Who is Mr. Midland? We Uncover the Truth.

The Mr. Midland Team, pictured left to right, Jordan Vavala, Cameron Willmann, Lance Welch, Nathan Reeves, Tara Paiement, Yesenia Ortiz, not pictured Marisa Correa, and Candyce Patteson (Photo courtesy the Mr. Midland Team).

You may have seen the signs, attended an event, or heard a whispering of the two words among friends and neighbors – Mr. Midland. Ring a bell? As promised earlier this month, we are taking a closer look at the seven person team behind the “Mr. Midland” brand to see what makes this group tick.

Q: First off, who is Mr. Midland?
“I have never called myself Mr. Midland,” says Cameron Willmann, leader of The Mr. Midland Team at Keller Williams Realty Realty in Midland.

“It was the team name that came about from my old broker when I teamed up with my business partner,” he said. “When we moved to Keller Williams Realty, the name was already there, so we ran with it. When he left the business for a bit, the team stayed on and now, some people call me Mr. Midland.”

“I guess because it is not a far stretch to associate the name of the team with the team leader/owner.” (more…)

Victoria Printz Weighs In on Midland’s Tight Buyer’s Market


Midland’s housing inventory continues to tighten amidst influx of buyers, including nearly 170 families currently relocating with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

The Midland Reporter-Telegram recently cited a 10-year record high for March with 231 homes sold at $66.458 million, compared to $40.934 million homes sold in the most active February going back five years.

This news is no surprise to Victoria Printz – top producing real estate agent serving Midland area residents since 1995.


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Laura Miller? Yes, Laura Miller. She was the distinguished guest who did the honor(s) of installing and swearing in adorable Steve Habgood as the 2015 President of the Metrotex Association of Realtors. Steve takes over from Becky Connatser, and both are agents with Dave Perry-Miller Uptown. In fact, I think Becky runs the joint.

Laura was there because she is a good friend of Steve and his partner. In fact, the Millers/Wolens lived across the street from Steve & company on Lausanne, if you recall, that house that took Laura forever to sell (was a tad bit overpriced) as she moved up to her current Preston Hollow estate on Dentwood, which she bought from the Topsy-Turvy creator, Tomima Edmark.

Where IS Tomima these days? (more…)

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Sure, Conor Riley was raised in California, but we won’t hold it against this fast-rising star at Dave Perry-Miller and Associates. We absolutely adore Riley, who is wise beyond his years, sharp as a tack, and fast with a smile, and he’s a great surfer, to boot!

In fact, he reminds us a lot of Jeff Lindigrin of Great Western Home Loans, as both of these great businessmen focus on customer experience in a very fast-paced market. Jeff takes great care as a lender, as he should. Of course, every sale should have a lender that works just as hard to get a great deal as their Realtor. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing by contacting Jeff Lindigrin with Great Western Home Loans today.


Zillow: We Don’t Want to Become an MLS. Really. Honestly. Swear to God!

Zillow-logoGood stuff last week at Inman Real estate Connect in San Francisco when Brad Inman got Greg Schwartz, Chief Revenue Officer at Zillow, up on stage for a Brad-style grilling.

What’s the deal with these Coming Soon listings, asked Brad. Is Zillow trying to replace the MLS? (more…)

bar stoolsNewbie for all ye summertime readers: we will be sharing Jim Williamson of ID Collection’s fun blog musings as we pump him for latest design trends for our homes. This week he writes about cool bar stools — you can never have enough. Also, I like sturdy bar stools that don’t knock peeps over, ‘specially after a little imbibing.

Speaking of imbibing, Jim talks about THEE famous Williamson/Maxwell Fourth of July party, which I all but missed thanks to social fireworks at an earlier event. It’s not the kind of thing I feel comfortable talking about in print, but let’s just say Diane DuVall Rogers of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s and and Lea Anne Laughlin of Harwood’s Bleu Ciel and I closed the Dallas Country Club apres fireworks. But I would not ever let a Fourth fly without seeing my buddies on Commerce, so  I pointed the CandysDirt-mobile to Fair Park. Besides, I was wearing red, white and blue Pucci, fireworks debris and some of my dinner. I popped in, had a drink, chatted with the only guests left, the neighbors, and totally missed the girl passed out in the second floor bathroom. Yep, it was a great party — read on: (more…)

keith-little-white-house-1pp-3-600xx2741-1827-4-0The only thing constant in life is change, and there is no other industry more full of change than the real estate biz. Realtors and brokers constantly have to keep up with changes — rules, laws, technology, trends, marketing, along with people and leaders. News comes from Ebby’s corporate office that Keith Newman has been named the new sales manager of the prize Preston Center Ebby office at the corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road in Dallas, affectionately called Ebby’s Little White House. Don Davis was the office manager for five years and has apparently retired. The “Little White House” is so named because of it’s historical significance and location right next to the personal residence of Ebby Halliday herself.

Ebby’s “Little White House” was also the town hall of the Village of Preston Hollow, before it was incorporated into the City of Dallas to ensure the area’s water supply.

Who is this dashing Keith Newman? He has extensive real estate experience, as well as a desire to assist other “Little White House” agents in taking their career to the next level, according to Ebby Halliday President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson. Which is generally what real estate office managers are all about: they smooth over transactional bumps and inspire as well as mentor agents.


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