Agents on Hand To Celebrate MetroTex’s 100th Anniversary


Established in 1917, MetroTex Association of REALTORS 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! They offer programs to advance agent development, lobby for both consumers and REALTORS in Austin, promote diversity within the field and more.

For their centennial anniversary this year, MetroTex is celebrating with tree planting events across DFW to show their “deep roots.” The kickoff was held January 21, 2017, at Moore Park in Dallas. Fifteen Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents were on hand for the event. Many of these agents from across the firm’s five Dallas offices (Highland Park, InTown, Lakewood, Park Cities and Preston Center) are serving/have served fellow real estate professionals — and ultimately the buyers and sellers who rely on them — in various leadership capacities with MetroTex.

From left to right: Robb Puckett, Sales Manager Highland Park Office; Rob Elmore; Susan Gates; Frances Jacobs; Ronda Needham; Steve Habgood, Past President; James Martin, Current President; Steve Killingback; Eloise Martin, Past President; Matt Wilkerson; James Farias; Alicia Schroeder; Shannon Foster; Tommy Hill; Becky Connatser, Director.
From left to right: Robb Puckett, Vice Chair, Professional Development; Rob Elmore; Susan Gates; Frances Jacobs; Ronda Needham; Steve Habgood, Past President; James E. Martin, Current President; Steve Killingback; Eloise Martin, Past President; Matt Wilkerson; James Farias; Alicia Schroeder; Shannon Foster; Tommy Hill; Becky Connatser, Past President Appointee.

To drive home the organization’s ongoing commitment to the community after 100 years of helping people find homes across North Texas, MetroTex will be planting 20 new trees in four locations and then handing out more than 100 trees at each event to the public. Not only do these events demonstrate the organization’s history in and gratitude for Dallas, they help bring greenery and cleaner air to the parks and greenspaces we all love and enjoy.

We appreciate their involvement and dedication to serving other REALTORS and ultimately all of North Texas in this way!

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Hewitt & Habgood Group Invites You to See 6 Outstanding Homes Sunday


School doesn’t begin for most Dallas students until Monday, but the city’s home buyers have an opportunity to educate themselves one day earlier. The Hewitt & Habgood Group‘s real estate experts — Kathy Hewitt, Steve Habgood, Brian Bleeker, and Melissa O’Brien — will host an Open House Tour on Sunday, when they’ll be sharing information about a wide range of stunning properties. Each of the following houses will be open from 2 to 4 p.m.

1511 N Clinton

1511 N. Clinton Avenue

The gorgeous Texas Hill Country home at 1511 N. Clinton Avenue was completed earlier this year on a beautiful .33-acre creek lot in Kessler Park. Designed for quality living with all the finest finishes, the one-story home boasts an efficient U-shape design that means the living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, and master bedroom all offer views of the wrap-around deck and yard via floor-to-ceiling windows. The four-bedroom home is being offered for $849,000.

4936 Victor Street

4936 Victor Street

Although it was built in 2003, the prairie-style home at 4936 Victor Street blends perfectly with its period neighbors in historic Munger Place. The vast front porch was just made for sipping iced tea, and things only get more charming once you head inside, where you’ll find tall ceilings, gorgeous hardwood floors, and plantation shutters. Highlights include the eat-in kitchen and a huge master suite with a cozy fireplace. The four-bedroom home is being offered for $650,000.

1302 E Canterbury Court

1302 E. Canterbury Court

Tranquility, style, efficiency, and flexibility — the gracious home at 1302 E. Canterbury Court has it all. Thoughtfully renovated in 2008, its lush landscaping, majestic trees, and backyard koi pond create one of the most serene settings in Kessler Park. You’ll enjoy views of Roberts Forest from the deck of your private balcony in the master suite, which also includes a sitting area, an updated bath, and a walk-in closet. The three-bedroom home is being offered for $555,000.

835 Salmon

835 Salmon Drive

Style and sophistication exude throughout the stunning Tudor at 835 Salmon Drive. Beautifully updated, it boasts a premium kitchen with marble counters, a glass tile backsplash, a butler’s pantry, stainless appliances, and a premium gas range. The backyard oasis is an entertainer’s dream, featuring an expansive patio, an arbor, and a lagoon-style pool with fire and water features. The three-bedroom Kessler Highlands home is being offered for $519,000.

1207 Middlebrook Place

1207 Middlebrook Place

The extensively remodeled townhome at 1207 Middlebrook Place is adjacent to Stevens Park Golf Course. The updates include newly installed hardwood floors, a new front entry, and remodeled baths in each of the three bedroom suites. There are dual master suites downstairs, and the upstairs bedroom offers a large attached living area with custom built-ins. The large yard and patio make this oasis perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The home is being offered for $477,000.

944 N Montclair

944 N. Montclair Avenue

The classic mid-century ranch at 944 N. Montclair Avenue offers serene views of the sunset over Stevens Park Golf Course. Extensively updated in 2015, it features refinished hardwood floors, fresh designer paints, replaced lighting, an added tankless water heater and dishwasher, and new carpeting. A deck was also added off the back living room for relaxed entertaining and dining. The two-bedroom Kessler Park home is being offered for $379,000.

