Tessa's outstanding real estate career is driven by her belief that "great results come when you love what you do and believe in your product"! After eight years of sales training with pharmaceutical powerhouse Johnson & Johnson, Tessa has devoted her professional career to giving her real estate clients the best experience possible in finding that ideal home or in selling their current one. Tessa has loved listening to people describe their ideal home in a perfect world. Whether buying or selling, she brings to the table strong negotiating skills, in depth knowledge of the market, and an extensive network. Tessa's network has developed over the past decade by working with every broker in one way or another, building trust and relationships. Her network has enabled her to sell many homes without putting them on the open market. Last year alone, she sold three homes for full price, prior to going on the market.
Thanks to her abilities, tenacity, and drive, Tessa has garnered many accolades, including:
Rookie Top Producer at first firm
Recognized in Dallas Business Journal among "Magnificent Eight" and in D Magazine among "Up and Comers"
D Magazine Best Realtor List since 2004
Named Vice President of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty second year with firm
Tessa partners with Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty Vice President Lucinda Buford to further enhance their value to clients by combining skills and networks. Together with their husbands, both are involved in supporting their community in a variety of organizations including their churches, Heroes for Children, and the Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association. Their commitment to their clients, families, and communities naturally complement each other. Approachable and relationship-oriented, Tessa and Lucinda focus on listening carefully to their clients' wants and needs in tailoring a search or marketing plan specific to each client. Using good business sense, both take the long term view in working with their clients to make smart real estate investments in Dallas and across the country. For sellers, they serve as marketing agents, telling the story of the home. Last year, successful strategies resulted in their listings being on the market an average of 46 days. All listings received offers, 95% closed.
Tessa and Lucinda were drawn to Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty for its amazing marketing campaigns and commitment to the highest standard of service to its agents and clients. Together their high personal standards allow them to confidently tell every client "We put you first!"