Building Healthy Agent Camaraderie One Festive Gathering at a Time


When you work in an industry of smart, confident, self-motivated independent contractors, it would be easy – understandable even — for genuine camaraderie to be… well, lacking. At Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, however, that’s just not the case. And we have photographic evidence to support this claim.

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Take, for example, the recent week-night chili party that was attended by just about every agent in the Preston Center office. The evening was hosted by the office’s Advisory Board – Gayl Braymer, Karen Fry, Dawn Rejebian, Chad Schulin, and Gene Taylor — and held at Karen’s Preston Hollow home.

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From L-R, Bill Ajello (The Lending Partners), Dawn Rejebian, Chad Schulin, Gaynelle Henger, Karen Fry, Gayl Braymer, Gene Taylor

The Advisory Board comprises five Associates elected by their fellow office-mates (2-year term) to attend monthly meetings with Dave and company management, and help shape the path and success of the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate brand. These ambassadors for the company offer support to fellow Associates, and serve as a voice of opinion in all aspects of the company’s operations. All five of the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate offices have their own Advisory Boards, and each one by design helps foster a culture of collaboration and encouragement among associates.

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“It’s a pleasure to work with this leadership group,” says Gaynelle Henger, Office Manager of the Preston Center location. “They bring fun, professional perspectives and vision to our office community.”

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From L-R, Martha Tiner, Hanne Sagalowsky
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From L-R, Michael Benson, Loryn LaMonte, Betty Godwin
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From L-R, Judy Christopher, Betsy Weber Hurst, Charles Carneal, Weston Pugh

 

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From L-R, Kenneth Walters, Taylor Cousins
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From L-R, Molly Malone, Gaynelle Henger, Kathy Finn

 

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From L-R, Jan Furr, Jeff Updike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Honors Top Producers of an Outstanding Year


Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents and staff gathered at Dallas Country Club on March 5 to honor the top producers of 2014, a record-breaking year for the firm that represents the leading brand for properties of distinction in Dallas’ established neighborhoods. The managers of five offices gave out awards to individuals, groups, and teams based on production, income, and homes sold.

HIGHLAND PARK

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Standing: Ralph Randall, Forrest Gregg, Chris Pyle, Susie Thompson, Shirley Cohn, Greg Iker, Stephen Pryor, John Weber, Chris Hickman, Sonia Villareal, Susan Schweidel, Dan Rhodes, and Thomas Rhodes; Seated: Madeline Jobst, Shannon Blount, Sharon Palmer, Kate Walters, Robb Puckett, Ashley Beane, Brady Moore, Burton Rhodes, and Christine McKenny

The Highland Park Office at 5500 Preston Road is managed by Robb Puckett. Its top producers were:

1. The Rhodes Group
2. The Haven Group
3. Hickman+Weber Group
4. Ralph Randall
5. Brady Moore
6. Christine McKenny
7. Gianna Cerullo
8. Madeline Jobst
9. Stephen Pryor
10. Shannon Blount

Ralph Randall was the top individual per income. Brady Moore was the top individual per homes sold. The Rhodes Group was the top group per income. The Haven Group was the top group per homes sold.

INTOWN

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Standing: Jarrad Barnes, Frances Jacobs, Joseph Gullutto, Nadine Meyer, Melanie Till, Brittani Frankowiak, Macy Riley, Henry Barber, Emily Ray-Porter, Eloise Eriksson Martin, and Brandon Fleeman; Seated: Patty Brooks, Brian Bleeker, Stephene Tolocko, Melissa O’Brien, Kathy Hewitt, Steve Habgood, Jim Berrong, Jessica Hill, James Martin, and Andy Steingasser

The InTown Office at 2828 Routh Street is managed by Becky Connatser. Its top producers were:

1. The Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group
2. The Emily Ray-Porter Group
3. The Gullutto-Barnes Group
4. Brandon Fleeman
5. Patty Brooks
6. The Martin Group
7. Jim Berrong
8. The Meyer Group
9. Brian Davis
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T10. Brittani Frankowiak

Brandon Fleeman was the top individual per income and homes sold. The Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group was the top group in both categories.

LAKEWOOD

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Meg Skinner, Nancy Johnson, Ashley Rasmussen, Lauren Moore, and Scott Jackson

The Lakewood Office at 2311 Abrams Road is managed by Lee Thomas. Its top producers were:

1. Nancy Johnson
2. The Jackson Team
3. Meg Skinner
4. Heather Guild
5. Marissa Fontanez

Nancy Johnson was the top individual per income and homes sold. The Jackson Team was the top group in both categories. The Johnson Holmes Group was the top team in both categories.

