Brants, Mira Vista and Bloom have joined Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, bringing Fort Worth a new-yet-familiar face on its real estate landscape.
The union expands Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty’s position in key neighborhoods and offers homeowners a luxury brand with a strong local and global reach, according to Briggs officials.
Brants Realtors has been a Fort Worth presence since 1926 when Harry E. Brants formed an insurance mortgage and real estate partnership. In the 1930s, the company represented the first luxury homes offered in Westover Hills.
“As we looked at economic growth and the companies bringing their headquarters to North Texas, we knew it would help our clients to have exposure across the region,” said Clay Brants, commenting in a news release.
Brants will lead the Fort Worth Ranch and Land office.
Serving as director of sales for the new Briggs entity’s Cultural District office will be Laurie Brants, who said the latest development also will help agents grow their business.
“I’ve seen what the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty brand does for agents. They have increased sales by 50 percent to more than 100 percent,” Brants said.
“With the brand’s marketing and training, the sky is the limit,” Brants said.
Mira Vista Realtors brings experience in another Fort Worth area – the neighborhoods surrounding Mira Vista Country Club. Carol Van Hook, a founding agent of Mira Vista Realtors in the late 1990s and bought it in 2008, said her team stresses professionalism and focuses on the client above all else.
Briggs also invited another team to join the venture – Bloom Real Estate Group, a company that broke away from a traditional firm so its agents could offer clients what Briggs called a cutting-edge approach to video and social selling.
“Briggs Freeman has built what we were aspiring to and heading towards for both our agents and our clients, and they brought it to our Fort Worth market,” said Zareen Khan of Bloom. “Our agents and clients will have the services we were providing, with a greater bandwidth.”
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty recently acquired the Sotheby’s franchise in Fort Worth, but the company has represented buyers and sellers here for several years.
When president and CEO Robbie Briggs set a goal to expand the company’s Fort Worth presence, he cited a need to for a team who understand the city’s roots and could honor its legacies, while looking toward the future by exploring new ways to serve clients.
“Fort Worth is such a great city and a growing market,” Briggs said. “But it’s all about the people. I wanted to bring Fort Worth’s trusted real estate companies together to do this expansion ‘the Fort Worth way.’”
The latest news sees Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty grow its Fort Worth sales force to 98 agents working out of three offices: the main office at 3131 W. Seventh St. in the Cultural District; the Fort Worth Ranch and Land office in the current Brants Realtors headquarters at 5201 Camp Bowie Blvd.; and the Mira Vista office, in the current headquarters of Mira Vista Realtors, 6400 Mira Vista Blvd.
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty serves clients in 10 offices in Fort Worth, Dallas, Lakewood, Uptown, The Ballpark and Southlake.