Need Home Info On the Go? Text EBBY to 47464!


While you’re out and about this weekend and you find yourself wondering the details of that great home for sale, get instant information by texting EBBY to 47464.

That’s right, you can instantly receive property details, photos and even schedule a showing from your phone. And best of all, Ebby is making this convenient feature available for ALL North Texas MLS listings, not just Dallas homes for sale by Ebby Halliday!

So remember, thanks to Ebby you can receive home information anytime, anywhere and for any MLS listing! Happy searching!

Another D Sale of the Week : 6137 Preston Haven


D Magazine and Candy Evans have chosen another Ebby listing as their “D Sale of the Week” – this time it’s 6137 Preston Haven in the Preston/Forest area of North Dallas, listed by Martha Morguloff and Danna Morguloff-Hayden.

This home offers a winning combination: South of LBJ, 2,808 square feet, great updates and – best of all – it’s under $500,000.

Another plus – you can see this home for yourself this Sunday, January 31 – it will be open from 2-4 pm.

And if you want to see one of the most extensive lists of other DFW open houses this weekend, check out the Ebby Open House Search Page.

Learn more about the D Sale of the Week at DMagazine.com.

Spend Valentine s Day With The Dallas Symphony Orchestra


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s not too early to start making plans for you and your special someone. And our friends at The Dallas Symphony Orchestra have the perfect plan – Romance and Rachmaninoff.

Join them on either Friday, February 12 or Saturday, February 13 at the Meyerson Symphony Center in the Dallas Arts District located in Downtown Dallas for a perfect evening out.

You’ll begin by enjoying red or white wines from around the world, paired with fruits, cheeses, light hors d’oeuvres and truffles.

Then sit back and enjoy Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 and Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1, conducted by Jaap van Zweden.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the DSO online here.

VIDEO: Ebby Rocks The Huckabee Show


If you missed Ebby’s appearance on The Huckabee Show this past Saturday, don’t worry, we have the full video.

The response has been overwhelming – e-mails, blog posts, Facebook comments, etc are pouring in.

And to top it off, the producer of The Huckabee Show reported today that Ebby’s segment was the highest rated segment on that night’s show!

Here are some excerpts from e-mails they have received since Ebby’s appearance:

“I am a real estate broker of 36 years in Augusta, GA and was moved by the commitment and contributions to the real estate industry by Ebby Halliday over her 65 year career. She has built a model of an institution in her most respected company. I recently interviewed with them in preparing to move to Dallas and would be proud to associate with such an organization. I look forward to meeting her in person.” – Richard R.

“I think your show this weekend was one of the best. I might be a little on the partial side as I am a Realtor with 25 years in the business. I loved seeing and hearing Ebby Halliday, what a classy lady. I don’t think I will ever reach the age of 99 but I am sure going to try by not retiring.” – Cleva R.

“Ebby is not only knowledgeable about her product but she seems very customer service oriented and that is what it takes in this real estate market. Hats off to Ebby and to you for having her on your program. Thanks for the good news and encouragement.” – Pat F.

“The 98 year ‘young’ real estate gal is to be congratulated and held with great respect. Thank you for this show.” – Diane H.

Now see for yourself why the nation fell in love with our Ebby:

You can see some behind the scenes photos of Ebby’s trip to NYC for the filming at the Ebby Facebook Fan Page here.

Top Associates Companywide Fourth Quarter 2009


Be sure and check out the back page of the Business Section in today s Dallas Morning News which features the Ebby Halliday Companywide Top Associates for Fourth Quarter 2009. You can also see them all on ebby.com, here.

The Ebby Halliday Companies salute these Associates for their tireless dedication to providing preeminent service to their clients.

It s because of them that Ebby Halliday is now celebrating 65 Years of Service.

Congratulations to you all!

Ebby Halliday to be Featured on Weekend Hit TV Show HUCKABEE. Airs on Fox News Channel, Saturday, January 23 at 7 p.m.


On Saturday, January 23, Ebby will travel to New York City to be a guest on the number-one rated weekend hit “HUCKABEE” at 7pm (CST) on the Fox News Channel. Former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is the host and will talk to Ebby about her book, her 99th birthday, successes and challenges, life philosophies and plans for the future. Visit the Ebby Newsroom for more information and for other encore air times.

