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Ebby Halliday is the No. 1 independently owned residential real estate company in Texas and ranked No. 10 in the nation. Misison is to elevate the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.
On September 18, Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Frisco Office hosted its Ninth-Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Frisco. Recognizing the growing need, Scottish Rite is building a new ambulatory care center in Frisco, at the corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway.
This year’s charity tournament and after-party were once again held at Frisco’s prestigious Stonebriar Country Club. The event has grown over the years, from 50 golfers to this year’s golfers and more than 300 attendees at the awards dinner and silent auction.
"We are so incredibly pleased with the event and the results of this year's charity golf tournament, our most-successful one to date," says Kristi Davis, sales manager of Ebby's Frisco Office. “We're proud to support Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and help aid in the care of children in Frisco and beyond."
The tournament raised $107,500 for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Frisco.
"This year we raised record-breaking proceeds to benefit one of our favorite charities," says Katie Gallivan, an agent in Ebby's Frisco office and a longtime tournament volunteer. "We anticipate next year will be just as fun for all involved."
Ebby Halliday’s Frisco Office is proud to partner withTexas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, which cares for children with orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders such as dyslexia, regardless of the family's ability to pay.
To learn more about Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, visit tsrhc.org.
Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Frisco Office is located at 1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 100 in Frisco. For more information about the office, its Associates and listings, visit frisco.ebby.com.
On October 11, Ebby Halliday Realtors hosted a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and celebratory barbecue lunch at its new Cedar Creek Lake Office, located at 314 W. Main St. in Gun Barrel City, Texas. The new office serves the residential real estate needs of the Cedar Creek Lake area, an approximately 1-hour drive from Dallas County.
“This new, approximately 3,000-square-foot office greatly enhances our ability to serve the needs of the area’s growing number of home buyers and sellers for many more years to come,” says Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes three real estate brands, as well as core-service companies Texas Premier Title, Home Team Insurance and Home Team Mortgage Company.
“Our location on Main Street features a highly visible location and the latest in technology,” says Howell. “It offers an ideal setting for Associates and clients to meet to discuss residential real estate needs, whether that’s a primary home, a frequently visited second home or an occasional weekend retreat. The lake lifestyle is unique, and whether you are buying or selling, we have found the perfect setting from which to serve the entire Cedar Creek Lake area.”
“We are assisting clients with one of the most significant transactions of their lifetime,” says Gill. “It is important that we utilize all of the resources we have at our disposal so we can provide the absolute best experience for our valued clients.”
Gill adds that Cedar Creek Lake-area sellers who list with Ebby benefit from expanded exposure for their properties. In addition to being listed in the local MLS (NAVICA), Ebby Cedar Creek listings are also in NTREIS, the North Texas MLS. Simply put, Gill says, Ebby’s listings reach more potential buyers – in particular residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, who make up the majority of Cedar Creek Lake buyers.
Ebby’s new Cedar Creek Office is already “home” to a stellar team of experienced Cedar Creek Lake agents, according to Howell. “Buying or selling a lake home can be complicated,” she says. “We are thrilled to have launched our new Cedar Creek Lake Office with experienced local agents dedicated to outstanding service and exceeding clients’ expectations.”
Ebby Halliday Realtors offers Dallas-area homebuyers the opportunity to search for their next home based on its proximity to a Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail station on its award-winning website, ebby.com. The site, which was built with today’s mobile lifestyle in mind, was the first North Texas real estate website to introduce this feature.
Want to live in East Dallas, but travel often from DFW Airport on business? With ebby.com’s Rail Station Proximity Home Search you’ll enjoy instant search results for homes for sale or lease near light-rail stations in the area.
“Whether it’s frequent trips to the airport, commuting to your job at the Medical Center, shopping at Mockingbird Station, or enjoying the occasional concert at the American Airlines Center in Victory Park, with ebby.com’s Rail Station Proximity Home Search you’ll be the first to know about homes for sale – and for lease – near the rail station of your choice,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors.
Rail Station Proximity Home Search offers the ability to search for homes not only by proximity to rail stations, but also to narrow searches by price range and number of bedrooms and baths. Matching properties are displayed with full details, photos, community information, a map, a mortgage calculator and nearby properties.
“At Ebby Halliday, we’re happy to witness the growth of mass-transit in North Texas and equally happy to offer buyers the benefits of searching for their next home by proximity to rail stations,” Graham says. “For many years Ebby has been at the forefront of the smart use of technology in residential real estate. And, with the new ebby.com, you are assured of a seamless experience regardless of the device you’re using or its screen size.”
