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PaperCity Dallas October 2021

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I t's no secret that buyers and sellers are facing unprecedented realities today — and Dallas continues to climb the list of most desirable markets in the country. Enter Stephanie Pinkston and Margie Harris, local residential real estate experts who have garnered a well-earned, award- winning reputation for their business acumen, valuable perspective, and the turnkey service they bring to every transaction. Their knowledge and in-depth experience ensure a smooth process and outcome for both first-time homeowners and seasoned buyers. We sat down with Pinkston and Harris to learn how they guide their clients and what their local favorites are in the city they both love to call home. Number of years in real estate. Stephanie's been working in the Dallas market since 1978, and Margie started in 1992. Combined, we bring more than 40 years of real estate experience to our clients and have had the privilege of working with multiple generations. Hottest up-and-coming Dallas neighborhood. Anywhere! People are relocating to Dallas in record numbers — especially post-pandemic. But the most covetable neighborhoods continue to be the ones south of I-635. Best advice for selling your home. With the increased presence of social media, today's buyers are discerning and want to purchase a property that's Pinterest-ready and doesn't require many structural or cosmetic updates. Additionally, listen to your realtor's advice and study applicable comps in your area. Lastly, develop a thorough understanding of what buyers are looking for, versus your personal tastes and preferences. Current real estate trend you're most excited about. We're seeing an enormous increase in functional home offices and beautiful outdoor living spaces. People's work- schedule flexibility has increased post-pandemic, and buyers want to entertain and relax in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Market predictions. The Dallas market is positioned to maintain its strength for the foreseeable future, thanks to our city's strong business presence and low interest rates, as well as increasingly high demand in a time with low supply. It's a good time to be in Texas! Neighborhoods you love to call home. From Lakewood and Preston Hollow to Devonshire and the Park Cities, Dallas residents can buy in areas that combine proximity, great schools, and desirable atmospheres. What you love most about living in Dallas. D a l l a s s t r i k e s a n incredible balance of great people and a strong, vibrant economy. The city and its residents value a business-friendly environment that also boasts covetable places to call home. And it doesn't hurt that we both have raised all our children here, have 8 grandchildren combined, and covet our dear friends to the 3rd generation! Your key to finding clients their perfect home. Every transaction begins with a relationship. By listening to our clients and taking the time to get to know their needs and wants, we're able to guide them through the process by offering our time, expertise, and personalized approach. What you love about your job. Even after decades in the Dallas market, we're still excited and energized to find the next home for our clients, and we gain immeasurable satisfaction from their joy. For us, it's always been all about the people. How you find buyers a home in this market. Today's challenging market of low supply and high demand can feel daunting, but our network of top agents gives us insight and knowledge of the desirable properties we know our clients are looking for — on and off market. CHATTING WITH MARGIE HARRIS AND STEPHANIE PINKSTON Pinkston-Harris Real Estate Group Allie Beth Allman & Associates Stephanie Pinkston, 214.803.1721, Margie Harris, 214.460.7401, Stephanie Pinkston and Margie Harris PAPERCITY ADVERTORIAL

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