Bill Griffin President Broker
Bill Griffin is a name that people have known in the real estate community for many years. It was only a matter of time before Bill’s name would be showing up on his own signs in front of homes in the heart of Dallas. After 23 years as a residential agent and co-owner of David Griffin and Company, Bill took his career to the next level and founded Bill Griffin Real Estate located in Snider Plaza. In the fall of 2016 Bill Griffin Real Estate moved its full-service office across from Lee Park, Uptown Dallas.
Although the company was new, Bill began this venture with a history and perspective that can only be acquired from time-honored experience. Bill’s expertise covers all aspects of real estate including single-family, multifamily development, land acquisition, investment property, and commercial development. Bill Griffin Real Estate Brokerage specializes in marketing upper end single-family homes in the close-in, established neighborhoods of Dallas such as the Park Cities, Uptown/Downtown, Oak Lawn/Turtle Creek, Lakewood/East Dallas, North Dallas/Preston Hollow and Kessler/Stephens Park, as well as marketing multifamily developments.
“I am well known for my success in marketing multifamily developments and working one on one with developers,” Bill says. “I will continue to work with developers as well as representing buyers and sellers on single family sales and in the commercial realm where my accounting background is very helpful.”
Bill Griffin began his career in the early 1980s and established many precedents in his real estate career and for the real estate community. Bill was one of the first agents to market multifamily developments in the Uptown and Knox/Travis neighborhoods before anyone knew these areas existed.
“I was very inspired by the pioneer developers like City Homes, and I could see the vision they had for an urban lifestyle in Dallas,” Bill says. “ I also knew there was a huge market of younger buyers who were not ready for a house but did not want to continue renting. The new condo and town home developments provided the answer and filled a huge gap in the market that had been missing since the condo market crashed in the mid 1980s.”
In order to get the public excited about condos again, Bill produced buyer seminars to promote urban living. These seminars allowed the buyers to learn about new developments and see a presentation on the vision for these new urban neighborhoods with retail, restaurants and homes all together. Over the years Bill Griffin sold out over 60 projects and worked side by side with developers such as Urban Innovations, Metro-Town Homes, Grenadier, Luna Corp, City Homes, Breckenridge-Nixon, Pan America, Lazarus Capital, LTN, Marksman Realty, Gorman Homes, and Chillmarc. The Projects section of his website goes into more detail on this rich history.
“Real estate in Dallas has been very exciting over the past 34 years and is has been excilerating being at the forefront of it all,” Bill explains.
“I knew that younger buyers were using the web to do their research and not relying as much on the Sunday paper to find the properties they were looking for,” Bill says. “Now of course over 90% of home searches begin online.”
Bill created his own e-mail newsletter to keep his clients up-to-date on the market and provide invaluable information on mortgage rates and real estate opportunities. Bill’s skills as a leader became evident when he established a mentor program for new agents who joined the company. This program was especially important after 9/11 and the mortgage crisis when there was a slump in the real estate business.
“Morale was low and this program provided the support we all needed to keep our spirits up,” Bill says. “It encouraged everyone to persevere. I have always enjoyed inspiring the people I work with to keep a positive attitude.”
Bill’s background and education in accounting produced a natural interest in the mortgage business relating to real estate. This interest coupled with a desire to expand their business led Bill to spear head a mortgage partnership with his company.
“This allowed us to provide an in-house mortgage department for our clients and agents to get up-to-date and immediate information without any delays.” Bill says. “It also allowed us to provide a complete service from purchase or sale to close. The mortgage partnership is one of the most successful ventures the company ever did.”
Bill Griffin skills as a businessman and entrepreneur created a desire to establish his own company. Bill Griffin Real Estate Brokerage allows him to serve his clients at the highest level without any compromise.
“At some point in your career you realize that in order to be true to yourself you have to set your own standards and sometimes the only way you can do that is going out on your own,” Bill adds.
Bill Griffin Real Estate Brokerage is a full service company created to provide assistance with all aspects of real estate. “Whether you are buying, selling, investing, or just need advice on your mortgage, property taxes or working with the city we are here to help,” Bill says. “Our web page is set up to provide information and guidance in all of these areas at www.billgriffinrealestate.com. I encourage you to visit my website or contact me in person and I will be glad to assist you.”
University of Texas – BBA, Accounting 1980
Chairman Park Cities/N. Dallas MLS Area Representative 2011-2012
President of North Oaklawn Neighborhood Association 2004 to 2006
Chairman of the Board and Fundraising Chairman Dallas Heart Ball 1991-1999
Co-Chair of the Evergreen Gala 1997-1998
President of the Allen Street Gallery 1985-1989Top Producer
11018 Candlelight Lane Dallas, TX 75229
Edward Hackett, Dallas
Bill Griffin and his team were extremely professional, timely, and receptive to novel ideas. I personally worked with Olga McLemore and Bill Griffin and both were receptive and responsive to my numerous questions and emails at various times during the day. This was especially comforting since I am first time homebuyer and I had an excessive amount of questions. They also had a connection to a great inspector who came out and reviewed the property quickly, which allowed for rapid negotiations. Due to their constant diligence and determined effort we were able to close on my desired condo efficiently at a price below the seller's asking point. I am extremely satisfied with the Bill Griffin team and would personally thank Olga for being so responsive and attentive to my real estate needs. Without their efforts I would not have been able to negotiate such an amazing deal on such a great property. If you're looking for an agent in Dallas, know you would be in good hands with the Bill Griffin team.
