Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football


 

Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football

 

There’s nothing that will stop Paul Layne from attending a Southern Methodist University football game short of being sick — and when that happened, he still attended.

 

Layne’s diehard dedication to his alma mater’s football team was recently honored by the school with his own jersey and commemorative football marking his 500th consecutive attendance before the game against Houston Baptist. It was an accomplishment 46 years in the making.

 

“They introduced me down on the field, and to my surprise they gave me an SMU jersey, a blue one like they wear in the games. I may frame it and put it in my home office,” said Layne of the Layne-Rothwell Group in the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Intown office. “I was also interviewed on the radio at the start of the second half.”

 

His amazing achievement and dedication are highlighted by the press and SMU during landmark years and games. This year was particularly special and garnered him attention from Fox 4’s Good Day morning show, a selection of radio interviews and a spotlight from ESPN.

 

Layne’s legendary love of SMU football began when he was a child, his parents toting him along to games starting at 2 years old.

 

As an SMU student, he was writing about the games as a student reporter but was so excited in the press box that his editor suggested he be a cheerleader instead. That cemented his dedication, and he attended every home and away game, even after he graduated.

 

When he realized he had a streak going, he doubled down on his efforts, doing his best to attend even when he was sick.

 

Paul Layne’s 500 Games of SMU Football

 

“The one story people like hearing the most is the time I came close to missing a game,” Layne recalled. “I was 41, and I came down with chicken pox. I looked on the schedule and saw, luckily, we had a home game. It happened to be Halloween, so I sat on the upper deck of the Cotton Bowl by myself and dressed as a scarecrow.”

 

His real estate partner, Trina Rothwell, said his love of SMU football is so infectious that she’s also gone above and beyond to make sure Layne doesn’t miss a game.

 

About five years ago, both of them were indisposed — Rothwell with a thrown out back and Layne with a bad reaction to antibiotics he was taking for an infected incision from dental surgery. Layne told Rothwell he may have to miss the game.

 

“There I am with my back not being able to move, and I said, ‘Not on my watch,’ ” Rothwell said. “I drove him to the La Madeleine across from the stadium, and he attended the game.”

 

“I’m really proud of him, and it’s something he really enjoys,” she added.

 

Layne’s spirit and dedication to SMU football have benefitted his real estate career with the Layne-Rothwell Group. Layne helps incoming and outgoing coaches and staff with their home buying needs. Rothwell also agreed to cover for Layne during game days.

 

“The attendance streak has opened the doors for Trina and I to be their agents. It’s brought in a lot of business,” Layne said. “They know I’m loyal.”

 

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North Texas Giving Day is Thursday


 

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday

 

Thursday, September 20, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. This year North Texas Giving Day is especially meaningful to all of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies as it takes place on the heels of the recent launch of the Ebby Halliday Foundation.

 

Named in honor of Ebby Halliday Acers, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and a prominent Dallas philanthropist who passed away in 2015 at age 104, the namesake foundation continues Ebby’s substantial philanthropic work across North Texas.

 

Ebby founded Ebby Halliday, REALTORS in 1945. The Dallas-based company, recently acquired by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, owns Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, which has been a member of the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies for a decade.

 

The Ebby Halliday Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports charitable and educational activities that serve women and children in need across our region.

 

“Each of us who had the good fortune of knowing Ebby was touched by the grace, fortitude and compassion with which she lived her life,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ That small bit of wisdom served Ebby very, very well and has had a tremendous impact on many individuals and organizations in North Texas.”

 

Adds Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, “With the creation of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, we intend for Ebby’s impact to continue to be felt across our region for a long time.”

 

Until midnight Thursday, September 20, you’re encouraged to donate to one or more of the over 2,000 certified nonprofits at NorthTexasGivingDay.org. To donate to the Ebby Halliday Foundation, click here.