With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the oldest and most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. The company and its Associates seek every day to elevate the home-buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.
To find properties for sale near DART rail stations, as well as all properties currently in the North Texas Multiple Listing Service, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.
The fall/winter 2017 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine recently mailed to homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Grand Vie is the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate.
The perfect-bound publication is direct-mailed to approximately 60,000 high-net-worth households in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Charity and event placement is also a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.
“Not only has our magazine’s distribution grown significantly across North Texas, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The trust clients place in us to represent one of their most important assets is a role we are honored to fulfill.”
In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 24th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Holiday Entertaining,” offering tips from the experts at Fearing’s to make the most of your holidays; “Hot Art,” an interview with artist Michael Aram; “Media Rooms,” highlighting wired and inspired design with partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; a special section for farm & ranch properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the distinctly Southwestern city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In addition to the exposure they receive in Grand Vie, Ebby Halliday Companies’ luxury listings benefit from extensive national and international exposure provided by its luxury marketing partner, Luxury Portfolio International, and its website luxuryportfolio.com, one of the most-visited luxury home sites in the world.
“The more than 200 firms that comprise Luxury Portfolio are some of the most powerful independent brokerages worldwide,” says Graham. “This prestigious network represents more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network and provides strong connections to well-respected firms worldwide. Simply put, we’re ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury home sale or purchase.”
To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.
One of the surest signs of a great company is longtime employees, or, in the case of residential real estate companies, sales associates and staff members. The Ebby Halliday Companies are fortunate to have countless individuals who have been with the Dallas-based firm for many years and each year the company takes the time to honor those who have reached their 25th Anniversary with Ebby Halliday.
Recently, longtime members of the Ebby Halliday family received the 25-Year Pin at an afternoon tea at the Adolphus Hotel honoring their significant contributions to the company. In addition to the honorees, this special event was attended by President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson, Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert and Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko.
Everyone enjoyed spending time together, reminiscing about their time with the company, and sharing favorite memories. “This special occasion reminds us that our company has longevity and that staff members and sales associates enjoy being here,” says Ms. Burleson. “It’s also a great reminder that we are quite a family of caring people.”
The Ebby Halliday Companies extend a special thank you to the following Associates and staff members celebrating their 25th year: Vivian Black, Preston Keller; Janet Eden, Arlington; Mary Jo Horner, Plano; Suzy Hotchkiss, Preston Keller; Patricia Manos, McKinney; Thomas McCrory, Frisco; Donna Robichaux, Flower Mound/Lewisville; Rose Robinson, Campbell/Coit; Cathy Semos, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate/Park Cities; Sandy Tapp, Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard; Will Tucker, Preston Keller; and RaDonna Wint, Southlake.
Ebby Halliday is the largest independently owned residential real estate company in Texas and is ranked 12th in the nation in sales volume by REAL Trends, Inc. The 73-year-old company, with more than 1,800 sales associates in 34 area offices covering 12,000 square miles of North Texas, participated in over 19,700 property transactions in 2016, with a sales volume of approximately $7.8 billion.
For more information, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.
PHOTO: Front row, from left, are President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson, Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard Associate Sandy Tapp, Preston Keller Sales Manager Vivian Black, Flower Mound/Lewisville Associate Donna Robichaux, Campbell/Coit Associate Rose Robinson and McKinney Associate Patricia Manos. Back row, from left, are Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko, Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard Sales Manager Sylvia Sotelo Kidd, Preston Keller Associate Suzy Hotchkiss, Preston Keller Sales Associate Will Tucker, Plano Sales Associate Mary Jo Horner, Plano Sales Manager Kay Wright, Campbell/Coit Office Administrator Cheryl Gray, Flower Mound/Lewisville Sales Manager Becky Garrison and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate/Park Cities Sales Manager Lee Thomas. Not shown are Frisco Sales Associate Thomas McCrory, Southlake Associate RaDonna Wint, Arlington Associate Janet Eden and DPM/Park Cities Associate Cathy Semos.
The North Texas region’s attractive quality of life, strong economy and low cost of living ensure D-FW will continue its steady rise to prominence among the world’s leading metropolitan areas. If you want to join in on the fun as a North Texas home buyer or seller, now is the time to start looking for a Realtor.
This process is different for everyone, but below are a few things experts recommend you keep in mind:
Experience – Look to agents who have put time into their career and the neighborhoods in which they work. This can mean different things, like trusting someone who has spent years in the business or someone who grew up in the area.
