Ashley Akin Pearl understands that buying or selling a home can be a life-changing experience, and the decisions can be weighty, both emotionally and financially. Her creed: If her clients aren’t happy, she’s not happy. For Ashley, it’s not just a real-estate transaction, it’s building an ongoing relationship. Whether you are a first-time buyer, trading up as your family grows, downsizing, in search of a development opportunity, seeking high-rise living, selling a multimillion-dollar home or listing a home that has been in the family for generations, Ashley will guide you through the entire process. Her commitment to provide exceptional service and results is reflected in Ashley’s successful go-to-market strategies, effective networking and advertising — and in her repeat clients. She is consistently acknowledged for her expertise in staging and market readiness, trustworthiness, sincerity, accessibility and astute negotiations. Managing or connecting her clients with the vast Sotheby’s International Realty network assures finding the perfect match, whether locally, nationally or globally. Ashley is the third generation to live in and contribute to Dallas. Her father, a retired judge, instilled in her the importance of integrity, honesty and “your word is your bond.” Her late grandfather, George L. Dahl, a world-renowned architect and designer of the distinctive Art Deco structures in Dallas’ Fair Park, instilled in Ashley a passion for architecture, project management and interior design. These continue to fuel her passion for excellence. Ashley grew up in Old Preston Hollow, graduated from The Hockaday School and earned her B.A. degree in communications and public relations from Southern Methodist University. After graduating, she pursued modeling and acting full-time in Los Angeles. Following a successful 19-year career in that industry, her love of architecture, design and helping others became her primary focus. This prompted a real-estate career in Los Angeles but, while she enjoyed the energy and glamour of L.A., she missed her hometown and her family values. Since 2001, she has successfully guided a diverse range of clients, with properties ranging from $250,000 to $6 million and more. She specializes in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Devonshire, Bluffview, North Dallas, Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn, Downtown, Uptown and East Dallas. Active in the local community, Ashley is involved in the North Texas Food Bank, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Pi Beta Phi, SMU and Hockaday alumni associations, Junior League of Dallas, Dallas Woman's Club, Preservation Dallas and the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation. She has four stepchildren, a step-granddaugther and lives with her husband and two pups in the Turtle Creek area.
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