Urban Scene came about very organically. In late 2014, I got my first luxury listing in the M Streets in Dallas. The builder “threw me a bone,” and gave me 60 days to sell a beautiful overpriced new construction home on Miller Ave. Homes in this price range were just not selling at that time, so I knew that I needed to do something BIG to draw a lot of attention to the home while setting myself apart from all other more experienced Realtors in the area.
I decided to turn the house into a one night only pop-up art gallery and do an “open house” in the evening on a Tuesday (the one night where there’s just nothing to do). I hired a well-connected event planning friend to help me set it up and got to work. We had very limited time to plan since my listing agreement was coming to an end and Christmas was quickly approaching. We decided on Tuesday, December 17th 6-9pm.
I thought it would be fun to showcase only local artists and include an up & coming local brewery, chef, and musician to give our guests a better experience.
The event turned out to be a huge success with over 200 happy guests. To top things off, we found an active buyer who wrote and executed a contract on the home the very next day! Needless to say, the builder was happy and impressed. After the event, guests started contacting me asking if I was going to do more events and Urban Scene really took off from there.
I’m now partnered with my wife, Thani Burke. She spearheads the event planning and we’re currently partnered with an amazing modern contemporary builder in Preston Hollow and planning our 10th event. Urban Scene Realty Group evolved, as a result, from the original Urban Scene concept.
Our team of talented agents share the very same passion for real estate, art and philanthropy. For the future, we plan to expand the team into a small boutique brokerage centered on the same ideals that Urban Scene started with. We aim to focus our business around the local art scene, while giving back to the communities that we serve.