Joni – Dallas, TX
Bought a single family home in 2013 in Preston Hollow, Dallas, TX. We've had the pleasure of working with Bill Griffin on a few occasions. With his thorough knowledge of the real estate market and his especially strong financial expertise, Bill was able to give us outstanding guidance during the sales and purchase processes. I would highly recommend Bill Griffin to anyone in interested in selling, buying or leasing a home!!!
North Dallas, TX
Bill helped me rent a vacant land home in North Dallas, TX. Simply the best I've ever used. Very responsive and courteous with attention to detail. Dedicated to seeing the project through to the end. Very happy with service.
Richard B. – Highland Park, Texas
We really appreciate your attention and positive attitude throughout the listing period of our home. You are a credit to real estate. Your professionalism yet considerate approach kept things in balance through the ordeal. You did a superb job!
Eleanor Jones Harvey – Dallas, TX
Were it not for Bill's skills as a negotiator and arbitrator, the sale would not have taken place. At each phase of the discussion, Bill kept both sides talking and offered creative and fair solutions... His professionalism was exemplary.
Lance Lane – Highland Park, Tx
Bill Griffin is one of the most knowledgeable real estate agents I know. His grasp of the market and professionalism is unsurpassed. I would definitely recommend Bill Griffin and Bill Griffin Real Estate to any of my friends. Thanks for doing a great job!
Katie Moore – Dallas, Texas
Bill and his team are some of Dallas's best real estate experts. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. Bill goes above and beyond for his clients. Highly recommend!
Bill is very knowledgeable and an outstanding resource to the buyers and sellers that he serves. His passion and his extraordinary eye for details is evident in every interaction with him. I highly recommend using Bill or any of his agents due to their experience, high level of expertise and excellent service.
Cheryl Mayne – Dallas, TX
When my husband and I moved to the Dallas area twenty years ago, Bill Griffin helped us find our home. It was a perfect house, and it fit the needs of our young family until our three children grew up and left for college. Last spring, when we were considering a move closer in to Dallas to help with my job commute, the only call we made was to Bill Griffin. After just two weekends of driving around to show us homes, and after sending us a multitude of online options, Bill helped us find another perfect house. He negotiated a contract for a house in Dallas on a half acre lot, at a perfect location, and at a great price. Twenty years ago, we wanted and needed a move-in ready house, and Bill found that for us. This time, my husband and I wanted to remodel a mid-century home,and Bill found that for us. He even recommended a great contractor to do the updates. We could not be happier with our new home and with the expert help Bill gave us both times we called on him.
Hunter Bywaters – Dallas
Bill is awesome! He found the perfect house for my wife and me to raise our kids and, on top of that, in a neighborhood where we thought we would never find a place. Very appreciative of his knowledge of Dallas and that he keeps his ear to the ground and knows when he has found a great place for his clients.
We recently relocated from New England to Dallas and found Bill through a friend. We could not have been more thrilled with our experience. Because we were on a tight timeline and could not come down to search for a home before our move, we decided to rent until we could find a permanent home. Bill not only took the time to visit MANY rentals on our behalf, but he drove contracts all over town, acted as our liaison with property owners, and got us set up in a great neighborhood. When we moved the rental market was tight and homes were flying off the market, but because of Bill's tenacity, we were able to secure a great home as soon as it hit the market. He went WAY above and beyond our expectations. The level of care, commitment and professional attitude was extraordinary. We will be starting our house hunt again soon and are thrilled to have Bill working with us! If you are searching for a home in the Dallas area, you must give him a call.
Jenny – Arizona
Bill was an excellent realtor who had total market knowledge and fought for what we wanted. We felt like he was totally in control on the deal and we could relax. Very happy to work with him again and again
Clayton Arhelger – Dallas
We had excellent experiences with Bill Griffin and his team (on four separate occasions)! Bill's commitment to his clients, and his in-depth knowledge of Dallas' diverse neighborhoods make his expertise truly invaluable. We look forward to using Bill Griffin Real Estate again in the future!
Olia M. – Flower Mound, TX
I would definitely recommend Bill Griffin Real Estate if you need to buy or sell a house in DFW area. Bill Griffin is very knowledgeable, attentive, professional, with an excellent experience in real estate! Would do business with him again for sure!
We recently moved to Dallas and used Bill Griffin to help us find a house. We decided to lease until we know the area better. Bill was unbelievably attentive and went well beyond our expectations. He visited all of the houses we saw online, helped us negotiate, picked up the keys for us, and even personally went to the house on a Sunday to work on the sprinklers..,and this was all on a lease property. We had a great experience with Bill and would highly recommend him.
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