56 New Associates Start Ebby School Today



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Every other month, The Ebby Halliday Companies welcome new Associates to the two-week Ebby School, a world-class, results-driven new agent education program at the Ebby Halliday training center.

Today marked the first day of the May class and the 56 new Associates attending will be trained in lead generation, open house techniques, lead conversion, client presentations, business planning, negotiation, marketing, risk management and more.

Led by Debbie Watson, director of career development, new Associates will enjoy presentations from leaders in the industry to better prepare them for a successful career in real estate with the #1 independent residential real estate company in Texas.

A warm welcome to all our new Associates who started class today – you re going to love it and we re so glad to have you at Ebby Halliday!

And if you re interested in a career with Ebby, contact Debbie Watson to set up a confidential interview at 972-980-6610 or debbiewatson@ebby.com.

Art Guitar Auction This Weekend at Richardson Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival


The Richardson Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival starts today and continues through Sunday, May 16. During the event, don t miss the Art Guitar Auction, sponsored by the Firewheel, Richardson and Campbell/Coit offices of Ebby Halliday, Realtors. You ll see them out working the show all weekend long at the Eisemann Center.

Since this program was introduced at the 11th Anniversary of the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, it has won both state and international awards for Best New Fund-Raising Program . Festival sponsors, Richardson junior high and high school students, celebrities, sports figures and artists were all invited to enter a decorated guitar. Guitar entries, either electric or acoustic, have been transformed, painted, tiled, airbrushed and gilded in gold. You ll be sure to find some musical works of art.

The guitars are on display in the Eisemann Center and sold in a silent auction for the duration of the Festival. Proceeds from the auction benefit the NETWORK of Community Ministries and the fine arts programs in the secondary level of the R.I.S.D.

Our own Machelle Mull designed an Ebby Guitar , which will be in the auction. The theme is The Faces of Ebby. Over 1,600 faces of all the company s Sales Associates form Ebby s face and the lettering on the guitar. Ebby Halliday, Realtors has been a longtime supporter of the auction.

Please click here for more information on the Guitar Art Auction.

There will be many different popular bands performing at the Wildflower Festival. Click here for a complete list and check out this video below too.

We re looking forward to seeing you at the festival!

Ebby s Young Professionals Gain Insight From Hickman + Weber Group


Who better to give business advice to the Ebby’s Young Professionals Group than two of Ebby’s top young professionals? Chris Hickman and John C. Weber, lead Associates of the Hickman + Weber Group, were the featured speakers at yesterday’s Spring EYP meeting.

Almost 50 Associates from Ebby offices across the Metroplex gathered at Times Ten Cellars in Lakewood for the panel discussion and networking event.

Chris and John shared with the group how they each started their careers in real estate as individual agents, grew their businesses from the ground up and eventually founded the Hickman + Weber Group, which was ranked as the #4 group for Ebby Halliday companywide in 2009. They also offered advice based on their own real estate experiences and answered questions from the group.

Want to stay up to date on EYP meetings and events? Check out the newly created Ebby’s Young Professionals Group Facebook Page.

And you’ll find photos from last night’s meeting right here.

Thank you to Chris, John and the EYP Board for another fun and informative meeting!

Sting Performs Live in NYC This Morning on TODAY Show. See Him in Dallas Next Week!





The Englishman was in New York this morning. And one week from tomorrow night, he’ll be performing in Dallas at the Winspear Opera House. Are you going?

Don’t forget Ebby can help you out! To register to win a pair of tickets, plus VIP access to the pre- and post-concert receptions, click here.

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To see more from this morning’s TODAY Show appearance, visit TODAYShow.com.

Speaking of the Super Bowl


There are only 269 days remaining until Super Bowl XLV comes to North Texas and yesterday’s Dallas Morning News reported that the Host Committee is only $5 million shy of its fundraising goal. What else would you expect with Bill Lively at the helm?

The announcement was made at Monday’s committee meeting and as an official sponsor of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, Ebby was in attendance to represent the company. She is pictured above with Bill Lively and Troy Aikman.

To read the full story, visit DallasNews.com.

