Dallas Real Estate Blog

         I'm the type of Dallas Real Estate Agent and Dallas REALTOR® that tries my best to do it all.  I give you amazing Real Estate Services when buying and selling your home, keep you updated on all your Market Real Estate News, and I blog!  Yes, I said blog!  I spend countless hours searching the internet, news, and social media outlets to find some of the best information for you.  I also like to talk about what is going on in the Local Dallas Real Estate Market.  When dealing with home buyers and home sellers there is always a lot of first hand experience to talk about.  Every day is something new. 

        As a Top Dallas REALTOR® it's my job to keep everyone informed on everything that is going on in Dallas Real Estate!  Read some of my real estate blogs and contact me about any of your real estate needs.  Also, email me about any topics you would like for me to blog about.  I hope you find some good information that helps you on your real estate journey.  At Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Residential we can do it all!

Rogers Healy Real Estate Dallas-Opening New Plano Office

Rogers Healy is dominating Dallas Real Estate.  He is one of the top 3 brokers in Dallas and he has worked hard to seal that position.  He is constantly growing and taking over Dallas and the DFW Metroplex.  He just landed a deal and will be opening an office in Plano on October 1, 2015.  It will be a smaller office, but it will give access to the other Rogers Healy Associates that live up in that area and it will help to get his brand out to more areas.  

It is no secret that being a real estate agent at Rogers Healy is a pleasure.  His energy and culture up here is infectious.  On a daily basis I love what I do even more and Im glad to support him and see him taking over the Dallas Real Estate Market.  

How To Become A Realtor

Becoming a Realtor is no easy task.  It takes a lot of work and dedication, but it is worth it in the long run.  I wanted to take the time to go over all the things that I didn't know and that people didn't tell me before I started my real estate journey in Dallas.  

It's hard.  That was the main thing that no one told me.  School only takes about a month, but you have to learn a lot of information in a short amount of time and then take your licensing exam.  The exam is hard and takes a lot of studying.  Also, it's not very cheap.  Getting into real estate might seem inexpensive, but there are a lot of dues that you pay to your Realtor board and you basically run your own business and have to buy everything from paper clips to name tags.  I went to school at Kaplan College for around $900 and I was done in about a month.  Then I studied like a mad person so I could pass my exam.  I passed the first time and was pretty proud of that.  Most people that I talked to said that it took at least 2 tries before passing.  Then it was off the find a brokerage that I wanted to work at. I started at Keller Williams and did not like it.  So here I am at Rogers Healy and Associates and couldn't be happier.  Once you find a brogerage that you like then you start paying all your dues and every month there are fees that you have to pay.  You have to buy yard signs, lock boxes, marketing materials, name tags, dress shirts, and anything else that it takes to run a business.  

Overall it's a lot of work and you are an idependent contractor.  For me personallly I want to work for myself and I dont want a typical 9-5 job.  It takes a little time getting use to and being 100% based off of comission, but I love being a real estate agent in Dallas and can't imagine doing anything else.  

Top Real Estate Agent In Dallas-Year One

Grinding in this hot Dallas real estate market is what I do every day.  I learned from the best and was finally recognized for my online marketing and "go get em" kind of presence in Dallas.  Rogers Healy taught me to stay positive and always hustle.  I work very hard online with advertizing, getting PR pieces written about me, throwing events, and gorilla marketing.  I recieved an award for being one of the best in Dallas, and that doesn't mean that I have sold the most real estate.  I haven't.  I was recognized for my business efforts and it makes me very happy.  Any kind of praise is good.  However, I do have some praise worthy sales like the 1.8 million dollar deal that I landed this past summer.  All that I can do is keep up the hustle and strive to be the best.  It has been a great first year in Dallas real estate and I have more planned for this year that will put me on the top.  Hopefully I truly will have the highest sales and the phones will be ringing off the hook.  For now I am working with buyers, sellers, renters, and loving every moment of it. Big or small.   

Living In The Dallas "Gayborhood"

Dallas is full of pride!  You can see it all over town with pride flags in the Oak Lawn area and even sprinkled out in other parts of Dallas.  We have one of the largest gay districts in the U.S. and it shows.  It seems like almost every month there is an event going on in support of the gay community.  September just had it's Gay Pride celebration and it was jammed packed.  The streets were full of music and people celebrating in the streets.  The city had such a live feel to it.  

I grew up in Mississippi and longed for a city that had a real sense of acceptance.  Dallas definetly has that.  Oak Lawn is a largely populated section of town and is coined for its gay community with the title of the "Legacy Of Love".  Locals just call it the "Gayborhood".  It stretches from Oak Lawn Avenue and all the way down to the Dallas Love Field Airport.  It borders Uptown and trails along Highland Park.  It's not just a place to go have drinks and dance the night away at one of the many bars or pubs, but there is so much more to offer.  There are resturaunts, grocery stores, small boutiques, hotels, nail salons, a library and more.  You literally can walk outside your door and walk to a locally owned business that celebrates its Gay Pride.  There is no one to judge you and everyone feels accepted.  

I love the Dallas "Gayborhood" and it is part of what makes this one of the best cities in America.  

Dallas Apartments- Cantabria At Turtle Creek

Luxury apartment living at its best.  That is exactly what the Cantabria At Turtle Creek offers.  From marble floors, a plush pool complete with waterfall, and interior units that are finished out to the max.  The vibe from the entrance carries all the way to your apartment.  There are plenty of built ins, beautiful wood floors, colorful back splashes, and enough lighting for a film production in every unit. 

I know first hand because my client leased an apartment there.  We both knew as soon as we walked into the building that this would be the perfect place.  The lobby was a show stopper with impecable staging and it didn't stop there.  Every sqaure inch was thought out from top to bottom.  Not to mention that the price was competative for comps in Uptown area.  

Cantabria At Turtle Creek...I'm in!