Agents Serve Up Sunshine on Fourth of July


In the early morning hours of July 4, 2016, Mother Nature put on a fabulous fireworks show — one that was not scheduled on any local “Events” calendar — complete with torrential downpours. But to no one’s dismay, she was gracious enough to take her impressive display elsewhere, just in time for the start of the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade — one of Dallas’ largest and most popular Fourth of July gatherings. Parade marshals and vendors breathed a collective sigh of relief as the last raindrops fell, then frantically began setting up for the post-parade festivities in Goar Park. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate was among those relieved vendors. Their 20+ year tradition of serving the people of the Park Cities through the annual Lemonade Stand would indeed continue!

Though the skies never cleared, the lingering cloud cover helped keep things cool. As did the nearly 2,000 cups of lemonade Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents handed out. The popular go-to thirst-quencher did a brisk business from parade-goers throughout the morning.

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate hosts its annual Lemonade Stand at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate hosted its annual Lemonade Stand at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate hosts its annual Lemonade Stand at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate hosted its annual Lemonade Stand at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Clockwise from top: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Lynn Drum Lanyon, Charles Carneal, Therese Rourk and an Ebby friend; Kenneth Walters and Karel Schweitzer; a patriotic pooch
Clockwise from top: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Lynn Drum Lanyon, Charles Carneal, Therese Rourk and an Ebby friend; Kenneth Walters and Karel Schweitzer; a patriotic pooch
L to R: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Melissa Jennings, Kenneth Walters, Gaynelle Henger at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Lemonade Stand
L to R: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Melissa Jennings, Kenneth Walters, Gaynelle Henger at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Lemonade Stand
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Judy Waggoner Lambert at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Judy Waggoner Lambert at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Cindy Farmer (top left) and Craig Uebele (bottom left) at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Cindy Farmer (top left) and Craig Uebele (bottom left) at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade

 

Clockwise from top, volunteer Kimberly Odum and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Marla Sewall and Debbie Williams at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Clockwise from top, volunteer Kimberly Odum and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Marla Sewall and Debbie Williams at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Eloise Martin and her friend Dillon at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Eloise Martin and her friend Dillon at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents James Martin and Eloise Martin (top right) and Charles Carneal (bottom left) at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents James Martin and Eloise Martin (top right) and Charles Carneal (bottom left) at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Kenneth Walters handing out frisbees at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Kenneth Walters handing out frisbees at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Lynn Drum Lanyon (top left) handing out lemonade at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Lynn Drum Lanyon (top left) handing out lemonade at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Vanessa Bamback at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Vanessa Bamback at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Gaynelle Henger (top left), Melissa Jennings and Patsy Jones (bottom right) and Top-Shelf Beverage's Joe Cook at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents Gaynelle Henger (top left), Melissa Jennings and Patsy Jones (bottom right) and Top-Shelf Beverage’s Joe Cook at the 2016 Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.

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Firm Helps This Weekend’s 8th Annual Dallas Art Fair Awaken Art Appreciation in Dallas


Over the last two decades, Dallas has been gradually gaining (much-deserved) respect and recognition for having a sophisticated arts-and-culture scene. A team of city planners, corporations and private citizens had the foresight and conviction to invest billions, along with personal blood, sweat and tears, toward ensuring new world-class facilities would attract world-renowned artists, musicians, performers and exhibits here for our enjoyment and education. And attract they have.

The realization of their goal has encouraged other artrepreneurs to dream big, and several organic offshoots have sprung up over the last few years. One of those is the Dallas Art Fair. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is proud to support this premier collectors’ market, now in its eighth year.

Dave Perry-Miller, Terri Provencal (editor of Patron Magazine) and Kenneth Walters, at a Dallas Art Fair Sponsors Reception hosted by Eiseman Jewels
Dave Perry-Miller, Terri Provencal (editor of Patron Magazine) and Kenneth Walters, at a Dallas Art Fair Sponsors Reception hosted by Eiseman Jewels

The event was originally the brainchild of Dallas developer John Sughrue and art dealer Chris Byrne. And over its relatively short lifespan, it has helped stoke a growing citywide appreciation for visual arts. Nearly 100 exhibitors will be making their way to Dallas this week from as far away as Sao Paolo, Dubai and Antwerp, bringing with them paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photography, video and installations by modern and contemporary artists. Thirty galleries participated in the inaugural version, so it’s easy to see with tripled numbers, that this city now has an insatiable appetite for art!

Rachel Lee Hovnanian's "Perfect Baby Showroom" installation :: Leila Heller Gallery, New York and Dubai
Rachel Lee Hovnanian’s “Perfect Baby Showroom” installation :: Leila Heller Gallery, New York and Dubai
Julian Hoeber's Rotational Symmetries, Decayed and Stacked, 2016 :: Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Julian Hoeber’s
‘Rotational Symmetries, Decayed and Stacked, 2016’ ::
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Les Rogers' 'Star Star' 2016 oil on canvas : : Makebish Gallery, New York
Les Rogers’ ‘Star Star’ 2016 oil on canvas : : Makebish Gallery, New York

The Dallas Art Fair festivities began March 31 with a private Kick-Off Party and will conclude this week with a Preview Gala Thursday, April 14, and the public fair at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) in the Dallas Arts District, Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. For ticket information, click here. There’s also an app for previewing/purchasing art you can download before you go.

Kenneth Walters Hosts Agent Open House Worthy of His One Arts Plaza Penthouse Listing


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. 

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Hosts of the One Arts Open House: Kenneth Walters and Karel Schweitzer

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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.  

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(L-R): Remington Reece, Top Producers Sharon Quist and Chad Schulin

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(L-R) Charme Gallini, Frada Sandler, Gaynelle Henger
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(L-R) Top Producer Chad Schulin, Founder Dave Perry-Miller

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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.

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Modern high-rise penthouse condominium at One Arts Plaza, 1717 Arts Plaza, Dallas, Texas
Modern high-rise penthouse condominium at One Arts Plaza, 1717 Arts Plaza, Dallas, Texas
Modern high-rise penthouse condominium at One Arts Plaza, 1717 Arts Plaza, Dallas, Texas
Modern high-rise penthouse condominium at One Arts Plaza, 1717 Arts Plaza, Dallas, Texas

Modern high-rise penthouse condominium at One Arts Plaza, 1717 Arts Plaza, Dallas, Texas

Modern high-rise penthouse condominium at One Arts Plaza, 1717 Arts Plaza, Dallas, Texas

Modern high-rise penthouse condominium at One Arts Plaza, 1717 Arts Plaza, Dallas, Texas
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 kenneth@daveperrymiller.com.

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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Kenneth Walters and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Join Forces in 2016


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.

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“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.