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Tribute: Susan Medina | Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Photo by Glen Wood / Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Susan Medina is a Southern woman and, like many magnolias, she’s tough as nails when it comes to telling the absolute truth to clients who need to hear it. Medina, president and founder of SKM Communication Strategies, doesn’t believe in dancing around a subject. “I never tell clients what I think they’d want to hear,” she says. “I am honest and candid. I want to know I’ve brought value to them.”

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Tribute: Dickies Arena | Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Photo / Dickies Arena, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

In January 2020, the Fort Worth Stock Show &  Rodeo will open the chutes in the new Dickies Arena in the southwest corner of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The arena, echoing closely the design of the center’s iconic Art Deco tower, signifies its status as a complement to the beloved 1936 coliseum with two Deco-style towers of its own, which should make the boots-and-jeans crowd feel right at home in the new venue. Continue Reading…

What to Watch in Dallas-Fort Worth Commercial Real Estate in 2018

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Timing the cycle is anyone’s guess. But a robust pipeline and emerging trends tell us what the real estate industry will be watching closely in 2018. Continue Reading…


7 Can’t-Miss Holiday Events in Fort Worth

There’s nothing quite like the holidays in North Texas. And, there’s no better way to ring in the most magical time of the year than with a visit to see the jolly ol’ man from the North Pole.

Are the kids begging for their time with Santa? Or are you the one who still needs to drop off your wish list? Whatever the reason is, getting your time with St. Nicholas doesn’t have to mean battling crowds of holiday shoppers at the local mall. In Fort Worth, there are a plethora of events where Santa Claus is scheduled to make a special appearance before the holidays are over.

Below, discover everything you need to know about seven of Fort Worth’s can’t-miss holiday events:

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At Home in America’s Ninth-Hottest Market: Fort Worth, Texas

Private and secluded in Fort Worth ISD: 4836 Bryce Avenue is listed by Ashley Mooring. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

“In Tarrant County, houses are moving,” says Zareen Khan, director of sales at the Cultural District office of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “The higher the price point, the more inventory there is. Although there is a lot of inventory, the first quarter of 2017 saw double the number of sales of homes over $1 million than the first quarter of 2016.”

That tracks directly with Forbes naming Fort Worth the ninth-hottest housing market in the U.S. this year. The home prices boggle: Fort Worth’s are up 9 percent, year over year for three years, and are predicted to go up 17 percent in the next three years.

Here, enjoy a selection of some significant listings in Fort Worth, exclusively represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

4767 Overton Woods Drive | Overton Woods
Listed by Veronica Stimson

Listed by Veronica Stimson

4167 Charron Lane | Ridglea Hills
4167 Charron Lane, Clay Brants-living room

Listed by Clay Brants

1410 Washington Terrace | Crestmont

Listed by John Zimmerman

1301 Throckmorton Street 2004 | Downtown Fort Worth
Listed by Allison Hayden and Michelle Perry

Listed by Allison Hayden and Michelle Perry

6208 Indian Creek Drive | Westover Hills
Listed by John Zimmerman

Listed by John Zimmerman

4836 Bryce Avenue | Chamberlain Arlington Heights
Listed by Ashley Mooring

Listed by Ashley Mooring

9404 Marbella Drive | Montserrat
9404 Marbella Drive, John Zimmerman-living room

Listed by John Zimmerman

8221 W FM 1187 | Ashbriar
Listed by Amy Chairez and Duke Chairez

Listed by Amy Chairez and Duke Chairez

Discover more exclusively listed homes in Fort Worth and its surrounds, here. 


Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a luxury brokerage headquartered in North Texas. Its award-winning agents, serving clients from offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake, Lakewood, Uptown, The North and The Ballpark, achieved a record-breaking sales volume of $3.2 billion in 2016. Independently owned and operated by president and CEO Robbie Briggs, the firm specializes in the purchase and sale of significant properties, from historic and contemporary to waterfront, ranch and land. The company’s deep-rooted connections, superior marketing resources and global strategies, as part of the $95 billion Sotheby’s International Realty network, bring the extraordinary to every client.

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Tee Up: The First Tee of Fort Worth | 2017 Dean & DeLuca Invitational

Photos / The First Tee of Fort Worth

One of our favorite aspects of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational has almost nothing to do with golf. Oh, sure, the kids who participate in youth clinic or Caddie Day, run the short-game area or participate as reporters are in it for the golf. But to the longtime volunteer leader and past chair of the tournament held at the Colonial Country Club, Harold Muckleroy, it’s all about the number nine — and, no, not the front or back nine. Nine happens to be the number of Core Values expressed by the PGA’s national The First Tee organization, founded in 1997: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. “They’re great virtues for anyone to live by,” says Muckleroy, founding partner of Muckleroy & Falls commercial construction company of Fort Worth. The First Tee of Fort Worth launched in 2003.

TFTFW group photo

“Caddie Day was a creation by members of Colonial Country Club in 2005,” Muckleroy says, “and was the very first program of its type on the PGA Tour.” The kids in The First Tee program earn the cherished right to caddie at Colonial by passing all their classroom work, which includes learning the nine Core Values. During practice rounds on the Monday and Wednesday before the tournament, The First Tee kids take over caddie duties at Hole 13, putting on professional caddie bibs and carrying the pros’ clubs. Many times, the bags weigh more than the kids — so they improvise by carrying just one club, often a putter or the club used on the tee box.


