Dipprey is a devoted Oak Cliff resident

The best dads are known to do anything for their kids. Ged Dipprey of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Intown office is definitely one of those dads. He’s not only  a proud, involved parent,  but a successful real estate agent and a devoted resident of North Oak Cliff. So when an opportunity came along to wear those three hats at once, he jumped at the chance.

Monday, November 7, was the Sixth Annual Rosemont Dads Club Golf Tournament, held at the award-winning Stevens Park Golf Course. Ged along with Dave Perry-Miller’s Intown office served as the event’s Eagle Sponsor and was able to assist the organization in reaching their goal of raising over $5,000. The tournament supports efforts to bring athletics back to the local elementary schools (both Rosemont Campuses in North Oak Cliff).

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Ged’s wife, Lori, has been involved in the PTA and Ged has participated in or financially contributed to the Rosemont Dads Club for several years now. They chose to live in Stevens Park Estates over ten years ago (prior to kids) because they saw the potential in the public school.

“I’m the father of two Rosemont students  (Taylor, age 5 and Gavin age 8),  and we absolutely  love  our local school,” Ged said. “The dual-language program is fantastic and challenging, but living in a diverse community that honors each others’ cultural difference is also important to us as parents. The teachers and staff are great and the community support is unparalleled.”

“We both felt strongly that we wanted a public school option,” he continued, “and we got a strong sense that parent involvement here was high. The other big draw to the neighborhood was being within walking distance to our kids’ school. We absolutely love to walk the kids to school through beautiful Stevens Park Golf Course. It’s a wonderful way to get their day started and reminds us why we chose the natural beauty of Oak Cliff.”

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2016 tournament participants gather around Rosemont Dad Ged Dipprey’s sponsorship signage.

In addition to solid academics, Gavin and Taylor are involved in Cub Scouts and Daisies and several sports. Ged sees the value of athletics for teaching his kids about physical health, teamwork and more. Playing in the golf tournament himself, along with other fathers, helps serve as a tangible example of this to them.

“This group of committed Dads,” Ged said, “have come alongside the PTA to provide financial support to them and to enrich the students’ lives with sports-oriented programs that encourage parent involvement.”

When the Dads’ Group first assembled, he said, they made a concerted effort to address a significant lack of sports-related equipment for the kids’ physical fitness programs. There just wasn’t a line item in their budget for the most basic things so they went out and raised the money to provide kick balls, soccer balls and jump ropes to use at recess.

“This quickly got my attention and I’ve been a proud supporter of this group ever since,” Ged said.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate's Ged Dipprey, second from right, at the 2015 Rosemont Dads Club Golf Tournament.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Ged Dipprey, second from right, at the 2015 Rosemont Dads Club Golf Tournament.

Fast forward, and now the Rosemont Dads Club supports six soccer teams, three volleyball teams and invites over 40 students a year  (4th-8th grade) to participate in their Golf Program which involves coaching from the PGA pros at Stevens Park Golf Course. In addition to the annual golf tournament, the Dads’ Club also hosts a popular 5k run called Dash for the Beads, Movie Night, Student Golf Program, iBike Rosemont (ride to school week) and Field Day.

Firm Ending 2015 on a High Note Thanks to Record Sale of Highland Park Home

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.

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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.”

Bringing extra holiday cheer to the annual party, Ron Burgert, Dave Perry-Miller, Joseph Gullotto and Jarrad Barnes

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.”

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Community Partners of Dallas Needs a Few More Superheroes to Donate Toys

Photo by JD Hancock, via Flickr’s Creative Commons

Community Partners of Dallas plans to fulfill the Christmas wishes of more than 10,500 neglected and abused children through its Toy Drive. At least 30 of those wishes will be granted by agents in our InTown Office, thanks to an effort spearheaded by Melanie Till, who has recruited more than a dozen of her colleagues to help organize donations that are being amassed at the Peacock Alley warehouse.

But some 1,000 wishes remain unfulfilled as of this writing, and the Dec. 12 deadline is a little more than a week away. If you’d like to join this heroic initiative by donating toys, money, or your time, contact Corinne Karp at 214-624-7588 or corinne@cpdtx.org.