O’Gorman Group Again Among Top Real Estate Teams in U.S.


O’Gorman Group Again Among Top Real Estate Teams in U.S.

 

The O’Gorman Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors was recently named to the 2018 REAL Trends Top Thousand. Compiled by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Inc., the “Thousand” is comprised of four annual nationwide Top 250 rankings: Top Individuals by Transaction Sides, Top Individuals by Sales Volume, Top Teams by Transaction Sides and Top Teams by Sales Volume.

 

The O’Gorman Group, led by Preston Keller Associate Cindy O’Gorman, ranked No. 3 in D-FW on the Teams by Sales Volume List with $133,619,950 in residential real estate sales in 2017.

 

“Congratulations to The O’Gorman Group for their truly outstanding performance,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “We are so proud to have them as members of the Ebby Halliday Family.”

 

Cindy O’Gorman began her career in real estate more than 30 years ago and has long been ranked in the top one-half of the top 1 percent of residential real estate agents in the nation. She and her group are well-known for their exceptional national and global marketing, extensive social media exposure, superior customer service with a team of specialists, and expert knowledge of the D-FW real estate market.

 

“I am so honored to be ranked in the top 250 groups nationwide by Real Trends,” says O’Gorman. “The O’Gorman Group looks forward to staying in this elite group ranking every year and we are honored to be among the most-respected agents in the country. Having attained the No. 1 Companywide Top Producer status for Ebby Halliday Realtors for over 27 years in a row, staying in the top 250 nationally has become another annual goal.

 

“My group works hard and continues to prove their knowledge, top-quality customer service and dedication to our buyers and our sellers,” O’Gorman says. “When you choose to work with the O’Gorman Group, you can expect high-quality marketing, extensive visibility, top-notch negotiation expertise and dedicated, knowledgeable Associates.”

 

She adds, “In addition to numerous referrals from relocation companies, our loyal repeat clients consistently refer potential buyers and sellers. The North Texas market is booming and we are seeing many outside investors wanting to put their money into our growing economy. D-FW continues to attract some of the most-successful corporations for their headquarters. It is a wonderful place to live and invest and we are so proud of our strong and growing community.”

 

To contact Ms. O’Gorman, call 972-715-0190 or e-mail cindyogorman@ebby.com.

 

PHOTO: Cindy O’Gorman

Fourth of July Fun


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The Fourth of July is almost here, and no matter where in North Texas you’re planning to be for Independence Day, there’s a way to celebrate. From Addison to Waxahachie, there is no shortage of events to toast our nation’s birth. See them all below:

 

Addison Kaboom Town: July 3

Arlington 4th of July Parade : July 4

Bedford Independence Day Celebrations: July 4

Burleson Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Celebrate Coppell – Party in the Park: June 30

Cleburne 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Dallas Fair Park Fourth: July 4

Denison Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4

DeSoto Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration: July 4

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration: July 3

Flower Mound Independence Fest: July 4

Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Frisco Freedom Fest: July 4

Grand Prairie Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks: July 3 & 4

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July 3 & 4

Grapevine Lake July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4

Heath’s Annual Fourth of July Parade & Celebration: July 4

Highland Park 4th of July Parade: July 4

Irving’s Independence Day Parade: July 4

Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade: July 4

Lewisville Red, White and Lewisville Fireworks and Parade: July 4

Little Elm July Jubilee: July 4

Mansfield Rockin Fourth of July: July 3

McKinney Red, White and Boom: July 4

Midlothian’s Independence Day Fireworks: July 3

Plano’s All American Fourth: July 4

Pottsboro’s Lake Texoma Fourth of July Celebrations: July 4

Richardson’s Family Fourth of July: July 4

Rockwall Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4

Royse City 4th Fest and Fireworks: June 29

Rowlett Fireworks on Main Street: July 4

Sherman Lights on the Lake: July 3

Southlake Stars & Stripes Celebration: July 3

Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade: July 3-4

12 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 exceptional properties.

