Gromatzky Group: 7523 Azalea Lane Reduced Price


Set on a corner .34-acre lot, this updated ranch-style home checks all the boxes with a spacious floor plan, pool and multiple areas for outdoor entertaining. Offered for $768,000 by Top Producers Kim and Taylor Gromatzky with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, 7523 Azalea Lane features 3,604 square feet (per tax appraisal) that include formal living and dining rooms, family room, four bedrooms, four full baths, sunroom, pool, and two-car garage.

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“Everything about this home makes it a wonderful haven for daily living and entertaining family and friends,” says Kim Gromatzky. “From its hardwood floors and large windows with plantation shutters, to its neutral color palette and beautifully finished kitchen and baths, its move-in ready.”

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The entry is flanked by a handsome study and chic living room that flows seamlessly into the dining room.

“One of the great features of this home is the large windows that infuse the interior with beautiful natural light,” adds Taylor Gromatzky.

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At the center of the home is a bright kitchen outfitted with a center island with breakfast bar seating, crisp white cabinetry, sleek black granite countertops, stainless appliances and a fresh mix of black-and-white tile. It opens to three areas of the home—the dining room, family room and sunroom that opens to the pool—creating a convenient hub that makes it easy to stay connected with the rest of the family or guests.

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The spacious master suite is a quiet retreat with his-and-hers closets and French doors that open to the pool and patio. Clad in natural stone, the master bath is a luxe space for daily rituals with dual vanities, soaking tub and separate shower.

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Outdoors, the covered deck with pergola, large patio, and pool with built-in spa are perfect al fresco relaxing, while the grassy lawn offers plenty of room for children and pets to play.

For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact Kim or Taylor Gromatzky at 214-802-5025.

 

Firm fills 11 leadership positions for MetroTex


In North Texas alone, there are 18,000 people involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. Since that’s a pretty sizeable bunch, odds are you know at least one of them, right? Especially with the crazy-strong housing market we’ve had the last few years. “For Sale” signs are everywhere, and hundreds of new agents have gotten their licenses.

Like any reputable industry, these local real estate professionals look to a unifying umbrella organization to help them maintain and further their careers and interests. MetroTex Association of REALTORS® is this organization. They offer programs to advance agent development, lobby for both consumers and REALTORS in Austin, promote diversity within the field and more. Established in 1917, MetroTex represents the entire North Texas region as the area’s largest REALTOR association. It is the second largest Association of REALTORS in Texas, and fourth in the country!

Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate — both the brokerage and the individual agents who comprise it — not only benefits from the work MetroTex does, they contribute to it in many significant ways. This year, several agents across the five Dallas offices (Highland Park, InTown, Lakewood, Park Cities and Preston Center) are serving fellow real estate professionals — and ultimately the buyers and sellers who rely on them — in various leadership capacities.

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James Eriksson Martin (top left) – Incoming President
Patty Brooks (top center) – MLS Representative for Oak Cliff
Becky Connatser (top right) – Past President Appointee
Kimberlee Gromatzky (not pictured) – Global Affairs Committee
Eric Holmes
(middle left) – MLS Representative for East Dallas
Angela McCants (middle center) – Vice Chair of Public Education
Dave Millheiser (not pictured) – Global Business Council Advisory Board and Member, Professional Development Committee
Robb Puckett (middle right) – Vice Chair of Professional Development
Alicia Schroeder (bottom left) – Board of Directors and Chair of Public Education
Brian Smith (not pictured) – Global Business Council Advisory Board and Member
Kristin Smith
(bottom center) – Board of Directors and Chair of Young Professionals Network

As President, James Martin has this to say about 2017:

“MetroTex is poised for an exceptional year — incidentally our Centennial — where anything is possible. We’re committed to our cities, members and clients, and with that in mind, we have many events planned. We are launching a four-part New Professionals Entrepreneur Breakfast Series geared toward professional development. We will also be holding five tree-planting community service events throughout the year, with the first to take place next month in South Dallas. Our goal is also to give away 100 trees, free to the communities we serve. Those are just a few examples.

