In Gene Taylor's leadership role at Briggs Freeman Sotheby's, he brings strategy and innovation to the selling and negotiations process. His working style involves directly interfacing with agents, whom he inspires and motivates so that their business will grow. Taylor is also known for creating an office environment where every agent is the best that they can be. His ultimate goal is to ensure that clients receive extraordinary service.
Prior to his current position, he most recently was in charge of business development of a Fort Worth real estate office of a long-established Dallas firm, to which he commuted daily from his University Park home. During the three years he was there, property listings increased 17%, and the collective production of the top ten producers increased 60%. This was all the more remarkable, as Fort Worth was not his native turf.
With a degree in accounting from Texas Tech University, Taylor has brought his ease with numbers to the business of real estate. Earning his residential sales license in 1985 and his broker's license in 1988, he has been immersed in Texas real estate ever since.
Taylor's commitment to the industry is exemplified by his extensive involvement in the MetroTex Association of Realtors. Rising through the Government Affairs and TREPAC Committees to the Board of Directors, he was named President of the Association in 1998. Gene holds the unique honor of receiving the Association's two highest awards: The Lois Hair Bernays Award as Salesperson of the Year, and the Easterwood Cup as Realtor of the Year. A graduate of Leadership MetroTex, Gene continues to be involved with the Government Affairs Committee.
His deep roots as a native Texan support his continued success in real estate. Born in Hillsboro and raised in Corpus Christi, where he learned the love of sailing and all things related to water, Gene's hard work and talent for fund raising have benefited the Junior League of Dallas, the Park Cities YMCA, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Taylor's passion for his career and community is surpassed by only one thing: His unwavering devotion to his family. His has been married to his wife, Julia, for 31 years and takes great joy in their children, Ross, a Texas A&M graduate and married to the former Sally Pryor; Kathleen, an "Ole Miss" graduate; and Kirkland, a Junior at Texas A&M. All are graduates of the Highland Park Independent School District.
Respected for his success and loved for his genuine warmth and friendliness, Taylor exemplifies the core values of a Texas gentleman and real estate executive.