And don’t forget there’s less than a week remaining to register to win tickets to see Sting. He’ll be the featured performer for the second act of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee’s Kickoff Concert Series presented by Frito Lay.

Sting. Winspear. VIP access. What more do you need to know? Register now.

And if you’re wondering who will be the opening act for Sting, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has the scoop – Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, Tony Dorsett, Drew Pearson, Daryl “Moose” Johnston and Emmitt Smith. Yeah, it takes a lot of star power to open for a rock icon.

To get a sneak peak at what they have planned, click here.

Keep checking back here for more exciting giveaways and events as we continue to make our 65th Anniversary Year a SUPER year for you, too!

Ebby Halliday Celebrates 65th Anniversary Year-Company Teams Up With North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee in Yearlong Celebration


Ebby Halliday, Realtors is celebrating in a big way in 2010. We ve teamed up with the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee as part of our 65th anniversary celebration. The yearlong campaign includes exciting community events, star-studded concerts, like a performance with rock icon Sting, and promotions marking the arrival of the big game on Feb. 6, 2011. It s all part of the company s super year of anniversary celebrations, themed 65 Years of Service, that bring together our 30 offices and the communities which we serve.

There’s only a week left to register to win five pair of premium tickets to see Sting perform on May 22 at the incredible Winspear Opera House at the new AT&T Performing Arts Center. He ll be the featured performer at the second concert in the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Kickoff Concert Series presented by Frito Lay. As an official sponsor of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, we are not only giving you the chance to win tickets, but access to both the pre- and post-concert VIP receptions. Don t miss the chance to register up to once per day through May 19 on sting.ebby.com.

Click here to read our latest news release on our 65 Years of Service.

We’re making our 65th anniversary a super year for you!

Ebby Halliday, Realtors Sponsor Guitar Auction this Weekend at Wildflower Festival in Richardson


The Firewheel, Richardson and Campbell/Coit offices of Ebby Halliday, Realtors are sponsoring and working at the Art Guitar Auction held at the Wildflower Festival in Richardson. The festival is this weekend from Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 16. The Silent Auction is held in the lobby of the Eisemann Center and all proceeds benefit the Network of Community Ministries and the fine art programs in the secondary level of the Richardson Independent School District. Sales Associate Machelle Mull designed an Ebby Guitar that will be in the auction. The theme is The Faces of Ebby. Over 1,600 faces of all the company’s Sales Associates form Ebby’s face and the lettering on the guitar. Ebby Halliday, Realtors have been a longtime supporter of the auction. For more information on the festival, please visit wildflowerfestival.com or email Marilyn Frederick at mfrederick@ebby.com. Come out to check out the amazing guitars and for a weekend of fun and great music!

Spend Mother s Day Weekend on Historic Swiss Avenue


If you’re looking for great way to spend time with mom this weekend, why not check out the 37th Annual Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour?

This tour of historic homes includes transportation by air-conditioned, vintage-style trolleys and horse-drawn carriages. And between tours, you and mom can relax in Savage Park with food and beverages provided by Penne Pomodoro and other local eateries, period-style music from the Southern Methodist University School of Music and displays from local artisans showcasing their wares.

Associates from the Ebby Lakewood Office are sponsoring the beautiful Aldredge House located at 5500 Swiss Avenue – so make sure you stop by to say hello.

The 37th Annual Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour

Saturday, May 8, 10am – 6pm

Sunday, May 9, Noon-6pm

Tickets available at Lakewood Whole Foods, Talulah Belle and SAHD.org.

Ebby s Sting Concert Ticket Giveaway Takes to the Airwaves


Starting today, you can hear our radio commercial promoting the Sting concert ticket giveaway on classic rock station 92.5 KZPS. The commercials will run multiple times per day during high drive times through May 18. You can also listen to it right here:

This is just one more way we re making our 65th Anniversary Year a super year for you, too! As an official sponsor of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, we ll have many other exciting giveaways, promotions and events leading up to the big game on February 6, 2011 so keep checking back.

In the meantime, if you would like to see Sting at the Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Kickoff Concert, presented by Frito Lay, click here to register now!

Good luck.