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CEO Robbie Briggs: How disco dancing helps the worlds finest real estate agents help you

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Each Friday, Robbie Briggs, CEO of Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty, writes about luxury, trends, business and more in the advertising pages of the Mansion section ofThe Wall Street Journal.Below is his letter of September 23, 2022.


As I write this, 800 agents from around the Sothebys International Realty [...]

The Home-Buying Process Timeline: What to Expect

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Once you’ve committed to purchasing your first home — or selling your current one — it may feel like the closing date can’t come fast enough. ​​Fortunately for all parties involved, the seemingly lengthy home-buying process timeline — which spans several months in a typical market, not necessarily the hot market we continue to experience in Texas — can give both buyers and sellers time to consider all impulses and decisions. This is, after all, one of the most important [...]

Trending: Brighter, Bolder Subway Tiles

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Since the early 1900s, subway tiles have been one of the most popular finishes for spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms. (If you look closely, you’ll start to notice these popular 3-by-6-inch rectangular tiles almost anywhere.) From bathrooms designed in the 1920s to recently redone luxury kitchens, subway tiles are now a timeless [...]

The 9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Land in Texas

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Buying land isn’t quite as straightforward as some people might believe — especially without deep knowledge of the real estate market. The appeal of a parcel of land as a blank canvas to create a dream intrigues scores of people — and it’s a great decision (and investment) for many. But, you need to know the right questions to ask yourself before embarking on a land-buying journey. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has a unique group of expert agents who specialize [...]

CEO Robbie Briggs on why you should stop thinking and start dialing

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 November 5, 2021.



I am always in awe of what our agents know — not just about homes and neighborhoods, but about business, design, culture, architecture, you name it. They are some of the smartest people I know.

do know of a place where they get some of that knowledge: Inman, a trusted source for news about the real estate industry. [...]

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