A twenty-five year span as a real estate agent has not begun to quench Ann Henry’s “first love” for the business. The thrill of success is the same, she says, every time she matches clients with their perfect home – or perfect buyer. This consistent multi-million dollar producer was named twice as one of the Ten Top Producers in the Greater Dallas area by the MLS and has been listed as one of D Magazine’s top Realtors® for several years. Her high success rate, however, has as much to do with her knowledge as her passion. A second-generation Realtor®, she learned about the business from her mother and began assimilating the Dallas residential markets when just a teenager. As a result, she knows the strengths and challenges of every neighborhood, including the quality of public and private schools serving each community. Having remodeled several homes, she also can envision how a home should look and can advise her clients as they decide which home to buy.
It’s About the People The “zeal for the deal” is actually not what drives Ann Henry; rather, it’s the relationships forged along the way. That is why she likes finding the small first home for a young couple as much as selling clients an expensive estate. “At the heart of the process for me, it’s about the people,” said Ms. Henry. As a result, “the people” keep coming back. About 95% of her clients are either repeat business – several into the second generation – or referrals from client friends. The trust she engenders has also resulted in her purchasing homes on behalf of clients without their first seeing them – and with happy results every time. The depth of her relationships with other highly knowledgeable agents also impacts her success rate. She meets monthly with a dozen of the top agents in Dallas, and they share insights and help one another find the right sellers and buyers for their clients. Ann often knows about properties before they ever come on the open market.
Ann graduated from Highland Park High School and the University of Texas in Austin. Her mother was a highly successful real estate agent for the father of Briggs Freeman chairman Robbie Briggs. Her husband, Jim, is her real estate partner, and they bring together a diverse set of skills and experiences to benefit each client. Ann and Jim have four children. Ann has a GRI designation and is a graduate of the Real Estate Institute.
This active volunteer has donated her time to a variety of charities, primarily the Junior League of Dallas. She has been involved with her college sorority, Pi Beta Phi, which works to improve the lives of area residents in several philanthropic endeavors. Ann is also an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church.