PARK CITIES

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Standing: Sissy Pardue, Stewart Lee, Brian Smith, Curt Elliott, and Sharon Quist; Seated: Carolyn Vandagriff, Phyllis Glover, Julie Boren, Stephen Collins, Paige Elliott, and Henda Salmeron

The Park Cities Office at 6025 Luther Lane is also managed by Lee Thomas. Its top producers were:

1. Sharon Quist
2. Julie Provenzano
3. Brian Smith
4. The Phyllis Glover Team
5. Paige and Curt Elliott
6. Stephen Collins
7. Julie Boren
8. Henda Salmeron
9. Debbie Sherrington
10. Stewart Lee

Sharon Quist was the top individual per income. Julie Provenzano was the top individual per homes sold. The Phyllis Glover Team was the top group in both categories. Paige and Curt Elliott were the top team in both categories.

PRESTON CENTER

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Standing: Jill Rasansky, McKamy Tiner, Laura Michelle, Mark Cain, Karen Fry, Weston Pugh, and Jeff Updike; Seated: Ginger Levine, Gayl Braymer, Jennifer Miller, Diane Gruber, and Martha Tiner

The Preston Center Office at 5950 Berkshire Lane is managed by Gaynelle Henger. Its top producers were:

1. Jennifer Miller
2. Mark Cain
3. Ginger Levine and Jill Rasansky
4. Laura Michelle
5. Gayl Braymer and Jonathan Thayer
6. Karen Fry
7. Diane Gruber
8. Justin Easterling
9. Martha and McKamy Tiner
10. Updike│Pugh

Jennifer Miller was the top individual per income. Laura Michelle was the top individual per homes sold. Ginger Levine and Jill Rasansky were the top group in both categories. Gayl Braymer and Jonathan Thayer were the top team per income. Updike│Pugh was the top team per homes sold.

First-Time Homebuyer Could Not Resist The Sorrento’s Amenities and Location


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Cameron Nash purchased a condominium at The Sorrento last month. (Photo by Chris McGathey)

Cameron Nash had a lot of options when deciding where to buy his first home, but The Sorrento was clearly the best choice.

The five-story condominium complex marketed by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Updike│Pugh team offered the location, the amenities, and the equity that the 26-year-old was pining for after leasing an apartment near Lower Greenville Avenue. He closed on a one-bedroom, one-bath unit in November.

“I had been looking at making my first purchase for over a year, and the stability of the location, in terms of the Dallas real estate market over the last 20 years, was a big factor,” said Nash, who sells and leases commercial properties.

The Sorrento’s address is 8616 Turtle Creek Boulevard, which is basically at the corner of Northwest Highway and Hillcrest Road, about halfway between Central Expressway and the Dallas North Tollway. Nash and his neighbors get to enjoy the urban lifestyle, as they are literally steps away from a pharmacy, a dry cleaner, a dentist, an urgent-care clinic, a convenience store, a doughnut shop, and a variety of restaurants.

“It’s a nice transition from apartment living, as opposed to jumping directly into a house,” Nash said. “A major motivator for me was to build equity but also still have that apartment feel.”

Recreational amenities include a large plaza with an infinity-edge lap pool and spa, an outdoor fireplace with multiple seating areas, an outdoor barbeque area with gas grills, a 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio equipment, an Italian cappuccino café with a flat-screen television, a conference room for private dining and meetings, and a formal party room with a caterer’s kitchen.

“They have everything an apartment complex has and more,” Nash said.

The Sorrento offers one-level plans, lofts and townhomes comprised of one, two and three bedrooms. Square footage ranges from 750 to more than 1,900, with pricing from $205,000 to $699,000. Consequently, the residents range from first-time homebuyers such as Nash to retirees.

“Honestly, living in an apartment complex full of younger people can lead to some inconsiderate neighbors,” he said with a laugh. “I like having a quiet place to live.”

For more information on The Sorrento or to schedule a private showing, contact Jeff Updike or Weston Pugh at 214-377-2223 or updikepugh@daveperrymiller.com.

D Magazine Hosts Party to Honor 2014 Best Real Estate Agents and Top Producers


Tamera Gaede, David Lee, and Jeff Updike (Photo: Matthew Shelley)
Tamera Gaede, David Lee, and Jeff Updike (Photo: Matthew Shelley)

D Magazine has posted a gallery of photos from its party honoring the 2014 Best Real Estate Agents and Top Producers. Among the Dave Perry-Miller associates photographed were Karen Fry, Susie Germany, Frada Sandler, and Jeff Updike.