THIS TIME LAST YEAR, Kyle and Sarah “SS” Baugh were spending their Sunday evenings at Drake’s. They used to leave their son Jackson, who’s almost 2 years old, with their babysitter, and head to the restaurant to munch on honey truffle chicken, with live music in the background and people perched on red leather seats all around.
They used to leave their son Jackson, who’s almost 2 years old, with their babysitter, and head to the restaurant to munch on honey truffle chicken, with live music in the background and people perched on red leather seats all around.
But their weekend plans changed when the pandemic started. The Baughs, who have lived in Preston Hollow for about 1.5 years, lost access to childcare. Daily activities for Kyle and SS shifted to include taking care of Jackson and Foxy, their 12-year-old Pomeranian, while continuing to work in residential real estate from home.
Initially, the Baughs were concerned about how the real estate market would fare, especially during the typically busiest months.
“Everything got put on hold for about two months,” Kyle says.
Their concerns eased in mid-May, when the housing market started to heat up again. Existing home sales in 2020 reached the highest point since 2006.
“We feel, and we are, very fortunate and lucky to be in an area and in our business where everything is doing well, and we obviously know that a lot of people aren’t in that situation,” Kyle says.
Motivated by the circumstances brought on by the pandemic, the Baughs gave back to the community by donating Campisi’s pizzas to nurses in the emergency unit at UT Southwestern.
“We owe everything to the medical field right now,” SS says.
Like many other families, the Baughs have been spending more time together, walking to Bluff View Park in the mornings and some afternoons to enjoy the views and give Foxy some exercise.