How We Did It

The D Magazine list of Best Real Estate Agents in Dallas is produced in partnership with Crescendo Business Services, an independent research and services firm. Crescendo mailed nearly 15,000 nomination ballots to area residents who recently purchased homes and 4,500 nomination ballots to D Magazine subscribers. An additional 250 ballots were sent to mortgage and title companies, who are often best able to judge a real estate agent’s technical skills and knowledge.

On the ballots, recipients were asked to nominate only real estate agents whom they knew through personal experience and to evaluate them based upon nine criteria: customer service, communication, finding the right home, integrity, negotiation, marketing the home, market knowledge, closing preparation, and overall satisfaction. Only original ballots—no copies—were accepted as valid.

Crescendo scored and screened each nominee with the Texas Real Estate Commission database to make certain that licenses were up to date and the agent had no disciplinary action. Then, before the list was finalized, nominated real estate agents were reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel of local industry experts. The panel consisted of realty company executives, professional and trade association officers, and others directly involved in housing-related businesses.

Although panelists’ comments were incorporated into the final score, safeguards were built into the review process to reduce the ability of panel members to influence the composition of the final list on the basis of company affiliation. The resulting list represents slightly more than 1 percent of licensed agents in the Dallas area.




 

   


 
The full list:

  • Sandy Akright
    Prudential Texas Properties
  • Sandi Alexander
    RE/MAX
  • Allie Beth Allman
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Malinda Arvesen
    Briggs Freeman
  • Suzanne Athey
    RE/MAX
  • Cindy Baglietto
    Keller Williams
  • Mark Baglietto
    Keller Williams
  • Elizabeth Baker
    Ebby Halliday
  • Arlene Balady
    Keller Williams
  • Sharon Barbee
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Laura Barnett
    RE/MAX
  • Bonnie Bauer
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Eva Bauer
    RE/MAX
  • Cynthia Beaird
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Carole Beasley
    Ebby Halliday
  • Sandy Bell
    Ebby Halliday
  • Jeff Bentley
    RE/MAX
  • Susan Blackburn
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Veronica Boy
    Ebby Halliday
  • Pamela Brannon
    Briggs Freeman
  • Gayl Braymer
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Kathy Brewer
    Ebby Halliday
  • Rick Brooks
    Keller Williams
  • Kurt Buehler
    Keller Williams
  • Avaan Bulsara-Lieberman
    Ebby Halliday
  • David Bush
    David Bush Realtors
  • Mark Cain
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Keith Callahan
    Ellen Terry
  • Kay Carlson
    Ebby Halliday
  • Scott Carlson
    Scott Carlson Real Estate
  • Paul Carper
    Keller Williams
  • Kirby Chandler
    RE/MAX
  • Kay Cheek
    Ebby Halliday
  • Rhonda Childress Herres
    Ebby Halliday
  • Jane Clark
    Keller Williams
  • Judy Clark
    RE/MAX
  • Jeff Coats
    RE/MAX
  • Michael Scott Coburn
    RE/MAX
  • Joan Coleman
    David Winans GMAC Real Estate
  • Lynn Gardner Collins
    Ellen Terry Realtors
  • Stephen Collins
    Virginia Cook
  • Don Cook
    Weichert Realtors
  • Geri Cook-Lenahan
    Ebby Halliday
  • Marsha Cummings
    Ebby Halliday
  • Jini Cyr
    Coldwell Banker
  • Sally Darnall
    RE/MAX
  • Roxanne De Berry
    Keller Williams
  • Nancy Dennis
    Coldwell Banker
  • Amy Detwiler
    Ellen Terry
  • Susanne Forbes Dicker
    Keller Williams