For more information about any of these properties, call 214-752-7070 or visit HewittHabgood.com.

More Than Quarter of Modern Luxury’s Real Estate Awards Went to Our Agents


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Madeline Jobst, the Hewitt & Habgood Group, and Ralph Randall were among our honorees.

The April issue of Modern Luxury Dallas includes the magazine’s inaugural Real Estate Awards. The list of honorees is comprised of 76 individuals and groups, and more than a quarter of them are Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents.

The magazine identifies them as “the who’s who of Dallas real estate agents — those selling everything from Beverly Drive homes to Texas-sized ranch properties. Modern Luxury Dallas has narrowed down a list of the city’s most in-the-know home hunters who represent buyers and sellers alike.”

Congratulations to all of our honorees!

Mark Cain
Gianna Cerullo
Elliott & Elliott
Gullutto-Barnes
Hewitt & Habgood Group
Hickman+Weber
The House Sales Team
Madeline Jobst
Molly Malone
Patricia Massey
Christine McKenny
Jennifer Miller
Ronda Needham
Dave Perry-Miller
Julie Provenzano
Sharon Quist
Ralph Randall
Emily Ray-Porter
Rhodes Group
Ryan Streiff

Several Dave Perry-Miller Agents Earn Slots on Oak Cliff’s Top Realtors List


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The Bishop Arts District is one of the many great things about life in Oak Cliff. (Photo by Nathan Vaughn, via Flickr)

Our friends at the Advocate have published their inaugural list of the Top 25 Realtors in Oak Cliff, and no broker has more agents on the list than Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. Our honorees, presented in alphabetical order:

• Brian Davis
• Ged Dipprey
• Hewitt & Habgood Group
• Hickman+Weber Group
• Robb Puckett
• Clayton Tompkins
• Dori Warner

The Top 25 list was based on sales statistics reported to the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, a service of the MetroTex Association of Realtors. These statistics reflected 2014 sales in Area 14, which includes all of North Oak Cliff. Realtors were not required to buy an ad to be placed on the list.

Congratulations to all of the honorees! If you’re looking for an agent who specializes in Oak Cliff, you know who to call.

Bloomberg Declares That ‘It’s Almost Impossible to Buy a House in Dallas’


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The Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group is offering 1022 N. Montclair Avenue for $897,500.

When Bloomberg wrote that it’s almost impossible to buy a house in Dallas, the news organization turned to our own Steve Habgood for some expert analysis.

Habgood, president of the MetroTex Association of Realtors, told Bloomberg that new listings get multiple offers in mere days. “People are saying, ‘Great, I can get a premium on the price I paid, but where am I going to live once I sell?’” he’s quoted as saying. “The options are pretty limited.”

Case in point: As I type this, the Hewitt & Habgood Realty Group has 24 properties listed, and 14 of those are under contract.

If you’re looking for a home in one of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s key neighborhoods, check out these newly created Pinterest boards:

 

3 of 4 MetroTex Association of Realtors Officers are Based in the InTown Office


Becky Connatser, manager of the Dave Perry-Miller & Associates InTown office, and two of her agents, James Martin (left) and Steve Habgood, comprise three-fourths of the 2015 leadership team at the MetroTex Association of Realtors
Becky Connatser, manager of the Dave Perry-Miller & Associates InTown office, and two of her agents, Steve Habgood (right) and James Martin, comprise three-fourths of the 2015 leadership team at the MetroTex Association of Realtors



This morning’s sales meeting at our InTown office was a powerful affair. Not only were Dave Perry-Miller and Mary Frances Burleson, the CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, both in attendance, so were three of the four newly named officers of the MetroTex Association of Realtors.

The thing is, those three officers attend most InTown sales meetings, because all three of them work there. InTown office manager Becky Connatser is MetroTex’s 2014 president, so she will hold the title of immediate past president next year. Realtor Steve Habgood will ascend from vice president to president, and Realtor James Martin will assume the position of secretary/treasurer. (The other officer is vice president Russell Berry of Nathan Grace Real Estate.)

Becky told her team that having multiple MetroTex officers from one real estate company is unprecedented; having three out of four based in a single office is unheard of.

“It says a lot about the people involved, but also our company, that they would allow us to have that level of participation,” she said.

MetroTex represents more than 14,000 real estate professionals involved in all aspects of the industry. Established in 1917, the association is an advocate for real estate professionals and private property rights.

“MetroTex is very, very important to me, and it’s important to a lot of people in this room,” Becky said as she announced the new slate of officers. “Our local, state, and national associations not only help us, they help our property owners.”

Steve thanked Becky for her leadership at MetroTex and at the InTown office. The veteran Realtor said he’s never had a manager who was so inspiring, so supporting, and so encouraging.

“Those same skills as a manager translate to being a leader,” he said.

As a MetroTex leader, James will follow in the footsteps of his mother, Eloise Eriksson Martin, who was the association’s president in 2008.

“I’m looking forward to serving with this outstanding group of Realtors,” he said.