Scott Carlson's love for people and his thorough understanding of the real estate industry makes him the perfect choice for buyers and sellers. Scott was what you would call a Relo Kid. My father's company took our family across the United States. I lived in New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Wilmington, Delaware, back to Long Island and landed in Texas ... all by the age of 17. I quickly became fascinated with Dallas and all that was happening here. Unique cities with many different flavors, all of which makes our country so great. Scott became fascinated with Dallas and all that was happening here. There is a wonderful spirit in this town very southern in its hospitality and yet with this great western mystique, strength and sense of accomplishment. You can make anything happen here with hard work and a focused intention, no matter who you are or where you come from. Scott decided on real estate and got his Texas real estate license at the age of 20. He discovered White Rock Lake and the Lakewood area, and it was love at first sight. In 1984, Scott helped establish Whiteside Associates, which became the number # 1 brokerage firm in the area. John and Glenda Whiteside are fantastic. They worked hard, had a lot of fun and really took Lakewood to the next level as far as raising property values and a larger exposure to the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex. When the time was right, Scott launched his own real estate firm, Scott Carlson Real Estate. Over the next 15 years, he grew his firm and stayed focused on the Lakewood /Old East Dallas markets, again becoming the # 1 independent real estate firm in the Lakewood area. In 2014, Scott Carlson's firm was acquired by Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty, as part of its expansion in the vibrant Lakewood market. When Scott began visiting with Robbie Briggs about joining with the Sotheby's International Realty brand, he had a feeling this could be a good fit on many levels. The eyes of the world are on Texas, and Dallas offers so much in terms of business opportunities, a joyful lifestyle with amazing heartfelt people. Having a partnership with the Sotheby's International Realty brand gives us the platform to take our business to the highest level, connecting people from around the world with beautiful, unique homes in Lakewood and White Rock Lake. Carlson recently traveled to Dubai, UAE for the opening of the Dubai Sotheby's International Realty office, where he met agents from the company's Spain, Toronto, Italy, New York, and Miami affiliates. My passport has always been my favorite possession. I'm excited to now have an international platform to introduce Lakewood and our phenomenal city to the world. Scott has served on numerous boards, home owners associations and local civic and arts organizations over the years. A lover of film, he is an avid supporter of the USA Film Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the country. Scott is a Siddha Yoga Meditation Prison Project, volunteering and teaching meditation in Texas prisons. Scott loved health, yoga and working out, which is a good think since he is definitely a foodie and loves the Dallas restaurant scene. Scott is a member of the Dallas Aquatic Masters Swim program. In his free time, He writes articles, poetry, recently finished a screenplay, and is currently working on a book of all things, about politics.