  • Yolanda Dittmar
    Dittmar Realty
  • Jacqueline A. Doerr
    RE/MAX
  • Gerald Dostal
    RE/MAX
  • Pam Downing
    Ebby Halliday
  • Shelley Dudley
    Keller Williams
  • Marian R. D’Unger
    RE/MAX
  • Sheri Eddleman
    Ebby Halliday
  • Bob Edmonson
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Joan Eleazer
    Briggs Freeman
  • Jan Yeager Evans
    Ebby Halliday
  • Danna Fason
    Ebby Halliday
  • Connie Lee Fife
    Keller Williams
  • Doris Fletcher
    Coldwell Banker
  • J.L. Forke
    David Griffin + Company
  • Pari Foroodi
    Ebby Halliday
  • David Frank
    Ebby Halliday
  • Becky Frey
    Briggs Freeman
  • Karen Fry
    Briggs Freeman
  • Ronni Gallup
    Elle Realty
  • Gene Garramone
    Ebby Halliday
  • Cindy Gatlin
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Ellen Gomez
    RE/MAX
  • Kimberly Goodman-Hartley
    Keller Williams
  • Kristen Greenberg
    RE/MAX
  • Scott Greenberg
    RE/MAX
  • Paulette Greene
    Ebby Halliday
  • Suzi Greenman
    Ellen Terry
  • David Griffin
    David Griffin + Company
  • Joetta Guta
    Prudential Texas Properties
  • Paul Guta
    Prudential Texas Properties
  • Steve Habgood
    Keller Williams
  • Sharon Hagen
    Keller Williams
  • Dani Hanna
    Keller Williams
  • Carleen Hardin
    Ebby Halliday
  • Daniel Harker
    Keller Williams
  • Juli Harrison
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Mary Beth Harrison
    Keller Williams
  • Mike Harvey
    Coldwell Banker
  • Pam Harvey
    Coldwell Banker
  • Clennie Hawthorne
    Keller Williams
  • Janet Hendrix
    RE/MAX
  • Julie Henry
    RE/MAX
  • Mark Henry
    RE/MAX
  • Kathy Hewitt
    Keller Williams
  • Christopher Hickman
    Ebby Halliday
  • Peggy Hill
    Virginia Cook
  • Linda Jordan Hobbs
    Ebby Halliday
  • Ron Hoenig
    RE/MAX
  • Carole Hoffman
    Ellen Terry
  • Carole Hogg
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Eve Holder
    Keller Williams
  • Eric Holmes
    RE/MAX
  • Suzy Hotchkiss
    Ebby Halliday
  • Grant Hudson
    Keller Williams
  • Wendy Hulkowich
    Ebby Halliday
  • Traci Hummel
    Briggs Freeman
  • Jane Idzi
    Keller Williams
  • Patrick Iommi
    Real Estate Butler Realty
  • Scott Jackson
    Ellen Terry
  • Doris Jacobs
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Marlene Jaffe
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Shelby James
    Ebby Halliday
  • Simone Jeanes
    Virginia Cook
  • Suzanne Jernigan
    Ebby Halliday
  • Gayle Johansen
    Ellen Terry
  • Nancy Johnson
    Ellen Terry
  • Gail Kennedy
    Keller Williams
  • Pete Kerrigan
    Keller Williams
  • Sharon Ketko
    Keller Williams
  • Lori Kircher
    Virginia Cook
  • Diana Kopecky
    Staley Kopecky Distinctive Residential Brokerage
  • David Kraft
    RE/MAX
  • Robert Kucharski
    Abio AHK Realty
  • Ken Lampton
    RE/MAX
  • Fred B. Lanham III
    Keller Williams
  • Debi Leavitt
    Ebby Halliday
  • Stewart Lee
    Ellen Terry
  • Stuart E. Lee
    Virginia Cook
  • Alan Levy
    Ebby Halliday
  • Pamela Lewis
    Ebby Halliday
  • Della Lively
    Lively Realty
  • Gene Lloyd
    Coldwell Banker
  • Jill Long
    Keller Williams
  • Britt Lopez
    Keller Williams
  • Roxie Lynch
    Ebby Halliday
  • Jerry Madison
    RE/MAX
  • Betty Magee
    Magee + Associates
  • Lindy Mahoney
    Briggs Freeman
  • Molly Malone
    Ellen Terry
  • Joan Malone
    RE/MAX
  • Marche Ann Mann
    Ebby Halliday
  • Patricia Manos
    Ebby Halliday
  • Marty Marks
    Virginia Cook
  • Patricia Massey
    Ellen Terry
  • Erin Mathews
    Briggs Freeman
  • Travis Mathews
    Briggs Freeman
  • Bill Mays
    Keller Williams
  • Wennie McAnally
    RE/MAX
  • Debbie McCoy
    RE/MAX
  • Holly McCutchin
    Coldwell Banker
 