MetroTex has a long tradition of success, and we will use this solid foundation to build a greater tomorrow. Of course, building a greater tomorrow starts today!”

Congratulations to all for making a difference in North Texas real estate!

 

 

 

This 4-Bedroom Home in Bluffview is The Best Bargain in Its Neighborhood


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Besides being a beautiful home in a gated community, 9123 Cochran Bluff Lane is the best bargain in its neighborhood.

As of this morning, there were seven other homes priced between $500,000 and $1,000,000 within a half-mile of 9123 Cochran Bluff Lane. The price per square foot for those seven properties ranged from $212 to $286.

But 9123 Cochran Bluff Lane is a 3,851-square-foot home that The Gromatzky Group is offering at $649,000. That equals $169 per square foot.

Those 3,851 square feet are part of a great layout with a master suite and study on the main floor. The study is the first room on your left after you enter the brick home through the gorgeous carved-wood front door. Just beyond the study are the formal dining room on your left and a staircase on your right, with a balcony overlooking the entry.

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The kitchen has a large center island, stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, alder cabinets, a wine closet, and a walk-in pantry. It opens to the light-filled two-story living room that features a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a second internal balcony.

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There is a playroom upstairs plus three generous bedrooms, an office, and a wet bar. The home also boasts quality finishes, energy efficiencies, and an attached two-car garage. Its location is convenient to Love Field, the stores and restaurants of Preston Center and NorthPark Center, and all of Dallas’ leading private schools.

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To schedule a showing of 9123 Cochran Bluff Lane, call Kimberlee and Taylor Gromatzky at 214-802-5025.

Photos by Shoot2Sell

Several of Our Firm’s ‘Agents For Life’ Have Been Mentored by Their Mothers


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Clockwise from top left: Becky Gruber and Diane Gruber, McKamy Tiner and Martha Tiner, Margaret Ponder and Evelyn Ponder, Jennifer Haddock and Patricia Massey, Kristin Smith and Leslie Rouda Smith, Lacy Schultz and Kathy Myers, Taylor Gromatzky and Kimberlee Gromatzky

At Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, we pride ourselves on being “agents for life,” meaning our clients will rely on the same professionals to represent them in multiple transactions through the decades.

But for a few members of the Dave Perry-Miller family, that phrase has another meaning. They have been “agents for life” because they literally grew up in the real estate business. Their mothers were Realtors before them, and they work alongside their mothers today.

With this being Mother’s Day weekend, we asked some of these legacy agents to share lessons they learned from their moms/mentors.

Taylor Gromatzky, daughter of Kimberlee Gromatzky: “She always told me when going through a tough time ‘this too shall pass,’ and it’s a phrase I always repeat if I need that little reminder during a hard time.”

Becky Gruber, daughter of Diane Gruber: “My mom has taught me many valuable lessons and given me so much great advice over the years, but the greatest thing she’s done is lead by example. She didn’t tell me and my brothers how to be good people; she showed us in her everyday actions and interactions with the people around her. She has shown us how good it feels to help others, how to pick our battles, how to be respectful and appreciative — the list is endless. The thing I am most appreciative of is her supportive, nonjudgmental attitude toward us. She allowed us the freedom to be ourselves, to make mistakes, to embrace our quirks. Thank you, Mom, for always being my biggest cheerleader, no matter what crazy paths I decide to take in life. I am a better person because of you.”

Jennifer Haddock, daughter of Patricia Massey: “My mom has taught me so much that is used in my everyday life. To name a few: respect, honesty, forgiving others, forgiving myself for my own mistakes, living life to its fullest, making each day count as it were the last. After working by her side for 16 years in real estate, she is not only my mom, she is my mentor. She has taught me about working and taught me that success is not because of money; success is helping clients’ dreams come true.”

Alex Simpson Johnson, daughter of Nancy Johnson: “Her hard work and drive to be the best has been inspiring. Her amount of knowledge is just incredible, and she has allowed me to see and learn more in five years than most agents see and learn in a lifetime. She puts every client’s needs before herself and is so passionate about helping them find the homes of their dreams.”

