644 McFarlin Blvd., University Park, offered for $2,995,000

 

Luxury Portfolio offers sellers extensive search engine and social media strategies – ensuring their luxury listing is in front of today’s sophisticated consumers where and when they are searching. In addition to leveraging social media platforms, Luxury Portfolio utilizes international partner websites, such as juwai.com, which reaches beyond the Great Firewall of China to target the wealthy Chinese buyer, and wallstreetjournal.com, to reach affluent online viewers. Each property on luxuryportfolio.com is translated to nine languages and 60-plus currencies, which results in consumers visiting the site from almost every country each month.

 

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

3120 Greenbrier, University Park, offered for $2,480,000

Simply put, sellers who list with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate significantly increase the chances of attracting a qualified buyer to their luxury home due to our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International. For buyers, finding a home is a personal process of discovery, and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and the accomplished global network of Luxury Portfolio brokers is ready to assist in the journey. Explore luxury properties around the world at luxuryportfolio.com.

 

Market Your Luxury Home to the World

5311 Nakoma, Greenway Parks, Dallas, offered for $2,095,000

 

Learn more about Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, its Associates and all of their listings at daveperrymiller.com.

 

7 Etiquette Rules for Home Sellers


7 Etiquette Rules for Home Sellers

 

If you’re trying to sell your home, you’ve probably scrutinized it, staged it, and scrubbed it down as if the folks from Architectural Digest were stopping by for a cover shoot. OK, so it’s in immaculate shape — but your home isn’t the only thing under scrutiny here. You are, too. That’s right: No matter how nice your home is, your behavior can also affect how buyers feel about making an offer.

 

Below are seven etiquette rules sellers should follow to show their home — and themselves — in the best possible light.

 

Leave — Sure, you’re dying to know if prospective buyers will love what you’ve done with the kitchen, but agents agree sellers should not be there lurking in the shadows during an open house or showing.

 

Take your pets with you — You may think your dog is the cutest ever, but not everyone is bound to share that opinion. In addition to having allergies, some home shoppers may not be in the market for a run-in with an animal they don’t know.

 

Move your car — Make it easy for visitors to park and view your home. No one likes parking issues. Having them is a sure way to get a viewing off to a bad start.

 

Offer some refreshments — House hunters can get parched and peckish. You can help. Putting out a few small bottled waters in a bowl of ice is always appreciated, along with some light, easy grab-and-go sort of refreshments like mints or cookies.

 

Be patient waiting for feedback­ — Of course, you’re dying to know what buyers thought of your home, but that information may not flow back to you instantaneously. It’s reasonable to ask for feedback from your agent after the showing, but understand it may take a day or two for the buyer’s agent to respond.

 

Don’t be greedy — Who doesn’t want top dollar for their home? But an unwillingness to negotiate can kill a possible deal and keep your home on the market long after you were hoping to be unpacking at your new place.

 

Listen to the professionals ­­— If your Realtor has some suggestions for improvements that may help sell your home faster, take them to heart but don’t take them personally. Keep emotions out and listen to what a licensed, trained, professional has to say about your house.

 

To find the right agent for your residential real estate needs, visit daveperrymiller.com.