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Expert Advice: What Do People Want When They Move to Dallas?

August 28th, 2014 | by Michelle
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No matter where you come from, some key things make the top of the list when you’re looking for a home: great schools, nearby outdoor amenities such as parks, and walkability to shopping and dining are just a few.

With the Metroplex looking forward to an influx on new residents because of corporate relocations (not to mention our nationally touted excellent quality of life), we asked our expert agents: What are the key things people are looking for when they relocate to Dallas?

A: If they have family, the key thing in their home search is schools. Aside from that, most people want green spaces, and walkability to shopping centers and fun things to do. Most of our relocation clients are searching for a neighborhood that’s not so transient, so they tend to like areas that are more close in, for the stability and consistency. They also want a move-in ready home – fresh, light, bright and done.

A: As we prepare for the corporate relocations headed to Dallas, this question is becoming more and more important. People always ask about the schools; that’s the case no matter where you’re moving. But, for people relocating to Dallas, finding the right neighborhood with the right sense of community is very important. They want to feel at home as soon as possible, and they want to know they have made a good investment.

A: The number one question is education – which school district or private school suits them. Everything else is planned around the commute to and from that school or school district. In the Park Cities, we orient buyers to each of the elementary schools so they can structure a home search based on their preference. For private schools, Preston Hollow is still strong, with the neighborhoods between 635 and Frankford growing in the luxury market because of the proximity to private schools.

A: Very recently, I worked with a relocation couple whose youngest child will be a senior in high school. They purchased a high-rise home in Uptown – looking ahead to their empty-nester status. They’re not just moving; they have decided to change their lifestyle as well. Relocation clients require an agent who has knowledge about a variety of neighborhoods in the market and who actively listens to their wants, needs and concerns.

For more luxury homes, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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