Check Out The Latest Issue of LuxeTrends


The latest issue of LuxeTrends, the monthly e-newsletter of Luxury Portfolio about real estate trends, home furnishings, design concepts, luxury destinations and more, is now available. This month’s theme is “Taking A Break From Stressful Times” and features various products to help inspire tranquility in your life including the M LAB Anti-Aging Treatment Cream, Talbott Teas, the Christopher Peacock paint collection and Jo Malone candles. To see the full issue, click here.

The Induction Hybrid Cooktop


Kitchens have always been the central part of the home, and new products are being created to serve the aesthetic desires of the discerning consumer, and also to simplify and conserve. Learn more about the Induction Hybrid Cooktop from the Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection Blog here: The Induction Hybrid Cooktop

Thinking Of A Career In Real Estate?


If you would like to learn more about a career in real estate with the #1 independently owned residential real estate company in Texas, plan to attend the Ebby Career Seminar:

Career Seminar

Thursday, May 28

6-7 pm

Ebby s Richardson Office

179 N. Plano Road @ Belt Line

Richardson, Texas 75081

972-783-0000

If you would like to attend, RSVP to Debbie Watson, Director of Career Development, at 972-980-6610 or debbiewatson@ebby.com.

For more details, click here.

Ebby Offers Social Networking 101


Did you know that 64% of homebuyers use social networking everyday but only 11% of Realtors do?

If you want to learn the secrets of social networking, mark your calendars for Friday, June 5. Ebby is proud to welcome Matthew Ferrara, nationally renowned social networking expert, to the Ebby Training Center for two classes, covering topics including:

  • Identifying the “business case” for social networking as a primary prospecting tool
  • Examining the research of how modern consumers are using social networking every day
  • Creating a plan to use the most important social networks as prospecting platforms
  • Creating an online presence using key features of social networking
  • Develop a daily action plan to update and influence your sphere of influence
  • Managing your social networking presence using mobile wireless tools
  • Expanding your sphere of influence with recommendations and connections
  • Replacing traditional database, mass e-mailing, postcard mailings and classified ads with social networking tools
  • And more

The class includes 3 hours of MCE credit and 2 hours of Ebby Optional credit. There is also a follow up webinar in July for no additional charge.

Secrets of Social Networking

By Matthew Ferrara

Friday, June 5

9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ebby Halliday Corporate Offices

4455 Sigma Road

Dallas, Texas 75244

Cost: $35 per person

For more information or to register, contact the Ebby Career Development Department at 972-980-6611 or careerservices@ebby.com.

Luxury Portfolio Spotlights Dave Perry-Miller Listings in The Wall Street Journal


On Friday, Luxury Portfolio highlighted 30 beautiful listings by Dave Perry-Miller & Associates in The Wall Street Journal – another example of the marketing power Luxury Portfolio brings to all luxury homes listed by the Ebby Halliday Companies. The full page ad featured a variety of homes including the $17.9 million Andrew Merrick home on Beverly Drive in Highland Park. If you missed Friday’s WSJ, you can see the full ad here. And be sure and watch for the Ebby Halliday ad on Friday, June 26.

Ebby Associates Attend Luxury Portfolio Workshop


Ebby Associates attend a Luxury Portfolio workshop at Robb & Stucky Interiors in Plano.
Ebby Associates attend a Luxury Portfolio workshop at Robb & Stucky Interiors in Plano.

Yesterday, associates from the Ebby Halliday Companies enjoyed a presentation by Stephanie Pfeffer, director of integrated marketing for Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection, about the benefits of the Luxury Portfolio program and how to best utilize the program for their luxury listings. Stephanie covered various topics including the new LuxeAnalytics tool that allows associates to generate individual property reports to communicate to clients the vast reach of LuxuryPortfolio.com, as well as an overview of how to best utilize social media strategies.

Luxury Portfolio continues to represent more luxury inventory than any other broker network, more of the top 1,000 most expensive properties in the country than any other luxury organization, as reported in Ultimate Homes’ magazine, and had more top agents in The Wall Street Journal’s “Real Estate Top 200” than any other organization.

OPEN HOUSE UPDATE: More Than 100 This Memorial Day Weekend!


Ebby.com continues to provide one of the best selections of weekend Open Houses, even on Memorial Day weekend. Click the “Open Houses” tab in the Home Search Hub on the home page, click the day you would like to tour and then fill in your specific search criteria to find the homes best suited for you. There are more than 100 to choose from this weekend – happy searching!