6 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors and our amazing agents at these stunning properties.

 

07_6939Ranier_008.jpg

6923 Ranier St. | Frisco | $2,795,000

2624-Summit-Ridge

2624 Summit Ridge DriveSouthlake | $1,250,000

1521-n-cottonwood-valley

1521 Cottonwood Valley Circle N | Irving | $1,100,000

2504 Pelican Bay

2504 Pelican Bay DrivePlano | $899,000

front.jpg

5406 Mercedes Ave. | Dallas | $720,000

1004 SNYDER DRIVE

1004 Snyder Drive | McKinney | $389,990

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

A New Path to Your Dream


A New Path to Your Dream

 

You may not be ready to buy a house today, but you can still live in the home of your dreams with help from Ebby Halliday Realtors and Home Partners of America.

 

Home Partners of America expands rental inventory options by casting a wider net to include properties not usually available for rent. For sellers, a Home Partners-qualified home can expand your potential buyer pool by marketing the property for lease, as well as for sale. If a qualified renter is interested, Home Partners of America may buy your home with a quick close and in cash.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors can help you find or sell a Home Partners-qualified home. Here’s how it works:

 

1. Get Approved

• If an application is approved, Home Partners will outline the maximum monthly rent of the home for which the prospective household qualifies.

 

2. Find a Home Partners qualified home

• Prospective households will work with a Realtor to find a Home Partners-qualified home.
• Once a home is identified and approved, Home Partners will attempt to purchase the home. The outcome depends on certain conditions being met such as agreeing on a purchase price with the seller, a satisfactory inspection, attorney review of the purchase contract, and other closing conditions being satisfied.

 

3. Home Partners purchases the qualified home

• Once Home Partners’ offer for the home is accepted by the seller, prospective households will be required to sign a one-year lease for the home as well as a Right to Purchase Agreement.

 

4. Right to Purchase

• The household has the right to purchase the home at any time during their residency at the pre-set purchase price. If the household chooses not to renew the lease, they can walk away without penalty.

 

For more information, contact your Ebby agent today.

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour



 

Spring means many things to many people, but one thing it means to those of us who love homes is it’s time for home tours. At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be a sponsor of the 27th-Annual Hollywood Home Tour, which takes place the weekend of April 21-22.

 

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour

904 Clermont

This year’s tour includes five historic homes, open for a special Candlelight Tour on Friday, April 20, from 6 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It also features Hollywood Art in the Park on Sunday, where you’ll experience an outdoor marketplace with local artisans and craftspeople, delicious food trucks and music – all set in this Old East Dallas neighborhood’s Lindsley Park.

 

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour

6915 Santa Monica

Hollywood/Santa Monica, with approximately 750 homes, was mostly built in the 1930s. It stands between the Santa Fe Trail to the west and north, East Grand Avenue to the east and Valencia Street to the south. The neighborhood is a conservation district and has one of the largest collections of stone-embellished Tudor homes in the nation. Hollywood/Santa Monica’s location makes it close to many things, including downtown Dallas, yet it offers an unusually peaceful setting of rolling hills and tree-lined streets – a sort of city within the city.

 

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour

602 Monte Vista

A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Hollywood Home Tour will benefit Lumin Lindsley Park Community School, J.L. Long Middle School and Eduardo Mata Elementary School. Tickets for the tour are available at hsmna.org, Curiosities at 2025 Abrams Road, and at tour homes on both days of the home tour.

 

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour

427 Monte Vista

Mark Your Calendar for the Hollywood Home Tour

6942 Lindsley

Love This Listing: M Streets Tudor


960x640 Thumbnail Monticello

 

Situated on prestigious Monticello Avenue, this Greenland Hills Tudor features classic traditional styling, hardwood flooring and fresh paint throughout. With direct access to the backyard, the fantastic master suite includes a walk-in closet, dual vanity sinks, a separate rain shower and a soaking tub. The charming backyard is perfect for relaxing on the patio, taking a dip in the sparkling pool or admiring the low-maintenance landscaping. Watch the video below to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

5222 Monticello Avenue
• $599,000
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 full baths
• 1,946 square feet

9 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend


If you’re in the market for a home in North Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy your weekend with Ebby Halliday Realtors and our amazing agents at these stunning properties.

 

23back.jpg

6631 Lakehurst Avenue | Dallas | $2,185,000

09.jpg

6539 Norway Road | Dallas | $2,175,000

36.jpg

5230 Boca Raton Drive | Dallas | $1,225,000

KitchenOvensink4x3.jpg

6709 Greyhawk Circle | Plano | $1,125,000

03-5832LindenshireLn-HighRes-3.jpg.jpg

5832 Lindenshire Lane | Dallas | $1,049,000

01Granada3437.jpg

3437 Granada Avenue | University Park | $985,000

9.jpg

20000 Fiddlers Green Road | Frisco | $975,000

10.jpg

1520 Main Street | Southlake | $880,000

9532-alta-mira-dr-dallas-tx-High-Res-14.jpg

9532 Alta Mira Drive | Dallas | $875,000

 

To view all the wonderful homes open this weekend and discover dates and times, visit EbbyOpenHouses.com.

Ebby No. 12 Nationwide in Sales Volume


Ebby No. 12 Nationwide

The just-released Real Trends 500 list of the top residential real estate firms in the United States ranks Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. 12th in the nation based on closed sales volume.

 

The REAL Trends 500 is an annual report that identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential real estate firms. The report represents the most trusted standard of measuring the performance of the nation’s leading firms.

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday RealtorsDave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew Real Estate, participated in 18,835 real estate transactions, with a sales volume of $8,039,214,848, in 2017.

 

“Congratulations to all of our dedicated, hard-working Associates and staff members who made these phenomenal sales numbers possible,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “And I thank our clients who trust us to represent their real estate needs. Our clients benefit from many advantages that are a direct result of the Ebby Halliday Companies’ status as the North Texas market-share leader.”

Customer Service Award Winners Announced


Companywide Customer Service Award Winners Announced

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors was founded on three points of service: service to the client, service to the industry and service to the community. 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 our company celebrates 73 years of service this year, we would like to announce, as we do each year, the companywide winners of our VIP Excellence in Service Award,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “This award recognizes a level of excellence that is truly above and beyond.”

 

The Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Companywide VIP Excellence in Service winners for 2017:

 

* Top Companywide Office – 190-Richardson Office

* Top Companywide Winner – Katherine Niesman of the McKinney Office

* Top Companywide Runner-up – Kathy Lakatta of the Mansfield Office

 

VIP Excellence in Customer Service Award winners are determined by the total number of points received from questions pertaining specifically to service in buyer/seller surveys sent to Ebby clients. In 2017, 99 percent of respondents ranked Ebby Halliday and their sales associate as “Excellent” or “Good.”

 

The 190-Richardson Office is located at 3621 Shire Blvd., Suite 100, in Richardson, near the corner of State Highway 190 and Jupiter Road. Managed by industry leader Malinda Howell, the office serves the real estate needs of Richardson, Garland, Rowlett, Sachse, Wylie, Murphy, Plano, Allen, Lucas, Lovejoy, Parker, North Dallas, and beyond.

 

“I’m proud to be affiliated with the No. 1 independent real estate company in Texas, and I’m thrilled to be part of the 190-Richardson Office, our VIP Excellence in Service award-winning office for 2017,” says Ms. Howell. “Ebby Associates throughout our company offer their clients exceptional service day in and day out.”

 

Ms. Niesman is widely admired by clients and peers alike for exemplary customer service and her dedication to helping clients enjoy a smooth transition in one of the most important decisions of their lives.

 

“Katherine’s stellar reputation has been built on treating her clients and fellow agents with respect, providing remarkable customer service, and doing the right thing,” says Kathy Darrow, sales manager of Ebby’s McKinney Office. “She goes to great lengths to ensure every client has an exceptional real estate experience.”

 

Ms. Lakatta is well known for her honesty, integrity and extensive knowledge of the North Texas area.

 

“From the moment you meet Kathy, you know she has your best interests in mind,” says Suzanne McCabe, sales manager of Ebby’s Arlington and Mansfield offices. “She listens closely to her to clients and delivers extraordinary results.”

 

To learn more about all of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ offices, Associates and listings, visit the award-winning ebby.com.

 

PHOTO: Front row, from left, are Companywide VIP Runner-up Kathy Lakatta, 190-Richardson Sales Manager Malinda Howell and Companywide VIP Excellence in Service winner Katherine Niesman. Back row, from left, are Arlington and Mansfield Sales Manager Suzanne McCabe, President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson, McKinney Sales Manager Kathy Darrow and Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko.

 

2017 VIP Office and Individual Award Winners and Runner-ups:

190 – Richardson

Karen Wydra

Donna Nichols – Runner-up

 

Allen

Wayne Davey

Shirley Mangrum – Runner-up

 

Arlington

Sundee Hinchliffe

Patt Klemmer – Runner-up

 

Campbell/Coit

Suzanne Ussery

Lars Staberg – Runner-up

 

Cedar Creek Lake

Lisa Schmidt

Janice Haney – Runner-up

 

Denton

Sue Cogdell

Kristen Caswell – Runner-up

 

Ebby’s Little White House

Terri Gum

Marsha Finney – Runner-up

 

Flower Mound/Lewisville

Janine Lewis

Mark Lally – Runner-up

 

Frisco

Kathy Gibson

Angel Willeford – Runner-up

 

Irving/Las Colinas/Coppell

Nell Anne Hunt

Ruth Edmonds – Runner-up

 

Lakewood/Lake Highlands

Peter Loudis

CJ Prince – Runner-up

 

Mansfield

Kathy Lakatta (also Companywide runner-up)

Mary Prunty – Runner-up

 

McKinney

Katherine Niesman (also Companywide winner)

Lety Service – Runner-up

 

Plano

Pam Lewis

Dana Glass – Runner-up

 

Plano/Willow Bend

JoAnn Tyler

Hillary Hansen – Runner-up

 

Preston Center

Julie Pillans

Paul Sanders – Runner-up

 

Preston Keller

Carleen Hardin

Tannah McGaughy – Runner-up

 

Preston Plano Parkway

Karen Mackanos-Long

Barbara Erkie – Runner-up

 

Prosper/Celina

Chad Maywald

Debbie Carroll Boyce – Runner-up

 

Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard

Kelli Wenzel

Drema Stiffler – Runner-up

 

Sherman

Annie Kremer

Sheryl Bentley – Runner-up

 

Southlake

Beverly Spillyards

Darrah Adamcik – Runner-up

 

Southwest Dallas/Ellis County

Greg Hutchinson

Kathy Anderson – Runner-up

 

Whitesboro

Lisa Moden

Patty Campbell – Runner-up

 

Spring Into Energy Savings


Spring Into Energy Savings

 

Improving the energy efficiency of your home is not only great for the environment, it can also contribute to substantial savings in the long run. Below are some small changes you can make throughout your home to help lower your energy bills:

 

Turn off the thermostat – When away from home, avoid keeping your thermostat on. When home, adjust it in small increments to reach your desired temperature. Even better, open windows and use ceiling fans or space heaters to cool or warm your home.

 

Switch your light bulbs – Switch the light bulbs in your home to more energy efficient ones (think CFL and LED bulbs). Not sure which ones to choose? Check out our helpful light bulb guide here.

 
Clean and replace filters once a month – Clean filters allow systems to run more efficiently and for shorter periods of time.

 
Keep a full refrigerator and freezer – A full refrigerator unit will operate the most efficiently. On the other hand, be sure not to overcrowd it.

 
Keep your oven and stovetop clean – Regularly cleaning your oven and stovetop will enable them to run more efficiently.
 
Run your dishwasher when it’s full – Running your dishwasher with a full load every time is the most efficient use of the appliance. In addition, use the lowest temperature dry cycle if you prefer not to air-dry your dishes. Heated drying is not always needed and can even damage plasticware.

 

Use power strips/surge protectors – Cords that remain plugged in while not in use still expend energy in standby mode. Feeding them all into a power strip makes it easier to switch them all off at once instead of keeping them on standby. In addition, it also protects your electronic devices from unsafe voltage spikes.

 

Turn off lights – When leaving your home, turn off all lights. When at home, turn off lights in any room not being used.

 

Mind the gaps – Check windows and doors for cracks, gaps, and openings. Replace broken glass, framing and caulk where necessary.

 

Purchase wisely – When purchasing appliances such as computers and dishwashers, be on the lookout for the “Energy Star” logo denoting high-efficiency. Many newer appliances are required by the U.S. Department of Energy to be more efficient than older ones.

Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Listings and More


Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Listings and More

 

The spring/summer 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine recently mailed to homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Grand Vie is the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate.

The 25th edition of Grand Vie features some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties and offers a plethora of inspiring editorial content, including “Rosewood Mansion,” profiling the Texas gem on Turtle Creek; “Celebrity Homes,” a peek at the spectacular properties of notable owners like singer Kelly Clarkson; “The Scoop,” highlighting fresh retailers and restaurants budding around town; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; a special section for lake and ranch properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the spring/summer edition: Partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares tips for getting your home in shape this season.

 

The luxe publication is direct-mailed to approximately 60,000 high-net-worth households in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Charity and event placement is also a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.

 

“Not only has our magazine’s distribution grown significantly across North Texas, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The trust clients place in us to represent one of their most important assets is a role we are honored to fulfill.”

 

In addition to the exposure they receive in Grand Vie, Ebby Halliday Companies’ luxury listings benefit from extensive national and international exposure provided by luxury marketing partner, Luxury Portfolio International and its website luxuryportfolio.com, one of the most-visited luxury home sites in the world.

 

“The more than 200 firms that comprise Luxury Portfolio are some of the most powerful independent brokerages worldwide,” says Graham. “This prestigious network represents more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network and provides strong connections to well-respected firms worldwide. Simply put, we’re ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury home sale or purchase.”

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.