The top six Sales Associates for Ebby Halliday, REALTORS in 2011 sold a combined 505 homes last year for a sales volume of almost $251 million.
These six individuals, Cindy O Gorman, Paulette Greene, Martha Morguloff, Danna Morguloff-Hayden, Dee Evans and Kathy Lakatta, and their office managers were guests of honor at the annual President s Luncheon hosted by Company President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson along with Founder & Chairman of the Board Ebby Halliday, Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert and Executive Vice President & Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko.
The luncheon, recently held at the newly renovated Dallas Country Club in Highland Park, served as a valuable opportunity for these top Associates to join together and share their insights into the current North Texas real estate market. The overriding theme of the conversation at the luncheon was the increasing strength of the local market.
Following are a few of their thoughts:
Cindy O Gorman, 2011 Companywide Top Group, The O Gorman Group, Preston Keller Office:
The local real estate market has changed quite a bit since the first of the year, O Gorman says. Activity and demand is much higher in all price points. We have great interest rates and prices are very attractive. Those who don t buy now will likely be sorry later.
Paulette Greene, 2011 Companywide Top Group Runner up, The Paulette Greene Group, Frisco Office:
I am seeing a shortage of inventory in all price points — and I am seeing prices rising, Greene says. These two indicators taken together are creating a shift in the market that will lead to a seller s market.
Martha Morguloff & Danna Morguloff-Hayden, 2011 Companywide Top Team, Preston Keller Office:
We are experiencing a terrific resurgence of activity in the buying market. I am very optimistic about this market, Morguloff says. Adds teammate and daughter Danna Morguloff-Hayden, Interest rates are so favorable right now. Buyers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are really getting a lot of amenities for their money.
Dee Evans, 2011 Companywide Top Individual, Rockwall Office:
I am seeing more buyers than I have seen in 2 Â½ years, including buyers from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and Arizona, Ms. Evans says. Lending money has loosened up and interest rates are very favorable.
Kathy Lakatta, 2011 Companywide Top Individual Runner Up, Mansfield Office:
Buyers are feeling much more comfortable. There are a lot more people out and about this spring who are ready to buy, Lakatta says. I ve had multiple offers on three newly listed properties in the past two weeks alone. It s going to be an amazing year.
Stay tuned in the coming days as we will spotlight each of these Sales Associates individually with more of their thoughts on the current market.
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Shown above, from left, are Executive Vice President & Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko; Terri Macaluso, manager of the Frisco Office; Chief Financial Officer Ron Burgert; Associate Paulette Greene; Associate Dee Evans; Founder & Chairman of the Board Ebby Halliday; Associate Cindy O Gorman; Associate Martha Morguloff; Associate Danna Morguloff-Hayden; Vivian Black, manager of the Preston Keller office; and President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson. Not shown is Associate Kathy Lakatta.