Announcing Ebby s Company-Wide Customer Service Awards 2009

Our company was founded on service. Three points of service, actually: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the communities in which we serve. That emphasis on service is as apparent today as it was in 1945 when Ebby Halliday, Realtors was a one-woman, one-office operation.

As we officially celebrate 65 Years of Service this year, we would like to announce, as we do every year, the Company-Wide winners of our VIP Excellence in Service Award.

Winners are determined by the total number of points received from questions pertaining specifically to service in the Buyer/Seller Surveys sent to Ebby Clients. It’s worth noting that this year we had a 28% rate of return (well above the industry average, according to Continuity Programs, Inc.) and 98% of those surveys ranked Ebby Halliday and their Sales Associate as “Good” or “Excellent”! So congratulations to our entire Home Team for your great service in 2009!

Our Company-Wide winners for 2009 were:

Patty Turner

Rockwall Office

Company-Wide VIP Excellence In Service Award

Dee Evans

Rockwall Office

Runner-Up – Company-Wide VIP Excellence In Service Award

Preston Keller Office

Top Office – VIP Excellence In Service Award

Vivian Black, Sales Manager (pictured with Mary Frances Burleson, President & CEO).

Congratulations to our winners!

Only 9 Days Left To Win Tickets To The North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee s Kickoff Concert!

There are only 9 days remaining to register to win tickets to the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee’s Kickoff Concert featuring Faith Hill at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall on Saturday, March 6!

Did we mention that these coveted premium tickets also include admission to both the pre and post concert receptions?

And you can increase your chances of winning by registering up to once per day!

So tell your family and friends about this great opportunity. If you win, you’ll find yourself in premium seats at the beautiful Bass Performance Hall in Forth Worth for a show similar to this:

To register now, click here.

APPLAUSE: Ebby s 2009 Company-Wide Honor Roll

If you opened up The Dallas Morning News this morning, you no doubt saw our list of Company-Wide Top Associates for 2009. Our full Honor Roll appears on the back page of today’s Business Section.

“These Associates exemplify the utmost in professionalism, having established themselves as leaders in our industry. For 65 years Ebby Halliday, REALTORS has been in the forefront of the area’s real estate market, setting the standard for customer service and building a name that is synonymous with trust. We continue to be focused on innovation, growth and people. It is those people that we honor today. We applaud their accomplishments and join in celebrating their success.”

Mary Frances Burleson, President & CEO

The following Associates were named to the top of their categories:

To see our full Honor Roll featuring all of our 2009 Company-Wide Top Associates, visit

Congratulations again to you all!

Win Tickets to the Super Bowl XLV Kickoff Concert From Ebby!

It s our 65th Anniversary Year and to celebrate, we ve teamed up with the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee to make it a super year for you, too!

Our yearlong campaign, will include great community events, concerts and marketing endeavors leading up to the exciting arrival of Super Bowl XLV next year in our own backyard.

To kick things off, Ebby is serving as a Concert Series Sponsor, helping to bring three top performers to the DFW Metroplex in the first ever and historic Kick-Off Concert series. Faith Hill will perform at the first concert at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall on March 6. The second concert will feature Sting and will take place on May 22 in Dallas’ new AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House. The final concert will take place in Cowboys Stadium on September 10, with an artist to be announced later this year.

So if you d like to win tickets to see Faith Hill on March 6 at Forth Worth s beautiful Bass Performance Hall, all you have to do is register at once per day through March 4. And be sure to listen for our great radio commercials starting tomorrow on both 96.3 KSCS and 99.5 The Wolf.

To go straight to the ticket registration page, click here.

Be sure and tell your friends and family about this great opportunity! (Sorry, Ebby Sales Associates, employees and their immediate families are not eligible to win).

Best of luck and keep checking back at The Ebby Blog for more exciting news and giveaways as part of our 65th Anniversary Year Celebration.

Groundbreaking for New Ebby Hallday Elementary School in Dallas

Dignitaries from around Dallas joined with folks from all over the community to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Ebby Halliday Elementary School. Located in Southeast Dallas, the school will welcome its first students in 2011. Check out the Ebby Newsroom to read more about this great event. We will also post up a video shortly commemorating the groundbreaking.

Go Inside Anchorwoman Jane McGarry s Fort Worth Home

In addition to some great homes currently listed by the Ebby Halliday Companies, the latest issue of D Home Magazine also takes you inside the brightly colored Fort Worth home of NBCDFW anchorwoman Jane McGarry.

The spread includes the great story of how Jane came to know Fort Worth designer Ken Blasingame after a few pieces in his store window caught her eye one ordinary Saturday afternoon. That chance encounter led Jane to become an avid fan of his work and after a trip to Italy with her husband Kevin, they decided to enlist his creativity to bring a little bit of Sardinia to their new Fort Worth home.

The end result is impressive – from the lime green front doors to the kitchen tiled in vibrant turquoise, the McGarry’s home is comprised of cheerfully colored, comfortable spaces.

To read the full story about Jane McGarry’s Ken Blasingame designed Fort Worth home and see full photos, pick up a copy of the January/February issue of D Home Magazine or visit their website.

It’s interesting to note that Blasingame is also the designer of choice for Former First Lady Laura Bush. She chose him for the interior redesign of several rooms inside The White House as well as her Crawford ranch home, also known as “The Texas White House” during the Bush Administration.

If this great Fort Worth home leaves you yearning for more, you can find an abundance of other DFW homes for sale at the website recently named one of the industry’s best by The Web Marketing Association,