Real Talk With Dallas Realtor Weston Pugh

The relationship between the architect and the Realtor is really the relationship between the alpha and the omega. Meet Larry & Weston.

The relationship between the architect and the Realtor is really the relationship between the alpha and the omega. An architect ultimately begins the project – before it is even a project, rather an idea. The architect is able to bring the ideas and thoughts of a developer to life, where a builder can then bring those ideas it to fruition.

The other end of that spectrum is where we find the Realtor. Once that beautiful is idea is conceived and created, there is hopes that it will get sold. And someone has got to sell that house.

Enter Weston Pugh of UpdikePugh Real Estate Group.

Weston’s experience in real estate is second to none. His warm personality and “can-do” attitude carry him a long way toward satisfying his clients’ needs.  Weston began his career in real estate working for a local real estate office entering MLS cards into the master file and delivering the MLS books to agents. After college, he moved to San Antonio and got into sales in a variety of businesses settling in new home sales for Medallion Homes.  

He moved to Dallas in 2007 and met his current business partner, Jeff Updike. They began working together and realized quickly that they make a great team. Weston enjoys spending time with his brothers and sisters and the variety of niece and nephews. He also enjoys making and viewing art and working out.

LISTEN as we discuss business, HGTV and staging your home.

Still can’t get enough? Check out the Vlog below where Larry Paschall of Spotted Dog Architecture joined the cast of Weston’s Vlog, SOLD.


The Road To Renovation Redux

An Open Concept Home

If you spend a little time watching HGTV or reading real estate listings, you’ll hear and see it again. Open concept. Open Concept. OPEN CONCEPT!

So much so that someone told me about a HGTV drinking game where you took a drink every time they mentioned hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops or open concept. While I cannot personally vouch for the effectiveness of this, I would think that’s a pretty easy way to get hammered on a Saturday or Sunday morning. And perhaps not the best way to start the day!

After two weeks of demolition work, James and I had what would have to be the ultimate in open concept (everyone take a drink!).

What you might call very open concept.

Walking in the front door, we were treated to a view from one side of the house to the other and front to back with only studs in the way. While we were expecting that, in some ways we were unnerved. Until that moment, we weren’t 100% certain what the house was made of (really old 2X4s and some nasty rock wool insulation), or just how well the house was built.

Standing there staring at what would become the “new” space made me think about what architects, interior designers, clients and realtors really mean when we say “open concept,” if for no other reason we’re hearing that more and more. Clients are asking for open concept living, even if that may not suit how they use the house on a daily basis.

How much of this open concept trend is being driven by sources like HGTV? I’m not sure. However, I was having a discussion with a realtor in a networking group and posed the question to him: How much is this being driven by the realtors? Are they perpetuating the trend? Or is this just a reaction to seller/buyer requests? All I got was a sheepish grin, like a little kid caught telling stories.

I wish I had answers to all of this (or that the realtor did). Or to when the trend might come to an end. Maybe I just need to watch a little HGTV.

In the meantime, James and I are eagerly awaiting the day (soon from what I hear) that we’re not looking at just studs and insulation. And the day we may enjoy our “open concept” space.