  • Stan McDonald
    Keller Williams
  • Shirley McLemore
    Prudential Texas Properties
  • Linda McMahon
    Briggs Freeman
  • Sandra Melmed
    Coldwell Banker
  • Gerry Mezera
    RE/MAX
  • Jennifer Miller
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Jennifer Daniel Milligan
    RE/MAX
  • Rosanne Messineo Mills
    Ellen Terry
  • Holly Milstead
    Keller Williams
  • Jim Monroe
    RE/MAX
  • Brady Moore
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Mechelle Moore
    Keller Williams
  • Ron Moore
    Keller Williams
  • Martha Morguloff
    Ebby Halliday
  • Danna Morguloff-Hayden
    Ebby Halliday
  • Tessa Mosteller
    Briggs Freeman
  • Kate Mote
    Briggs Freeman
  • Eleanor Mowery Sheets
    Coldwell Banker
  • Vickie Mox
    RE/MAX
  • Sonny Moyers
    Ebby Halliday
  • Carole Mulligan
    Ebby Halliday
  • John D. Murray
    Keller Williams
  • Michelle Musick Jones
    Coldwell Banker
  • Valerie Neely
    Virginia Cook
  • Joy Nees
    Keller Williams
  • Bill Nelson
    Team Nelson
  • Jeannie Nethery
    Briggs Freeman
  • David Nichols
    Briggs Freeman
  • Kelly Nolan
    Ebby Halliday
  • Ann Nolen
    Ebby Halliday
  • Nicholas Nordman
    Virginia Cook
  • Elizabeth Norwood
    Briggs Freeman
  • Steve Obenshain
    RE/MAX
  • Cindy O’Gorman
    Ebby Halliday
  • Stacie O’Gorman Ferguson
    Ebby Halliday
  • Cathy Orr Barton
    Briggs Freeman
  • Greg Pape
    Virginia Cook
  • Sissy Pardue
    Ellen Terry
  • Mary M. Paschali
    Keller Williams
  • Dave Perry-Miller
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Mary Ellen Peter
    Prudential Texas Properties
  • Maribeth Peters
    Ellen Terry
  • Carolyn Phillips
    Ebby Halliday
  • Roger Pickett
    Century 21 Judge Fite
  • Layne Pitzer
    Briggs Freeman
  • Lydia Player
    Virginia Cook
  • Marian Jean Porter
    ERA North Point Realtors
  • Mary Poss
    Ebby Halliday
  • John Powell
    RE/MAX
  • Stephen Pryor
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Frank Purcell
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Sharon Quist
    Ellen Terry
  • Ralph Randall
    David Griffin + Company
  • Pat Ranney
    Ebby Halliday
  • Mayo Redpath
    Virginia Cook
  • Cynthia Reed
    Keller Williams
  • Kay Reeves
    Ebby Halliday
  • Carla Reeves
    Keller Williams
  • Dawn Rejebian
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Brett Relander
    Metroplex Realty Source
  • J.R. Reves
    Ebby Halliday
  • Russell Rhodes
    Keller Williams
  • Burton Rhodes
    Rhodes Real Estate
  • Tom Rhodes Jr.
    Rhodes Real Estate
  • Gena Richards
    Ebby Halliday
  • Jan Richey
    Keller Williams
  • Tonya Riggs
    Ebby Halliday
  • Penny Helms Rivenbark
    Ebby Halliday
  • Tom Robertson
    Century 21 Judge Fite
  • Gerald Robertson
    Coldwell Banker
  • Martha Robertson
    Coldwell Banker
  • Jennifer Robertson