As the golf pros became used to Caddie Day, they began to work more with the kids on their grip techniques, or reading putts. A tradition begun in the second year, photos are taken of each First Tee participant and their pro, which are later autographed by the pro and returned to the caddie as a keepsake. Also begun in year two, close-in private parking is arranged for the parents bringing their kids to Caddie Day; a tournament shuttle service whisks them to the closest entry gate. Other opportunities have been created for the Caddie Day kids and their parents, including maintaining the practice chipping green by rounding up golf balls and raking the sand traps and, for the adults, volunteering at the entry gate to scan electronic tickets. The kids of The First Tee have also become very active participants in the Youth Golf Clinic and the Junior Invitational, a three-hole competition between selected members of The First Tee.


This year, on Tuesday, May 23, the organization opened a new facility at a local elementary school, which will serve more than 4,000 low-income kids. The First Tee resonates personally for Muckleroy. “I love golf because of its history, legends and the spirit in which it is played. The player calls fouls on himself. I like the integrity of it. I also want to see the game extend into the future as a way to reach young people.”


To volunteer, donate and learn more about The First Tee of Fort Worth, visit

This content is sponsored by Mary Carolyn Gatzke , Executive Vice President at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Fort Worth.


Read more “Tee Up” tributes to the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, as seen in the May 2017 issue of 360 West magazine: click here


President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices throughout North Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land East, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark. To explore the top neighborhoods in North Texas, visit

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Fort Worth Angels Making a Difference | Jewel Charity

Mary Carolyn Gatzke, Debbie Horton, Rachel Spence. Photos / Jewel Charity

It all started with two women.

Nenetta Burton Carter and Bille Bransford Clark were on a mission to raise funds necessary to meet the needs of Fort Worth children whose families could not otherwise afford their medical care. Thanks to the Angels of Jewel Charity, every child at Cook Children’s Medical Center is given the superb healthcare they deserve.
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Beauty, Fort Worth, Open Houses

Fall Open House Tour: Fort Worth and Vicinity {Video}

Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Stunning design, smart style, quality construction and desirable neighborhoods—Sunday, Oct. 2, is your chance to experience more than 220 beautiful homes throughout the Metroplex. Nearly 50 percent of all buyers use open houses as a source in their home search process, according to the 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers released by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Make the most of your home shopping strategy! From classic cool contemporaries in school-centered communities to clean lined high-rises with spectacular downtown views, homes in every neighborhood, style and price point are opening their doors across Tarrant County.

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Thoroughly Modern: Fabulous Finds in Fort Worth

4167 Charron Lane in Ridglea Hills. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

An uncluttered space makes for an uncluttered mind.

The impact of one’s environment on the mind and emotional wellbeing is often underestimated, especially at home. With clean lines, open spaces and minimal detailing, contemporary-style homes can offer a lifestyle of calm and composure – surrounded by beautiful design.

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Hot Prices on Exceptional Homes – Newly Reduced in Fort Worth

2319 Colonial Parkway | Colonial Hills | Listed by John Zimmerman. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Finding the perfect home at a reasonable price is quite the challenge. And in a market where inventory is low and home prices are high, it’s safe to say that more buyers than ever agree.

Luckily, we have a handful of homes with new price tags that deserve your attention. Check out these Fort Worth homes; all with newly reduced prices:

2319 Colonial Parkway | Listed by John Zimmerman

2319 Colonial Parkway 76109, Fort Worth, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth, kitchenGolf-course views at Colonial Country Club highlight this well-appointed contemporary. Worldly design elements include columns from a French church, hand painted Portuguese tiles, African Limba wood paneling and two Italian Bertazzoni ranges.

9975 Boat Club Road | Listed by Clay Brants

9975 Boat Club Road Fort Worth 76179, Clay Brants, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale on Eagle Mountain Lake-deck view

New construction, old-world architecture and stunning waterfront views complete this bluff-top estate. On two acres aside the main body Eagle Mountain Lake, owners will enjoy watching world-class yachting right outside the kitchen window.

7951 Bella Flora Drive | Listed by Carley Moore and Zareen Khan

7951 Bella Flora Drive 76126, Bella Flora, Carley Moore, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-exterior

This architectural dream in Bella Flora presents the rare opportunity to own true contemporary beauty in Fort Worth. The design, which focuses on natural beauty, thoughtfully and equally incorporates technology. 

6304 Greenway Road | Listed by Clay Brants and Anthony Chaumont

6304 Greenway Road 76116, Ridglea, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-pool

Character and charm exude from this two-story, traditional home; positioned on a half-acre lot in Ridglea. Walls of windows overlook the backyard, which includes a pool and covered entertainment center with a bar and fireplace – plus guest house. 

2542 Greene Avenue | Listed by Bethany Oram and Sharon Crockett

2542 Greene Avenue 76109, University Place, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth- exterior

Find every detail you desire in this bungalow home with top-of-the-line upgrades throughout. The kitchen is fit for a chef, and the master suite is perfect for relaxing with picturesque views of the resort-style backyard.

To learn more about living in Tarrant County Neighborhoods, visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark