The Perfect App for Home Buyers on the Go


The Perfect App for Homebuyers on the Go

 

Today’s home buyers are increasingly mobile and we’re dedicated to meeting their needs while they’re on the go.

 

Free to iOS and Android users, the Ebby Halliday Realtors App provides the latest in augmented reality, allowing you to easily search for homes using three innovative options:

 

Journey Search – Shows available properties as you travel through a neighborhood and allows you to quickly delve deeper into homes of interest.

 

Perimeter Search – Draw boundaries on the map view with your finger and see available homes within the perimeter – and the selected parameters – of your search.

 

Scope Search  Aim your phone’s camera down a street and it displays available homes. Select any of those properties for details and photos.

 

To download the best real estate app in Dallas-Fort Worth, click here.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Lower Greenville Craftsman


Fresh Listing Friday
Happy Friday, all! This week’s edition of Fresh Listing Friday takes us to a beautiful and unique residence in the sought-after Lower Greenville neighborhood of Dallas. Conveniently located near the best of East Dallas’ shopping, dining and entertainment options, the home at 5910 Richmond Ave. is the ideal combination of character and updates in a great location.

 

Need-to-know-details:

• Lower Greenville Craftsman, offered for $775,000
• 2,846 square feet: 5 bedrooms, 3 baths
• Hardwood and concrete flooring, crown molding, stainless-steel appliances
• Two fireplaces, screened-in porch

 

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To view this listing, contact Courtney Molina at 214-478-4660 or CourtneyMolina@Ebby.com.

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void


 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

We love the above message prominently displayed at the top of the staircase at The Ebby House. And we couldn’t agree more!

 

The Ebby House is an innovative transitional community for young women who have aged out of foster care located at Juliette Fowler Communities in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood (which we also love!) The Ebby House serves young women ages 18-24 as they make the transition from foster care to living independently.

 

Every year, about 1,500 young Texans age out of the foster care system. Before the age of 21, many of them face severe outcomes due to lack of family and adult connections. The Ebby House seeks to reverse that trend by offering young women a home to live in and mentors to love them while they learn to become self-reliant, entrepreneurial — volunteers and mentors themselves — reflecting the values and life of our company’s founder, Ebby Halliday.

 

To learn more about why The Ebby House is such a special place, click here.

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

Ebby House Fills Foster Care Void

 

 

Our People are the Difference


Our People are the Difference

Many things make Ebby Halliday Realtors unique in North Texas – a legacy of sincere service to the community for more than 70 years, the first MLS transaction, and more than $7.85 billion in real estate transactions in the past year – but what really makes the company special is its people.

 

“Ebby always said she was able to achieve what she was able to because she was blessed with a great team,” says President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson. “We care for each other and we care for our clients. This more than anything is what makes this company stand head and shoulders above everyone else in the industry.”

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is a reflection of Ebby herself, an extraordinary leader who inspired thousands of people with her simple approach of “Do Something for Someone Every Day.” And, as the company has grown, it has attracted many like-minded individuals who have played major roles in enriching its reputation for empathetic, knowledgeable and hardworking sales associates and employees.

 

“We’re a company, a corporation, but we’re hardly faceless,” Burleson says. “We’re made up of real people, with big hearts and keen minds – people who care about serving other people. We are quick to listen and slow to speak. We are given to taking on our clients’ problems as if they’re our own. And we’re determined to always do right by them.”

 

Visit ebby.com to find the right agent for your real estate needs.

 

 

 

Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing


 

Buying or Selling a Home is Life-Changing

 

Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and an icon in the real estate industry, famously said, “The Constitution of the United States guarantees your right to own the land under your feet, to sell, and to develop it. Whether you want to become an investor, a real estate agent, or a homeowner, real estate is the basis of the American dream.”

 

Ebby passed away in late 2015 at the age of 104 but that sentiment is still central to our core mission of transforming and elevating the home buying and selling process into the wonderful life-changing experience it can be.

 

Most of our clients don’t buy and sell homes very often. It’s relatively unknown territory to them. But it’s our native territory, since 1945. We know the landscape. There’s no trail we haven’t been down before. We are here to help you fully experience one of the biggest, most joyful events of your life.

 

We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Buying or selling a home can be complicated, sometimes very complicated. Fortunately an Ebby Halliday Realtor is here to guide you through the process.

 

It’s also true that in today’s hyper-competitive North Texas real estate market it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent for your needs. To get started, visit ebby.com.

 

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Light & Bright in Lake Highlands


Fresh Listing Friday
Happy Friday, all! This week’s edition of Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Dallas’ sought-after Lake Highlands area – a neighborhood known for its great sense of community and proximity to White Rock Lake. The newly remodeled home at 10006 Trailpine Drive sits on a spacious cul-de-sac lot and provides an open floor plan that features an abundance of high-end finishes.

 

Need-to-know details:

• Light and bright traditional, offered for $589,000
• 2,868 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1 half-bath
• Hardwood flooring, crown molding, open floor plan, stainless-steel appliances, abundance of lighting, spacious rooms
• Two private backyards, one complete with entertaining area and pergola

 

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To view this listing, contact Jill Jones-Wiese at 214-405-3299 or JillWiese@Ebby.com.

PSO’s EncoreYouth Program Educates, Inspires


Proud to Sponsor Plano Symphony’s EncoreYouth Program

 

The Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program inspires, educates, entertains and involves children and youth in the enjoyment of great music. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be the title sponsor of this innovative arts initiative.

 

The EncoreYouth program includes a School Concert Education Program, a Young Artists Competition, the very popular “Instrument Petting Zoo” and the Family Symphony Sunday Series.  To learn more about how you and your family can get involved, visit encoreyouthmusic.com.

 

In addition to our sponsorship of this great program, we’re also proud to have served the residential real estate needs of Collin County since 1971, when Ebby personally opened a one-room office in Plano. We now have nine offices serving Collin County: 190 – Richardson, Allen, Campbell/Coit, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Plano/Willow Bend, Preston Keller and Preston Plano Parkway. Our commitment to this extraordinary part of North Texas is stronger than ever.

 

Let us know how we can assist with your Collin County real estate needs. We’d be honored to help you achieve your goals! To get started, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

Barrera New Lakewood/Lake Highlands Sales Manager


René Barrera New Lakewood/Lake Highlands Sales Manager

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors has appointed René Barrera sales manager of its Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office. Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer, recently made the announcement.

 

“René brings extensive industry knowledge, as well as a strong desire to assist our Lakewood/Lake Highlands agents in taking their careers to the next level,” Burleson says. “A recipient of the MetroTex Association of Realtors Lois Hair Bernays Salesperson of the Year Award and Ebby Halliday’s Service to the Industry Award, René offers extensive real estate expertise and a long history of service to our industry and the East Dallas community.”

 

Barrera will report to Betty Misko, executive vice president and director of sales offices.

 

“Deeply rooted in East Dallas, René is passionate about serving clients as a fiduciary and helping make the American dream of homeownership a reality,” Misko says. “I am confident his background and sales experience will benefit the Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office in many ways.”

 

A native of South Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M International University, Barrera has lived in East Dallas since 2000 and been involved in real estate sales and community service in the area for approximately 15 years.

 

“I love the work I do and I love East Dallas,” says Barrera. “Our community is so rooted in family and tradition.”

 

A multimillion-dollar producer who holds a Broker’s License as well as numerous professional designations, Barrera is a past president and active member of the Kiwanis Club of White Rock. He is also active in the Knights of Columbus and his children’s school.

 

An enthusiastic, natural leader who is a graduate of the MetroTex Leadership Academy, Barrera says he is dedicated to supporting the Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office’s agents by sharing his extensive knowledge of negotiations and contracts and helping them build a business that is client-centric.

 

“I am a strong believer in creating synergy in the office,” Barrera says. “Agents can pick up the phone and I will help them. Being available to our agents, our clients and our community is my priority.”

 

Barrera says among the many reasons he chose Ebby Halliday is the company’s appreciation for both new-agent education and continuing education for seasoned agents. “Ebby has always been a leader in the real estate industry and in East Dallas,” he adds. “Its technology and training are second to none.”

 

In his spare time, Barrera enjoys an active outdoors lifestyle. He has run multiple marathons, and loves to train, whether it’s for marathons, triathlons or bike races. He can often be found speeding around White Rock Lake on his bike. Barrera also enjoys restoring his classic ’65 Plymouth Valiant. René’s family includes his wife of 13 years, Julie, and two children, Bianca, age 8, and Isaac, age 6.

 

“I am truly excited about my new position as sales manager of Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office,” Barrera says. “My door will always be open for our agents, and our valued clients will reap the benefits.”

 

For more information on Ebby’s Lakewood/Lake Highlands Office, click here.

Downtown-Oak Cliff Streetcar Begins Daily Service


Downtown-Oak Cliff Streetcar Begins Daily Service

 

The downtown Dallas-Oak Cliff streetcar began its new seven-day, later schedule this morning. The free service now runs every 30 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and midnight every day. The extended-days, extended-hours schedule comes in preparation for the streetcar’s expansion into the popular Bishop Arts District later this year.

 

Currently, riders can go from Union Station in downtown, over the Trinity River, into Oak Cliff. Once the route is expanded this fall to Bishop Arts, it will run every 20 minutes.

 

Did you know that you can search for your next home by its proximity to rail stations along the DART line – America’s longest light-rail system – on the award-winning ebby.com? It’s just one of the many unique features that make ebby.com the go-to source for real estate across the entire North Texas region. To get started, click here.

 

Photo Credit: Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News