Real Talk: Amy Messer

Amy Messer of the Polsky Messer team at Douglas Elliman Realty, a native Texan, SMU alumna, and longtime Dallas resident, joined Douglas Elliman’s Dallas office along with Harrison Polsky in January.

Messer has worked in real estate since around 2012.

Her team, ​​specializing in development, new construction, and luxury resale, has surpassed $165 million in new construction sales over the past year and a half. 

“I don’t do anything half-heartedly,” Messer said. “I want my clients to be confident in knowing they’ve hired the best.”

In addition to architecture and design, she is passionate about Dallas, its developments, and its residents. Outside of real estate, she enjoys live music, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the local food scene. 

How long have you been in real estate, and what led you to this career? 

I was working for a startup in 2012 when I was selling my first home. My realtor at the time told me she thought I would be a good fit for the industry. … Turns out she was right. Real estate has been my full-time career since then, and I’m forever grateful for the push into this career. 

Now that you’ve been a real estate professional for a while, if you could go back in time and give yourself any advice, what would it be?

I am proud of my journey and the way I’ve built my career and client base, but I would have found a team early on instead of trying to figure everything out on my own. Joining a team or having mentors when I first started real estate would have projected my career further earlier on.

What is the best thing about being a real estate agent?

Every day is different. Right after college, I slept through my LSAT. It was a blessing in disguise. … A regular “9-5” job would have never suited me. I love the variety in my career.

What is your outlook on the Dallas market?

In my opinion, Dallas is one of the strongest markets in the country due to the amount of companies based here, low unemployment rates, and the approachable prices compared to other large cities. It is very diverse, and we are not reliant on one industry to prop us up. Although prices have risen dramatically over the last few years, we are still just catching up to the other major markets around the country, and Dallas will remain a smart city to invest in. 

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Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, former deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order.

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