    David Winans GMAC Real Estate
  • Laura Robertson
    Keller Williams
  • Deanne Rose
    MD Rose Realty
  • David Rosemurgy
    Abio AHK Realty
  • Kyle Rovinsky
    Virginia Cook
  • Nancy Russell
    Ebby Halliday
  • Peter Ryan
    Briggs Freeman
  • Suzanne Ryan
    Briggs Freeman
  • Elissa Sabel
    Ebby Halliday
  • Hanne Sagalowsky
    Ebby Halliday
  • Henda Salmeron
    Ellen Terry
  • Kevin Sayre
    Coldwell Banker
  • Richard Schwiner
    Coldwell Banker
  • Carol Scott
    Virginia Cook
  • Judy Sessions
    Briggs Freeman
  • James Sharp
    Ebby Halliday
  • Debbie Sherrington
    Ellen Terry
  • Laurel Silk
    RE/MAX
  • Kathy Slaughter
    RE/MAX
  • Jeanne Slay
    RE/MAX
  • Andy Slowe
    Briggs Freeman
  • Karen Smiley
    Ebby Halliday
  • Beverly Smith
    RE/MAX
  • Shell Stegall
    Briggs Freeman
  • Jan Stell
    Ebby Halliday
  • Ann Stewart
    Ebby Halliday
  • Mysti Stewart
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Carol Storey
    Briggs Freeman
  • Eve Sullivan
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Kara Swanson
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Elizabeth Ann Taylor
    Ebby Halliday
  • Roxann Taylor
    Roxann Taylor + Associates
  • Ellen Terry
    Ellen Terry
  • Jonathan Thayer
    Dave Perry-Miller + Associates
  • Roger Thedford
    RE/MAX
  • Don M. Thomas
    Virginia Cook
  • Ted B. Thompson
    Virginia Cook
  • Shad Thornhill
    Keller Williams
  • Marybeth Tiemeyer
    Keller Williams
  • Shelly Tillery
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Donna Trayler
    Keller Williams
  • Linda Vallala
    Coldwell Banker
  • Barbara Van Poole
    Keller Williams
  • Seychelle Van Poole
    Keller Williams
  • Van Vanaman
    Ebby Halliday
  • Joanne Vetterick
    Ebby Halliday
  • Fred Villa
    RE/MAX
  • Cindy Vincent
    RE/MAX
  • Ronnie Vokolek
    RE/MAX
  • Peggy Ross Walker
    Ebby Halliday
  • Philip Walker
    Keller Williams
  • Dori Warner
    Keller Williams
  • Cheryl Lynne Webb
    Keller Williams
  • John C. Weber
    Ebby Halliday
  • Kay Weeks
    Ebby Halliday
  • Nancy White
    RE/MAX
  • John Whiteside
    Coldwell Banker
  • Doug Wieser
    Keller Williams
  • Jeanne Wieser
    Keller Williams
  • Pete Willis
    Keller Williams
  • Victoria Wiman
    Allie Beth Allman + Associates
  • Tonai Winborn
    Ebby Halliday
  • Glynn Wingard
    Ebby Halliday
  • Kelley Winsor
    Ellen Terry
  • Carol Witt
    Ebby Halliday
  • Terry Lee Witt
    Ebby Halliday
  • Kay Wolfe
    RE/MAX
  • Lois Woodward
    Virginia Cook
  • Donald M. Wright
    Gilchrist + Company
  • Judi Wright
    Keller Williams
  • Lisa Wyatt
    Keller Williams
  • Angie Yocum
    RE/MAX
  • Darin Yocum
    RE/MAX
  • Keith Yonick
    Prudential Texas Properties
  • Mary Jane Young
    Keller Williams
  • Corey Mezera Young
    RE/MAX
  • Maria Zamora
    RE/MAX