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James Martin, son of Eloise Eriksson Martin: “What can I say about her energy and the example she has set? She taught me the importance of giving 100 percent to every client, and that selling a home is more than just paperwork and details; it’s about realizing your goals and dreams.  I continue to see how giving, always give more in return from your lessons. Mom, thank you for all you have done for Ellen and I, and happy Mother’s Day to all the moms this weekend.”

Margaret Ponder, daughter of Evelyn Ponder: “One of the most important lessons my mom taught me was to count your blessings and to always be thankful for what God has given you. I have found through the years that this seemingly simple lesson can produce big results in a person’s life. When practicing the art of thankfulness, you are able to see every potential struggle in a more positive light, no matter how bleak the circumstances may seem at the time. Thankfulness breeds compassion, and compassion leads to giving and caring for others. When you embody these traits, as she has done, a person is able to give and keep on giving without expecting anything in return. Mom has lead me to believe that being thankful is one of the key ingredients to successfully achieving true peace and happiness in life.”

Lacy Schultz, daughter of Kathy Myers: “I have learned so much from my mom — haven’t we all? However, the work ethic she instilled in me is a most valuable skill that carries over into everything I do. Since we work together now, I get to see her persistence, diligence, and determination on a daily basis! I’m sure when I was growing up I bemoaned the tasks and expectations of such a work ethic. Now, it is something I am proud of in myself and thankful to her for building in me.”

Kristin Smith, daughter of Leslie Rouda Smith: “I couldn’t dream of a better mother. I never had an issue respecting my mother, because she was not a ‘do as I say’ person; she was a ‘do as I do’ person. She set an incredible example. I tell her all the time that if/when I am ever a parent, I have huge shoes to fill. My passion for the homeless started with my mother taking me to Paint The Town in the ’90s. I’ll never forget how grateful this woman was after we had repainted her entire home. I was raised in a home where we were taught to count our blessings, not our problems, and to always give back. If I do anything in life, I owe it all to her. My mom is the most positive, driven, independent woman I’ve ever known: ‘If you believe it, you can achieve it!’ It’s been incredibly inspiring to watch my mom chase her dreams. What she doesn’t realize is how much it inspires me to chase mine. She’s my rock, my best friend, and the person I look up to most! I wouldn’t be half of the person that I am if I wasn’t blessed with having her as my mother. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the incredible moms out there! You have the toughest job on the planet.”

McKamy Tiner, daughter of Martha Tiner: “Over the past 31 years, my mom gave me invaluable advice and taught me to be a confident woman. She always wanted to work, so watching her be a successful businesswoman as I was growing up really shaped my views on what I could achieve. On top of working, she always made my events — from soccer games to volleyball tournaments — around the country; she somehow balanced working and being my mom with grace. Another important lesson she taught me was how to care for and treat other people. She is a dependable friend, wife, and mom, and I hope that rubbed off on me. When I was growing up, she always reminded me that she was my mom and not my best friend; 31 years later, that has changed. Today, she is my best friend, and I value our time together more than anything. I could not be more thankful to work with my mom every day.”

Estate’s Classic Design Brings Tuscan Charm to Shores of White Rock Lake


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Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is proud to present a rare opportunity for waterfront living at White Rock Lake. The villa at 4636 Chapel Hill Road, which The Gromatzky Group is offering for $7,495,000, was inspired by a Tuscan farmhouse village concept with handcrafted design by architect Charles Travis.

A defined entry tower and bridge over a running brook anchor the courtyard, where entry to the great Room and gallery feels much like an ancient Italian village. The central court becomes a gathering place. But this is only half the story.

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Once you enter this home, you are greeted by a breathtaking view of an enchanting outdoor wonderland through a 43-foot wall of mahogany-clad, double glass doors. A carefully scaled architectural stone fireplace extends to the 23-foot ceiling and divides the living area from the dining area. Wide-plank, reclaimed pine floors add to the nurturing, warm environment. Art collectors will enjoy specialized lighting to showcase pieces.