 

5649 Brookstown Drive

5649 Brookstown Drive | Dallas | $1,890,000

1009 berkshire 3

1009 Berkshire Road | Southlake | $1,399,000

6707 ISTINA DRIVE

6707 Istina Drive | McKinney | $879,400

5204 Briar Tree Drive 1

5204 Briar Tree Drive | Dallas | $869,900

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6912 Desco Circle | Dallas | $785,000

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303 Strain Lane | Lucas | $715,000

3031 SUNNY HILL LANE 2

3031 Sunny Hill Lane | Prosper | $700,000

2608 MAVERICK WAY 1

2608 Maverick Way | Celina | $599,900

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240 Canyon Valley Drive | Richardson | $559,900

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2843 Thomas Avenue | Dallas | $527,500

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15817 River Glen Drive | Frisco | $469,900

7804 Barfields Way

7804 Barfields Way | North Richland Hills | $429,300

 

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

Reflecting Luxe in Your Own Style


Creative experiences and devices reflect the essence of luxury — staying abreast of the most interesting and exclusive innovations around the world is essential to a luxury lifestyle. This collection of luxe trends showcases some of our favorite products and pursuits that encourage and cater to a life well lived.

 

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Aston Martin AM37 Yacht

Described as “the ultimate day boat,” the AM37 combines remarkable design and innovative technology. Created by high-end English carmaker Aston Martin and handcrafted by Quintessence Yachts, the AM37  is a 37-foot-long yacht made of 3,500 unique parts. Combining bespoke craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology, the AM37 is a remarkable yacht designed for the most discerning buyer.

 

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Oura Ring

The Oura Ring tracks physical activity throughout the day to analyze how daily behaviors affect sleep patterns. The ring is designed to be worn all day and tracks the wearer’s steps, distance traveled and calories burned. All of this data is available in an online dashboard or the smartphone app, and helps users understand how to adjust daily activities to perform better during the day and have a better night’s sleep.

 

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Tree Hotel

Tree Hotel, an experiential lodging company based in the small town of Harads, Sweden, offers a unique experience for those seeking a hotel stay like none other. The owners of Tree Hotel have worked with some of Scandinavia’s leading architects to create “tree rooms” that are suspended 4 to 6 meters above ground within the nearby forest. Guests can choose from seven tree rooms, including the polished Mirrorcube that reflects the beautiful forest scenery.

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the spring/summer edition of the Ebby Halliday Companies luxury-home publication, Grand Vie, where you’ll also discover many of the most exceptional homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

Summer Market Sizzles in North Texas


Summer Market Sizzles in North Texas

 

While it’s been warm (well, actually quite hot) for a while in North Texas, summer “officially” started this past week. With sales prices up and not a large number of homes for sale, this summer offers homeowners ideal conditions to sell a home in Dallas-Fort Worth. Competition among buyers is heated and multiple offers are common.

 

Just how hot is the North Texas housing market? Consider this:

 

* The average days a home is on the market is only 39 days.

 

*  The median sales price is up 4.3%.

 

If you’re considering listing your home, this summer offers a great opportunity. To get started, discover just the right agent for your residential real estate needs at the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Love This Listing: Lakeside Delight


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Situated in a secluded neighborhood near Cedar Creek Lake, this exquisite log home boasts high ceilings, huge timbers and handstripped pine throughout. The two-story wall of windows provides incredible views of the open water and the grand patio overlooking the lake offers the perfect space for outdoor entertaining or enjoying a peaceful retreat. The must-see lakefront property includes a boathouse with a boat lift, as well as a double jet ski lift. Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

•  12747 Honeysuckle Circle
• $475,000
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 baths, 1 half-bath
• 2,377 square feet

12 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 exceptional properties.

 

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6923 Ranier Street | Frisco | $2,650,000

4774 BYRON CIRCLE 1

4774 Byron Circle | Irving | $2,370,000

5475 Summit Trace Drive

5475 Summit Trace Drive | Aubrey | $1,290,000

420 Saint Tropez Drive 2

420 Saint Tropez Drive | Southlake | $1,035,000

10801 Branch Oaks Circle 1

10801 Branch Oaks Circle | Dallas | $789,000

5922 Club Oaks Drive

5922 Club Oaks Drive | Dallas | $759,000

13812 Nash Lane

13812 Nash Lane | Frisco | $649,900

3922 Clear Creek Court

3922 Clear Creek Court | Richardson | $519,000

438 COLUMBIA DRIVE

438 Columbia Drive | Rockwall | $459,000

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1012 Brigham Drive | Forney | $399,900

1968 Keystone Drive 3

1968 Keystone Drive | Plano | $347,500

2566 Wedglea Drive 1

2566 Wedglea Drive | Dallas | $334,500

 

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

Summertime Essentials


Summer is officially around the corner (tomorrow, in fact). Are you ready? We’ve gathered some of our favorite summertime essentials perfect for those sunny days by the pool.