Ebby Companies Welcome 28 New Associates In December


Comprised of three brands and more than 1,600 Sales Associates and staff in 30 offices that serve more than 12,000 square miles in North Texas, The Ebby Halliday Companies continue to grow. We are pleased to welcome the following new Associates in December:

Denise Adrian – Preston Plano Parkway

Rhonda Bennett – Frisco

Beth Borman – Dave Perry-Miller In-Town

Michael Bradford – Flower Mound/Lewisville

Shirley Bradford – Flower Mound/Lewisville

Suzanne Brockner – Sherman

Greg Carrera – Firewheel/190

Doug Chitwood – Northeast Dallas

Loni Cohen – Preston Plano Parkway

Lauren Dang – Lakewood

Lorri Deems – Willow Bend Plano

Jim Drury – Arlington

Candy Evans – Dave Perry-Miller Preston Center

J. L. Forke – Dave Perry-Miller Highland Park

Sandee Glass – Apartment Leasing

Bob Hafer – Dave Perry-Miller Preston Center

Kathy Jones – Rockwall

Pam Judge – Denton

Paul Light – Preston Center

Lauri McCabe – Sherman

Courtney McNair – Campbell/Coit

Janette Oswald – Campbell/Coit

Chris Perry – Firewheel/190

Emily Ray-Porter – Dave Perry-Miller In-Town

Scot Sebeniecher – Denton

Shelly Seltzer – Firewheel/190

Tricia Weiner – Dave Perry-Miller Highland Park

Michael Zahn – Dave Perry-Miller In-Town

If you would like to learn more about a career with The Ebby Halliday Companies, contact Debbie Watson, Director of Career Development, at 972-980-6610 or debbiewatson@ebby.com.

January Ebby Academy Spotlight: Builder Homes 101


The January Ebby Academy is well under way and a recent class gave Ebby’s newest Associates valuable information on working with area builders.

Bloomfield Homes sponsored “Builder Day” which began with breakfast, followed by a presentation which included explanations of various neighborhoods where Bloomfield Homes are located and special features of Bloomfield Homes. They also announced a special bonus for new Ebby Associates.

Ebby’s Andy Bearden followed with a dynamic course on “Builder Relationships” with valuable advice and tips to help Associates learn how to market new homes, learn more about the construction process, differences with builder contracts and how Associates can make themselves valuable to the builder in a new home transaction.

Pictured above with Terry McMurtry, of the Ebby Professional Development Department are representatives from Bloomfield Homes, Leo Bowler, Mike McCord, Paul Conedera and Matt Becton.

If you would like to learn more about a career with The Ebby Halliday Companies, contact Debbie Watson, Director of Career Development, at 972-980-6610 or debbiewatson@ebby.com.

Dallas Designer Emily Summers Featured On Architectural Digest s February Cover


The February cover of Architectural Digest has a local connection. It’s the living room from the Colorado Springs vacation home of Dallas interior designer, Emily Summers.

The issue’s focus is “Before & After” – striking renovations by professionals in the design industry. Apparently the editors fell in love (once you see her work, you’ll understand) with Emily’s one-of-a-kind midcentury modern home, which happens to be round.

That’s right, round.

There’s a round bed in the master bedroom, which also offers 360-degree views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown Colorado Springs. And, to top it off (literally) – just off the master terrace, you’ll find a putting green which was installed on the living room roof.

To see photos and learn more about this Colorado Springs home, pick up a copy of the February 2010 Architectural Digest.

It’s also worth noting that Architectural Digest has long been a fan of Emily’s work – she has been named to their AD 100, which is their annual pick of the top 100 designers and architects.

And for those of you interested in Emily’s other works, don’t forget the impressive Preston Hollow home she designed which was listed and sold by Ellen Terry of Ellen Terry Realtors a few years ago (pictured above).

Emily also designed the W Hotel Penthouse of Ross Perot, Jr. and his wife, Sarah, which was featured in Architectural Digest in March 2008 (pictured above). You can read more about that home and see a slideshow of photos here.

Her interior design genius can also be seen at both the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, which opened this past October with one of the most spectacular week-long celebrations Dallas has ever seen.

So if all this great design and beautiful homes leave you wanting more, you’ll find thousands that could be yours at the website recently named one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association, Ebby.com.