10 Must-See Open Houses


 

 

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

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4004 Colgate Avenue | University Park | $2,450,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3504 Marquette Street | University Park | $1,899,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2909 Fondren Drive | University Park | $1,400,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7265 Inwood Road | Greenway Parks | $1,299,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3316 Greenbrier Drive | University Park | $1,295,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1111 S. Canterbury Court | Kessler Park | $949,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6024 Palo Pinto Avenue | Lower Greenville | $899,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1139 N. Plymouth Road | Stevens Park | $767,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9203 Heatherdale Drive | Forest Meadows | $650,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

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

5 Beautiful Tech Products


 

Technology doesn’t just have to be functional. For a luxurious home, it needs to beautiful as well.

 

We’ve collected five tech products that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are useful.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape System | Starting at $4,200

 

Speakers transform into large-scale artwork in Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Shape System. The hexagonal tiles are completely customizable — from overall configuration and color down to the number of speakers, dampers and amplifiers.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Samsung The Frame 55-inch LED SmartTV | $1,597.99

 

Speaking of art, Samsung’s The Frame TV keeps your television looking like a thoughtful masterpiece even when it’s off. Owners have access to 100 professionally curated art pieces from 10 different genres. The Frame can be further customized with wood bezel frames or golden edges. Feature it alongside your gallery wall or even sitting atop an easel.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Molekule Air Purifier | $799

 

Breathe a sigh of relief with this air purifier that breaks down toxic pollutants on a molecular level to eliminate them completely from your home. Developed over 20 years, the Molekule air purifier has been determined by research scientists to destroy pollutants 1,000 times smaller than what is filtered by traditional air filters.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Uma Sound Lantern | $479.00

 

Light and sound are fused into one elegant, portable lantern. A soft glow emits from the LED lantern, with its sleek, cone-shaped design and full-grain leather strap. Touch-sensitive volume controls offer 360-degree sound.

 

5 Beautiful Tech Products

Conway Electric For Home First Smart Chip Extension Cord | $149

 

Vintage aesthetic juxtaposes harmoniously with modern technology in Conway Electric’s extension cord. Conway claims that the extension cord is one of the fast-charging USB power cords available. The smart USB ports shut off once your device is fully charged, protecting it from overheating. And with a power cord so stylish, you’ll want to display it instead of hide it away.

 

Read more about our recommended products on the blog:

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Poolside Accessories for On-the-Go Adventures 

Outdoor Furniture for Cool Summer Nights 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home


 

Sometimes, your dream home is only in your mind.

 

When the time comes to build your ideal home, there are a plethora of factors to consider  — from choosing the best tile to deciding what the best course of action is when building in a floodplain. While there are some decisions you can tackle on your own, expert advice — such as renowned local design studio M Gooden Design — is always welcome.

 

Begin your dream home search with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and choose from these exceptional lots across North Texas to help transform those dreams into reality.

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

8511 Inwood Road | Devonshire | $1,995,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

6607 Belmead Drive | North Dallas | $1,699,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

4512 Lorraine Avenue | Highland Park | $1,495,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

7298 Williamson Road | Lakewood | $1,290,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

000 Copper Canyon Road | Copper Canyon | $1,000,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

2916 Dyer Street | University Park | $895,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

7003 Irongate Lane | Lakewood | $550,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

88 Vanguard Way | Urban Reserve | $549,930

 

10 LOTS FOR YOUR DREAM HOME

7538 Malabar Lane | Janmar | $435,000

 

10 Lots for Your Dream Home

Lot 48 Nautical Drive | Quinlan | $129,000

 

To view more noteworthy lots, visit www.daveperrymiller.com/lots-acreage/ .

10 Must-See Open Houses


 

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

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

3030 McKinney Avenue #2101-3 | Uptown | $1,400,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2302 Kessler Parkway | Kessler Park | $1,150,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6569 Lafayette Way | North Dallas | $999,999

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6030 Goodwin Avenue | Lower Greenville | $850,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9920 Spirehaven Lane | Lake Highlands | $789,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7116 Cornelia Lane | Lakewood | $680,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

5720 Misted Breeze Drive | West Plano | $675,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

10144 Cromwell Drive | Northwest Dallas | $565,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

7332 Rustic Valley Drive | Prestonwood | $549,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6017 Ellsworth Avenue | Wilshire Heights | $459,000

 

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

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!