Personality and Interests – Try to do some background work on a potential agent. Many have bio pages, LinkedIn accounts, social media pages, and online reviews. All of these can be helpful, but remember that not having one or the other doesn’t have a direct correlation to how “good” an agent is.
Career type – Is being a Realtor the person’s full-time career? If you’re serious about buying or selling a North Texas home, you’ll want to choose someone who’s in the industry full-time.
Education – Professional training programs at Ebby Halliday Realtors are recognized as among the very best in the industry and offer comprehensive and ongoing training for entry-level, intermediate and advanced education. With technical training classes, personalized mentoring, business coaching and advanced seminars, Ebby helps its sales associates stay on the cutting-edge of the real estate industry.
The numbers – If you’re a buyer, don’t choose an agent based on a lower commission. If you’re a seller, don’t choose them just because they agree with you on how much your home should be listed for. Two things justify these points: You get what you pay for, and, in real estate, there’s no way to tell how much a ready, willing and able buyer will pay for a house at the end of the day. Market conditions ultimately determine the final sales price.
Age – Don’t dismiss an agent based on their age, young or old. What makes an agent the right fit for you is not often their age, but their love of their profession, dedication to you, and the points listed above.
Need a good place to start looking for your Realtor? Visit the award-winning ebby.com to learn about all of the agents at Ebby Halliday Realtors, the No. 1 independently owned residential real estate brokerage in Texas. Ebby.com is fully responsive to your mobile lifestyle, on any device at any time.
“Ebby Halliday Realtors has served the residential real estate needs of Collin County since 1971 and has had an Allen office since 2005,” says Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert, who was instrumental in selecting the site and the building of the new office. “We’re proud to open this new, larger office and expand our capacity to serve Allen and the surrounding area as it continues to experience substantial growth.”
The new 10,500-square-foot stand-alone building, designed by architect Michael Twichell, whose work includes The Shops at Legacy in Plano and the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, replaces the company’s former Allen office. Near the intersection of State Highway 121 and U.S. Highway 75, Ebby’s new office offers a highly visible location and the latest in technology. The “one-stop residential real estate shop” also offers title, mortgage and insurance services.
“The location of our new office is phenomenal,” says Diane Hausler, who has served as sales manager of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Allen Office since 2010. “It is ideally situated near the thriving StarCreek development and offers easy access to the entire 121 Corridor.”
Hausler says Ebby’s new Allen Office offers area residents and those who may be considering calling Allen and the surrounding area their new home an opportunity to be a part of something special. The office, which serves all of the 121 Corridor, will accommodate approximately 100 agents.
“Our new office is a gathering place where people can learn about the area, all it has to offer and why we love Allen so much,” Hausler says. “We’re invested in the 121 Corridor and look forward to serving area residents – and those just arriving here – for many years to come.”
For more information on Ebby’s Allen Office, call 214-509-0808 or visit allen.ebby.com.
When shopping for a new home, it's easy to get swept away by a property’s most charming characteristics — and to play down important things you may regret later. Experts say buyers should define their priorities early on to streamline the house-hunting process.
The below five tips can help you stay organized and focused on what matters most during your house hunt.
Location matters. You've probably heard the old real estate adage about “location, location, location,” but it still bears repeating. “Location is a key consideration when choosing a home, and there are multiple factors that can affect your decision,” says Kay Weeks, an Associate with Ebby’s Little White House Office. “Just a few of these include schools, commute times to work, and local amenities such as nearby restaurants, shopping and attractions.”
List your priorities. You’ll save hours of shopping for a home if you list what you need and want in a home ahead of time. Zero in on the features you must have, would like to have, would prefer not to have — and definitely don't want. “Your goal should be to find the right home without falling in love with one that doesn't suit your needs,” says Mary Poss, an Associate with the Preston Center Office of Ebby Halliday Realtors.
Get pre-approved for a mortgage. How much you can pay for a home is a function of your income, creditworthiness, interest rates, the type of loan you select and how much cash you have for the down payment and closing costs. “Rather than guessing how much you can afford to spend, ask a mortgage banker to give you a full assessment and a pre-approval letter stating how much you're qualified to borrow,” says Alex Parker, sales manager at Home Team Mortgage — Ebby Halliday’s affiliated mortgage company. To get started, contact Home Team Mortgage at 972-665-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use a checklist. Touring multiple properties is a confusing experience for most buyers. Rather than trying to rely on your memory, make notes about the homes you visit. Turn your priorities into a personalized home-shopping checklist and use it to track features of each property.