 

Entertaining Alfresco

Summer is peak time for outdoor entertaining. Whether enjoying a small get together with family and friends or a backyard soiree, here are a few must-haves for hosting outside fêtes.

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Everdure Furnace Grill

 

ice cream maker

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

 

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World Market LED String Lights

 

cooler

Costway Portable Cooler Cart

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Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner

plate

Pottery Barn Melamine Plate

 

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Pier 1 Pineapple Serveboard

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Stainless-Steel Whiskey Stones

 

Lounging Poolside

We know it’s summertime when the sun gets brighter, water gets warmer, drinks get colder and life gets better. Relax and enjoy time by the pool with these summer basics.

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Sunnylife Inflatable Drink Holders

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Lamzac Wind Inflatable Seating

 

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Sunnylife Pool Floats

wine glasses

Unbreakable Silicone Wine Glass

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Skeem Design Citronella Candle

 

Vacation Jet-Setter

There is no better feeling than the end of a Friday and the beginning of summer. It’s time to pack your bags and start a new chapter in your summer travel book.

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Transhome Infuser Water Bottle

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Toms Canvas Classics

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Calpak x Oh Joy! Luggage Set

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera

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Ray-Ban Aviator Lenses

 

For fabulous pools to enjoy with your new necessities, read: 

Refreshing Pools for Summer

Top Tips for North Texas Home Buyers and Sellers


Top Tips for North Texas Home Buyers and Sellers

 

Homes selling above asking price, numerous offers for the same property, hip-pocket listings shared only by word of mouth – it’s no secret that the North Texas housing market is booming.

 

To help you navigate these unprecedented home-buying and selling waters, we polled Ebby Halliday Associates and collected their top tips for today’s buyers and sellers.

 

Buyer’s Tips
*  Be qualified. Pre-plan financing by meeting with a mortgage lender ahead of time and receive a pre-approval letter that may be submitted when you make a written offer. “Less paperwork and more personal attention” is more than a saying at Home Team Mortgage Company, Ebby Halliday’s affiliated mortgage source. Contact Home Team Mortgage Company for a frustration-free experience from loan application to decision.

 

*  Act quickly. In a hot market, acting slowly or sleeping on it may cost you the opportunity to buy the home of your dreams. If you’ve found a home you’d be thrilled with, don’t wait to submit an offer – other buyers will likely be doing the same.

 

*  Offer a compelling price. Sellers often price their homes based on historical sold data or appraisals, and in a strong market where prices are rising rapidly, homes may sell for the listing price or higher. Study the sold comps, but also compare the house you want to other homes on the market, and ask yourself, “What price am I willing to pay, and at what price am I willing to lose this house?”

 

 

Seller’s Tips
*  Market to everyone near and far. You have the best chance of selling your home for the highest price by exposing it to the largest number of potential buyers. When you list your home with Ebby Halliday, it will enjoy worldwide exposure on ebby.com, the gold standard in residential real estate websites. Ebby.com is one of the most-visited residential real estate sites in the nation, far outpacing the competition.

 

*  Respond and keep momentum. There is an old adage that time kills deals. A buyer’s interest is at a peak level at the time he or she submits an offer, so keep the momentum going, choose the best offer, and respond promptly in writing.

 

*  Don’t be greedy. If a buyer offers an acceptable price and terms, sign the offer and your Ebby Halliday Associate will schedule a closing appointment and expertly guide you through the home-inspection and closing process.

 

Have a buying or selling question not addressed in this post? Contact one of Ebby Halliday’s North Texas offices and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

 

Love This Listing: North Dallas Oasis


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Situated on one of the most amazingly beautiful lots in North Dallas, this prime property features a backyard with two koi ponds, a pool-spa with waterfalls, an outdoor living center with a fireplace and cooking center, a sport court, and plenty of room to play. Inside, large windows provide fabulous views and vaulted ceilings add grandeur. This property is a must-see! Watch the video to learn more about why we love this listing.

Need-to-Know Numbers:

•  5927 Warm Mist Lane
• $1,395,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 baths
• 5,573 square feet