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CEO Robbie Briggs: How the best people can end up in the best place

Each Friday, Robbie Briggs, CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, writes about luxury, trends, business and more in the advertising pages of the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal. Below is his letter of August 26, 2022.

FROM MY PERSPECTIVE

I love when great people find their perfect place.

I bet you think I’m talking about clients and their homes, being that I’m in the real estate business. You’re right. But I’m also talking about great, established agents. There is nothing like it when the best ones are at the best brokerage for them. (That can happen through recruiting, referrals and destiny.) I have two recent examples, involving two of our offices.

In Fort Worth, we have just welcomed two dynamos, Megan Green and Raleigh Green. Megan grew up in Coppell and earned a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma. Raleigh was born and raised in Fort Worth and is a graduate of both Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University, where he earned an MBA. A top producer, Raleigh just launched The Raleigh Green Real Estate Group at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, and they are already wowing their clients with their strengths: Megan in home design, integrity and entrepreneurship and Raleigh in connections, negotiations and market insight.

In Southlake, we have welcomed another industry pro, Eric Hacker. The same qualities that made Eric a star in professional baseball — dedication, teamwork and a knockout work ethic — are the same ones that have made him a star in his real estate career. What a resume: He pitched for the Yankees, Pirates, Twins and Giants, and he has a love of art, architecture and design — the perfect complements to real estate. Eric also builds lasting relationships and is a real helper. His clients couldn’t be in better hands — just like with all our agents, across all our offices.

On the Southlake note, I have more news: We are underway on a bigger, more modern office there, near Southlake Town Square. It will have an open plan, lots of natural light and a great café area for our agents to gather — not only to collaborate about homes and opportunities, but to just catch up with each other. We will cut the ribbon on it this year.

It is an exciting time. Southlake and Fort Worth are growing, just like all of North Texas. We’re bringing on great people and our agent family just gets better and better.

I am so lucky to work with them. And that goes for our clients, too.

Robbie Briggs

CEO

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

rbriggs@briggsfreeman.com

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