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All rooms are sensitively placed to emphasize the special relationship to the water. The kitchen, family room, and game room all open to the outdoor loggias, dining area, cooking area, and infinity pool/spa. Intricately landscaped and terraced garden retreats, cut stone steps, and walkways to the lake are among the details that create a sense of tranquility.

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The kitchen — with its full complement of modern appliances, 24-foot center island that seats seven, adjacent butler’s pantry, and timber beams — opens to the family room, where a fireplace extends the length and height of the wall. The study just down the hall opens to a central courtyard.

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A romantic guest villetta with a stone fireplace and brick floors opens via a separate entrance to the courtyard. The owner’s bedroom suite has views of the lake, pool, and grounds, plus an additional private courtyard off the master bath.

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Upstairs, you will find three additional bedroom suites and a comfortable living room opening to a stone balcony. Another key feature is the watch tower, which leads to a balcony with sweeping views of the grounds, sailboats on the lake, and the marina.

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A robust wine cellar with a tasting/dining room, a separate temperature-controlled storage room that holds 2,000 bottles, a relaxed media room with a wet bar, and an exercise room are located on the lower level.

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The estate also includes four oversized garages, a guest apartment with two bedrooms and two baths, plus an efficiency quarters for staff. In summary, graceful modern living in the timeless warmth of traditional architecture defines this home.

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To schedule a private tour, contact Kimberlee Gromatzky at kimg@daveperrymiller.com or 214-802-5025.

Photos by Shoot2Sell

Gromatzky Group Marketing Amazing Property on Shore of White Rock Lake


Mark your calendars for May 1. That’s when Kim and Taylor Gromatzky will officially list 4636 Chapel Hill Road, an unforgettable estate property overlooking White Rock Lake. The 12,466-square-foot main house designed by Charles Travis has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and four powder baths. The 1.57-acre property in the discreetly elegant Cloisters also has a separate guest house, four garage spaces, a motor court, an infinity pool with five distinct seating areas, romantic balconies, and all that the most discriminating buyer will want in a classically designed heirloom-quality property.

Photos of the interior will be available May 1, as will showings, which can be scheduled by emailing kimg@daveperrymiller.com. Until then, enjoy this aerial video of the property.

Hope Cottage Adoption Agency Holds Special Place in Gromatzkys’ Hearts


Gromatzkys_VerticalValentine’s Day is more than a holiday for Kimberlee Gromatzky and Taylor Gromatzky. It’s the anniversary of their relationship as mother and daughter.

It was on Valentine’s Day in 1989 that Kim and her husband, Steve, adopted Taylor, who was a month old. The adoption was facilitated via Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center, and to say things have worked out just fine would be an understatement. Not only are the Gromatzkys a loving family, Kim and Taylor are partners, doing business together as the Gromatzky Group with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Taylor’s parents were always open about her adoption. She says they bought as many children’s books on the topic as they could find, and they discussed adoption with her before she could fully comprehend it. Taylor’s earliest memory of such conversations is from when she was 6.

“I had no idea what adoption was, so I just said ‘OK’ and went on my merry way,” she said.

The Gromatzkys always stayed involved with Hope Cottage during Taylor’s childhood, so it was only natural that she would join the Hope Cottage Leadership Council as an adult. This group of young professionals furthers Hope Cottage’s mission through networking socials, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising events.

“Everything we do directly impacts the needs of Hope Cottage,” said Taylor, who is in her second year as the council’s president.

The council’s signature fundraiser is a volleyball tournament called Serving Hope. The inaugural edition included eight volleyball teams and raised $5,000. The Leadership Council aims to double both of those numbers for the second edition, which is scheduled for April 18.

Registration fees are $350 for teams and $35 for individuals. Sponsorships start at $150. The money raised will go toward Hope Cottage’s Foster to Adopt Program, which affords individuals and families the opportunity to provide loving homes to children who have been removed from abusive parents by the state.

The overall goal of that program, as well as the Infant Adoption Program, is to match a child or set of siblings to a caring family who embraces them — just as the Gromatzkys embraced Taylor 26 years ago.