Relax. Buying a home is a major life-altering event, but it's not worth getting too stressed out. As with all major occasions in life, it’s important to keep the experience in perspective.
“Today’s homebuyers have access to a wealth of information, but what they often don’t have is a way to tailor that information to their needs,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “That’s where a properly educated real estate professional can save you a great deal of time and money. You’ll breathe easier knowing that you have an agent representing your best interests in what may be the most important decision you’ll ever make.”
To find the right agent for your real estate needs, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.
Regardless of your preferred language, at the award-winning ebby.com it’s easy to find an agent who is fluent in that language. Simply click on the Ebby Agents tab at the top of the home page, select Agent Directory and use the pull-down menu for Languages.
Languages spoken by Ebby Associates include Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Danish, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese.
Many Ebby Associates who speak a foreign language offer the ability to search the Multiple Listing Service in that language as part of their ebby.com Agent page. In addition, ebby.com users will find a link to multilingual search capabilities at the bottom, left-hand side of the site.
Richard Lin, an Associate in Ebby’s 190 - Richardson Office who speaks Chinese Mandarin and Taiwanese, grew up in Taiwan and came to the U.S. as an international student in 1990. He chose to join Ebby Halliday Realtors based on the company’s reputation for ethics, its initial and ongoing educational opportunities for Associates, and the strength of ebby.com, long considered a benchmark for excellence in the real estate industry.
Lin says trust is an important issue with foreign-language speakers, whether they are currently living abroad or in the United States.
“The ability to speak a potential client’s language can earn professional confidence but even more important is the culture of the broker,” Lin says. “Ebby is a trusted brand known near and far and I enjoy helping grow that trust in Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as abroad. Ebby is more than just a North Texas institution; as an Ebby agent I offer extensive connections with highly respected brokerages worldwide through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, which produces more annual home sales than any other real estate network.”
Regardless of your preferred language, Ebby Halliday Realtors and ebby.com offer buyers and sellers considerable advantages, according to Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing. “Many of today’s buyers are interested in searching for D-FW-area properties in a foreign language. By connecting those buyers with Associates who speak a foreign language – as well as offering the ability to search online in that language – we are providing our home sellers the best-possible representation by reaching the broadest audience for their homes.”
With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the oldest and most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. The company and its Associates seek every day to elevate the home-buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be. To learn more, visit the award-winning ebby.com.
Ebby.com, the award-winning website of Ebby Halliday Realtors, has become a benchmark in the residential real estate industry. The site is known near and far for its ease of use and its comprehensive content, designed to provide maximum exposure for property listings and extensive detail for buyers.
On average, ebby.com receives approximately 21,000 visits per day, making it one of the most-visited residential real estate websites in the United States. Almost 55 percent of visitors use mobile devices to access ebby.com.
“Ebby.com offers homebuyers and sellers considerable advantages,” according to Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “At Ebby Halliday, we continually pursue online features that are intended to keep ebby.com the go-to source for North Texas real estate.”
For sellers who list with Ebby Halliday, ebby.com offers extensive exposure for their home, including an individual property website. Ebby sellers also benefit from detailed property reports showing how many web users have visited their listing online.
For buyers, the site offers industry-leading search capabilities, including the Ebby Open House Tour feature, which allows users to create their own custom open-house tour, complete with turn-by-turn driving directions. To create an Open House Tour, visit ebbyopenhouses.com. Also available is Proximity Search, which is ideal for finding homes within a certain distance of a specific location or landmark. To use Proximity Search, visit proximity.ebby.com.
Just a few of the other functionalities of ebby.com include the ability to save favorite homes and searches, and request e-mail notifications of new listings.
Today’s homebuyers are increasingly mobile and Ebby Halliday Realtors is dedicated to meeting their needs – as well as the needs of its homesellers – by providing advanced interactive mapping for consumers on the go.
“With the Ebby Halliday Realtors mobile app you’ll enjoy searching for homes more than ever,” says Graham. “Our app provides information in a natural way – starting with a map, not a menu. It’s perfect for buyers on the go.”
Available for free to iPhone and Android users, the Ebby Halliday Realtors app provides the latest in augmented reality and allows users to easily search for homes while on the go using several innovative search options. To download the Ebby Halliday Realtors app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, search for “Ebby Halliday Realtors.”
With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. The company and its Associates seek every day to elevate the home-buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.
To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the properties available for purchase in North Texas, visit ebby.com.
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