Fort Worth “Trewly” Wants to Be Global, Too — Robbie Briggs Responds

Published February 24, 2012 by Candy Evans

3817 Mockingbird Lane FW $839

Just talked to Robbie Briggs about the Williams Trew deal with Sotheby’s. Briggs-Freeman owns the Sotheby’s franchise for Dallas and Collin Counties, NOT Tarrant. William Trew got the Sotheby’s application through likely because they are a local firm, he says, and Sotheby’s likes strong local, upscale brokers. But, he said, that is not going to stop Briggs- Freeman from selling real estate in Fort Worth.

“We will be in Fort Worth selling actively” says Robbie, who says he has BFS agents living and working in Fort Worth already. “In fact, many Fort Worth agents are choosing to work with us because we are so dominant in the Metroplex.”

But with Williams Trew soon owning the franchise, Robbie will not be able to open up a Sotheby’s office in Cow Town. There will just be overlap, as there is in other areas of the country. And BFS will continue to dominate the ranch market, he says, covering a three-hour radius outside of Dallas AND Fort Worth.

“Sotheby’s is a fine brand,” says Briggs, “And Williams Trew is a great firm. This will just make the Sotheby’s brand more dominant in the Metroplex.”

— Daily Local Real Estate Dish By Dallas Real Estate Insider — Candy Evans at